Srinagar: A delation of All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee Kashmir on Saturday met Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaz Umar Farooq.
In a statement, both the leaders considered Sikhs as the part and parcel of Kashmir and representation of secular Kashmir. Geelani said that Sikhs and all minorities are safe in Kashmir and he also stressed on brotherhood under the extreme conditions of the Valley, it said.
Mirwaz said “Sikhs living in village and remote areas are bold enough to face the odd situation and we are proud of it, although my party is in continuous touch with the leaders of various districts of J&K for the well being of minorities.”
APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said that during the meeting both the leaders appreciated the role of Sikh community during the turmoil and said that Sikhs should remain vigilant to the acts of anti-social elements. “Despite of the odds, including Chattisinghpora and Mehjoor nagar, Sikhs did not leave the valley and shared all sorrows and joys with majority community, even today when whole valley is burning and paralyzed. We are closely monitoring the situation and urge that during such war like situation we should help each other without cast, colour and creed, so that we can minimize the suffering of each other, Singh said.