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Sikh Community Urges PM To Adress Longstanding Demand To Recognise Sikhism As A Separate Religion || SNE

By  ANI .
Sep 23, 2019

Houston{US}, Sept 22: Members of the Sikh Community on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, requesting him to amend Article 25 of the Indian Constitution which recognises Sikhs as a part of Hindu community.

Houston{US}, Sept 22: Members of the Sikh Community on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, requesting him to amend Article 25 of the Indian Constitution which recognises Sikhs as a part of Hindu community.

 

The memorandum underlined that Sikhs face serious issues over their right to wear thier articles of faith in some foreign countries,. legal Lawsuits in such matters are overturned in these countries in view of the fact that Article 25 of the constitution recognises Sikhism, Jainism, And Buddhism as subsects of Hinduism. “Anywhere a Sikh wearing a ‘Dastar’ is immediately identified as a indian. However, Sikhs are facing a serious issue about thier right to wear their articles of faith in some foreign countries,” the memorandum read.

 

“In some countries, legal lawsuits are overtuned by citing the Constitution of India (Birthplace of india) Article 25, Implies that Sikhs are not seperate religion and icludes, Sikhism, Jainism, Bhuddism as subjects og Hinduism. We request you to amend Article 25 to clarrify Sikhism as an independent religion founded by Guru Nank,” it added.

 

The memorandum underlines some of the other longstanding issues pertaining to the 1984 Sikh Riots, Anand Marriage Act, Visa and the renewal of the passport of asylees among others.

 

The comunity thanked the Prime Minister for reopening the 1984 Sikhs riots case, and constitution a Special Investigation Team in this regard, albiet noted that there remains “numerous culprits walking free (who) need to be brought under justice, mainly jagdish Tyler and Kamal Nath.”

The Memorandum further calls for the renaming calls of Indira Gandhi international airport as Guru Nanak Dev international airport to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of the sikh guru.

 

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