Sikh groups ban entry of Indian officials in Gurdwaras across US


WASHINGTON Jan 09 (TNS): In the United States, the management committees of 96 Sikh Gurdwaras has decided to ban the entry of Indian diplomats and individuals representing Indian interests during the annual parades coinciding with the birth of the Khalsa.

According to a press release, the decision was made through a unanimously adopted resolution that cited the 1984 Indian Army attack on the Golden Temple, decade long extra judicial killing of Sikhs in Punjab and labeling of Sikhs as Hindus under Article (25) of the Indian Constitution as some of the reasons for the move.

The resolution also sought a non-binding referendum in the State of Punjab to create an independent Sikh country “Khalistan”.