Dal Khalsa rallies against denial of RSD | KNO

Dal Khalsa rallies against denial of RSD | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Ludhiana/ Hoshiarpur/ Zira, January 26 (KNO) : Dal Khalsa and its allies staged street protests in Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Zira on Saturday against denial of right to self-determination under present Indian Constitution, on the occasion of Republic day. Hundreds of activists of Dal Khalsa participated in the marches, seeking UN intervention to get the right. Considering that “security establishment has killed their brethren extra judicially, under the shadow of the Indian Constitution and Tricolour”, Dal Khalsa members marched carrying the Sikh Flag symbolizing Sikh statehood. Observing Jan 26 as ‘a black day’, the demonstrators carried Sikh flags, banners and placards, chanting slogans of ‘Free Punjab from India’ and denouncing the Indian state for crushing the rights of Sikhs, Kashmiris and other oppressed people. They banners also termed Indian democracy fake and bogus. The leaders of the group urged the five members of the UN Security Council to “pull up” ruthless India for subverting its own constitution to continue to deny democratic rights to its religious and ethnic minorities. Addressing the gathering, party head Harpal Singh Cheema in Hoshiarpur said, “It has been 70 long years since the adoption of Constitution, but nothing has changed. He said the Constitution gives rights on one hand and deceitfully takes back with the other. The list of constitutional wrongs and injustices has grown with every passing year, in fact with every passing day. The original promises and commitments including right to self determination and right to secede are long forgotten by the Indian leadership.”(KNO)