Pakistan Radio spreads false information on selection of pilgrims to Nankana Sahib

December 19th, 2007 - 7:09 pm ICT by admin  

Gurdaspur, Dec 18 (ANI): Advocate Jaswinder Singh of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has denied allegation of Lahore-based Pakistan Radio that Hindus are given preference over Sikhs while preparing the list of devotees to Nankana Sahib.
Rejecting the baseless allegation, Advocate Jaswinder Singh said the Intelligence Bureau, CID and Pakistan High Commission clear list of names of the pilgrims.
Apart from this, Pakistan has discretionary powers to shortlist the names. The SGPC has no major role into it, Jaswinder Singh said.
Punjabi Durbar programme of the air service of Pakistan has also demanded that Hindus must not be allowed to go on pilgrimage to the sacred place of Sikhs in Pakistan.
Criticising Pakistan Radio for its attempt to infuse sectarian and communal hatred, he further said that Pakistan has should take care of burgeoning Islamist radicalism there.
Jagdev Singh who was one among the hundred of Sikh pilgrims who visited Lahore on the occasion of Gurparv recently, complains that the arrangement made by Pakistani authorities were very bad.
“A large number of devotees reached to Nankana Sahib to pay their obeisance failed to do so. The (nagar kirtan) or holy procession was also not allowed this time,” he added.
Jagdev Singh went on to say that Sikh devotees were very much hurt by kind of hospitality they received in that country.
Though the Musharraf regime has revoked emergency, the law and order situation is still tense.
Pakistan Radio is spreading falsehood to hide turmoil which it has been going through.
In India, where modernity co-exists with ancient traditions and faiths, people shun propaganda that seeks to divide people on the basis of caste and religion. (ANI)

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