Radio Pakistan targets Hindu-Sikh unity

September 29th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Ferozepur (Punjab), Sep.29 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in its latest bulletin of Punjabi Darbar programme has tried to create divisions among Hindus and Sikhs and affect the fraternal relations shared by them in Punjab.
Through the propaganda based Punjabi Durbar programme, Radio Pakistan has stated that Sikhs are a separate community and they share no historical relation with Hinduism.
But the broadcasters forgot to recount that Hindu and Sikh communities have a shared history of bravery, mutual respect and cultural celebrations between them for centuries. Besides, Sikhism has strong historical ties to Hinduism. When members of the Hindu and Sikh communities in Ferozepur were asked about their reaction to what Pakistan Radio was propagating, the said Radio Pakistan cannot change our feelings and reality being lived by us together.
Jagjeet Singh, another villager, said: Our village is 180 years old. In this village Hindus Sikhs, are living together since that time. We actively participate in each others festivals and marriage ceremonies. Pakistan is trying to divide us for it own interests.
Hardeep Singh, a resident of Bhagu Village, said: Pakistan is stating in its programmes that Hindus and Sikhs are fighting and killing each other. But the reality is just opposite: all of us, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs are living together without any problem. We should save ourselves from falling in the trap of Pakistan.
Kuldeep, another villager, said In our village, Hindu and Sikh families live together and share one locality. Hindus are more in number than Sikhs. We all live together. We never care what religion we belong to. We are having cordial relations and we take part in our sorrows and happiness. (ANI)

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