Srinagar: Sikh organization Dal Khalsa expressed solidarity with ailing Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani. A Khalsa delegation met Geelani at his New Delhi residence for the purpose.
Spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said that they discussed geo-political situation in South Asia and current status of the movements of struggling peoples. The Dal Khalsa members conveyed to Geelani that Sikh Diaspora respect and admire him for his untiring and unflinching commitment to Kashmiris cause.
Geelani, while interacting with guests dwelt upon the mutual bonds between Sikhs of Punjab and Kashmiri Muslims. He explained that Islam preaches that the strongest bond is the human bond. He said both the communities have a lot in common and there is an urgent need to strengthen their bonds.
He said Sikhs and Kashmiris are suppressed peoples with India as the oppressor. He said both the communities must develop cooperation level to protect their distinct identities and carry forward their struggle for right to self determination.
Representatives of both the groups were of the view that the Indian election system lures people in the name of democracy but does not deliver as per the aspirations of the people. They asserted that elections under Indian dispensation were meaningless and a mere farce. (CNS)
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