Sikh Forum Seeks Anti-Conversion Law In J&K

Srinagar: As the controversy over inter-faith marriages rages on, a Sikh organisation on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to implement anti-conversion law in the Union territory.

The demand was raised by a delegation of Sikh Minority Forum led by former legislator Surinder Ambardar before the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan on Friday, an official spokesperson said. Besides, Ambardar, he said, also submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to various welfare issues of Sikh Community living in J&K including special employment package for Sikhs; beautification and other allied development works of religious places; extension of benefits under new industrial policy; reservation in delimitation process and reservation in assembly seats.

The LG gave a patient hearing to the members of the visiting deputation and assured them that all their concerns and demands would be looked into meticulously.

“J&K Government is dedicated towards equitable development, besides safeguarding the interests of every section of the society without any discrimination,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.

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