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Sikh Coordination Committee in USA boycott Indian politicians in protest against arrests of Sikh Youth under UAPA

PUNJAB NEW EXPRESS | July 11, 2020 03:47 PM

NEW YORK: The Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (AGPC) at an emergency teleconference here has decided to boycott the Indian politicians and stop funding them in elections besides continuing ban on Indian diplomats, political leaders and consular staff from speaking engagements in US Gurdwarason  in protest against alleged recent arrests of Sikh youth in Punjab under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The Sikh Coordination Committee in a statement said that the intent of these arrests is not to convict on any specific charges but only to torture and detain behind bars for years without any hearing. More than 162 Gurdwara representatives from USA and Canada called in to share their concerns, comments and suggestions on this emergent situation. The Committee has named PM Narinder Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, SAD president Sukhbir Badal and other political and officers for terrorising Sikh youth.

The following resolutions were tabled, discussed, and adopted unanimously:

1.    All diaspora Sikhs condemn the reign of terror unleashed against Sikh Youth by rogue Indian establishment. We feel their pain and stand in full solidarity with our brethren in Punjab. We remind that SCCEC in January 2018 banned Indian diplomats, political leaders and consular staff from speaking engagements in US Gurdwaras. This ban is effective today and will continue indefinitely in future. In addition, we will also take legal action against the culprit police officials and politicians.

2.    All Indian political parties and political leaders who come begging for election funds in North America will be totally proscribed and turned away.

3.    India has effectively muzzled the voice Indian Sikhs by State Terror. Today’s gathering strongly condemns it and declares India a “Terrorist Nation”.

5.    It appeals to the Global Sikh community to unite to fight the biased and unfair policies of Indian establishment,

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