Sikh body in UK condemns breach of security for Prime Minister Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy was blocked for 15-20 minutes due to a roadblock in Ferozepur, Punjab

London:

The UK-based British Sikh Association has condemned the security breach that occurred during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ferozepur in Punjab earlier this week.

“The Prime Minister is a democratically elected head of government and represents the whole nation, not just a state. Therefore, no one should undermine the authority of a ruler who is to rule the country. It is a sad indictment against the security arrangements. surrounding his visit which allowed a handful of an unruly crowd to obstruct the planned visit to exercise his democratic right to meet and greet the public, “Lord Rami Ranger CBE, chairman of the body, said in a statement .

The Association also said the nation was waiting to see what message the prime minister had for the people of the Punjab, whom he held in “the highest regard”.

“No other prime minister has done as much for the people of the Punjab as he has. He opened the Kartarpur Corridor to honor the religious feelings of the people. He went out of his way to promote the teachings and the life of Sikh gurus around the world. via Indian diplomatic missions, ”the president said.

He recalled that the Prime Minister celebrated the 550th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Likewise, the 350th anniversary of the birth of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the 400th anniversary of the birth of the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji were recognized and celebrated through Modiji’s efforts, he said.

“No other Indian prime minister has shown such reverence towards Sikh gurus,” the association noted.

The British Sikh Association pointed out that the prime minister had revoked the three agricultural bills, out of respect for farmers in the Punjab.

“On the contrary, the people of Punjab should have shown their respect and gratitude to the prime minister for taking up these contentious bills also on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday,” he said in the statement. .

The Sikh association also said that the “lost” people who disrupted the visit should realize that the prime minister had come to give more advantages to their state.

“By hampering the visit, they hampered the development of the Punjab as a whole,” he said, urging the Punjabi leadership to unequivocally apologize to the prime minister and show their deepest remorse for the way he had to cut his visit short. .

The statement also noted that the prime minister does not depend on the Punjab for his strength in parliament. “The Punjab depends on the goodwill of the Prime Minister for its future development. As a border state, the Punjab needs the central government to help fight terrorism and the drug epidemic unleashed by its neighbor. India with disastrous consequences for future generations, ”he added.

“Unfortunately, a great opportunity has been lost by the people of Punjab to show their admiration to the Prime Minister for his respect for the people of Punjab and their gurus. I hope that lessons will be learned, and that the leaders and people of the Punjab remember that there is no future for any disloyal citizen in India. We are one and always must be one, “he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy was stranded for 15 to 20 minutes due to a roadblock in Ferozepur, Punjab. The prime minister, who was traveling by road, had to cancel his event in Ferozepur on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Modi, who had to return to Bathinda airport on Wednesday due to a security breach during his visit, reportedly told state government officials at the airport: “Apne CM ko thanks Kehna, ki mein Bhatinda airport tak zinda laut paaya ”.

Following the incident, the BJP alleged that the Congressional government in Punjab deliberately created a scenario to harm Prime Minister Modi.

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