Sikhs to join protests against Indian PM’s arrival in Europe

BRUSSELS – A number of Sikh organisations based in Belgium and other countries pledged their support to the protest demonstration during India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels on March 31.

Kashmir Council – organizer of the protest programme including a demonstration and a one-day camp at the European Union headquarters here – has launched a broad campaign for securing public support in this protest. So far, a number of the individuals and representatives of the different organisations have been contacted by Kashmir Council Chairman Ali Raza Syed and other office bearers in the context.

Europe-based Sikh organisations which declared their support to the protest are included Baber Khalsa, Dal Khalsa and All Gurdawara Committees of Belgium, Dal Khalsa Switzerland, Dal Khalsa Germany, Sikh Student Federation of Germany, Rasham Singh Baber Khalsa from Germany and SAD Maan Germany.

Ali Raza assured the Sikh leaders that atrocities against the Sikh minority by the Indian regime would also be highlighted in the protest. The protest would be held at Place Schuman in front of the EU Council and Commission Offices where Modi’s meetings are supposed to be held in the capital city on March 31 (Thursday).

Modi will visit Brussels for the first India-European Union (EU) bilateral summit in four years. According to a press release issued here, the protest would be started at 12:30pm. The Kashmir Council chairman said that they have received positive response from different circles so far and he believes that a large number of Kashmiris and representatives of minorities and other oppressed people would attend the gathering in Brussels.

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