Sikhs community condemns killing of youth in IOK

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ISLAMABAD: Various Sikh groups on Monday strongly condemned the killing of youth belonging to the Sikh community in the Tral area of Pulwama district of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

The Sikh groups, during a meeting in Jammu, criticised the Indian authorities for not providing foolproof security to the families of the panchs and sarpanchs who contested the so-called panchayat elections, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

As per the statement, the meeting was chaired by Sardar Darbinder Singh, president, Sharomani Akal Dal, and attended by representatives of Bhai Kanahyia Nishkam Sewa Society, AISSF, Sikh Naujwan Sabha, Sikh Welfare Society and other Sikh groups.

The meeting condemned the killing of a 25-year-old youth, Simranjit Singh, son of Sardar Nanak Singh of Khasi Pura, Tral, who contested the recent panchayat elections.

The Sikh groups demanded that the family of the deceased youth be given a compensation of Rs2.5 million and his murderers be arrested at the earliest.