Indian PM Modi's work for Sikh community lauded
The founder of Dal Khalsa and former pro-Khalistan leader Jaswant Singh Thekedar has lauded the work undertaken and accomplished by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the country's Sikh community, saying that he admires the community and has done a lot for its people.
In an interview Thekedar said, "Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has done a lot for Sikhs and Sikhism. He loves our community. He has done a lot -- ended the blacklists, opened Kartarpur Corridor, and talked about Chhote Sahibzadas (the sons of Guru Gobind Singh)."
He said the Central government led by PM Modi has worked to meet major demands put forward by members of the Sikh community.
"The government has worked on major demands, and only a few demands and left to be fulfilled. All will be good if they agree to meet these demands," he said.
Terming attempts at Khalistan referendum in a few Western countries by an outfit banned by India as "pakhand" and a handiwork of Pakistan's ISI, Jaswant Singh Thekedar has said that it is an attempt to mislead people and has nothing to do with Sikhs in India.
In an interview Thekedar, who is UK-based Sikh separatist leader, also said Pakistan is the real enemy of Khalistan and "some Sikhs are working as tools" in hands of Pakistan government. He said people of Punjab are not demanding any referendum.