San Francisco, CA. USA. Former Chairman of India’s National Commission for Minorities S.Tarlochan Singh has requested Prime Minster Dr. Manmohan Singh to safeguard the Interests of 3,500 Sikh Farmers, in Haryana, which are being displaced by court order, on the lease expiry of their lands. IOC had raised the matter of Sikh Farmers in Gujarat, being evicted by Chief Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and feel obligated to request our Party Chief Minister of Haryana Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to show compassion and set secular norms, irrespective of court order and rehabilitate the 3,500 Sikh Farmers, by extending their Lease, with an offer to purchase.
Indian Overseas Congress, executive held in a meeting, showed concerns effecting NRI-Sikhs back in Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat, urged all Political parties to be compassionate to minorities, uphold the secular fabric of India and their respective states. IOC President Vikram Bajwa, called and faxed a letter concerning the ‘Land Lease”, Rehablitation to Chief Minister Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, with a request to treat it as urgent matter, whereas NRI-Sikhs of Haryana, settled here in United States and Canada, overwhelmingly supported his two term elections in Haryana, due to his vision and secular credentials for minorities, including Sikhs, Muslims and Christians.
Haryana NRI- Sukhjit Singh Virk,residing in Fremont, California, USA, from Kurukshetra, including others is leading a delegation of IOC, to meet the Chief Minister Hooda, on August 18th in Chandigarh.