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Ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir: Badal to PM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to take steps to ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir in view of the ongoing unrest and turmoil in the Valley.



Patiala: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to take steps to ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir in view of the ongoing unrest and turmoil in the valley.

"I have made contact with the prime minister, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah and union Home minister P Chidambaram on the issue of safety of Sikhs in the bordering state," he told reporters here.

His statement came a day after Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir said they were receiving unsigned letters asking them to either join the protests or leave the Valley.

The 60,000-strong Sikh community is the single largest minority group in Kashmir Valley.

"I have told SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to send a team to do the spot study of the situation," Badal, who was here to attend a function organised by Sant Hardev Singh, said.

PTI

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