Centre to decide political asylum to NWFP Sikhs: Sukhbir

Patiala: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said it was for the Centre to decide regarding the political asylum for Sikhs of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.

In reply to a query regarding any possible migration of Sikhs from NWFP, he said, "It is for the Indian government to decide about the possible political asylum."

He urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make the attack an international issue as it was an attack on humanity.

The government should expose the atrocities of Taliban at international level, he told reporters here.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has already offered to provide food and other support to Sikhs from Pakistan were the Indian Government to consider their case for asylum.

Asked about the any threat of revival of terrorism in the state, he said the SAD-BJP alliance government would not allow terrorism to be revived in the state again.