United Nations: As per media reports Sikh bodies held a protest against atrocities against Dalits and minorities in India during BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary celebrations here.
Sikhs wearing black turbans and black bands, held up posters and silently turned their backs on India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin as he spoke on Friday.
Unperturbed, Akbaruddin continued with his speech and no action was taken inside the conference room against the protesters.
Late taking to the media Amandeep Singh, president of the Youth Akali Dal (Amritsar) US said that they wanted to “expose the hypocrisy” of the Indian government celebrating Ambedkar’s birthday before the world while his ideals were violated in India by the atrocities against Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Dalits.
He said Sri Darbar Sahib was attacked and thousands of Sikhs have been killed then and later during riots but no action has been taken against many important persons responsible for the killings.