Sikhs in Kashmir appeal Punjab to allow traffic movement

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Srinagar, Aug 9 (UNI) The Sikh Coordination Committee (SCC) of Kashmir today appealed the Punjab government to allow free movement of Kashmir-bound trucks on the state roads.

Meanwhile, Jagmohan Singh Raina was today elected president of the SCC at a meeting, which was attended by representatives of different political and social organisations, held in the Gurdwara at Barzulla Baghat.

Secretary of the SCC Prof L S Sodhi in a statement, after the meeting said the Sikh community shared its concern over the recent developments in the Jammu and Kashmir.

He said it was felt that minority community should also share the burden of the state affairs arised out of the controversy from the Shri Amarnath Shrine land row.

Most of the Sikhs were of the opinion to contribute in the efforts to bring peace to the state.

He said a Sikh delegation also discussed the issue with top leadership of Hurriyat Conference (HC), including chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan.

Mr Sodhi said the leaders assured to maintain age-old brotherhood in the state.

He said Sikh leaders have approached the Punjab government to cooperate in normlising the to and fro movement of trucks on Punjab roads.

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