SGPC expresses concern over terror attacks

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Bhopal, Sep 26 (UNI) Expressing concern over the increasing terrorist incidence in India, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Manjit Singh today alleged that ''fundamentalism'' of the majority community was not in the country's interest.

''That fundamentalism is more detrimental than fundamentalism of the minorities. The majority community has a greater responsibility of maintaining the country's unity, integrity and communal harmony as minorities suffer more from insecurity,'' Mr Singh told UNI.

He was here to attend the 24th Annual Convention of the Kendriya Gurusingh Sabha (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh).

The former Punjab Higher Education minister said both the Government and the majority community would have to adopt a positive stance and exercise restraint for stamping out militancy. He condemned recent attacks on places of worship in Orissa and some other places.

''Education can be a medium for reducing fundamentalism and that would create an atmosphere of social and religious brotherhood.

The country would also be able to progress more rapidly,'' said Mr Singh, who also chairs the Sikh Mission International.

Criticising the Parkash Singh Badal regime in Punjab, he alleged that every Sikh's demand was marginalised there, the Shiromani Akali Dal was turning a Nelson's eye to Sikh interests, dynastic rule was increasing, a volley of announcements were being made but implementation not being ensured.

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