Abohar, Feb.10 (ANI): The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan has been trying to propagate that the Government of India, headed by the Dr. Manmohan Singh, has an agenda to uproot Sikhism and Islam. The allegation have surprised local residents in Abohar who cannot believe that a Sikh could have an agenda of destroying Sikhism.
"In India, there is no place for fundamentalists. Indians are totally against fundamentalism and fundamentalists People are living in peace and harmony irrespective of their castes and religions. Indian government always there to take care of national development and welfare of its people irrespective of one's religious faith," said Sunil Kumar Jakhad, a Member of Legislative Assembly in Abohar.
"Such anti -Indian propaganda by Pakistan is another effort by Pakistan, a failed nation, to hide its weakness. Pakistan's political institutions, administrative machinery and economy have collapsed. And to hide all this they are spreading propaganda against India," Jakhad added. eople here want Radio Pakistan to know that Indian citizens have been guaranteed the right to practice the religion of one's choice and are equal before law. They are fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India.
Besides, in India members of different religions including Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian have occupied the topmost positions.
People point out that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and former Defense Minister George Fernandes are the recent examples of how a member of any community can rise to the highest post in India's democratic and secular set up. (ANI)