Abohar, May 15 (ANI): Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan has been finding it embarrassing that members of the minority communities in India have chosen to occupy important positions in the Government.
Radio Pakistan says leaders of Sikh and Muslim communities in India have chosen to occupy to positions for selfish interests. By doing so the leaders or representatives of minority communities in India have betrayed their communities.
The broadcasters are disappointed that provocative propaganda programmes aired by them do not influence people.
People of different communities in the border areas listen to Radio Pakistan programmes for entertainment and expect genuine news from it.
According to political analyst, B.L. Sikka, we must not forget the country's prime minister and even chief of Army staff have been Sikhs. No one can say Sikhs are being ill treated in the country. At the time of independence till our constitution came in action, two or three Sikhs were in the Union Cabinet.
"Sikhs are our martial community and we respect them. The nation also tries to extend assistance to the Muslims. The Government of India helps the Muslims perform the Haj, Special scholarships are earmarked for Muslims.
There are a number of Muslims personnel in our army and a number of Muslims are enrolled in the IAS , IPS and in other Central or State services. There are many successful Muslim businessmen here," said Sikka.
"In our film industry, we have eminent actors like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan . It's a free country. The minorities have got all the facilities, which the majority has," Sikka added.
"Indian philosophy believes God is one. We believe in the principle 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam' or the whole world is one family. People of all religions are free to go to any religious place like mosques or Gurudwara," Sikka added.
He said that Radio Pakistan should known that people in India live in a secular environment and thus have no hassles working together in harmony. In many professions, one may find Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians working together.
And the Constitution of India has laid down that all citizens are equal before law and everyone has the right to practice his or her religious faith. (ANI)