Sikhs urged to hoist Sikh flag instead of Indian flag on Indian I-Day in Punjab

Chandigarh, August 11 (KMS): In Indian Punjab, Sikh organizations including Shiromani Akali Dal and Dal Khalsa have appealed to the people to hoist the Sikh flag instead of the Indian flag on the occasion of Indian Independence Day, on August 15.

The development comes in response to Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government’s “Har Ghar Tiranga (hoisting of Indian flag on every house)” campaign from August 13 to August 15. The Sikh organizations say that Indian Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demand for hoisting tricolor in every home is just arrogance and aggressive nationalism.

Shiromani Akali Dal, Dal Khalsa and other organizations appealed to the Sikh community to hoist the Nishan Sahib (the flag with the sacred symbol of Sikhs) instead of the Indian flag and insisted on showing their separate identity.

A Member of Indian Parliament from Punjab and Sikh leader Simranjit Singh Mann has also called for a boycott of the campaign to hoist the Indian flag at homes in Punjab. In a video message, he urged the Sikhs to hoist the Kesri flag at their homes on India’s Independence Day.

Another pro-Khalistan organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) leader, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, also in a video message asked the people of Indian Punjab to hoist the Khalistan flag and burn the Indian flag on the occasion of Independence Day.

The Dal Khalsa along with the Shiromani Akali Dal has announced a march in Jalandhar on August 14 and a mass demonstration in Moga city of Punjab on August 15.

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