DSGMC URGES JHARKHAND CM TO PROVIDE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS TO SC SIKHS RESIDING IN STATE
CM MUST CONSIDER THEIR PATHETIC CONDITION : SIRSA
New Delhi, February 11 : The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has urged the Chief Minister of Jharkhand to grant benefits and rights as given under the Constitution to the Scheduled Castes to the Sikhs belonging to this sections residing in the state.
In a letter written to Mr. Raghubar Dass Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa General Secretary of the DSGMC said that Scheduled Caste Sikhs living in the state of Jharkhand are going through pathetic conditions as they have been deprived of their constitutional rights and have not been given any reservations in government jobs and admission quota in schools and colleges. He informed the CM that there are around 33 lakh Sikhs living in Jharkhand and most of them belong to SC category and are economically backward.
Urging the CM to consider their pathetic conditions, Mr. Sirsa advocated that these SC Sikhs of the state may be issued SC certificates. He said that this facility may be specifically provided to SC Sikhs living in East Singhbhum, Bokaro, Dhanbad and other parts of Jharkhand so that they may get benefits of Government schemes.
Mr. Sirsa also said that being General Secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) he has been approached by a delegation of SC Sikhs of Jharkhand to raise these issues by the DSGMC with the state government. He requested the Chief Minister to grant status to SC Sikhs who are economically backward in your state as stipulated in the constitution as early as possible.