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JAMMU: Members of United Sikh Council on Wednesday held a strong protest at National Highway Digiana Ashram, here against the present government for non inclusion of Punjabi as a compulsory subject in schools.
Speaking during the protest, Kuldeep Singh, Chairman of the Council, deeply regretted the step motherly treatment meted out to the vast majority of people who have Punjabi as their mother tongue irrespective of their religions.
“By this attitude the present government is showing disrespect to Punjabi language by excluding it from the Education Department,” he said adding that it is high time that government should immediately notify the inclusion of Punjabi language as compulsory failing which the Sikh Council will be compelled to take this protest further in the days to come to its logical conclusion.
United Sikh Council activists raising slogansduring a protest at Jammu.
All the talk with various quarters have failed to gain any results despite assurances from leaders and even from the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, he said alleging that they have not shown any positive inclination to redress our grievances.
Among others who addressed the gathering were Manjit Singh, Balbir Singh Sudan, Makhan Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Surjit Singh, Moninder Pal Singh, Harmeet Singh, Ravinder Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Mohinder Singh, Panjit Singh, Gürjit Singh, Anmol Singh, Amarjeet Singh, Manjeet Singh and Surinder Singh.
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