Amritsar, May 14 UNI | 3 months ago

The Dal Khalsa expressed deep concern over the violent clash between members of Sikh and Muslim communities in Hyderabad.

Expressing grief over the killings in the clashes, party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said as per reports clash erupted in kishanbagh area of Hyderabad's old City after miscreants burnt a Nishan Sahib (religious flag) early today.

Condemning the incident of burning of the Nishan Sahib, he said it was unfortunate that the clash has resulted in loss of lives. He said some miscreants were spreading rumours on social media to vitiate atmosphere and create more bad blood between the two communities.

He said it looks the miscreants associated with RSS/BJP were cashing in on the clash and spreading the propaganda to create further animosity between both the minorities.

He said as per some members of the local Sikh community, the propaganda being spread on social media at local level was that some Muslims attacked Sikhs because they were angry because Sikhs did not vote for Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (MIM) party and rather supported the BJP.

He said it was first time that Sikhs and Muslims have clashed in Hyderabad. He appealed to local leadership of both the communities to defuse the tension and come forward to resolve the crisis.

Notably, Sikh population in Hyderabad is around one lakh and Kishanbagh has all 'dakhani Sardars'.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)