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Sikhs protest over atrocities against minorities, Dalits

IANS  |  United Nations 

A group of Sikhs held a protest against atrocities against minorities and Dalits in during B.R. Ambedkar's birth anniversary celebrations here.

About 25 Sikhs, some wearing black turbans and others black bands, held up posters and silently turned their backs on India's Permanent as he spoke on Friday.

Unperturbed, Akbaruddin continued with his speech and no action was taken inside the conference room against the protesters.

The of the Youth Akali Dal (Amritsar) US, told IANS that the group wanted to "expose the hypocrisy" of the celebrating Ambedkar's birthday before the world while his ideals were violated in by the atrocities against Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Dalits.

He said the was violated and thousands of Sikhs have been killed then and later during riots but no action has been taken against many important persons responsible for the killings.

Singh said the protest was held on behalf of the (Amritsar).

As the protesters filed outside the conference room, they were stopped by security personnel, who confiscated their posters and all the papers they had and let them go with a warning that such activities were not allowed inside the UN.

Several security personnel, including emergency services officers in black uniforms, rushed to the conference room entrance but only a couple of them entered the room unobtrusively to keep watch.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 10:20 IST