Chandigarh: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has assured Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh that the Union Government is fully committed to help and safeguard all Indians living abroad. Concerned over the anxiety expressed by Captain about the murder of another Sikh in the US in connection with suspected hate crimes in the US, Sushma Swaraj said that she has spoken to the Indian Ambassador to Washington Navtej Singh Sarna in Washington on this issue.
The Union Minister was reacting to the tweet on the killing of Captain. He appealed for help from the Union Minister for the protection of Sikhs living abroad in his tweet. The Chief Minister expressed serious concern over recent hate incidents against the people living in America and other parts of the world, especially the Sikhs.
Captain said that particularly racial attacks against the Sikh community are increasing, those who need to be stopped. He said that the issue of safeguarding Indians living in foreign countries is important. There is a need to be properly dealt with by the central government on this issue. The Chief Minister demanded the central government to raise this issue at the highest level with the governments of America and other countries, where such killings have occurred recently.
There have been many incidents of killing of Sikhs in America and the Sikhs are marginalized due to increasing fundamental circumstances. The Chief Minister has sought immediate action to ensure their safety. The Chief Minister said that the Indian government should adopt an active tactic to put pressure on the US government to take action so that the US government can act on ethnic elements and provide full protection to the Sikh community.