“Conversion” of Sikhs to Christianity: a panel of national minorities requests a report from the government of Punjab
The National Commission for Minorities says it has not received a response from the Mann government. Therefore, he called a meeting on June 16 to discuss the matter.
The National Commission for Minorities said it was awaiting a response from the Punjab government regarding the charge of converting Sikhs to Christianity.
Committee chairman Iqbal Singh Lalpura told The Print that he had so far written at least two letters to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Bhagwant Mann, but had not received any answer.
Lalpura said he received complaints that “a campaign is being waged by Christian missionaries for extra-constitutional conversion of Sikhs to Christianity in Punjab”.
The chairman of the commission said they had requested a factual report on the subject from the Punjab government but received no response.
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The National Commission for Minorities has called a meeting to discuss the issue on June 16, which will be attended by representatives of the Akal Takht and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
According to the ‘population by religious community’ figures from the 2011 census, Sikhs constitute 57.69% of the population of Punjab, followed by Hindus (38.49%), Muslims (1.93%) and Christians. (1.26%).