Some Italian Sikhs Seek Modi’s Help, Others Oppose Him | Chandigarh News


Amritsar: One of the Italian Sikh sections called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove the Indian visa blacklist and support the registration of Sikhism as a religion in Italy, while another opposed it.
The first Sikh delegation met Modi on Friday evening in Rome as cops searched Sikh homes in northern Italy for the protesters. One of the Italian Sikhs said on condition of anonymity: “There are a lot of people like me who have been living in Italy for over 10 years but have never been able to visit houses or relatives in Punjab because our names are on the visa blacklist. If Modi removes this blacklist, it will help him win the hearts of the Sikhs at NRI. ”
Modi is in Rome for the G-20 summit from October 29-31 at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and his next stop is Glasgow in the UK for the COP 26 climate summit on October 1. to November 2 at the invitation of the British Prime Minister. , Boris Johnson. Sukhdev Singh Kang from Brescia, Italy, who was among the Sikhs who met Modi in Rome, confirmed that they asked him to use his influence over Italy to register Sikhism as a religion in this country.
Kang, who is also president of the Sikh Indian community in Italy, denied discussing any blacklisting or anti-Modi protests. It was he who bought the family home of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Lusiana, Italy. He said: “Once the Covid-19 pandemic is over, I plan to turn the house into a museum.”
UK Sikh Federation President Amrik Singh said his group will protest Modi in George Square, Glasgow, on the eve of COP 26, where more than 100 world leaders will meet. He said foreign Sikh environmentalists supported the agitation of Indian farmers in Delhi against three central agro-marketing laws.


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