‘Sikh Militants Active Abroad’

March 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahrain Tribune

Wire Service: AP


Remnants of Sikh rebel groups abroad are helping attempts to revive an insurgency in India’s northern state of Punjab, the country’s prime minister warned in a letter obtained on Wednesday. In a letter to the guardians of Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said die-hard separatist were receiving support from sympathisers living overseas. “The government and our agencies have credible information of efforts being made by extremist groups to revive militancy in Punjab,” the premier said in the letter, a copy of which was made available to AFP.