NEW DELHI, India—Accusing the AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, of oppressing Punjabi language in Delhi, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has announced to initiate a campaign named ‘Maa Boli Satkar Lehar’ in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference on September 11, the DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK said that the AAP led Delhi state government was conspiring to suppress Punjabi in the national capital. Accusing the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of knowingly delaying the recruitment of Punjabi language teachers, S. Manjit Singh GK said that the Delhi state government was violating the language act passed in favor of his mother tongue.
Manjit Singh GK has appealed to the entire Delhi resident Punjabi community to use Punjabi while communicating in their homes and offices and advertising their products.
He further said that the Punjabi language is often seen as a language of Sikhs by common masses but that this was totally wrong. He added that in fact the Punjab language is spoken by a wide section of other communities including Hindus and Muslims.
DSGMC General Secretary S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the DSGMC was ready to build up pressure on the Delhi state government to reinstate the status of Punjabi in the national capital.