On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Hindus and Sikhs are not safe in Kashmir today. They were safe in Kashmir till it was ruled by a Hindu king. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said this while addressing a gathering of Sikhs in Lucknow.

Speaking at the ‘Sikh Samagam’ organised by the state BJP unit, Adityanath said, “…Jaise hi Hindu raja ka patan hua, Hinduon ka bhi patan hona shuru hogaya…Aaj wahan ki sthiti kya hai? Koi apne ko surakshit bol sakta hai? Nahi bol sakta (The downfall of Hindus began with the downfall of the Hindu king…what is the situation there today? Can anyone say they are safe? They cannot). Humein itihaas ke in kshanon se kuch sikhna chahiye…prerna prapta karni chahiye…Sacchai ko swikar karna chahiye, phir iske anuroop rananiti banakarke karya karna chahiye…(We should learn a lesson from these moments in history…accept the truth and accordingly chalk out a strategy),”  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath added.

Claiming that some people were trying to create differences between the people, Adityanath said that our situation will be one of insecurity if we will allow those who try to create differences among us succeed. The same case can be seen in Afghanistan, he added. Adityanath while addressing a gathering of Sikhs in Lucknow conveyed that once in Kabul, Hindus and Sikhs were used to be an influential group but today merely 100 of them from their communities are left there, and their condition is also very bad.

Addressing the gathering of Sikhs in Lucknow, Adityanath said that regarding the case of 1984 riots in the state, he has ordered a SIT probe. Besides this, the minister also promised to name several institutions after Guru Nanak, Guru Teg Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh.

Not only Yogi Adityanath affirmed that the NDA government will also work for the “bahadur kaum (brave community)”, but he also promised the gathering that the state would mark the 550th ‘30’ (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak in a grand manner this year. “Yeh humara dayitwa hai (This is our responsibility),” he said.