Days after reports of gurudwaras banning entry of Indian officials emerged, the Ministry of External Affairs has negated the issue saying that they take no cognizance of "fringe elements that spread hate and disharmony".
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said " Majority of Sikhs in Canada and other parts of world share warm relations with India and want better relations with India and their country of residence. We take no cognizance of fringe elements that spread hate and disharmony. "
Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (APGC) who claim to be the largest umbrella organisations of Sikh gurudwaras in the US have banned entry of Indian officials from 96 gurudwaras in the country. Before this 14 gurudwaras in Ontario, Canada banned the entry of Indian diplomatic officials.
Majority of Sikhs in Canada & other parts of world share warm relations w/India & they want better relations w/India & their country of residence. We take no cognizance of fringe elements that spread hate&disharmony: MEA on reports of Gurudwara's banning entry of Indian officials pic.twitter.com/iyj0L4dwAa
Speaking on NSA level talks, he said that the External Affairs Ministry raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in the NSA level talks with Pakistan.
I am agreeing that talks took place & our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region, we of course raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks: MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on NSA level talks b/w India & Pakistan pic.twitter.com/DE26LaOyrL