Indira Gandhi

India belongs equally to Hindus and Muslims, Christians and Siksh, Buddhists and Jains, Parsis and others. All of them have equal rights and must get equal respect and protection. Sikhism itself was born as a faith to bring together people of different religions. The life of Guru Nanak Dev symbolised tolerance. The great Guru taught love and brotherhood. The moral of the Granth Sahib is truth and kindliness. In the long and glorious age of national independence, Punjab and the Sikhs made a shining contribution. Let not a minuscule minority among the Sikhs be allowed to trample under foot civilised norms for which Sikhism is well known, and to tarnish the image of a brave and patriotic community.