Title India: 1. Are there any legal restrictions which would prevent Sikh residents of Jammu and Kashmir relocating to the large Sikh communities which reside in India's Punjab state? 2. Does it remain the case that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) govern Punjab state as coalition partners? 3. What information is available on the level of security in Punjab state for Sikhs who support the BJP? 4. Please provide a brief background on the political situation of resident Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Jammu and Kashmir. 5. Please provide a brief background on Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and reports of any recent LeT attacks in Jammu (noting especially any attacks against Sikh communities and/or BJP supporters). 6. Is there any information to indicate that Sikhs face discrimination in terms of employment in Jammu and Kashmir? 7. Please provide a brief background on the National Conference Party (NC) and the Democratic Party (PDP); have either of these parties supported the activities of militant Muslim separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir? 8. Please provide a brief background on the result of the recent Jammu and Kashmir state elections and the new Jammu and Kashmir state government. 9. Are there any reports of an incident where the state government transferred ownership of a tract of land owned by the Amar Nath Hindu temple to Muslims, with protests by Sikhs and Hindus resulting in the decision being reversed?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 25 March 2009
Country India
Topics Elections | Hindu | Muslim | Persecution based on political opinion | Political groups | Political parties | Political situation | Religious discrimination | Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Security situation | Sikh
Citation / Document Symbol IND34577
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, India: 1. Are there any legal restrictions which would prevent Sikh residents of Jammu and Kashmir relocating to the large Sikh communities which reside in India's Punjab state? 2. Does it remain the case that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) govern Punjab state as coalition partners? 3. What information is available on the level of security in Punjab state for Sikhs who support the BJP? 4. Please provide a brief background on the political situation of resident Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Jammu and Kashmir. 5. Please provide a brief background on Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and reports of any recent LeT attacks in Jammu (noting especially any attacks against Sikh communities and/or BJP supporters). 6. Is there any information to indicate that Sikhs face discrimination in terms of employment in Jammu and Kashmir? 7. Please provide a brief background on the National Conference Party (NC) and the Democratic Party (PDP); have either of these parties supported the activities of militant Muslim separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir? 8. Please provide a brief background on the result of the recent Jammu and Kashmir state elections and the new Jammu and Kashmir state government. 9. Are there any reports of an incident where the state government transferred ownership of a tract of land owned by the Amar Nath Hindu temple to Muslims, with protests by Sikhs and Hindus resulting in the decision being reversed?, 25 March 2009,  IND34577 , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b6fe247c.html [accessed 18 November 2017]
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