PRESS RELEASE (05/15/2013) – Miami FL. Indian Overseas Congress, in their Summer Council meeting held today in Hilton, Miami Florida, called on the Ambassador Shri. Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs, via Email attention, to the recent statements made in Chief Minister S.Prakash Singh Badal’s case by Sikhs for Justice, who have pleaded with Sikh Congressional Caucus(SCC) to ban Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, his Cabinet ministers from obtaining USA Visa for travel. IOC President Vikram JS Bajwa, who hails from Punjab, India, signed a memorandum sent to ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMM., to ask the Ambassador Ms. Nirupama Rao, to do the needful and protect India’s Interests and State Chief Ministers of Punjab and Cabinet ministers as it may create a furore in US and India Relations. IOC Committee executive and Committee members strongly feel th newly Sikh Congressional Caucus could become a “Voice” of Anti-India and Anti-Punjab, in the future, if it is not brought to the attention of President Obama and his Administration.
Based on the report in Times of India, IOC, Shiromani Akali Dal USA, respective ” Foreign Departments” of Congress, BJP, SAD, Sikh Congressional Caucus has been invited by Indian Overseas Congress to India , especially Punjab. There is no doubt in the 57 NRI Organizations in USA and Canada, that “SCC”, has been actively promoted and supported by activists of Khalistan Movement in USA.