SHILLONG, June 17: The United Sikhs legal team arrived on ground zero that was joined by Harsharan Kaur, the first female turbaned news anchor in the world, to help facilitate partnership within the community. Curfew remains imposed in the evenings and internet services have not been yet fully restored.
“We are elated to welcome our legal team to Shillong as we continue to provide aid to residents of all faiths,” said Amandeep Singh, United Sikhs Humanitarian Relief Coordinator.
“As people are still going back to their daily lives, we continue to provide food, water, bedding and fire extinguishers. Life comes to a standstill in the evening due to the ongoing curfew. So our team makes the most of our daylight hours distributing aid. We thank all of our supporters for contributing to these humanitarian efforts,” Singh said.
The United Sikhs also met with East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner P S Dkhar to discuss community needs.
Accompanied by Gurudwara Nanak Darbar Member Tejinder Singh, United Sikhs met East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner P S Dkhar, Superintendent Davis N.R. Marak and the personal assistant to Director General of Police (DGP) S B Singh. Additionally, the United Sikhs International Civil & Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA) legal team, led by Supreme Court Advocate Girdhar Govind and Delhi High Court Attorney Baljinder Singh, spoke with Secretary of Gurdwara Sahib in Punjabi Lane, Bhai Gurjit Singh to further address the concerns of community leaders.
United Sikhs will remain grateful for the partnerships established in Shillong while serving the immediate needs of the people. An associate of the United Nations Department of Information, the organization will continue to coordinate ground efforts with local authorities. The Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent are interested in arranging a roundtable discussion for all members of the Shillong community in the coming days, which the United Sikhs will attend to continue assessing both short-term and long-term needs.
“The conversations today were a great first step towards establishing a long-term peaceful resolution for the community,” said Hasharan Kaur, United Sikhs volunteers, adding, “So many families still need our help. It was an honor to spend the day with them and share stories with those who matter the most: the children, who are Shillong’s future leaders.”