The Tribune 2nd April 2017
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that we do not understand why our young and budding youth should die for the Hindu state which does not recognize us Sikh’s as equals of Hindu’s. Why should the Hindu state make us Sikh soldiers kill our own people the defenceless and civilian Kashmiri’s. The Sikh’s have no enmity with the Muslim’s.
It is true that the Sikh’s are a martial race and soldiering is our profession but we do not like to be mercenaries that any Tom, Dick and Harry can hire us for killing the hiring party’s enemies. We as a separate religion, race and nation must stop being engaged in killing civilians as these violate the Geneva Conventions of War. The Hindu states army in 2000 massacred 43 innocent Sikh’s in village Chittisinghpura in Kashmir and the Sikh’s have not received justice till now. The Sikh’s will not be the slaves of the Hindu state and do their bidding or killings.
Simranjit Singh Mann