Indian Express 12th September 2017
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that we Sikh’s cannot as per our religious doctrine chant the Hindu spell Vande Mataram as we do not worship a mother, though we have full respect for a mother. The Sikh’s worship only one God, their ten Guru’s and the Holy Guru Granth Sahib. The growing demand of the majority Hindu’s to turn towards an extreme theocratic Hindu state is being challenged by our party and we will never accept the hegemony and arrogance of the Hindu. If it comes to a split, we are ready and determined.
Simranjit Singh Mann