The Indian Express 26th April 2018
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar states that our party does not think that if the Naga’s have a separate flag it would encroach in any way into the so-called soverignity of THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State).
The US has gone through a terrible civil war, yet almost all states of the federation have their own separate flags apart from the federal flag of the US.
Similarly the Sikh’s also have their separate Sikh national flag which they consider above the tri-colour of the Hindu state. It fact the Sikh’s place no faith in the Union Indian flag as no colour or symbol represents the Sikh nation. I have said this categorically in the House of Parliament when I was a Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2004.
Simranjit Singh Mann