The Tribune 16th April 2019
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar states that with the Hindutva regimes in Delhi the Sikh and Punjabi inhabited territories are cut off economically and our territories- Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UT-Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Leh, Ladhak, Kutch in Gujarat are impoverished, leading to suicides of farmers and farm labourers and traders as well.
Therefore, we must open up to Pakistan through the Wagha- Atari border and join the BRF so that with a population of 46 lack unemployed youth in the Punjab we find new ventures into the Islamic countries, Russia and China.
Promises made by extremists Hindutva BJP-RSS under Premier Narinder Modi and also the Congress party headed by Chief Amarinder Singh have never been fulfilled and as such there is every reason to join this initiative for economic good and progress.
We must get out of the centuries old Hindu- Muslim hatred and animosity and we cannot be held hostage to their stalemate in getting on with progress while shedding militarisation.
The policies of right wing Hindutva which are followed by the BJP-RSS and the Congress party spell the doom of the Sikh and Punjabi inhabited territories.
Simranjit Singh Mann