The Tribune Dated 16th January, 2021
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that Nepal has a bad history with its neighbour – THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State). Once Premier Rajiv Gandhi imposed a blockade on this landlocked country. If this was not enough Premier Nerandra Modi did the same wild and inhuman act of blockading Nepal.
These steps put the Nepalese into great hardships and sufferings. As a result Nepal had to look up North to Communist China. The Hindu states diplomats should have figured out that if blockades were placed, Nepal would seek relations with its Northern Communist Chinese neighbour. Now Communist China has entered the Indian sub – Continent whereas previously it was North of the Himalayan shield.
The Americans the gendarmes of this world should have seen this coming. But they did not. Unfortunate.
Now THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) wants to build a railway line into Nepal terminating at Kathmandu. Since the Sikh’s have had good historic relations with Nepal, our Party sees a Trojan Horse about to enter the landlocked country.
We have also come across a military threat to Nepal by General MM Naravane and if we were Nepalese we would be more astute in letting in a country which has gobbled up Hyderabad, Portuguese Goa, Sikkim, Junagarh, Kashmir and more in the past.
In 1984, the Sikh’s experienced the brutal and barbaric actions of the Hindu Indian state which perpetrated the crimes of genocide, memoiricide, vandalism and ethnocide on the stateless Sikh’s. The Sikh’s believe once bitten twice shy and hope Nepal will learn lessons from the Sikh’s.
Facta non Verba.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann