The Tribune 17th July 2017
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that we are against the death penalty. During the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire) period 1799 to 1849 death penalty had been abolished. Jadhav has not done the proper thing by being a stooge of RAW or Military Intelligence. If the Hindu state wishes to have his death penalty commuted then it should adopt an attitude of humility as it’s behaviour with the Chinese is. If the Hindu state adopts a humble attitude it will help are our party to appeal for clemency for Jadhav. Our party does not want war with China or Pakistan. The Sikh’s will not fight for those who attacked the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple at Amritsar) in Operation Bluestar of 1984 and committed the genocide of the Sikh race.