Distortion of Sikh History and its Achievements. The Tribune must correct this flaw in its article of 21st June, 2020 and publish my riposte. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 22nd June, 2020
From: Simranjit Singh Mann,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)
To: The Editor,
Quilla S. Harnam Singh, P.O: Talanian,
District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Dated 22nd June, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that Ladakh was annexed by the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) in 1834. At that period of time Kashmir was a part of the Lahore Darabar which was annexed in 1819, as before this it was a province of Afghanistan.
During the period of the Lahore Darbar the Dogras, as shown in this article were not independent nor after 1849 when the territories of the Sikh Empire came under British Indian rule. Therefore, they could not annex Ladakh as they had come under British Indian rule then and before that they were a part of the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849).
This article is purely the creature and creation of the Hindutva extremist policy.
Now our party asks if Raja Gulab Singh and General Zorawar Singh annexed Ladakh then we Sikhs can claim that the Sikhs liberated Bangladesh in 1971 as it was LT. General Jagjit Singh Arora and Major General Shubeg Singh, both Sikhs, who liberated Bangladesh and not the Hindu Indian state.
The Tribune must not distort history and try and belittle the Sikhs. We hope The Tribune will correct this distortion of history of the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849).
This is a riposte of mine to the Article dated 21st June 2020 printed in The Tribune.
Simranjit Singh Mānn
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann