Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib gave his life for the atrocities of the Moghal regime on Kashmiri Pandits. Today the Kashmiri Muslims and Sikh’s face the same tyranny of the Hindu India Union Government of Premier Modi. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 25th October, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that Sikh’s on this panel Sardar Manmohan Singh, Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, Herdeep Singh Puri, Sardar Amrinder Singh, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Gobind Singh Longowal are Sikh’s who due to realpolitik have accepted the hegemony of the RSS and Hindutva.
Their views on the armed attack by British, Soviet Russia’s and Hindu Indian’s armies on the Darbar Sahib(The Golden Temple, Amritsar), in a code named Operation Bluestar of 1984, the ethnic cleansing of Sikh’s in 1947, later in 1984, Genocide, Memoricide, Vandalism and Ethnocide have merged, more or less on the stand of Hindutva, which the Congress party and BJP – RSS believes and uses as its state craft, that all these crimes which were perpetrated on the Sikh nation were the need of the hour and necessitated by the state, for which the Hindu Indian state cannot be held responsible and accountable. The Nazi Germans before the Nuremburg Trials thought likewise.
This panel formed by Premier Nerandra Modi to observe the 400th Birth Anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib is a good sign regarding the thinking of the BJP – RSS.
If we venture deep into this celebration, we will see that Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib laid down his life because the Moghel regime of the day was committing inhuman atrocities on the Kashmiri Pandits. This regime was also indulging itself in forceful conversions of Kashmiri Pandits to Islam. Therefore, fighting against tyranny of the Moghel regime Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib sacrificed his life. He was martyred in the most brutal and cruel manner.
As the Sikh religion and nation believe in fighting tyranny and Genocide, Memoricide, Vandalism and Ethnocide, as per the teachings of our Sikh Guru’s, our Party states that what Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib laid down his life, the same tyranny and atrocities are being perpetrated by the extremist and radicalized Hindu BJP – RSS Union Government of Premier Modi on the Kashmiri Muslim’s.
The Union Hindu Indian Government of the BJP – RSS has taken away the constitutional rights of the Kashmiri Muslim’s, abrogated articles 370 and 35 A of the Constitution which gave this Muslim minority a semblance of autonomy and self –respect. The Hindu Union Government has also introduced beastly laws like AFSPA(Armed Forces Special Powers Act) in Jammu and Kashmir which gave unbridled powers to the security forces to kill, murder, kidnap, abduct, maim, molest and rape, keep in illegal custody or create disappearances of any person with impunity.
All these years Jammu and Kashmir was a state of the Union. But on 5th August 2019 the BJP – RSS Union Government reduced its Constitutional status from a state to that of a Union Territory. Its democratically elected Assembly (Legislature) was dissolved. Its Muslim legislators and leaders were arrested and confined to house arrest for over a year and some are still living in confinement.
The Supreme Court which is meant to be a guardian of the Constitution has stopped acting as a protector, but sadly giving in to the BJP – RSS Union Government by not interpreting the Constitutional wrongs, breaches and transgressions which it is Constitutionally responsible to the very Constitution of which it is a guardian.
For some years now we learn about the killings of innocent Kashmiri Muslims by the security forces on a daily basis. All these killings are extra judicial murders which the judiciary does not examine. In these beastly unlawful killings it is not the Muslims alone that suffer. In 2000, on the eve of the then President Bill Clinton’s visit to the Indian sub – Continent, the armed forces massacred 43 innocent Sikh’s in cold blood in village Chithisinghpura of Kashmir. Former President Clinton’s Secretary of State Ms. Madeleine Albright in her memoirs writes that these killings were the job of the then BJP – RSS Union Government of AB Vajpayee. Our Party since then has gone from pillar to post seeking Justice from the President above to the Union Home Ministry and down to the Governor now Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, but all in vain. We have also approached the National Commission for Human Rights in Delhi, Amnesty International and the UN Human Rights Commission. All our pleas for justice have fallen on deaf ears.
This in brief is a list of atrocities being perpetrated with impunity by the right wing extremist BJP – RSS regime of Premier Nerandra Modi on the Kashmiri peoples, of whom besides Muslims , Sikhs are also the victims. Amnesty International has also been expelled by the Hindu Indian state on baseless and fickle charges that it was receiving funds from abroad.
Our Party sincerely believes that if Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was here with us in the present day, He would have sacrificed his life for the targeted Kashmiri Muslims and Sikhs suffering the same brutality of the Moghel regime on the Kashmiri Pandits.
Will the democracies of the day and international panels on Human Rights listen to our Party’s pleas for justice and peace? Our Party has the patience to await the awakening of the world’s conscience.
Facta non Verba.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann