If Hindu India loves Kashmir it should love the Kashmiri peoples too- Simranjit Singh Mann
The Tribune 24th February 2019
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that the Hindu Indian state loves Kashmir but hates the Kashmiri’s as they are Muslims.
Our party stands for the implementation of the UNSC resolution for a plebiscite in Kashmir. If THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) happily appreciates the UNSC condemnation resolution of the Pulwama attack which names JeM as a terrorist organization then it should show no hesitation in accepting the other and older UNSC resolution for a plebiscite in Kashmir. The Hindu state cannot have it both ways, accept one UNSC resolution and denounce and reject the other.
The fact that the Hindu state does not accept international law is borne out by the fact that it does not accept the following UN treaties, covenants and protocols:
- 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
- 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
- 1954 Convention relating to Status of Stateless Persons.
- 1960 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
- 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
- 1966 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
- 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. It is because there are still 30,000 Sikh Stateless refugees in Kashmir since 1947.
- 1972 Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile System.
- 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. If this Convention had been followed, neither the Darbar Sahib, the Golden Temple would not have been reduced to rubble nor the Babri Masjid in 1992.
- 1984 Convention against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
- 1984 Safeguard and guaranteeing protection of the Rights of those facing the death penalty.
- 1995 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
- 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
- 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of anti-Personnel Mines and their Destruction (the Ottawa Convention on the abolition of landmines).
- 2001 Rome Statute, by virtue of which the International Criminal Court has been set up at the Hague.
- 2010 The Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions.
The crime of genocide and mass murders is the worst crime against humanity and the Hindu Indian state has perpetrated this crime on the Sikh peoples with impunity, besides the Sikhs have suffered the crime of ethnic cleansing too. The conscience of the world has not been stirred against these crimes as far as the stateless Sikh peoples are concerned.
Simranjit Singh Mann