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Read the letter of Simranjit Singh Mānn to the editor of The Tribune in response to this editorial – “Chinese Checkers”, below:

Randeep Singh Sandhu, Secretary, Shriomani Akali Dal (Amritsar).

From: Simranjit Singh Mann,


Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).

Quilla S. Harnam Singh, P.O: Talanian,

District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Pin- 140406,

Dated 1st August, 2020

Letter to the Editor,

The Tribune,




I draw your attention to your editorial of 1st August, 2020, entitled Chinese checkers. This editorial has been written for the satisfaction of the majoritarian’s, to which our party would like to draw attention.

The Chinese ambassador has in his statement tried to be conciliatory and it appears that Communist China has some grouses.

There is a difference between the opinions of the majoritarians and the Sikh’s. The surrender of 39,000 sq. Kms. in Ladakh to the Communist Chinese in 1962 and presently this year, a whole lot of territory of Pongong Tso and the ridge line of F – 4 and others still lies occupied by Communist China.

Why this loss of territory hurts us Sikh’s is, as in 1834 the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) annexed this territory and made it an integral part of the Sikh Empire. Earlier in 1819 the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) annexed Kashmir which was before the annexation, a province of Afghanistan. The hurt becomes visible and turns into a pain because all these territories became a part of Hindu India in 1947. Unfortunately Hindu India has not been able to retain both these territories as a whole and is from time to time letting the adversaries nibble at it.

We know that those bigoted Hindu leaders who govern and rule the Hindu Indian state have never had a sovereign state of their own in history, save the mythical state of Aydhoya, where on 5th August, 2020, Premier Nerandra Modi will be laying the foundation stone of a Hindu Ram Mandir.

This edifice will come over the 16th Century Islamic Babri Masjid. The laying of the stone comes after the BJP – RSS led by L.K. Advani and the then Premier Minister Narshima Rao forcibly and physically destroyed this Islamic place of worship in 1992. Thereafter, the central Union Governments, primarily the present BJP – RSS Union Government of Premier Nernadra Modi through its brute majority and legerdemain, deceit and deviousness has wriggled through the Supreme Court and a packed Parliament a decision to build a Ram Mandir on the site of an Islamic Mosque.

Historically, politically and morally this is going to be a big blunder, as the Communist Chinese PLA has made great gains into the Ladakh territory. Internally because of the intense communalism of Hindutva, its state has an on-going war with the original inhabitants of India, that being the Tribal’s or the Aborigines, against whom the Union Paramilitary Forces are fighting pitched battles in the states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar.

The Naga settlement has also failed and they too are on the verge of opening their arsenals.

In Kashmir there is a ruthless repression let loose by the Union and in defiance of article 21 of the Constitution the law – AFSPA(Armed Forces Special Powers Act) allows the security forces to commit atrocities that were last seen in Europe by the Nazi German’s. Constitutional guarantees given to the Kashmire’s have all been annulled and the peaceful politicians have been jailed. We will only talk of the case of Ms. Mehbooba Mufti who has been under detention for a year and she appealed to the Supreme Court in February this year, seeking a hearing to put aside her detention. But the Supreme Court has been sitting on her appeal as also the unconstitutional laws passed by the Union Government like CAA,NRC and NPR, which even a common man knows are unconstitutional and violate articles 14, 19 and 21.

On this pretext the Union Government has detained over 19,60,000 Muslims in Assam declaring them non – citizens. They live under conditions similar to what Nazi Germany had planned and executed for the Jew’s. This is totally inhuman.

Why the UN is not taking a call on this humongous cruelty and atrocity will make the great lady Eleanor Roosevelt who worked very hard to set up the UN Human Rights Commission, turn in her grave. Sikh’s reading this inhuman behaviour of the Hindu state are requested to lay a rose on the last resting place of Eleanor Rossevelt at Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York.

Hyde Park, , New York, USA

The Sikh’s are dissatisfied as they have been the victims of horrendous crimes of Genocide, Memoricide, Ethnocide, Vandalism and do not feel safe in this radicalized fanatic Hindu state.

As an altered policy of the Shriomani Akali Dal (Amritsar), having experienced the barbaric policy of the Hindu state towards the Sikh’s, we now believe that all the neighbouring states should be militarily strong, so that the Hindu Indian state is forced into a policy of behaviour required of a democratic and liberal state where the Human rights of the minorities, schedule castes and Tribal’s are respected and the total branches of a democracy like rule of law, principles of natural justice, plebiscite and referendum are implemented and also the treaties, covenants, protocols and conventions of the UN are accepted and reduced into the country’s laws. These are as follows:

1. 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

2. 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

3. 1954 Convention relating to Status of Stateless Persons.

4. 1960 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

5. 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

6. 1966 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

7. 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. It is because there are still 30,000 Sikh Stateless refugees in Kashmir since 1947.

8. 1972 Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile System.

9. 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.

10. 1984 Convention against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

11. 1984 Safeguard and guaranteeing protection of the Rights of those facing the death penalty.

12. 1995 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

13. 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

14. 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).

15. 2001 Rome Statute, by virtue of which the International Criminal Court has been set up at The Hague.

16. 2010 The Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions.

Now, why have the Communist Chinese with their PLA infiltrated into Ladakh is because the Hindu Indian state has not made any preparations to meet this eventuality, though Parliament in 1962 voted in a resolution that the state will not rest till the last inch of territory (39,000 sq. Kms.) surrendered to Communist China is recovered.

We ask what the Hindu Indian state has been doing all these years to wipe out the disgrace and humiliation of 1962?.

The Tribune states in this editorial

– “Chinese have pushed forward aggressively, not only on the border issue but on all fronts, almost encircling India”. We ask who is at fault since 1947 in driving the minorities, schedule castes and Tribal’s towards this end? The Hindu Indian state is in a state of an armed conflict with all the states on its Western, Northern and Eastern borders.

The Hindu state has broken up its relations with its neighbouring states like Islamic Pakistan, Nepal, recently Bhutan, Burma, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, all of whom are as thick as thieves with Communist China. So Mr. Editor as a Punjabi phrase states the Hindu state will have to take a peep under its cot.

It is not our intent to trouble the Hindu state in its day of anxiety or humiliation but we cannot say that the Shriomani Akali Dal (Amritsar’s) new policy of wishing the neighbouring countries to be militarily strong has failed, because we have observed that the day a neighbouring state has shown its fangs, the majortarians and their press, newspapers like The Tribune, Indian Express, Times of India and the Hindustan Times have stopped demeaning the Sikh’s whom they addressed as Terrorists, Radicals, Extremists and Hardliners.

The essence of all this trouble in the sub-continent is the radicalization and fanaticism of the majoritarian’s. Once they realize that the Indian sub- Continent cannot be governed and ruled by their Jackboots, arrogance and commission of crimes like genocide, memoricide, vandalism and ethnocide with impunity, no matter how big the crowds who attend the foundation stone laying ceremony at Aydhoya on 5th August, 2020, they will fail in their communal endeavour to rule and govern this vast sub-continent.

Despite our best efforts to find out from the Hindu Indian state and its press, where its border lies with Communist China, whether the McMahan Line of 1913-14, or 1834 when the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) annexed Ladakh or the current Line Of Actual Control. The Tribune, Hindustan Times and WHO have been showing publicly in the maps they have printed on this issue, the territories annexed by the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849), as being in Communist China. But our party insists that the border of Ladakh and Communist China is the one that the Lahore Darbar annexed in 1834. Therefore, the Sikh’s must be a party when this cartography is discussed at the table.

Facta non Verba.

Simranjit Singh Mānn


Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),


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