Shriomani Akali Dal (Amritsar) does not support extra Constitutional Committees or Groups or the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff which has created a diarchy in the armed forces. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 4th August 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that these wise men who have formed The all Powerful China Study Group (CSG) must tell us who is this group responsible and accountable to, from where it draws its finances and in what manner it has the power to conduct its business? Does it over-ride the decisions of the Premier’s Cabinet Committee on security? Is it responsible to any Parliamentary Committee? These are all Constitutional questions. There is no Sikh Member in this Group or the Premier’s Cabinet Committee on Security.
In a secular country do the majoritarians only decide matters on security? Our party does not support this undemocratic and un-secular approach to governance.
We say this because the Sikh’s are a party to the happenings in Ladakh as it was the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) that annexed Ladakh in 1834 and made it an integral part of the Empire.
Since 1947 THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) has committed horrendous inhuman crimes like genocide, memoricide, vandalism and ethnocide of the Sikh peoples.
Our party asks what is the current boundary between the Hindu state and Communist China. Is it the McMahan Line of 1913-14 or the LAC published in the maps of The Tribune, Hindustan Times or the WHO, where original territory of Ladakh annexed by The Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) is shown on the side of Communist China, which our party does not support.
In 1962 Jawaharlal Nehru surrendered 39,000 sq. Kms. of Ladakh territory to Communist China and this year Premier Nerandra Modi has surrendered if not an equal amount, but great swathes of territory to the PLA.
What does this secret Group think and what will it do, as since 1962 the Hindu Indian state has done no preparation for this humiliating happening of April this year but has these last 58 years been laying Polly’s eggs. The intelligence agencies of which there are a considerable amount have not reported the intentions of Communist China.
The military has been starved of the much needed fighter planes, heavy artillery, tanks that can operate in Arctic conditions and Naval ships. The infantry has no modern rifles and the Hindu state has ordered 72,400 rifles from USA Sig Sauer Assault Rifles. We ask if the Communist Chinese and the Israel states came into being in 1948 and all European countries from where the Hindu state imports its weapons had their defence industries destroyed in World War II why the Hindu state which came into being in 1947, and did not have its industry destroyed in the last war, why it cannot manufacture a simple infantry rifle?
Why if Russia is a dear ally it has not sold its Sukhoi Su 35 to the Hindu state but has done so to Communist China? Why has the Hindu state reduced its recruitment in the army of Sikh’s to 2% whereas it was 33% in the British Indian Army?
What good has come out of the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff? Has any armed force heard of a diarchy in the armed forces? What good did CDS do in accompanying the Premier and Defence Minister to Ladakh ? It merely muddled the already complex situation. Who ordered the unarmed infantrymen to get into a scuffle with the waiting armed to the teeth PLA? Artillery soldiers who have no training in hand to hand combat were also sent with the infantrymen. Who is responsible? The twenty who gave their lives have yet to be awarded with gallantry medals and their respective families taken care of. Who will do that?
Though our party does not support committees or groups appointed unconstitutionally, we will await the doings of this China Study Group.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann