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Sikhs are interested to know why 43 innocents Sikhs were massacred by the Army in 2000 in Village Chitthi Singh Pura of Kashmir. Simranjit Singh Mann

Sikhs are interested to know why 43 innocents Sikhs were massacred by the Army in 2000 in Village Chitthi Singh Pura of Kashmir. Simranjit Singh Mann

 The Tribune dated 29th November 2020

Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that this is a very good article by Mr. Gurbachan Jagat. He has had a very good tenure as Director General of Police, Jammu & Kashmir. He worked in conditions when there was a democratic elected assembly and a government. But since 05th August 2019 the extremist BJP-RSS Union Government of Premier Narinder Modi has abrogated Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution. These Articles gave a semblance of autonomy to Jammu & Kashmir whose annexation to the Hindu Indian state has been and is controversial. As a result former Premier Jawhar Lal Nehru took this case to the United Nation Security Council asking for a plebiscite in this state. The Security Council passed a resolution for a plebiscite, a resolution which has not been implemented till today.

The fact that this resolution has not been implemented has eroded the influence and prestige of the United Nation Security Council. Under these circumstances Mr. Jagat put the police force into a working machine which is creditable. However, in 2000 when Former President Bill Clinton visited India, 43 innocents Sikhs were massacred in cold blood in village Chitthi Singh Pura of Kashmir by the Army.

Our party has gone from pillar to post trying to seek justice for these peaceful Sikhs. However, the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, the Chief Minister, the Union Home Minister and the President of India have not given us an answer till the present day and we feel that since Mr. Gurbachan Jagat was the Director General of Police of Jammu & Kashmir in 2000, he will let us know the exact happening and why the Union Government and the Government of Jammu & Kashmir is dilly dallying on the true facts of the killings of Sikhs, a minority.

To inform the forces of extreme Hindutva, we must let them know that the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799-1849) annexed Kashmir in 1819. Prior to this Kashmir was a province of Afghanistan. After 1849 when the Sikh empire fell, strong armies of Britain, Soviet Russia and now the United States have tried to annex Afghanistan. But their efforts have failed President Donald Trump of U.S. has said American troops in Afghanistan would be withdrawn by January 2001.

Attention must also be drawn to the fact that the Durand Line that separates Islamic Pakistan and Afghanistan, this border line is approximately drawn on the lines of annexation by the Lahore Darbar of Afghanistan.

            As such Sikhs have a historic interest in Kashmir.          

Simranjit Singh Mānn
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann

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