The Tribune 14thApril 2018
Sikhs stage protest in UN on Ambedkar birth anniversary celebration
Posted at: Apr 14, 2018, 10:33 AM
Last updated: Apr 14, 2018, 12:37 PM (IST)
United Nations, April 14
A group of Sikhs held a protest against atrocities against minorities and Dalits in India during BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary celebrations here.
About 25 Sikhs, some wearing black turbans and others black bands, held up posters and silently turned their backs on India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin as he spoke on Friday.
Unperturbed, Akbaruddin continued with his speech and no action was taken inside the conference room against the protesters.
The president of the Youth Akali Dal (Amritsar) US, Amandeep Singh told IANS that the group wanted to “expose the hypocrisy” of the Indian government celebrating Ambedkar’s birthday before the world while his ideals were violated in India by the atrocities against Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Dalits.
He said the Golden Temple was violated and thousands of Sikhs have been killed then and later during riots but no action has been taken against many important persons responsible for the killings.
Singh said the protest was held on behalf of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).
As the protesters filed outside the conference room, they were stopped by security personnel, who confiscated their posters and all the papers they had and let them go with a warning that such activities were not allowed inside the UN.
Several security personnel, including emergency services officers in black uniforms, rushed to the conference room entrance but only a couple of them entered the room unobtrusively to keep watch.
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that we wish to inform every country and the world forum that our party the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) as acquired the capability of penetrating all highly secure places as the Sikh’s are a stateless people and have been subjected to the crime of genocide by THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State). Since 1947 the Sikh’s have had no right to the rule of law and the principles of natural justice.
In 1947 because of the retrograde policies of the British government, the Sikh’s were denied their share of the spoils of the disintegration of the British Indian Empire. It were the Hindu’s under Gandhi, Nehru and Patel who got the lion’s share of this empire, whereas the Muslim’s under Jinnah managed to get piece of the cake.
The Sikh’s were ethnically cleansed in 1947 from their Punjab Homeland as the Western portion of the Punjab was given to Pakistan without a protest by Gandhi, Nehru and Patel.
At this stage the world powers and the UN must consider that in the present world events it is in the interest of peace in South Asia to carve out an independent and sovereign Sikh state to amalgamate the Sikh and Punjabi inhabited territories-Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Leh-Ladhakh, and Kutch in Gujarat which will form a buffer state between three inimical nuclear armed states-Communist China, Islamic Pakistan and THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) which could possibly come to exchange nuclear blows, making the Sikh inhabited territories the nuclear battlefield.
Since the World powers and the UN have turned a deaf year and a blind eye to the Sikh question, it became necessary for our party to send our party’s delegation into the UN Assembly under the Chairmanship of S Boota Singh to let the UN know that the Sikh’s, a stateless people must be listened to and their legitimate demand for a separate Homeland is the need of the hour which will serve two purposes, one satisfy the Sikh longing for a separate sovereign state and secondly for everlasting peace in South Asia as the Sikh buffer state would keep the three dangerously armed nuclear states out of each other’s hair.
Protests, since the faunding of the UN have always taken place outside the bounds of the UN, but this the first peaceful protest in the chamber of the UN Assembly.
Simranjit Singh Mann (email@example.com)