Sikhs welcome detente between Shia Iran and Sunni Pakistan. Stateless Sikhs will feel safer as Modi will stop his saber rattling against Pak. Modi and Kim Jong-un scourge to peace- Simranjit Singh Mann
The Tribune 23rd April 2019
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann-
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that Sunni Pakistan and Shia Iran, daggers drawn because of the schism in Islam and bitter enemies, coming together could be good news for the Sikhs and the Punjabi inhabited territories of- Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UT-Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Leh, Ladhak, Kutch in Gujarat.
With this rapprochement between these two longstanding rivals, THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) would meet a big setback.
The Hindu state has from the very beginning been helping Shia Iran to build its nuclear arsenal as a counter thrust to Sunni Pakistan’s nuclear bomb.
THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) will have to abide by the American sanctions on Iran and thus the Hindu state will not buy any oil from Iran.
However, Islamic Pakistan which is strategically placed geopolitically will defy US sanctions and buy oil from Iran which would also be pumped to China, which also does not care about the sanctions placed by US on Iran.
On the other hand Islamic Pakistan has strong ties with Saudi Arabia and its armed forces play an important part in beefing up its security.
Since the Hindu state is left with buying its oil from Saudi Arabia, Islamic Pakistan could influence the Saudi’s to turn around the tap, ensuring only a trickle passing on to the Hindu state.
We would also state that the Hindu state’s smart act of building the Chabahar port in Iran, in order to let its trade pass on to Central Asia where the Hindu state has a military mission, that would now become a predicament. Chabahar port was also used as a spying post to Islamic Pakistan. Now that would end too for the Hindu state.
For Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar and the Sikhs this new detente between Shia Iran and Sunni Pakistan’s would be welcome as it would put and end to the saber rattling of ultra-nationalist and extremist BJP-RSS fascist led Premier Narinder Modi who threatens Islamic Pakistan with his nukes on almost a daily basis. No difference between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Narinder Modi.
The Sikhs want peace and tranquillity in South Asia and this remarkable peace of news between the Shia and Sunni powers would ensure peace and stability in our region. Though we would feel happier if the UN Security Council announces a No Fly Zone over the Sikh and Punjabi inhabited territories of- Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UT-Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Leh, Ladhak, Kutch in Gujarat.
The stateless Sikhs must have a safety umbrella to save them from the three nuclear armed stated that surround them. We live in the most dangerous part of the World and saner world powers must think about our safety and wellbeing.