The Hindu State must also explain it’s genocidaire policy and why it demolished the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in 1984 and Islamic Babri Masjid in 1992. Simranjit Singh Mann
The Tribune Dated 04th March, 2021
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that the Tribune has not been fair to Islamic Pakistan and OIC for raising the question of Kashmir in the international chambers. Kashmir is a disputed territory and the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution for a plebiscite in this unfortunate state in 1948 at the behest of Hindu-India’s Premier Jawaharlal Nehru. Plebiscite is the only democratic tool which can solve this vexed problem peacefully and democratically. Our party Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has always supported all democratic practices and supports this resolution. The Tribune forgets that the extremist Hindutva BJP- RSS under Premier Narendra Modi abrogated the age old constitutional rights of Kashmir by scrapping Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution, dissolving the legislative assembly and promulgating the barbaric law AFSPA (Armed forces special powers) which gives unbridled powers to the armed forces to kill, maim, torture, molest, rape, kidnap, abduct, commit enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions and detain a Kashmiri indefinitely, all with impunity. Since this law contravenes Article- 21 of the constitution but the Supreme Court has not done its duty in declaring it ultra vires of the constitution. The Union Government has also banned the use of the Punjabi Language forgetting that it was the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799-1849) that annexed Kashmir in 1819, prior to this Kashmir was a province of Afghanistan. The Sikh’s, therefore, have a genuine interest in Kashmir.Our party congratulates OIC for bringing the Kashmir issue on the international platform and it is our Party’s desire and aim that this issue be solved as per the UNSC resolution of 1948. In the past OIC has been remiss in condemning acts of inhuman behaviour in the Hindu state. Our Party also wants to bring on record that THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) has not signed or ratified the following UN Treaties, Covenants, Statutes and Conventions: 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. The Hindu Indian State has in simple words has become an International pariah and International bodies have begun downgrading the Hindu state’s image in freedom of expression and denial of religious freedom to the minorities, schedule caste’s and adavasis or tribals. This is what the Freedom House states as below:- We must remind the Tribune that the Hindu Indian State has committed the genocide of the Sikh people’s with impunity and also destroyed their Holiest Religious Shire The Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in a military operation code named Operation Blue Star in 1984 in which the armed forces of Britain, Soviet’s and Hindu India’s massacred 25000 Sikh pilgrims amongst whom were the elderly, women and children. In 1982 the same Hindu Indian state demolished the Islamic Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. In 2019 the Hindu Indian Union Government offered a sinecure to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mr. Gogoi who gave a ruling that the demolished Islamic shire was a Hindu Temple. After this favourable ruling Mr. Gogoi was made a member of the Council of States for a period of 6 year’s. Premier Narendra Modi later laid the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya though as per the constitution India is a secular state and no person holding a government office can lay foundation stones of a religious shrine. Our Party is aware that Human Rights are violated in Islamic Pakistan and enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions and extra judicial murders do take place. But if Islamic Pakistan indulges in such inhuman acts, there is no reason that THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) should follow suit. Personally my family and I feel deeply offended and saddened when Nawab Akbar Bugti of Balochistan was assassinated by Islamic Pakistan’s army. Nawab Bugti had studied with my late brother S. Manjit Singh Mann at Aitchison College, Lahore and was a very dear friend of my brother and was treated like a son by my parent’s. I do carry a grouse and I appeal to the Islamic state to condemn this foul murder and bring back the Bugti family back to its family fortunes in Balochistan. President Emmanuel Macron of France has just today made an apology to the Algerian people’s for the atrocities French Colonial and present state committed during the Colonial and present rule over Algeria. There is room for better governance by THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) and Islamic Pakistan. Facta non Verba. Mutare Sperno.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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