The Sikh’s wish Nepal the very best and hope it will keep its independence and sovereignty intact for all times to come.- Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 12th August, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that the Hindu Indian state has turned into a leviathan and is busy in gobbling up its minorities and neighbours.
In the past Hyderabad, Jammu Kashmir, Goa, Sikkim have all disappeared into its omnivorous belly.
We do not understand why in the past Premier Rajiv Gandhi and presently Premier Nerandra Modi ordered an economic blockade and barricade of this land locked country?
We also don’t understand why certain territories in Nepal like Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpeydhura have suddenly begun to be claimed by the Hindu Indian state? It has turned into a cartographic monster.
Willy-nilly the Hindu Indian state has frightened this small land locked neighbour by having an eye on the whole country of Nepal. Its Central Army Command in Lucknow has prepared contingence plans for any eventuality in the future.
The modus operandi of the Hindu state when it eyes the territory of a neighbouring country is that it stirs up civil unrest of the minorities in the targeted country.
When in 1971 the Hindu state split Islamic Pakistan into two, it built up its East Bengali secessionists and called this group the Mukti Bhani. This was covertly trained by Major General Shubeg Singh who was a master of guerilla warfare. Besides his success in creating Bangladesh, he in 1984 under the command of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale built the defences of the Darbar Sahib(The Golden Temple, Amritsar) and kept the Hindu Indian states armed forces which were aided by British, Soviet armies at bay for 72 hours and did not let them enter the holy premises though the tri-lateral armies had tanks, heavy artillery, mortars, special forces and helicopter gunships to face the stateless Sikh defenders. Both Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and Major General Shubeg Singh preferred martyrdom to a shameful surrender and laid down their lives, fighting to the last. We think this is the greatest defective battle in modern war history.
Coming back to Nepal, this country has a population of Madhesis, an ethnic minority akin to a similar ethnic group living in neighbouring Hindu Indian state of Bihar. Often when the Hindu Indian state wants to stir trouble and commotion in Nepal it uses these Madhesis in stirring up a rebellion in its neighbour, Nepal.
When these are the intensions of the Hindu Indian state which has on two occasions tried to starve and made its economy come to a standstill, the proud Nepalese have had no option but to look for relief and succour towards another neighbour.
We welcome the news that Nepal and the Hindu Indian state are going to sit together to find a mutual settlement to the avaricious eye the Hindu Indian state has on this land locked country, so as to stop all future rankling amongst the two. But our party would advise Nepal that if it wants to live in peace, with pride, it must build its military forces on the pattern of Switzerland.
The Sikh’s have a special respect and relationship with Nepal because when in 1849, Britain overran the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) and suspended its rule till its minor Maharaja Dalip Singh came up age, Maharaja Dalip Singh mother Maharani Jind Kaur had to flee her Empire and she sought political asylum in Nepal, Nepal had the courage to grant this asylum against the already expanding political and military pressure of Britain in the Indian sub-continent.
Therefore, our party wishes the best for Nepal and hopes it will keep its independence and sovereignty in place for all times to come. The adventurism of the Hindu Indian state must seize towards its neighbours and minorities.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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