The Union farm laws will ruin the rural economy of the North. Only opening borders of Punjab with Islamic Pakistan will benefit all Northern states economically. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 22nd October, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that this is a satisfactory editorial of The Tribune regarding the passage of the BJP – RSS Union Governments Farm legislations.
But our Party does not think that the BJP – RSS, a party of urban extremist and radicalized Hindutva leaders can think on the rural economic conditions and matters with an unbiased mind. These Union legislations like:
1) The Farmer (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.
2) The Farmer Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020.
3) The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Will, from the very start kill the economics of the rural areas and the peoples. They are also heavily biased against the Sikh Farmers whose main employ is agriculture and its affiliates. These laws favour the rich Hindu business urban class, as all farm produce will be bought by the big companies and corporate sector.
Our Party stands for the abrogation of all these Union laws and we state that such laws be brought in where the chiefly agricultural states are consulted.
Even otherwise our Party is of the opinion that the Punjab borders at Wagha and Hussianiwala which are contiguous with Islamic Pakistan should be opened for trade, commerce, social, cultural and religious purposes.
Such opening of these borders will enable the Punjab’s farm produce to be sent to countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gulf states and the Central Asian Republics, Russia and China. This trade will open up not only the congested farm economy but also the transport sector. All this will help in wiping out the unemployment of the youth. Traders as result will benefit.
At the present moment the Hindu and Islam historic animosity is stopping the open flow of traffic and trade between Hindu India and Islamic Pakistan. Hindu India has imposed a duty of 200% on all goods being imported and exported. This does not make economic sense to the Sikh’s as they are as per their religion neither Hindu’s nor Muslims.
Apart from the Punjab farmers benefiting with borders being opened with Islamic Pakistan, all Northern states like Rajasthan, Haryana, UT Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh will also benefit economically.
Hindu India’s political and economic relations with the Islamic world, China and Russia will also benefit.
We must not forget that Islamic Pakistan, Hindu India and Communist China are implacable enemies and all three are armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons. The opening of these borders will reduce the chances of a nuclear war breaking out, in which case these very territories and states of the Northern region will become the nuclear battle field, annihilating all its civilization.
We hope reason will prevail over centuries of hate, rivalry and wars between these three states. The Sikh’s stand for peace and reason.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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