To strengthen the Foreign Policy, the Foreign Minister should have all the UN Conventions reduced into the country’s laws. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 13th September, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that it is a welcome sign that the Foreign Minister Mr. S. Jaishanker has written his experience and thoughts on the Zeitgeist of the present world in diplomatic terms.
Our Party believes that diplomacy can only be strong if the economic situation of a country is sound and bubbling. As a result its military also becomes strong and a deterrent to any militarization in the neighbourhood. The third asset to effective diplomacy is morality. In all these three factors, the Hindu Indian state is not strong but making an endeavour to be effective in its economic and military strength.
Our Party would like to add the factor of morality to the list for strong diplomacy. We would suggest that the experienced Foreign Minister looks into the following UN Treaties, Covenants, and Statutes which the Hindu Indian state has not signed or ratified. By reducing these laws into the country’s legal system, it would immensely improve the Foreign Ministers reach and access into Foreign missions. These UN laws are as follows:
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). Had this convention been reduced into law SFF(Special Frontier Forces) personnel would not have died in Ladakh where the Hindu state’s and Communist China’s armed forces are eye ball to eye ball.
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.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann