While condemning terrorism we must condemn state terrorism and its illegality on its own citizens- Simranjit Singh Mann
The Tribune 23rd February 2019
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar states our party condemns acts of terrorism against civilians as such acts are against the Geneva Conventions of War in which we believe.
However, we oppose tooth and nail state terrorism of the Hindu Indian state which has perpetrated the crime of genocide on the stateless Sikh peoples with impunity. We ask all democratic countries that they must condemn acts of terror and at the same time state terrorism. Human Rights must be cherished and protected. Rule of law and principles of natural justice must be followed and implemented by the Hindu Indian state. When we condemn terrorism we must also condemn the massacre of 2000 innocent Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 when Mr. Narinder Modi was the Chief Minister of that state. We must also condemn the ethnic cleansing of 60,000 Sikh farmers in 2013 in Gujarat when Mr. Modi was the Chief Minister of that state. We must condemn the massacre of 43 innocent Sikhs in village Chittisinghpura of Kashmir by the army in 2000. All these acts of state terrorism of the Indian Hindu state have been perpetrated with impunity. We also condemn Operation Bluestar of 1984 in which Indira Gandhi with the aid of British and Soviet forces and her own army massacred in cold blood 26,000 Sikh pilgrims in the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple in Amritsar) and in this process assassinated all the young Sikh leadership under Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala.
Later that year in 1984 Premier Rajiv Gandhi and Hindu mobs committed the crime of genocide of the Sikh peoples all over Hindu Indian territory. A provincial Assembly in Canada and some USA states have put on record in their respective legislatures the crime of genocide committed by the Hindu Indian state on the stateless Sikh peoples.