Some factors not on the G-20 Resolutions. Simranjit Singh Mānn, Member of Parliament.

The Tribune dated 11th September 2023.

Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:- Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar states that what needs to be flagged in relations with Canada is the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar and Ripudaman Singh Malik, both on Canadian soil.

Further clarifications must be given about the assassination of Avtar Singh Khanda in UK, Paramjit Singh Panjwar in Islamic Pakistan, Deep Singh Sidhu in Haryana and Subhdeep Singh Sidhu Moosewala in Punjab.

Political assassinations of Sikhs here and abroad like US President Biden’s talks with Premier Nerandra Modi on preservation of Human Rights, similarly assassinations of Sikhs should also have been brought on the G-20 submit.

Our Party is happy that President Biden specifically spoke about safeguarding Human Rights but we feel he should also have spoken about the deprivation of democratic rights of the Sikhs and Kashmiri Muslims.

Elections in Kashmir have not been held since 05th August 2019 and the Sikh Parliament which came into being by an act of law in 1925 the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, it’s elections have not been held for the last twelve years.

Having deprived the Sikhs of their democratic rights, our party has called for a big convention in Amritsar on 15th September which is also the World Democratic Day. That day we will call for democracy for the Sikhs and all peoples resident in South Asia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has again reiterated that his country receive the membership of the UNSC. Before that his country must sign and ratified the following UN protocols, treaties, covenants and conventions on Human Rights, some of them being:

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 must also explain why the Sikh peoples were subjected to the crimes of genocide, memoricide, vandalism and ethnoside in 1984 and thereafter, specifically why Sikh farmers in Gujarat in 2013 (60,000 of them) were deprived of their legually acquired agricultural farmlands and homes.

At the same time our party appreciates the resolution of G-20 summit regarding the preservation of religious rights of the minorities, schedule castes and Tribals.

This is a positive step for which our party thanks the US Commission on International Religious Freedom which has canvassed for these religious rights with the US State Department.

Now we see the results of that canvassing by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Member of Parliament,
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar,
Facebook page @sardarsimranjitsinghmannmp

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