The Church, The Press and some Human Rights bodies adopt silence when inhuman acts are perpetrated. Simranjit Singh Mann, Member of Parliament.
The Tribune dated 20 September 2023.
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that it is usual for organizations, countries and religious heads to hide facts which they should not, as they pertain to protection of Human Rights.
The Catholic Church has always stood for upholding these rights, but sometimes weaknesses do appear in standing up to brutalities of the state.
This did not happen only during World War II regarding the persecution of Jews by Nazi Germany, but during the Dirty War against the leftists the Catholic Church which was presided over by cleric Bergoglio, under his command the Church took no notice of the cruelty and suffering of the people which the military of Argentina perpetrated.
Later cleric Bergoglio of Argentina became the Pope in Rome and headed the Vatican under his papal name Pope Francis. So Popes have shown weaknesses during their respective papacies.
Similarly the Hindu Indian Press, the Supreme Court, The National Human Rights Commission, Minorities Commission, especially The Tribune has witnessed the genocide, memoricide, vandalism and ethnocide of the Sikh peoples since 1984 and these bodies of the state and media have since then not accepted these crimes against the Sikh peoples and till today The Tribune and others call these heinous Human Rights excesses as riots.
Therefore, till all bodies and agencies rise above their prejudices and begin to call a spade a spade, we think that these bodies and agencies have not risen in character and honesty though morally they place themselves on the High Table.
Similarly in the case of the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, The Tribune will favour the Hindu Indian state and blacken the truth that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has spoken in his Parliament in Ottawa.
The Sikhs are a small minority and they like the Jews have suffered through history, but they have never given in and always risen to defy their perpetrators and genocidaires.
So the Popes are alas humans and like all humans they have their weaknesses like Pope Pius XII during World War II and Pope Francis before he became the Pope.
Only great people over come their weaknesses and frailties. If we cannot sympathise with what the Jews went through and now what the Sikhs are suffering, then we can only call ourselves base cowards.
Like Nazism, Hindutva will also meet its end, though they both boast of a common symbol the Swastika.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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