Khalistan movement gaining momentum in India?

By N. P. Upadhyaya (Aryal) - - 

Biratnagar: If the BBC documentary on “India-The Modi Question” released/aired for London consumption early this year January brought several sleepless nights to PM Modi then it was followed by the vitriolic comments made on PM Modi by Hungary-born George Soros (92) who is a billionaire from the USA.

Though the documentary is “banned” yet it is making rounds around the globe and allowing the world population to understand what the Islamophobic Indian Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi is.

Modi stands unmasked which was certainly long overdue.

Soros in his fresh clip made some hair-raising yet “ear-pleasing” comments on Indian Prime Minister Modi and his business tycoon, now bankrupt Gautam Adani who was awarded a power deal in troubled Sri Lanka after the grand escapade of the Gotabaya brothers.

Gautam rose from scratch only when he was awarded the Indian Prime Ministerial favor. PM Modi is also a rich person now who graduated himself from a railway tea seller to a multi-millionaire.

PM Modi’s India has a habit of exploiting the smaller neighbors in the immediate neighborhood as and when these countries are going through rough weather and that too created by India itself. The fresh Sri Lankan troubles were very tactfully exploited by PM Modi for the benefit of his financial tycoon stooge Gautam Adani.

The US national George Soros while addressing the recently concluded Munich Security Conference took up the issue of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s secret relationship with his close ally and business tycoon Gautam Adani who was accused of stock manipulation and his stock collapsed like a house of cards, pointedly said Soros of PM Modi as, (sic) “I may be naive, but I expect a democratic revival in India.

In plain words, the US Billionaire Soros, the founder of Open Society hinted that India is not an even democracy.

For Nepal, India is the nearest enemy and a “mobocracy”.

Thus Soros too added more tensions to the already tense PM Modi and his Hindutva gang administration.

Amrit Pal Singh-the Khalistan man: And the mega problem for India and its sitting Prime Minister Modi, soon after the BBC documentary and George Soros’ vitriolic attack emanated from a vibrant Khalistan proponent Amrit Pal Singh.

And the fresh troubles are being forwarded to PM Modi by those interested Sikhs who have revived the demand for a separate Sikh State-Khalistan, well within India itself.

And Amrit Pal is currently leading the demand for a separate Khalistan for the Sikhs.

The demand for a new and separate Homeland/State for the Indian Sikhs is not a new phenomenon, but instead its seeds, reportedly were sown, speaking on practical terms, apparently the day when an Indian military operation nicknamed “Operation Blue Star” was carried out under the express commands and instructions of the sitting Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi who had at that time ordered the Indian military contingent to storm the Sikh temple the “Harmandir Saheb” to “annihilate” the Sikh religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Mrs Gandhi was the cruelest lady in South Asia who was suffering from inferiority complex syndrome.

This operation in earnest continued between 1 and 8 June 1984, Indian media sources claim.

It was this night raid of the Sikh Gurudwara that enraged the entire Sikh society across India and some brave Sikhs instantly vowed to bifurcate a chunk of the Indian Union for the formation of what they call, Khalistan, the lad of the Khalsa.

Khalistan though was in existence much before the invasion of the Amritsar temple, however, the Sikh carnage that followed soon after the gunning down of Madame Indira Gandhi by two of her own security guards, Satwant and Beant Singh in October end in 1984, prompted the energetic Sikh youths to take a determined avowal for the formation of a Sikh state called the Khalistan.

The Sikhs were made the target soon after the shooting down of Madame Gandhi as the “powers-that-be” concluded that since the Sikh(s) killed the Indian Prime Minister and thus the revenge must be carried out by mass murder of the Sikhs across the country. The game of revenge thus began in earnest.

The Sikhs in Delhi were so terrified that those who were comparatively clever and smart made their way to Nepal and sources say that Nepal now has a considerable Sikh population who eloped from India and sneaked to Nepal to live a secure life.

Sikhs who migrated from India and have now settled in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America and Australia and their strength is comfortably good which is the cause for the continued headache for the Indian government as it is these migrated Sikhs who continue to demand a separate state for the Sikhs.

It is so because the Sikhs settled in these “highly developed countries” are housed in various groups but their cause remains the same and that being to “provide the needed impetus to the demand for a separate Sikh State-the Khalistan”.

Only recently, we read news about the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) had given a boost to its Khalistan movement across the world, more so in and around Australia.

News to that effect could be noticed in the following news story penned by Riffat Hussain.

The story runs as follows: Hamzah Rifaat Hussain for the Eurasia review (updated) March 06, writes in an Op-ed article that “Over 60,000 Indian Australians of the Sikh faith defied the Hindu supremacist Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Melbourne which is once again a prime example of how the Khalistan movement is gaining momentum. From subjecting Punjabi farmers to oppression to openly preventing Sikhs from taking part in the democratic voting system to raising the demand for the creation of a separate state in Indian Punjab, the Modi Raj is once again exposing itself as a subjugator of minorities which is pursuing a socially exclusionary agenda”.

A close look at the news does tell how the men of the Sikh faith possess a clear aversion for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government which is under the control of the Hindutva gang leader PM Modi.

Riffat Hussain further writes that the independent observer entity named ‘Sikhs for Justice’ has claimed that approximately 57,000 Sikhs cast their vote in Australia prior to the closure by the Punjab Referendum Commission. The crowds which queued up outside the voting station in one of Australia’s economic hubs paved the way for stampedes as angry Sikh citizens crashed the gate of the center and went to the voting hall to cast their votes closer to closing time.

This speaks perhaps of the strong determination of the Sikh diaspora in ensuring a separate State “Khalistan” for the Sikh community.

However, the Indian government too appears determined in quashing with full force the Khalistan movement as it takes the Sikh steps as a bid that is tantamount to “treason” or a dangerous act that is geared to split the Indian union.

Naturally, the agitating Sikh diaspora rebukes the government’s rigid version but instead, it claims that if some interested quarters in India could rightfully demand making India a Hindu Rashtra then why not the Sikhs do so for a separate State Khalistan?

The demand thus appears to have been backed by logic.

Azhar Zavaid for the Dunynews. tv dated February 13 writes that close on the heels of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gearing up to host Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has announced to hold Khalistan Referendum voting in Brisbane, Australia, on March 19th after having already a strong show of over 55,000 Australian Sikhs at Federation Square, Melbourne two weeks ago.

What is more than stunning is that the high-placed Sikh officials housed in the Sikhs for Justice organization have, going out of the way, urged the Australian dignitary who is shortly to land in India pleading with him to “educate his Indian counterpart PM Modi”.

The SFJ modestly appeals to the visiting Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese saying “We urge PM Albanese to instruct Modi that in democracy, seeking secession and independence through voting cannot be labeled as terrorism”.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of the Sikhs for Justice General Counsel declared that the March 19th “Battlefield – Brisbane” Khalistan Referendum Voting Centre is dedicated to Shaheed Bhai Harmeet Singh Bhaowal and Shaheed Bibi Baljinder Kaur who were bombed to death along with their nine months old son Pavittar Singh on December 05, 1992, by the Indian Police forces in Haryana.

Azhar further writes that “While Modi regime is pursuing Violence to crush the Khalistan Referendum, SFJ is using voting to resolve the decades-old conflict between the Sikhs and the Union of India,” stated SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in a video message.

Yet another twist: Out of the blue, one gentleman who was until recently working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Amrit Pal Singh has emerged as the new and determined messiah of the entire Sikh world scattered across the globe.

Amrit Singh is a young man who has vowed to create a separate State for the Sikhs, Khalistan.

Singh was very much in the media being frequently interviewed by a section of the media men apparently close to PM Modi and his administration posing him questions on why he was up against the unity of the Indian regime.

A short detail by Arjun Sen Gupta published in the Indian Express dated February 25, 2023, introduces Amrit Pal Singh as a youth( 29) who is a follower of the slain Sikh militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and is often dubbed as “Bhindranwale 2.0” in Punjab. He returned from Dubai last year to take the reins of the ‘Waris Punjab De’ organisation following the death of its founder, actor-activist Deep Sidhu.

In a very plain way and presumably clear in his vision for the Khalistani State, the young Amrit Pal says in no uncertain terms “Our aim for Khalistan shouldn’t be seen as evil and taboo…It’s an ideology and ideology never dies. We are not asking for it from Delhi”, Amritpal Singh told ANI on Friday. In the aftermath of the violence by Amritpal Singh’s supporters recently, the Congress warned against the return of the “dark days of violence…which every Punjabi is scared of”.

Amrit’s strong determination is not only sound but very difficult for his opponents to counter the former’s claims in which he has expressed his clear stance on the demand for which he has vowed himself over these short years.

All said and done, it appears that India’s bad days have begun in earnest. That’s all.


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