What is status of Sikh Qaum (nation) in India, whether we are given equal rights, whether we are second class citizens, whether Sikhs are criminals, whether Sikhs with their religious signs are terrorists as this excerpts from the official document exposes that in fact all practicing Sikhs were considered terrorists and were targeted by the Indian government?
The Government Targeted Amritdhari Sikhs;
The following quote is from an Indian Army circular which was distributed in June 1984. This excerpt from the official document exposes that in fact all practicing Sikhs were considered terrorists and were targeted by the government:
“Some of our innocent countrymen were administered an oath in the name of religion to support extremists and actively participated in the act of terrorism. These people wear a miniature kirpan round their neck and are called “Amritdharis”. They have to be subdued to achieve the final aim of restoring peace in the country. Any knowledge of the “Amritdharis” who are dangerous people and pledged to commit murder, arson and acts of terrorism should be immediately brought to the notice of the authorities. These people may appear harmless from outside but they are basically committed to terrorism.
Before this in 1947, soon after India got independence, the Punjab was divided and more than half had been given to Pakistan. The Muslims and Sikhs riots started. Sikhs migrated from west Punjab to east Panjab in India and called refuzee in their own homeland. They lost their fertilized lands, flourished business and big homes, they became penniless but in just one month of their migration, entire Sikh nation was labeled CRIMINAL by Nehru govt.
It issued a circular and sent to DCs of Punjab to deal with Sikhs strictly. Nehru forgot that he made assurance with Sikh nation to make a Sikh state in northern India where Sikhs may feel freedom of their religion and practice their faith but he betrayed thus. Sirdar kapoor Singh then DC Kangra opposed it, he was sacked from his job though the govt. ot Nehru himself had no powers to terminate his services. This was the first authenticated instance in which Sikhs were humiliated who sacrificed 93% in freedom movement of India and were 60% of INA under Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose whereas their totals strength in undivided India was less than 2%.
See what is recorded by Sirdar Kapoor Singh in his own book ’Sachi Sakhi’;
At the time of the partition of India in 1947, the Sikhs as a community had decided to be part of India as it had been promised autonomous powers as a reward for the pivotal role it had played during the Indian independence movement. However those promises were soon backtracked upon by the Congress party when it came to power. The Sikhs were not recognized as a separate religion in the Indian constitution and instead regarded as an extension of the majority Hindu faith.
The blatant secret policy against the Sikhs continued right from the dawn
of so-called independence if you read the role played by Suhrawardy, with
Gandhi’s blessings, who held discussions with Pakistani leaders. These
dealers had the cheek to describe Sikhs, who suffered most because of the
partition, as ‘impossible’. S Kapur Singh speech on betrayal of Sikhs in
the parliament must be on the record. It is a matter of shame that Akalis
continued to have faith in Indian democracy in spite of S. Kapur Singh’s
And readers may note that there were only two Sikh Divisional Commissioners in Punjab, one Sirdar Kapur Singh ji at Kangra and the other at Gurgaon. So this circular must be noticed by other Sikh DC too but he might have ignored it but Sirdar kapur Singh ji objected to it by sending a protest letter. Kindly read the book to know more truth.
Please also read what he wrote on page 9;
“… Punjab’s governor, Shree Chandu Lal trivedi, with the persmission and wishes of the deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Sardar Patel and Prime Minister shree Nehru, and with the full consent of Punjab’s Home Minister, S. Swaran Singh, issued instructions to all the deputy commissioners of Punjab that they should treat all Sikhs, especially those who came from West Punjab, as cirminals. They should be dealt with all possible extreme measures such as physical torture and killing them with bullets. This should be done in such a way, on official basis without caring for Law and Justice, that Sikhs should come to their senses and know who is the ruler and who is the ruled…”
Other D.C. could not have dared to tell about this letter full of prejudice against the Sikhs. It was only Kapur whose conscience was awake and dare to protest against it and paid a heavy price for.
Now I would love to ask nationalist Sikhs to give their opinion with keeping their eyes wide open if the Sikhs can call this nation as their home? Whether these two instances in which the two govts. One lead by Nehru and second by her daughter orders to eliminate Sikhs or to dealt with all possible extreme measures such as physical torture and killing them with bullets. And that …..This should be done in such a way, on official basis without caring for Law and Justice, that Sikhs should come to their senses and know who is the ruler and who is the ruled…”
Is there any future of Sikh nation with India?
Can we trust India any more?
Ajmer Singh Randhawa.
What do you say?