Majority of Sikhs want Khalistan, suppression will lead to disaster : Threatens pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh

Amritsar (Punjab) – In a shocking act of lawlessness, Amritpal Singh’s supporters, stormed a Police station in Ajnala, Amritsar, Punjab, to protest the arrest of Amritpal’s close aide Lovepreet Singh Toofan. They were armed with lathis, swords and guns, in an attempt to intimidate the Police force. Amritpal Singh, a pro-Khalistan preacher and the current head of ‘Waris Punjab De’. The Khalistanis even took control of the Police station for several hours, while the Policemen looked on helplessly. No action was taken against the rioters. Punjab Police later canceled the FIR against Lovepreet Singh, giving into the demands of the Khalistanis.

Amritpal compared the concept of a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ to the demand for a separate ‘Khalistan’ in order to try and legitimize his cause. During an interview, he was asked why there is a demand for a religion-based country, Khalistan, out of a Democratic India. To this, Amritpal drew a bizarre parallel between the demand for Khalistan and the demand for declaring India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’.

Amritpal went on to claim that ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is even bigger violence than saying that we want a separate Homeland. He went on to claim that the majority of Sikhs demand Khalistan and India should talk to them and maybe reach a middle ground. He further threatened that if the ‘suppression’ of these voices continues, it will eventually lead to a disaster as India has had a history of disasters.

Editorial Viewpoint

  • Who will believe that Khalistanis will not resort to violence ? Thousands of pro-Khalistan supporters did not carry guns, swords and sticks to the Ajanala Police station in Punjab for Satyagraha. They used the fear of these weapons to force the Police to release their supporter !
  • Those who are demanding Khalistan today should do well to remember what has become of the independent Pakistan after its creation !

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