Simranjit Singh says his victory strengthens Khalistan movement


Simranjit Singh Mann, President ShiromaniAkali Dal (Amritsar) and a leader of Sikh Khalistan Movement in Indian Punjab, who made it to the Indian parliament, Monday declared that with his success, the Khalistan movement had entered into the final stages.

According to the Indian media, his victory and announcement to strive for the rights of the Sikh community and independent Khalistan, have also set off alarm bells for NarendraModi’s government.

The Sikh leader had emerged successful on SangrurLokSabha seat which fell vacant after the election of chief minister from AamAdmi Party (AAP). Mann had defeated an AAP candidate. Paying tributes to the Sikhs who laid down their lives for the Khalistan movement, the 77-year-old leader told Indian media to fight for the cause of the oppressed Kashmiri people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and other minorities of India in the LokSabha.

“The Sikh community is very upset with the death of Deep Singh Sidhu and SidhuMoosewala and now the Indian government will not behave in the same way that it is behaving with the Muslims, like their localities are being questioned, like the Indian Army is committing atrocities in occupied Kashmir and killing Muslims on a daily basis”, he told Indian reporters.

According to Indian media, in the meanwhile, the government had removed to remove a song of slain Sikh singer SidhuMoosewala in which he had highlighted the issue of injustices done to the Sikh farmers over distribution of irrigation water.-APP


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