I doubt more than 10-20% Sikhs really want Khalistan
Uttra Pradesh Saw 40 Times More Violence Related Deaths in Early 1980s Compared to Punjab
By Sikh24 Editors -
June 6, 2020
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CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Some documents have surfaced over social media about the statistics of deaths occurred in Punjab from March-1981 to June-1984 due to violence and the volume of cognizable crimes occurred in all states of India during 1983. The first document was published by the Indian government in ‘White Paper on The Punjab Agitation’.
Interestingly, this statistic reveals that only 458 deaths occurred in Punjab from March-1981 to June-1984 as compared to the 17470 deaths due to violence in Uttar Pradesh.
It means that the deaths occurred in Punjab due to violence were only 2.62% of the total deaths occurred in Uttar Pradesh during this period.
Out of the total 458 deaths occurred in Punjab due to violence, only 132 Hindus were Hindus while the others were either Sikhs or Nirankari.
It is contrary to the then Indian government’s claim which started preparations for attacking the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1981 while citing a large number of deaths due to violence in Punjab, especially Hindus.
Another document reveals that the Punjab state was standing second last in terms of the volume of cognizable offenses that occurred in 1983.
In 1983, there were only 79.2 cognizable crimes per lakh in Punjab while the Madhya Pradesh was standing first in this concern with 303 cognizable crimes per lakh.
These documents make it clear that the Sikhs were specifically targeted by the Indian government without any solid reason. The state of Punjab was presented as a violence dominated state under a highly deliberated policy so that the Sikhs could be oppressed by demolishing their holiest Sikh shrine.
Anyone got any more info on this story, and its motives ?
CHANDIGARH, Punjab—After the objections of Congress parliamentarian Ravneet Bittu, the Akaal Channel has been banned in India. On June 3, Ravneet Bittu had posted a video demanding ban on Akaal Channel.
Sharing the information from his Facebook wall, Akaal Channel’s host Harpreet Singh Makhu posted a screenshot of inaccessibility to Akaal Channel in India.
Daily Post’s renowned journalist Simranjot Singh Makkar has condemned ban on Akaal Channel while terming it against the freedom of the media. He has appealed every media person to oppose the ban on Akaal Channel.
“On the recommendation of parliamentarian Ravneet Bittu, YouTube has banned Akaal Channel in India. It’s against the freedom of the press. I condemn it. Today, they have banned Akaal Channel and tomorrow they will ban us and a day after tomorrow, they will ban you. Every media person should condemn this,” Simranjot Singh Makkar wrote from his Facebook wall.
It is pertinent to note here that the Article 19 of Indian constitution guarantees freedom of speech and expression to every citizen of India but the Indian state has always suppressed the voice of minorities under the pretext of danger to “national integrity”.
By Sikh24 Editors -June 4, 2020
CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Congress parliamentarian Ravneet Bittu, who is the grandson of ignominious former Punjab CM Beant “Singh”, has sought ban on Akaal Channel while accusing it of airing the content which can pose threat to national integrity of India. He has leveled allegations of promoting content rich of anti-India intent on Akaal Channel.
Citing a recent interview of former militant Rashpal Singh Chhandra’s son aired by Akaal Channel, Ravneet Bittu has said that the Akaal Channel was trying to incite children of militants to follow the path of their parents.
It is pertinent to note here that Akaal Channel’s host Harpreet Singh Makhu had recently interviewed Bhai Rashpal Singh Chhandra’s son in which he had exposed state excesses on his family.
Bhai Rashpal Singh Chhandra was brutally killed by the Punjab police cops in 1992. His skin was burnt using hot metal, his legs were separated from the middle, his eyes were pulled out using hot iron rods by the cops during torture.
However, Ravneet Bittu has tried to justify police brutalities on Bhai Rashpal Singh Chhandra by terming him a “dreaded terrorist” who killed Congress leaders and around 17 migrant workers in Ludhiana.
Meanwhile, renowned Punjabi journalist Simranjot Singh Makkar has said that if Ravneet Bittu has any complaint about the content being aired on Akaal Channel then he should talk to the owner or editor of the channel. “However, banning a channel was against the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed in Article 19(1)(a) of Indian Constitution,” he added.
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Of course I will not just rush into settling there. As I have said, I have done my research and my qualifications are fully recognised in Canada, and I can get a job easily due to job vacancies in my work sector. I can start working as an equal and complete any other requirements over a few years.
And, I have a gora friend here in the UK who used to live in Surrey, and all he had to say were good things about Sikhs and Surrey