June 13, 2017 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh: A video clip recently surfaced online, in which a Kashmiri leader paid tributes to Sikh martyrs of June 1984 Ghallughara on an Indian News channel called- News 18 India. The video clip is part of a debate/argument show called “Aar-Paar” and it was aired by June 6, 2017 – the day of 33rd anniversary of Ghallughara June 1984. The topic of argument was criticism of the Indian Army by left sections for it’s atrocities in Kashmir. The channel’s viewpoint was clearly and totally biased in favour of the Indian Army as it had titled it’s topic that “Army Ka Apmaan, Nahin Sahega Hindustan” (India will not tolerate Army’s insult).
The concerned video clip of the tv show shows that Inam Un Nabi, a leader of Kashmir’s Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) paid tributes to Sikh martyrs who were killed during Indian Army’s attack on Darbar Shaib, Amritsar in June 1984.
The clip shows that the anchor invited Inam Un Nabi to speak on the issue of comparison of Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat with British General Dyer by historian Partha Chatterjee. Inam Un Nabi tells the news anchor Amrish Devgan that his channel has imposed curfew on TV channel and he (Nabi) was not being allowed to speak. TV anchor tells some other panelist to wait as he himself would take on this man (Inam Un Nabi). He alleges that Inam Un Nabi would be very happy find others are also there to pursue Pakistan’s agenda in India. Anchor then asks Inam Un Nabi to explain what General Dyer had done? He further says that Inam Un Nabi was a student of history therefore he might be aware about General Dyer’s deeds?
In response, Inam Un Nabi says that he will tell but the anchor (& others) should have enough courage to listen the truth and further says that his voice should not be subbed by lowering the mic volume (when he starts to express his views). Anchor says that he had enough courage to listen to him.
But the moment Inam Un Nabi says that on the 33rd anniversary of attack on the Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) he would first extend strong tributes to Sikhs killed by the Indian Army, the anchor gets extremely angry and says that he would not allow Inam Un Nabi to use his channel’s platform to extend such tributes. However, Inan Un Nabi’s tributes were aired by then as the tv show was being held live.
Watch VIDEO CLIP:
While talking to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone Inam Un Nabi said that Kashmiris value the Sikhs and their struggle. “We always remember Sikhs. Its our common pain”, he added.
He said that Kashmirs are suffering too much today under the Indian Army occupation.
Raising the issue of Chattisinghpora massacre, Inam Un Nabi said: “[w]e have been constantly demanding that Indian state should disclose that who was responsible for killing innocent Sikhs in Chattisinghpora?”.
“Firstly they said militants were responsible for killing those Sikhs and further claimed that those responsible were killed in Pathribal encounter. But later the encounter was discovered to be fake in which innocent Kashmiris were killed. Now ever the Supreme Court of India has confirmed that those killed in Pathribal encounter were innocent. Then who killed innocent Sikhs in Chattisinghpora?”, he asked.
He said that a Sikh youth Jasjeet Singh was specifically targeted by police in Jammu in June 2015 on 31st anniversary of Indian Army’s attack on Darbar Sahib and the responsible police officials are awarded with prime posts.
He also raised the issue of atrocities against Dalits in throughout the Indian subcontinent.
It’s not only the Muslims who are suffering… Muslims, Sikhs, other minorities, Dalits and tribals all are suffering and have been denied justice and basic freedoms, he added.
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