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Sikh body praises UK for showing political maturity in allowing Scottish people to shape their destiny

September 15, 2014 | By

Amritsar, Punjab: In the backdrop of Scotland going for referendum on Thursday, the Dal Khalsa said it displays the political maturity of the UK in allowing Scottish people to have its say in shaping their destiny.

Party head H S Dhami and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh in a statement said like Canada that granted people of the Quebec province twice the right to self-determination, the UK with heavy heart has allowed Scot people to go for referendum thus showing to the world the level of maturity its democracy has reached. They asserted that in principle, Sikhs support movements for Sovereignty irrespective of place, religion and race.

[File Photo used for representational purpose]

[File Photo used for representational purpose]

Dal Khalsa, which has good number of sympathizers and supporters in UK and Europe said without firing a single bullet a new nation could be born on September 18th in case the majority of the people there wishes so.

Praising the UK for setting healthy democratic precedent, they said on one hand UK has allowed the people of Scotland to exercise their right through referendum while on other side the leadership was appealing to the same people not to tear apart the UK family (nation).

Comparing the mindset and attitude of the Indian leadership with UK, they said Indian state has always crushed and suppressed all legitimate struggles for right to self determination with its sheer militarily might. They rue that Indian state has always tried to find military solution to various political problems. They urged the Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi to take cue from governments of Canada and UK and allow the people of Punjab, Kashmir and Nagaland to exercise their right to self determination without spilling bloodshed of struggling peoples.

They informed the media about their representative talking with some Scottish Sikhs who are taking active part in the referendum campiagn. They said one of the activists Charandeep Singh has apprised us that “majority of the Sikhs support YES vote and that is the beauty of the system we are living under”, claimed Kanwar Pal Singh.

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