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Sikh group calls for Boycott of India’s Independence Day on August 15

August 2, 2016 | By

Amritsar: All India Sikh Students Federation (Peer Mohammad) has called upon the Sikh nation to boycott “Indian Tricolor” on August 15th because Art. 25 of Constitution label Sikhs as Hindus and the continuous denial of justice to the 1984 Sikh Genocide victims.

“How do you consider Sikhs as independent in India”? asked Karnail Singh Peermohammad, adding that: “When the Constitution itself discriminates with Sikhs and declares the community as Hindu and then successive governments were either involved in the genocide of Sikhs, or shielding the perpetrators”?

Referring Sikh sovereignty as the only solution for the Sikh nation, Peermohamad announced to support “Punjab Independence” online White House petition seeking President Obama’s support.

He said that the US based rights group “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ) has launched an online White House petition “Punjab Independence” seeking President Obama’s support ahead of India’s 70th Independence Day.

Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad (AISSF) [File Photo]

Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad (AISSF) [File Photo]

The petition “August 15th is NOT Independence Day For Sikhs” on White House portal urges the United States to “Support the Independence of Indian Occupied PUNJAB”.

Peermohammad stated they will hold a signature camp at Darbar Sahib on August 5 after paying obeisance at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.

The petition, claims that “1947 did not bring independence for Sikhs in India where followers of Sikhism, the world’s 5th largest religion are labeled as “Hindus”; Sikh Darbar Sahib was attacked by Indian Army; Sikhs were subjected to genocide in Nov 84 and thousands were extra-judicially killed by security forces for demanding right to self determination”.

“Punjab Independence” petition has already garnered more than 50,000 signatures. To elicit a response from Obama Administration, right groups petition must secure 100,000 signatures by August 09.

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