May 1, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Sri Anandpur Sahib: On April 29, 2020, the 34th Khalistan Declaration Day Bhai Daljit Singh issued a written message/statement. The statement issued in Punjabi/Gurmukhi was shared with readers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) two days back. The document is now translated into English for the convenience of English readers.
English translation of the statement reads as follows:-
April 29th is a historical day. On this day, the Khalsa Panth established a new milestone in its five century long struggle to ensure that its distinct and sovereign hondh-hasthi1 and practice of sarbat da bhala2 may flourish.
What is Khalistan?
When does the Khalsa Panth engage in struggle?
If any power attempts to limit, control, or subsume the Khalsa Panth’s unique and sovereign hondh-hasthi, or defiles the cosmic divinity of creation to establish an oppressive polity, then Sachay Patshah has made the Khalsa Panth’s responsibility clear: to establish Halemi raj in order to destroy the tyrants and protect the weak8. With the determined commitment to be sovereign or resist9, the Khalsa Panth wages an unrelenting struggle to uproot such tyrants and establish a structure dedicated to sarbat da bhala.
The Bippar10 imperialists have been insidious in undermining and attacking the Khalsa Panth since solidifying power in 1947. Through covert and overt means since then, they have constantly enacted policies to loot Punjab’s human and natural resources, eliminate Punjab from mainstream politics and the economy, turn Punjab’s land barren, and limit employment possibilities. They continue to enact these policies today. The Khalsa Panth has always declared gurmattay11 from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib to protect Punjab and the people of this whole region. When the Bippars attacked Sri Harmandir Sahib and Sri Akal Takhat Sahib in June 1984 in an attempt to destroy the hondh of the Khalsa Panth, this struggle entered its next phase. Warriors, steeped in love for the panth, prepared to sacrifice their lives and fought a bloody war against the state. In a pivotal stage of this struggle, Khalistan was declared on April 29, 1986.
Role of the Khalsa Panth:
In today’s world, the prevalent temporal structures of the time have failed either in whole, or in part and have created conditions of instability locally and around the world. In this scenario, the principled responsibility of the Guru Khalsa Panth is to be a guiding light for the world through its sarbat da bhala-based praxis and establishing a sovereign political structure capable of executing this vision.
In order to map out the correct steps into the future, it is necessary for the Khalsa Panth to analyze the changing conditions in South Asia and the world while receiving guidance from the history of the Sikh struggle. In light of this, the Panth will make decisions in line with its traditions and legacy.
Guru-Panth Da Daas,
(April 29, 2020)
STATEMENT of BHAI DALJIT SINGH on 34th ANNIVERSARY OF KHALISTAN DECLARATION DAY:-English Translation of Message from Bhai Daljit Singh on 29 April 2020
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