New Delhi (NVI): A recent report on Khalistan by a Canadian expert has exposed the nefarious designs of Pakistan which is eliminating its Sikh population for decades through killings, rapes, abductions and forced marriages of young women, and funding and fueling Khalistani terrorism and separatist movement globally to wage a proxy war on India.
Terry Milewski, a Canadian journalist, has authored a recently released report on the subject. The report “Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan” published by the Canadian think-tank MacDonald-Laurier Institute, said the Khalistani terrorist had sworn their allegiance to Pakistan, which in turn has pledged to play the tunes of China.
The explosive report has taken the Khalistani extremists by storm, triggering an intense global debate on Khalistani terrorism, and exposing Pakistan and ISI’s major hand in it.
While speaking at a webinar on “Khalistani Terrorism and Canada” recently, Milewski said his report had exposed the Khalistan extremists and Pakistan, where real Sikhs still suffer from forcible conversion to Islam, attack on Gurudwara, abductions and killings.
“It is like the India-Pakistan partition days are not yet over. This is why the Sikh population is rapidly declining in Pakistan,” he said.
The webinar was organised by Delhi-headquartered think-tank Law and Society Alliance and strategic affairs publication Defence.Capital through video conferencing.
Milewski said he started working on the report after he came across ambitious Khalistan map of the ‘Referendum 2020’ campaign. He said that he wanted write the report even after 35 years of the Khalistani terrorists’ Air India bombing because Sikhs are still witnessing oppression and their population is gradually declining in Pakistan.
The 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 was the worst terrorist attack that Canada had witnessed in its history. Its victims are yet waiting for justice.
The proposed Khalistan map had included several parts of India, including some landmass of Rajasthan, the entire Indian side of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Delhi.
“But this map, put up by Sikhs For Justice as part of the voter enlisting exercise in Canada, did not claim a single inch of Pakistani territory as part of Khalistan. It should have included Lahore, from where Maharaja Ranjit Singh ran an empire, and Nakanana Sahib, where Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born.
Why are those parts of land with Sikh history being left out? The answer is that people who are organising the movement for Khalistan cannot afford to run the campaign without Pakistan’s monetary and other kinds of support. They do not want to annoy their masters,” Milewski said.
Milewski said he had seen the open Pakistan support to the extremist Khalistani during the Aug. 15 protests organised in front of Indian missions in Canada. Though the two sides try to hide the support, they get exposed each time, he said.
However, he also criticised liberal nations like Canada for waiting for the Khalistani terrorists to strike and kill its citizens rather than to act preemptively despite tell-tale signs of the plot regarding the Air India flight.
Also present at the webinar, United Kingdom’s Member of House of Lords, Remi Ranger said, “Khalistani extremists are an insult to the Sikh Gurus. They are totally misguided, and work at the behest of Pakistan that uses religion to divide people.” He also appealed to the nations that have given shelter to the Khalistani separatists to realise the harm they were committing to their own citizens, like those affected by the Air India flight terror attack.
“The Khalistanis, by working for India’s enemies, are committing a crime that goes against their Gurus, who worked to unite India, and their own kith and kin. They have done enough damage to the legacy of their Gurus,” he said.
Ranger said India needs to open its doors and have intelligent communicators placed in the embassies abroad to counter the information warfare unleashed by Pakistan through the Khalistani elements.
Sukhi Chahal, Chairman of Punjab Foundation and Founder of ‘The Khalsa Today’, said Pakistan had destroyed Punjab by fuelling terrorism. He also hit out at the Khalistani elements globally for their silence on the atrocities committed on the Sikh community in Pakistan
“Recently, one Granthi’s (Sikh religious preacher’s) daughter was kidnapped in Pakistan, forcibly converted, and married to a Muslim. None of the Kahlistanis spoke against it. That is because, Pakistan is where the support for Khalistan is coming from,” he said.
Chahal said the common Sikh community in the West should rise up against the Khalistani elements. Else, their silence will inflict a bigger damage to the community and Sikhism, he added.
Major Gaurav Arya, a defence and national security analyst, advocated an aggressive approach while dealing with the Khalistani terrorism. “India has started too much to depend on the United Nations. For countering the Khalistanis in North America and the United Kingdom, India has to set up special teams in Indian embassies. These teams should be asked to exclusively deal with Khalistanis and engage with political leaders and explain to them the reasons to not support or fund them.”
Noting that the Mahabharata war cannot be fought with the ethics and morality of Ramayana, Major Gaurav Arya said India should get into the extremely aggressive mode. “We are surrounded by two non-democratic systems, which are nuclear powers. Intent and Capability are two key ingredients required if you have to fight them. India has the capability. What we need from the government is intent,” he concluded.