President Thomas Jefferson’s motto, “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God”
Musings on last month’s worldwide Sikh protests in support of, Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana, who has been named ‘Zinda Shaheed’- Living Martyr’ by Akal Takht Sahib, for putting an end to the reign of terror of an Indian Quizling, Beant Singh, in the Sikh Homeland of Indian occupied Punjab
Washington D.C. Wednesday April 11, 2012: Thanks to the spontaneous and brave reaction of millions of Sikhs (captive in Indian occupied Punjab – the Sikh homeland) who poured onto the streets late last month, with the words ‘Khalistan, Khalistan’ on their lips and saffron colored miniature Khalistani flags in their hands, (and the synchronized sympathetic protest rallies organized by their 3 million strong prosperous brothers/ sisters, in the Sikh diaspora, living free all over the world – North America, Europe & Australasia et al. – also with the word ‘Khalistan; on their lips) has made the world’s print and electronic media to take notice of the plight of the 28 million strong Sikh ‘nation’ captive in India, since 1947, when an exhausted Imperial Britain quit South Asia in haste, after the end of World War II, and passed on the instruments of state power to an evil nexus of the polytheistic minority Brahmin and Bania castes of Hinduism, who now claim that India is the world’s largest democracy. Some demoNcracy!
Since the British left the South Asian subcontinent in August 1947, this morally repugnant Indian ruling elite has been using state terrorism against India’s monotheistic minorities like the Sikhs, Christians and Muslims to keep them under control. The Sikhs, unlike the others, have a clearly demarcated Homeland in India – Punjab – which is food and water-rich (with a flag, national anthem, language, history, light industries etc., etc.) and is a nation in every sense of the word and therefore, aspires to become a democratic buffer state, strategically located between warring India and Pakistan, which will be called Khalistan. It would be a Sikh majority buffer state which is destined to act as a bridge of commerce between the nations of South Asia and the many oil-rich Stans of Central Asia – Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbeckistan, Tajikistan, Turkmanistan, Kyrgistan, Kazakistan and Pakistan.
This above mentioned world wide protests last month have forced the international media to investigate and tell its viewers and readers about the Sikhs, the history of India’s state-supervised anti-Sikh pogroms – June 1984 and November 1984 – and its record of using state-sponsored terrorism against its Sikh, Christian and Muslim monotheistic minorities. This Indian state terror against the Sikhs, from 1984 to 1995, made Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana – serving in the Punjab Police at that time – and his brave comrades to do what they did in 1995 when they resisted tyranny by dispatching India’s ‘Quizling’, the Punjabi tyrant, Beant Singh, to kingdom come, whose death immediately put a stop to the decade-long killing spree of thousands of innocent Sikh men, women and children in the Sikh homeland of Indian occupied Punjab. Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana and his comrades were obviously inspired by the words of great men like President Thomas Jefferson whose motto read, “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”
Illiterate Beant Singh, the puppet Chief minister of Indian occupied Punjab, the Sikh Homeland, was a tyrant of the worse kind as he had given corrupt mercenary police officers in the Punjab the authority to carry-out extrajudicial executions, targeting and killing civilian Sikhs on the spot – thousands were murdered – as the Sikhs demanded justice for the June & November 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms and wanted punishment for the guilty. No wonder the Sikh religion’s highest authority in the Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, India, a witness to the decade-long ‘Beant Singh’s’ state terror, has bestowed the title of Zinda Shaheed – living martyr – on Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana, when he bravely announced that he was indeed ‘guilty’ and would not defend himself in any Indian court, as the corrupt Indian judiciary was incapable of dispensing justice and that he would willingly and gladly offer himself for hanging. Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death, as was expected, by a Kangaroo court in India for his 1995 action. Unlike his other comrades he filed no appeal, hired no lawyer and did not defend himself in court and said that he was indeed guilty and he rather hang as the unjust Indian judicial system has failed the Sikhs by not punishing the guilty who carried out the anti-Sikh pogroms of June and November 1984 during which thousands of innocent Sikh men, women and children were murdered. Despite passage of nearly twenty eight years no one has been found guilty by the Indian judicial / political system for the two anti-Sikh pogroms of June 1984 and November 1984 till date.
The things remained in limbo for years after the death sentence was passed on Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana until March 2012, when a Chandigarh court, for some reason, all of a sudden issued a death warrant and fixed 31 March, 2012, as the day of hanging of Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana who remained unrepentant and unapologetic and declared time and again that he was ready to face the hangman’s noose on 31 March, 2012. This high drama aroused the Sikh masses in the Punjab who came out in the streets in the thousands with saffron flags in their hands in protest. The 3 million strong Sikh diaspora was also touched and they too organized public protests in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver in North America and various cities in Europe, Asia and Australia. The Indian government sensing the Sikh anger, cancelled the death warrant for the 31 March, 2012, hanging. Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana once again declared that he was indeed guilty, was proud of his actions, and preferred to hang than hire an attorney for his own defence or file a mercy petition addressed to India’s corrupt judiciary or its figurehead President, in all of whom he had no confidence as they have done nothing to find the guilty who organized the anti-Sikh pogroms of June and November 1984, in which thousands of innocent Sikh men, women and children were murdered.
A concerned Canadian Sikh academic has written in the Canadian Post newspaper, on March 30, 2012, that Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana case is about the rule of law in India. (> http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/03/30/counterpoint- balwant-singh-rajoana-case-is-about-the-rule-of-law-in-india/ >) He writes that, “There are many questions surrounding the stay of execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was sentenced for his involvement in the 1995 assassination of Beant Singh — the former chief minister of Punjab who spear headed the genocide against Sikhs in the region. Beant Singh gave police officers the authority to carry-out extrajudicial executions, targeting and killing civilian Sikhs on the spot. This led to fake ‘encounter’ killings, illegal detention, torture and rape. Beginning in 1984, and continuing until his assassination, an estimated 9,000-30,000 Sikhs were murdered in Punjab. During Beant Singh’s reign, thousands of Sikhs were killed for being ‘suspicious,’ despite claims that there were only approximately 300 armed Nationalist Sikhs. After the death of Beant Singh in 1995, the senseless murders of Sikhs stopped. Why is the Sikh population displaying insurmountable support and rallying to stop the execution of Rajoana, who many consider a terrorist? The fact of the matter is that Sikhs do not support terrorists or terrorism, but are looking for equal treatment and justice in the so-called secular democracy known as India… Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana’s death sentence has since been stayed at the last minute by the Indian government. He, now a ‘zinda shaheed’ living martyr, still stands tall, ready to face death.