WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2013 – A new two-volumeset of books entitled U.S. Congress on the Sikh Struggle for Khalistan has recently been published that reprints statements from members of the U.S. Congress inthe Congressional Record exposingIndian oppression of the Sikhs and other minorities, and supporting Sikhfreedom in a sovereign, independent Khalistan. The books contain statements published from1984 forward. The first volume containsstatements from 1984 through 1998. The secondvolume contains statements from 1999 through 2007.
“This is a veryexciting development,” said Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh, President of the Councilof Khalistan, which leads the Sikh struggle to liberate Khalistan. “India is desperately trying to alter Sikhhistory and remove Sikhism from India, just as it did with Buddhism andJainism. This two-volume set ofstatements from the Congressional Recordexposes those efforts and helps to preserve an accurate history,” Dr. Aulakhsaid. “It shows the record of oppressionof the Sikhs by the Indian government and shows the importance of a freeKhalistan.” Khalistan declared itsindependence from India on October 7, 1987.
“Only a freeKhalistan will end this kind of injustice,” said Dr. Aulakh. “When Khalistan is free, those who havemurdered and oppressed the Sikhs will be brought to justice,” he said. “As long as Sikhs live under Indian rule, repression,tyranny, and atrocities like the ones exposed in these books will continue. Byexposing the repressive record of the Indian government we can move closer tofreedom for the Sikh Nation,” Dr. Aulakh said. “This book is a must for every Sikhhousehold. I call on all Sikhs to get acopy of this book. Have one for yourfamily. Get at least ten copies for yourGurdwara, as well as for your public library, college and university libraries,and for your public officials. This willdo a lot to raise awareness of the need for a free Khalistan.”
The tyranny and violence against the Sikhs have been goingon for many years. A report issued bythe Movement Against State Repression (MASR) quotes the Punjab Civil Magistracyas writing “if we add up the figures of the last few years the number ofinnocent persons killed would run into lakhs [hundreds of thousands.]” According to former Member of ParliamentSimranjit Singh Mann, the Indian government has murdered over a million Sikhssince 1982. Sardar Inderjit SinghJaijee, author of The Politics ofGenocide, and Bibi Baljit Kaur of the Movement Against State Repression(MASR) told Dr. Aulakh that if it were not for the efforts of the Council ofKhalistan, that number might be ten times as high. 52,000 Sikhs continue to be held as politicalprisoners in India. The regime haspicked up over 50,000 Sikh youths from villages, tortured them, killed them,then cremated them, declaring their bodies “unidentified.” Recently, the regime arrested Bhai GurbakshSingh after he embarked on a hunger strike to free Sikh political prisonersheld beyond the time of their sentences.
Asformer U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) has said, “The mere fact that [Sikhs]have the right to choose their oppressors does not mean that they live in ademocracy.” As Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Cal.) said, “for the people in Kashmirand Punjab and Jammu, India might as well be Nazi Germany”. Listen to the words of Narinder Singh,a spokesman for the Golden Temple, on August 11, 1997: “The Indian governmentall the times they boast that they’re democratic, they’re secular, but theyhave nothing to do with a democracy, they have nothing to do with a secularism.They try to crush Sikhs just to please the majority.” Narinder Singh is right.
India has also killed more than 300,000 Christians inNagaland, over 100,000 Muslims in Kashmir, and tens of thousands of Tamils,Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, and others. The Indian Supreme Court called theIndian government’s murders of Sikhs “worse than a genocide.” Thisbook shows the genocide against the Sikhs and other minorities and sets out thecase for Sikh freedom. “As Professor Darshan Singh said, ‘If aSikh is not a Khalistani, he is not a Sikh’,” Dr. Aulakh noted. “The SikhNation must reclaim our birthright. Thesebooks will help.” The books can beordered for $100 from the International Sikh Organization by calling (202)337-1904 or by writing to ISO at 730 24th St. NW, Washington, DC20037. Please make checks payable toISO. Include $10.00 for shipping andhandling. The books will be sent as soonas the check is received. Don’t forgetto list the address to which the books should be sent.