Khalistan Admitted to UNPO
Khalistan recognized internationally, a historic landmark. Sikh Nation vows to reclaim its lost sovereignty.
Nishan Sahib (Sikh Flag) hoisted along with other nations flags. Khalistan was admitted to UNPO on Jan 23, 1993 and Khalistan’s flag (Nishan Sahib) hoisted at UNPO’S (Unrepresented Nations Peoples Organizations) General Assembly meeting at The Hague, Netherlands, a major milestone in the struggle for reclamation of the lost Sikh sovereignty and for the freedom of Sikh Homeland of Punjab, Khalistan. The last time the Sikh Flag (Nishan Sahib) flew over the sovereign Sikh state was in 1849. Sikh nation lost its sovereignty to the British. On Jan 23, 1993, one hundered forty four years after the Sikhs lost their sovereignty, Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh, Dr.Paramjit Singh Ajrawat and S. Bhupinder Singh signed the covenant of Khalistan’s admission into UNPO.
KHALISTAN & UNPO : Self-determination conference Jan 22-23, 1993 Hague, Netherlands.
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Self-determination stands for freedom and justice. Freedom is the most basic human right. When freedom is denied, every other right is denied. In Punjab/Khalistan the people are not free. Indian police and military forces occupy the territory and are guilty of serious human right violations, which include torture, rape and murder.
When the British left India in 1947, it was agreed that the Sikhs would gain autonomy in the Province of Punjab. However India did not honor its obligations. In 1987, after 40 years of suffering and oppression, the Sikh Nation declared its independence from India, forming the separate country of Khalistan. However the independence is not recognized by India. Like many other governments the Government of India invokes the principle of territorial integrity to protect its borders. Used in this way the principle is thus contradictory to the principle of self-determination and should therefore be condemned. Khalistan seeks independence by peaceful, democratic and non-violent means. It requests the UNPO among others to press India to allow Amnesty International within its borders to investigate the human rights violations in Punjab, Nagaland, Kashmir and all other places where people are suppressed. General suggestions to the UNPO are to ask Latvia and Estonia to take up the causes of the UNPO-members in the UN and to press the international community (especially the World Bank, the IMF and the donor nations) to link aid to respect for human rights and for freedom. In this context, the UNPO should make a list of nations that abuse human rights and distribute it to potential donors.“
Gore Letter Implies Recognition of Khalistan
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24 — In a letter to Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh, President of the Council of Khalistan, Vice President Al Gore wrote, “Thank you for writing to me regarding the ongoing civil conflict in Khalistan.”
By acknowledging “the civil conflict in Khalistan,” the letter implies recognition of Khalistan’s independence. Khalistan is the Sikh homeland which was declared independent on October 7, 1987. At that time, the Council of Khalistan was formed to lead the struggle to liberate Khalistan as the government pro tempore of Khalistan.
“By this statement, the Vice President makes it clear that U.S. foreign policy supports human rights, including the basic right to national self-determination which underlies the Sikh struggle for an independent Khalistan,” said Dr. Aulakh.
Punjab, Khalistan was independent from 1765 to 1849. It was the last part of the subcontinent to be conquered by the British. Sikhs are two-thirds of the population of Punjab and own 95 percent of the land there. In the recent elections, the Sikhs of Punjab overwhelmingly rejected Congress Party rule, which has brought about the murders of over 50,000 Sikhs in five years. This was a clear demand for an independent Khalistan.
When India was given its independence, the Sikhs were denied resumption of their independent status. The Sikhs were promised autonomy and they were given the Congress Party’s solemn pledge that no law affecting Sikh rights would pass without the consent of the Sikh Nation. But as soon as the ink was dry, the Indian regime broke these promises. As a result, no Sikh has ever signed the Indian constitution, denying Sikh assent to Indian rule.
Vice President Gore wrote that “civil conflict in any nation, and the inevitable hardship and bloodshed that it inflicts on that nation’s civilian population, offends our sense of human dignity and our humanitarian ideals.” The Indian regime has murdered more than 200,000 Sikhs in Khalistan since 1984, according to the Punjab Civil Service (PCS), the group which represents state magistrates across Punjab, Khalistan.
“The breakup of India is inevitable,” said Dr. Aulakh. “Many experts, from Dr. Jack Wheeler of the Freedom Research Foundation to Professor Stanley Wolpert of UCLA to the authors of A Quick and Dirty History of War have predicted it,” Dr. Aulakh pointed out. “We are glad that the Administration, through Vice President Gore, has acknowledged the Sikh Nation’s status as a nation and its right to national slf-determination. With the support of the Administration and our many friends in Congress, the Sikh Nation will celebrate its three-hundredth anniversary in a sovereign, independent Khalistan,” he said.
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