Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Posted at: Aug 14, 2018, 12:58 AM; last updated: Aug 14, 2018, 12:58 AM (IST)

Will make peaceful push for Khalistan, says Dal Khalsa

Will make peaceful push for Khalistan, says Dal Khalsa
SAD (Amritsar) leader Simranjit Singh Mann addresses a gathering in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13

On the occasion of its foundation day, the Dal Khalsa on Monday said it would strive for a peaceful, political and democratic struggle for a separate Sikh homeland. At the same time, the radical Sikh organisation paid homage to “militant” leaders, acknowledged the “contribution” of Pakistan-based Sikh leaders and boasted of support of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Kanwarpal Singh, Dal Khalsa spokesperson, said the organisation had started its movement from Chandigarh 40 years ago and it was the only one to have continued struggle for justice to Sikhs for the 1984 riots and fake police encounters.

He distanced Dal Khalsa from Referendum 2020 saying though the aim and ideology of the two was common, the method to achieve it was different. “We represent people of Punjab and we are for a peaceful struggle, while they are just doing a survey and have no representation from Punjab”. Other speakers included Harpal Cheema, Simranjit Singh Mann and Harcharanjit Singh Dhami.


All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On