Now the situation moves towards de-escalation, it is positive that the absurd episode has come to an end. The Indo-Pak tensions have seen an absurd sudden worsening and in all this episode, the international Sikh community has openly expressed its support to Pakistan. It said that Sikhs will stand with Pakistan against Indian aggression.
Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), an advocacy group, campaigned for a referendum for independence of Punjab from India. They wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan as an expression of their support.
They clearly stated that as the tensions have risen to a dangerous level, Sikhs from North America, Europe and Australia are standing in solidarity with Pakistan.
“We are writing to assure you that at this critical juncture, Sikhs from North America, Europe, Australia and elsewhere stand in solidarity with Pakistan – the land where the founder of our religion, Sri Guru Nanak Deev Ji was born and breathed his last”
The letter read that Sikhs have a special affiliation with Pakistan due to their significant religious sites being situated here. The letter talked about Pakistan’s hospitality and love towards the Sikh community.
“Sikhs have many sacred places in Pakistan, including Sri Nankana Sahib, Sri Kartarpur Sahib, Sri Panja Sahib, and Sikhs around the globe appreciate the hospitality and care demonstrated by Pakistan to the Sikh community and their religious places” – it read.
”While we hope that better sense would prevail upon India and she would resolve the Kashmir and Punjab issues by holding referendums, instead of resorting to violence against freedom-seeking people.”
“Sikhs have a long history of standing against the aggressors and we strongly feel that during this crisis, it’s our moral duty to defend Pakistan at the international forums in every manner possible.” – the content of the letters read.
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