Skip to comments.Gauri and Shaheen Missile Tests Have Deterred India s Plan to Attack Pakistan
Posted on 05/28/2002 1:38:48 PM PDT by TBP
Congratulating the People of Pakistan
Gauri and Shaheen Missile Tests Have Deterred Indias Plan to Attack
In Case of Nuclear War, Punjab and Kashmir Will Be Destroyed
Peace in South Asia Depends on Freedom for All Nations and Peoples
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2002 The Council of Khalistan congratulates the people of Pakistan on the successful tests of their Gauri and Shaheen missiles. These missiles are a shield that deters India from starting a war, according to Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh, President of the Council of Khalistan. The Council of Khalistan is the government pro tempore of Khalistan, the Sikh homeland that declared its independence from India on October 7, 1987. The Council of Khalistan leads the Sikh Nations struggle for independence.
Indias hegemonic ambitions in the subcontinent are well known, said Dr. Aulakh. If not for those Gauri and Shaheen missiles, India might have attacked already, he said. An Indian Cabinet minister was quoted last year as saying that Pakistan must be incorporated into India.
If there is a war in South Asia, especially a nuclear war, the biggest losers are the Sikhs of Punjab, Khalistan and the Muslims of Kashmir, Dr. Aulakh said. There are at least a million troops, probably more, massed on the border. Punjab and Kashmir will be the battlefield, as they have been in the previous wars between India and Pakistan, he said.
Dr. Aulakh cited todays Washington Times, which shows the proximity of Lahore, a stated Indian target, and Amritsar, the location of the Golden Temple and seat of the Sikh religion. The Golden Temple was invaded and desecrated by Indian military forces in June 1984. The two cities are just 33 miles apart. The nuclear fallout would kill large numbers of Sikhs, Muslims, and others," he said. "According to the Times, there would be 122,000 immediate civilian deaths in Lahore and 112,000 in Amritsar, said Dr. Aulakh. Millions of other people would die a slow death from Indias military ambitions, he said. The proximity of the cities shows that India plans to use this war to advance its efforts to wipe out Muslims, Sikhs, and other minorities in pursuit of its own hegemony in South Asia, he said.
If there is a war, Dr. Aulakh said, Sikh should not fight for the Indian oppressors. This would only strengthen the efforts of the Hindu nationalists to build an Akand Bharat (Greater India), Dr. Aulakh said. Sikhs should take the opportunity to free their homeland, Khalistan, from Indian tyranny, he said.
Last month, police stood by as militant Hindus attacked Muslims in Gujarat. Over 5000 people died, according to the Indian newspaper The Hindu. The Indian government paid twice as much compensation to the families of Hindus who were killed as it paid to Muslims who were killed. The Indian government has murdered over 250,000 Sikhs since 1984. Over 80,000 Kashmiri Muslims have been killed since 1988. More than 200,000 Christians have been killed since 1947, along with tens of thousands of Dalits, Tamils, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, and other minorities. Over 52,000 Sikhs are being held as political prisoners in India. Tens of thousands of other minorities are being held as well.
Since Christmas 1998, a wave of violence against Christians has seen priests murdered, nuns being raped, churches being burned, Christian schools and prayer halls destroyed, and no one has been punished for these acts. Militant Hindu fundamentalists allied with the pro-Fascist RSS, the parent organization of the ruling BJP, burned missionary Graham Staines and his two young sons to death.
Freedom and self-determination are the birthright of all peoples and nations, Dr. Aulakh said. India is prepared to start a war to eradicate that right, he said. Recently, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell said, the essence of democracy is the right to self-determination. All the people and nations of South Asia must have self-determination now, Dr. Aulakh said. India is on the verge of disintegration, he said. Let us take advantage of this opportunity. Khalistan will be free by 2008.
India has done nothing in support of the war on terrorism except pay lip service. Pakistan has been supportive. It has worked with us to track down Al Qaeda and Taliban guys -- until India, upset that Musharraf has been so active in the war against terror, moved thousands of troops to the border (this was several months ago.) At that point, Pakistan diverted some troops and there was a hole for the Al Qaeda and Taliban guys to escape.
The 17 freedom movements within India's borders are self-generated. Can someone tell me why a democracy has 17 freedom movements within its borders?
Pakistan is NOT a democracy, like India is. Yet, you somehow think we should support them over India.
Indians have had enough of the Muslim terrorists and are FINALLY going to SILENCE them forever, just like we should do.
Dude, there are at least 17 'freedom' movements within the USA!
If and when India decides to punish Pakistan, the outcome should be similar to 1971. I don't think India is the least bit afraid of a few Pakistani missile tests.
From the New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 26 For more than 20 years, the Pakistani government has used Islamic radicals as an instrument of both domestic and foreign policy.
Do you want me to go on?
With 17 different separatist movements within India, I think they have their hands full holding onto what they already own.
Despite what a few Indians might have said, I don't think India has any intention of invading and absorbing Pakistan under Indian rule. They don't need that headache.
But if I am ever forced to choose, as a freedom loving American, I would choose the worlds largest democracy (India) over the country that killed Danny Pearl and who now harbor Al Quada.
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