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Title An Appeal tho the Conscience of the Commonwealth Countries
Description This open letter written by Sant Harchand Singh, President Shiromani Akali Dal to the heads of commonwealth countries assembled at a conference in India in 1984 makes a fervent appeal to the world community to raise their collective voice against the reign of oppression and brutality by the Indian state let loose on the peace loving Sikhs. Sant Harchand Singh, being the leader of the Sikhs and their peaceful agitation 'Dharam Yudh' demands an equitable recruitment of Sikhs in Armed forces, inclusion of left out Punjabi speaking areas in Punjab, adoption of riparian principle for distribution of river waters, and non-interference of Govt. in the religion affairs of the Sikhs. He appeals to the heads of commonwealth nations to exert their moral pressure on government of India to stop repression of the Sikhs and do justice to them. The letter is written in forceful language and based on concrete facts. It reveals the hurt psyche of the Sikhs in the 1980s
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