Dear Editor:

In reference to your lead article of May 27, 1988, under the headlines: Dr. Jagjit Singh Chohan Appointed Chief Spokesman Council of Khalistan Office of the President Abolished, I would appreciate it if you would print the enclosed item so that any confusion among your readers might be cleared up on the subject.

“On May 27, 1988, the World Sikh News reported that the office of the President of the Council of Khalistan had been abolished and that Dr. Jagjit Singh Chohan had been appointed chief spokesman of the Council of Khalistan.

“Behind such reports is the hand of the Indian government. We warn the Sikh nation to be aware of these moves and to resist such changes. These people who are responsible should be warned that they should not be allowed to sabotage the Sikh struggle for freedom.

“This move was caught in time. I was in touch with the Panthic Committee and advised them about the consequences of such a change. They informed me that am still the President and authorized me to open offices of the Council of Khalistan in every country, wherever there is a Sikh population.

“We have already opened an office in Vancouver, Canada. They are also very appreciative of my efforts to educate the U.S. Congress and other concerned organizations, regarding the freedom of the Sikh Nation.

“No struggle for independence is successful without some foreign support. We need unity so that the world can see that we are united in our struggle.

“Our commitment is to the cause and not 1o various personalities. We will continue to fulfill our mission and ask every Sikh to Join us and accelerate our struggle, rather than create needless obstacles’.

Article extracted from this publication >> June 24, 1988