WASHINGTON D.C: In a significant resolution the National Republican Heritage Groups Council called for acknowledging the right of the Sikhs in India for self-determination. The resolution passed earlier was released on Saturday, January 23, 1988, after the meeting of the Executive Board of the Council. The full text of the resolution is as follows:

The Council Members empathize with the plight of the Sikh people in their struggle for freedom and liberty. A free Sikh homeland should be established; human rights and civil liberties of the Sikh people should be restored. Punjab should be open to the international media. Desecration of Sikh gurdwaras must be stopped. The universally recognized principle of the right to self-determination, which inspired Mahatama Gandhi to bring independence to India itself should be recognized and accorded to Sikh population by the Indian government.

The National Republican Heritage Groups Council is a wing of the U.S. Republican Party and consists of many ethnic groups. The Sikh American Republican Group Council headed by Dr. Gurmeet Singh Aulakh, President Council of Khalistan, was admitted to National body in October last year. The resolution was passed at the initiative of Dr. Aulakh.


Article extracted from this publication >> January 29, 1988