Statement of Harpal Singh Dhillon and two Associates
It has come to our attention that some of the individuals have issued a statement and made certain derogatory remarks against two of the officers of the World Sikh Organization. The opinions expressed in this statement are those of the individuals and do not reflect the opinion and the policy of the Sikh Association of America. The Sikh Association of America would like to clarify some of the issues raised herein that are not consistent with the policy of the Association. The issues are addressed below:
The Officers and the members at large of the S.A.A. are of the view that it is the anti-Sikh propaganda by the Government of India and the extremist Hindu element of the Hindi belt, who are responsible for the alienation of the Sikhs from the non-Sikhs of Indian origin and the so called inflammatory statements by Sikh individuals and/or other Sikh organizations have very little to do with it.
In regards to the question of religion and politics, Sikhism firmly believes and so is the Sikh Association of America that Politics is part and parcel of Sikh religion and that the Sikh politics cannot flourish unless it draws its guidance and inspiration from the Holy Scriptures (Sri Guru Granth Sahib). All the decisions for the Sikh Nation Religious or Political must be made in the holy presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Gurdwaras are the most suitable places for this purpose.
The Sikh Association of America does not believe in attacking other Sikh leaders in public. On the other hand it is of the firm view that all Sikh organizations must complement the efforts of each other and work jointly to achieve the goals of the Sikh Nation.
For KULDEEP SINGH,
HARDAM SINGH AZAD,
Sikh Association of America
Fare Forward, Brothers
Article extracted from this publication >> August 9, 1985