Apara Kaur Mahal Age 11 Years
India, a nation on the other side of the world has been a peaceful country till forty years ago. India’s government started to fight about how India is run. Then about two years ago, Indira Gandhi started a war between the Sikhs, a small religious minority and the Hindu’s who are in the majority. Mrs. Gandhi, a Hindu herself, had all the Hindu army gets after the Sikhs. The worst spot of the war was in New Delhi and Punjab. In New Delhi and Punjab the Sikhs and the Hindus lived together. When the Indian army goes into Punjab they harass the Sikhs. The government of India instigated the riots of Hindus against the Sikhs. Hindus would catch the Sikhs in the streets and in their own homes and would at them to death with a crowbar or put kerosene on them and burn people to death and many other horrible, horrible things.
What the Sikhs want out of this war is Khalistan, a homeland of their own. But Mrs. Gandhi prevented the Sikhs from having Khalistan. On October 31, 1984, 2 of her Sikh bodyguards shot and killed her while going to see Peter Ustinov a British actor. Now her son, Rajiv Gandhi is the new Prime Minister of India, the second highest office in India. The President of India, Zail Singh doesn’t do anything to stop this war either. If Mrs. Gandhi’s other son, Sanjay was alive he would have been Prime Minister now. He was killed in an airplane crash.
What will happen to India now? No one knows.
Article extracted from this publication >> April 19, 1985