Can politics and morality go together? ‘Karam Singh, Patiala, India
NotinIndia. Wait for Khalistan.
Why can’t Punjabi Hindus support Punjab demands? Frank Wilson, San Francisco
Irony is that Punjabi Hindus do not consider Punjab as their own state. Being minority there, they identify themselves with their coreligionists outside Punjab. Their predicament is similar to that of the proverbial dog of the washer man that belongs neither to the home nor to the riverbank (ghat).
Can you define a “moderate” Sikh? Prem. S. Brar, Daytona Beach, Fla. A. There is nothing like “moderates” or “extremists” among the Sikhs. There are only Sikhs or a handful of Sarkari Sikhs.
Should Sikhs drop their demand for Khalistan, if the present Indian leaders give them solemn assurance of respecting their separate identity and giving them justice and equality in every sphere of life? Praveen Kahlon, Los Angeles
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride them. “Once stung, twice shy” — Sikhs can’t take risks any more.
Why can’t Rajiv dismiss H.K.L. Bhagat from his cabinet when all public enquiries point to his involvement in Delhi Riots? Ravinder Singh, Vancouver
Because Bhagat can let the cat out of the bag. Asking Bhagat to resign can recoil and may lead to his own resignation.
Army and paramilitary troops have started violating the sanctity of Sikh shrines at the slightest pretext. How can Sikhs prevent it? Gurpal S. Randhawa, Fremont
Sikhs can prevent it by having their own sovereign state. No other guarantee will prove effective as betrayal is the second nature with the majority community.
With communal judges like Yogeshwar Dayal and Kirpal manning Indian judiciary, can Sikhs expect an objective judgment in Anti-Sikh riots enquiry? Jagjit Singh, Winnipeg
Sikhs have lost faith in Indian judiciary. The judgment in this case, in all probability, will be dictated by the chief villain H.K.L. Bhagat.