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Blast From The Past

Potential votes get Khalistanis support from all British parties

Blast From The Past
Blast From The Past
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The disguise is simple but effective. The Secretariat is telling British leaders it wants Sikhs to be given the option to enter their ethnic origin in official data as Sikhs, not as Indians. By Home Office estimates, there are 3.5 to 5 lakh Sikhs in Britain, now recognised as a part of the 1.2 million Indians. One change in the census form could dent that Indian population figure significantly. And kick up a political storm in two countries.

The agenda for a separate identity in Britain overlaps with a separatist agenda for India. The seemingly innocuous demand British leaders are falling for is that the government find out how many Sikhs there are, that it can't do so unless they are listed separately. But items six and seven in the eight-point agenda make the real aim clear: lobby for and promote the reasons to establish an independent Sikh state—Khalistan.

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