Does Indian Sikhs Still Support Khalistan Movement Today?

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The word Khalistan is taking the internet by storm. Let us first understand what exactly is Khalistan.

What is Khalistan?

We should know that The Khalistan movement is a nationalist movement which is of Sikhs, which seeks to create a separate country which will be called Khalistān which actually means the land of the pure people in the Punjab of South Asia. The definition in terms of boundaries of the proposed country which would be named as Khalistan will range from the region of Punjab to even the parts of states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, J&K. Also Chandigarh will be the capital of Khalistan if at all it is formed.

Is khalistan Movement still alive in 2018?

Khalistan can never be formed in real. And it will surely not be formed till the whole of India and Indian states stay united. If for once, the idea of India ends up then all the states in India will then get the opportunity to gain their Independence but for the year 2020 it seems impossible. It is also important to note that even the Sikhs would not be in majority in Punjab by 2020, also one should consider that Sikh population is also decreasing at the rate of 8% in every ten years. Last 2011 census had also accounted to 57% of Sikhs in Punjab.

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Where is Khalistan?

The definition in terms of boundaries of the proposed country which would be named as Khalistan will range from the region of Punjab to even the parts of states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, J&K. Also Chandigarh will be the capital of Khalistan if at all it is formed.

What is khalistan issue?

After partition, it was noticed that a huge population of Sikhs had migrated frm the Pakistan’s Punjab province to that of India’s. it was after Indi’s independence in 1947, the Punjab Suba movement which was led by Akali dal aimed to create a Punjabi majority region in India. After the Indian govt rejected the plan, they formed groups and did violent protests against the govt. due to which the partition happened in 1965 because of India-Pakistan war in 1965.

 Khalistan referendum 2020

Referendum-2020 for Khalistan as is being planned by a US-based radical group named Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) which is in support of a separate state of Khalistan, but then the Punjabi diaspora seems to be seized of the matter and is already divided on it.

What happen in 1984 in punjab?

The Indian Prime Minister at the time, Indira Gandhi, ordered for the Operation Blue Star in 1984 to flush out Bhindranwale and also his supporters which was done in which many Sikh men died also the damage was done to the holiest shrine of the Sikhs. Affter which Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh Bodyguards and it was after her death that there was a violent outburst all over the place forming the infamous 1984 Sikh riots.

Who Leads Khalistan? Khalistan Leader

Paramjeet Singh Panjwar remained the head of the remaining faction of the KCF as of 2008, and was listed at that time as one of the top 10 most wanted criminals in India

Do Sikhs still care about Khalistan movement and wants separate nation Khalistan?

At this point of time, no sensible Sikh would support Khalistan because one should know that it does not make any sense in terms of political, social or economic context. Sikhs are now completely integrated in the diverse multi-cultural social fabric of India, have sound political representation and are the most prosperous community in India (after Parsis who have a very small population). Today, Indian Sikhs is working for some of the best software companies in the world in Bangalore or Hyderabad or work for some of the biggest financial firms in Mumbai or Delhi or set up a manufacturing plant catering to a market of 1.25 billion people. Will a Sikh living in Khalistan be able to do any of the above? If anything, we Sikhs must take a look at Pakistan & learn that religion alone can not bind a nation together.

Khalistan Movement Today – Conclusion

It is for sure that there is certainly no way that Khalistan can ever be a real nation. This has to be also taken in mind that even if Khalistan was actually even made into a nation then also it wouldn’t be able to survive for long if, there are nations like India and Pakistan. So it is highly important to point out that that Sikh referendum which is on the lines of Catalonia in Spain will not be successful now and also it should be noted that most of Sikhs will not support it as well. Thus, Khalistan is nothing but an unattainable dream.

If you are belonging to sikh community or you have friends from Sikh family, do me a favour. let us know you opinion on Sikh’s Khalistan Movement – is it still alive in 2018?