Chandigarh, April 7, 2009 :Despite it not being in tune with the journalist protocol, throwing of a shoe at Mr. P. C. Chidambram, Union Home Minister, while he was avoiding questions of a journalist, Mr. Jarnail Singh, on the issue of clean chit to the perpetrators of heinous crime such as massacre of more than 4000 Sikhs in Delhi in Nov. 1984, should not be seen as a singular act in isolation rather it represents the collective anger and anguish of the entire Sikh community.
People who are governing the country through the instrument of secular polity must stop henceforth to work out politically motivated micro ethnic calculations that suit their own political ends, ill caring for the sentiments of the minorities in India.
The Indian secularism needs to be revisited and redefined in terms of the number game in the Indian polity vis-à-vis the role of the minorities in the governance of the country because the present system of governance does not guarantee the safety and security of the minorities in the country.
Sikh community is watching keenly as to when the conscience of Capt. Amarinder Singh would re-awaken who had once resigned as Congress Member of Parliament as protest in 1984. As a mark of solidarity with the Sikh Community he should now withdraw his wife Mrs. Parneet Kaur and son Mr. Raninder Singh’s candidature who are both trying to enter Parliament on the Congress Ticket, lest he is adequately compensated and obliged by the Congress Party for making him the Chief Minister Punjab and offering two tickets to his family members.