Milwaukee: Sikh Leader writes to Obama
Dr Aulakh Singh, writes to President Obama
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Washington DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
On behalf of the 28 million strong Sikh Nation and over 700,000 Sikhs in the United States, I would like to thank you for your recent statement of support in the wake of the murder of six Sikhs in Milwaukee. In the wake of this tragedy, the Sikh Nation has been comforted by the support we have received from leaders and ordinary people around the country and the world.
Thank you for stressing “how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs.” Sikhs have contributed to this country in all walks of life.
We appreciate your recognition of these contributions, especially at a sad time such as this.
Dr Gurmit Singh Aulakh, President Council of Khalistan
We are offended by the Indian government’s criticism of your Administration, blaming you for the massacre. It is not the policy of this country that gave rise to it; this terrible act is the act of one disturbed individual. We look forward to the day when events like this massacre in Milwaukee, the burning of a mosque in Missouri, and the movie theatre murders inColorado will no longer happen. Your statement helps bring that day closer.
We are also disturbed by the burning of the American flag outside the U.S. Embassy inNew Delhi. This act should offend all Americans.
This act creates a very bad impression of the Sikhs. Either the persons who did that are very stupid or they are agents of the Indian government, which has killed Sikhs and other minorities by the tens of thousands.
Former Member of Parliament Simranjit Singh Mann reports that more than a million Sikhs have been murdered by the Indian regime since 1982. The Indian government has murdered more than 300,000 Christians since 1948, almost 100,000 Muslims in Kashmir since 1988, 2,000 to 5,000 Muslims in Gujarat, and tens of thousands of Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Tamils, Dalits, and others. The Indian Supreme Court called the Indian government’s murders of Sikhs “worse than genocide.”
We continue to work to liberate our homeland, Khalistan. Freedom will help us prevent this ongoing violence and repression of our people. Please support freedom for the Sikh Nation.
In the wake of these terrible events, we grieve together and pray for each other. Thank you again for the statement that you made. It will be helpful in the healing process.
Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh
President Council of Khalistan