Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Fight for Khalistan without violence: Chohan

June 07, 2003 01:01 IST

Jagjit Singh Chohan, a prominent advocate of Khalistan who left India in the seventies and returned last year, said on Friday night that the fight for a separate Sikh homeland has to be waged within India without resorting to violence.

Chohan said he appreciated the efforts of all the Sikh political parties in coming together on a single platform and declaring Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale a 'martyr'.

Former separatist leader Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, who recently came out from jail, said, "My ultimate goal is to achieve the separate state for Sikhs and my fight for this cause with the Government of Indiawill continue unabated till the achievement of the goal."


More reports from Punjab
Read about: Striking a Discordant Note

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 20




Sub: Khalistan

The timing of this statement is more important. Now that the Govt is talking peace with Pakistan, there is a Congress Govt in Punjab and ...


Posted by HS Bhatoe





Sub: Comment on Sh.Chohan's address

"Unity is the mighty strength of our mother land India".Please reviwe your view on separation and please go in depth with a peace of mind ...


Posted by Vallalpariselvaraj





Sub: The article not clear

The article states that - he is interested in fighting for separate state. But to my understanding Punjab is already a seprate state. Is this ...


Posted by B V S Prathap





Sub: Sikh homeland

The veteran Sikh leaders who understood that they can never overpower India have decided to resort to a new tatic-Ahimsa. India is a land which ...


Posted by Krishna Prasad





Sub: Making Bhinderwale as a martyr:a serious note.

Some times this seems that this country is better with despotic or martial law kind of thing. It is very serious to see such statements ...


Posted by rohit roy




Disclaimer

Advertisement






Copyright 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.