Tuesday 7 June 2016



Sangat Members at the gate of UN office after submitting memo
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UN acknowledgent


Dated June 6, 2016

Hon'ble Mr. Ban Ki-moon
United Nations, 
New York
(Through: UN Resident Coordinator,
 New Delhi  India – 110003)

  • Sub:  The Mecca of Sikhs (Kartarpur) in Pakistan only 4 kms. from Indian border.  To visit it Sikhs have to travel 400 kms. Host country ready to give direct Corridor. Indian Punjab Legislative Assembly passed a resolution requesting the Indian Central Govt to approve the Corridor Plan. India silent. It is 15 years now. International peace makers believe the Corridor has a peace potential as well.


When India was getting freedom from English rule, the British Govt considered three successor parties to whom the power was to be transferred, namely the Hindus, Muslims and the Sikhs. The Sikhs were a small minority but held balance of power in the province of Punjab. Both Muslim and Hindus thus tried to woo Sikhs. However the Hindu promises appeared giving more rosy future if the Sikhs aligned with them. Public statements of Hindu leaders like J.L.Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi are a testimony to it. We Sikhs therefore decided to align with Hindus. 
Unfortunately communal riots broke out after the land was bifurcated resulting into large scale migration and massacre of population. A total of 10 million people had to migrate and more than one million people massacred.  The Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan territory migrated to India while the Muslims in Indian Punjab fled to Pakistan. Unfortunately no one had foreseen that such a tragedy will come with freedom. No politician neither the Govt thought that freedom will be coupled with exchange of population.
 Thus the Sikhs were uprooted from their holy land in this mishap. Nankana sahib where the founder of Sikhism was born became foreign to them and so the Kartarpur sahib where he passed away in 1539 AD. In fact 60% of the holy shrines of the Founder Father were left in Pakistan.   
Sikh leaders were shocked at the situation that had emerged. Years after the things settled, the Sikhs led by Master Tara Singh approached Indian Prime Minister Mr. Nehru apprising him of the new situation where Sikhs had been departed from their holy shrines.  Pundit Nehru expressed sympathy and promised all help from the Indian Govt for unrestricted pilgrimages of Sikhs to their shrines in Pakistan.
Subsequently India and Pakistan fought two major wars in 1965 and 1971 and all these years the Hindu leaders have been asking the Sikhs to cooperate with India and as for as possible avoid pilgrimage to Pakistan. The Sikhs cooperated here too. At times the Indian Govt will altogether stop allowing jathas the groups of pilgrims to Pakistan citing tension between the two countries.
On one side India was asking Sikhs to avoid pilgrimage to Pakistan while on the other hand (for example when in 1999 AD Kargil Battle between India and Pakistan was going on) India Govt was conducting Amarnath pilgrimage yatra under the shadow of bayonets. Right in those days our Home Minister Mr. L.K.Advani was making humble appeals to the Chinese Govt to allow pilgrim groups to Kailash Mansarovar temple in Tibet Himalayas. This despite the fact that India considered China as enemy country who was encroaching on land which India said was its legitimate territory.
It was only then we Sikhs realized that the Indian Govt was not fair, honest and sympathetic towards Sikhs pilgrimage to shrines in Pakistan and that its agenda differed from one religion to other. Thus the writer of these lines and Jathedar Kuldip Singh Wadala on April 13, 2001 started a campaign to seek a direct passage to Kartarpur sahib where founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak passed away on Sept. 22,  1539 AD. 
Kartarpur is only 4 kms from the India-Pakistan border and is clearly visible from Indian side. At present a pilgrim from Dera Baba Nanak (a town in India, opposite to Kartarpur) has to travel to and fro distance of 416 kms. (Wagah to Lahore to Narang Mandi to Narowal and Kartarpur-131 kms. +  Dera Baba Nanak to Amritsar to Atari to Wagah=77kms. Total 208  plus the return 208 km = 416 kms.)
 Kartarpur is supposed to be Mecca of Sikhs because this is the only place where Guru Nanak stayed for about 18 years otherwise he was always on move visiting far flung places like Rome, Baghdad, Basra, Sri Lanka, Burmah, Tibet China. It was here that Guru demonstrated his theory into practice. From here he gave a loud message of universality that entire mankind is one. He denounced human divisions on the lines of caste, race and religions. Not only there are monuments existing till date that show Guru respected all faiths. It was here he started Langar the free kitchen where all people could dine together irrespective of their social division. It was a revolutionary step as Indian society had hard rules where people of different castes and religions can't eat together.  Guru thus challenged the Indian caste system which considered some people as low and others high. Here he made Lehna as his successor and passed away.   
After we started the campaign for direct passage the Pakistan Govt was prompt to react favourably and announced that it was willing to grant corridor to Sikh devotees where there would be no condition of visa. It said the 4 kms. long corridor will be fenced on both sides and a that the pilgrim will have to return the same day within a few hours. For evidence please see:     http://www.kartarpur.com/search/label/2.%20PAKISTAN%20OFFERS%20CORRIDOR
The positive reaction of Pakistan Govt was perhaps understandable because Pakistani citizens have also been deprived of their holy places in India. Millions of migrants who fled to Pakistan are now feeling the pain of being departed from their ancestral, cultural, religious and historical places. Pakistanis are mad to see their Taj Mahal, Ajmer Sharief, Roza Sarhind, Lal Quila Delhi, Nizzamuddin Aulia. In fact every second third village in Punjab has a tomb of some or the other peer they worshipped before Partition.
The Indian Govt didn't react to the Pakistan offer neither it acknowledged. We felt that perhaps the Hindu rulers don't understand the agony of Sikhs. In fact they are not sensitive enough to even imagine a situation where Hindus are departed from their holy Ganges, Yamuna, their Haridwar, Kashi, Prayag, their Ujjaini, Tirupati, Jaganath Puri, their Mathura etc. 
While our campaign for free corridor without passport or visa was going on an international peace maker ex-Ambassador to United Nations Mr. John Mcdonald noticed it and personally visited the corridor site on June 20, 2008 and declared that if allowed the Kartarpur Corridor will usher into a new phase of peace between India and Pakistan. For us it was a new dimension of the movement that it has peace bearing as well.
A week later, on June 28, 2008 the hon'ble Sh. Pranab Mukherjee now President of India, then as Foreign Minister followed Mr. McDonald's visit to the Corridor site. The newspapers of the following day reported as under: 
"The Minister (Mr. Mukherjee) said he was well aware of the fact that great sanctity was attached to Kartarpur Sahib and lakhs of Sikhs wanted to visit it to pay obeisance. He said he would hold talks over the issue with his Pakistani counterpart."
"Thanking Mukherjee, Badal (P.S.Badal the Chief Minister of Punjab) said, “With the green light from the Union minister, the proposed corridor now seems to be a reality.”"
"He said the corridor would be an important channel of hassle-free pilgrimage as compared to the long, strenuous journey via Wagha, Lahore and Narowal. The corridor, Badal said, would help foster better relations between the two countries in the long run and would give a further push to the ongoing confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan."
In the Indian Punjab Legislative Assembly Badal the CM himself moved a resolution on 1-10-2010 asking the Indian Central Govt to approve the Corridor to Kartarpur. The resolution was unanimously passed by the Assembly i.e the Congress and BJP also voted in its favour.
The Indian Central Govt again maintained its silence on the resolution instead of taking up the issue with Pakistan Govt.
However some anti-Pakistan Indian politicians started saying that security of India will be jeopardized if the Corridor was opened and that already a lot of drugs were being smuggled into India from Pakistan. We explained that the drugs were being smuggled during night in connivance with the Indian border police and that prevalent corruption in Govt departments was responsible for it. As far as security was concerned we humbly reminded the politicians that it was the Indian citizens who will be visiting Pakistan territory not that the Pakistanis will come to our side. And that we will allow visitor after duly verifying ones identity. Thus became silent, whatever little opposition to Corridor plan was.
All these years we continued doing prayers on the border, printing and circulating tons of literature on the Sikh shrines issue. Always giving hope to the Sikh masses that Govt of India was positively considering Kartarpur Corridor issue. Because we still hoped that the Indian democracy will at least respect resolution of elected legislature. Our hope became strong with the change of guard at Delhi two years ago.
As we are passing through a crucial phase because the people who were 20 years of age at 1947 have now turned almost 90 and thus only a few are surviving who remember their old holy places and erstwhile homes they left in 1947. If they are not allowed to travel, a connection with the paste the old places cultural and religious places will be lost forever. For example Sikhs and Hindus left their minor tribal and cultural places in the villages streets which only they remember and value while the others don't. For example a Muslim who migrated to a village in Pakistan hardly knows about a Sikh Samadhi or tomb in the village. If the old migrant is allowed to visit his old place he will pass on the heritage knowledge to his successors. 
Yes here the Govt did respond. It gave a concession that it will not be necessary for the aged people to travel by train only. They can use road transport but didn't change the hard and tough pilgrimage policy. The result being no senior citizen went on pilgrimage to Pakistan. We are thus loosing a great heritage of ours. Presently many of our historical holy shrines in Pakistan have caved in and in few cases even disappeared as if nothing existed there. 
We learn that about 30 civilised countries of Europe have abolished the need of Visa for visit of their respective citizens. We hope India and Pakistan are now no longer living in past i.e 1947 and are headed by civilized governments. We feel if there is a real need to abolish the visa system it is here after all one crore (10 million) of citizens migrated in 1947 from India to Pakistan and vice versa.
But alas all our appeals are falling on insensitive ears. 
On various occasions our representatives raised this Corridor i.e free passage issue in the Indian Parliament but every time the Govt's response was cold and evasive. Please see:- http://www.kartarpur.com/search/label/3.INDIAN%20REACTION 
We are pained to comment that with the long experience of campaign of 15 years we have learnt the Indian Govts be it of Congress Party or BJP value and respect only the feelings of majority community. Here vote is important not the ideal governance. No Govt thinks about the minorities much less microscopic community like the Sikhs who are merely 1% of the population.
Recently our President Sh. Pranab Mukherjee visited China and pleaded for enhancement of number of groups that can visit the holy Hindu shrine in China; Kailash Temple. Not only this, back home some state Govts raised cash subsidy to Hindu pilgrims visiting China to Rs. 50,000 (US Dollars 760) per head, that too to, travel to the country (China) which India considers its enemy. This despite the fact that Kailash Temple was never in history in Indian territory. The Govt can sanction hundred of millions of rupees on Hindu festivals the Kumb Melas. We welcome such an approach but the Govt should be sensitive enough to the minimum feelings of the minority like the Sikhs.
The civilized nations do respect peoples' faith whether it agrees with them or not. It is for this reason: Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims even from its sworn enemy countries to perform Hajj and there could be thousands of such examples all over the world. Even the Govt of India itself allows nacked sadhus the hermits to attend Kumb melas despite opposition from certain quarters. Naturally when we respect feelings of others we give a message of peace, of our large heartedness and peaceful coexistence. We remember having seen a mosque right in between the railway tracks at New Delhi station. Our erstwhile rulers the English railway officers knew that railway track can take a turn not the feelings of people. If we respect it there starts a traffic of love on both sides.
It is really with a heavy heart we are writing to a third party like you. We are admitting our failure. We confess to our people that we gave them false hopes that India is going to approve Corridor proposal where as the fact was it was not even considering it.  Respected sir, we are simple people and obviously not conversant with the procedure and way of working with United Nations. We understand that United Nations have such wings like IOM and UNESCO which deal with situations like ours i.e arising out of migrations and which concerns threat to the culture of nations. We request you to kindly get something done through these organs. We are hopeful a simple appeal from your good self to the Indian and Pakistan authorities will prick their conscience. We know there are saner elements there too but may be our presentation of our case has been in wrong manner. The present Prime Minister of India sh. Narendra Modi is a brave leader and has courage to take decisions bye- passing the orthodox school.
Please ask the Indian Govt to show large heartedness soothe microscopic –minority-Sikh-heart and approve the Kartarpur Corridor and allow more Sikh Jathas to Pakistan to visit their holy places.
Respectfully yours 

Chief Servant
60, Diamond Avenue, Majitha Road
AMRITSAR, India -143001

ਕਲ ਸੰਗਤ ਲਾਂਘਾ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਨੇ ਸੰਯੁਕਤ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਸੰਘ ਦੇ ਦਫਤਰ ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਦੇ ਕੇ ਸੈਕਰੇਟਰੀ ਜਨਰਲ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਸੰਘ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਦੇ ਮਸਲੇ ਤੇ ਦਖਲਅੰਦਾਜ਼ੀ ਦੇਵੇ।

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ਸਕੱਤਰ ਜਨਰਲ ਬੈਨ-ਕੇ-ਮੂਨ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਆਪ ਵੀ ਆ ਕੇ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਦਾ ਮੌਕਾ ਵੇਖਣ ਤੇ ਉਹ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਕਰਨਗੇ ਕਿ ਮੰਗ ਕਿੰਨੀ ਸਾਰਥਕ ਹੈ। ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਜੂਨ 2008 ਵਿਚ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਸੰਘ ਦੇ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਰਾਜਦੂਤ ਜਾਨ ਮੈਕਡੋਨਲਡ ਨੇ ਮੌਕਾ ਵੇਖਣ ਉਪਰੰਤ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਨੂੰ ਅਪਣਾਅ ਹੀ ਲਿਆ ਸੀ। ਰਾਜਦੂਤ ਦੀ ਫੇਰੀ ਦੇ ਫੌਰਨ ਬਾਦ ਵਿਦੇਸ਼ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਭਾਰਤ (ਅਜ ਕਲ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ) ਜਨਾਬ ਪਰਨਾਬ ਮੁਖਰਜੀ ਵੀ ਫਿਰ ਮੌਕਾ ਵੇਖ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਤ ਹੋਏ ਸਨ ਤੇ ਮੌਕੇ ਤੇ ਵਾਇਦਾ ਕਰ ਕੇ ਗਏ ਸਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਨਾਲ ਇਸ ਮਸਲੇ ਤੇ ਗਲ ਕਰਨਗੇ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਇਲਜਾਮ ਲਾਇਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਸਿੱਖ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਲਈ ਸੁਹਿਰਦ ਨਹੀ ਤੇ ਲਗਦੀ ਵਾਹੇ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਨਾਂ ਜਾਣ। ਇਹ ਗਲ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਤੇ ਆ ਕੇ ਬਿਲਕੁਲ ਸਾਫ ਹੋ ਗਈ ਹੈ ਕਿਉਕਿ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਨੂੰ ਸਿੱਧਾ ਰਸਤਾ ਦੇਣਾ ਮੰਨਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਕਈ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਚੁੱਪੀ ਸਾਧੀ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ। ਯਾਦ ਰਹੇ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਜਿਥੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਮਾਏ ਸਨ ਸਰਹੱਦ ਤੋਂ ਸਿਰਫ 4 ਕਿਲੋਮੀਟਰ ਹਟਵਾਂ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਓਥੇ ਜਾਣ ਲਈ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ 215 ਕਿਲੋਮੀਟਰ ਦਾ ਵਲ ਪਾ ਕੇ ਆਉਣਾ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਆਉਣ ਜਾਣ 430 ਕਿਲੋਮੀਟਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕਿਉਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਅਸੈਬਲੀ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2010 ਨੂੰ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ਵਿਚ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਾਦਲ ਦਾ ਮਤਾ ਸਰਬ ਸੰਪਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਪਾਸ ਕਰ ਚੁੱਕੀ ਹੈ, ਹੁਣ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਕੋਲ ਕੋਈ ਬਹਾਨਾ ਰਹਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਨੂੰ ਲਟਕਾਉਣ ਦਾ। ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਦਾਵਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕਈ ਵਾਰੀ ਸੰਸਦ ਵਿਚ ਇਸ ਬਾਰੇ ਸਵਾਲ ਵੀ ਪੁਛੇ ਗਏ ਨੇ ਪਰ ਹਰ ਵਾਰੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਟਾਲ ਮਟੋਲ ਹੀ ਕਰਦੀ ਆ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ। ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਇਹ ਨਜਰੀਆ ਧਰਮ-ਨਿਰਪੱਖ ਸੰਵਿਧਾਨ ਤੇ ਇਕ ਦਾਗ ਦੀ ਨਿਆਈ ਹੈ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਓਹੋ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ, ਚੀਨ ਵਿਚਲੇ ਕੈਲਾਸ਼ ਮੰਦਰ ਦੀ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਲਈ ਤਰਲੋ ਮੱਛੀ ਹੋਈ ਪਈ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਬਾਰ ਬਾਰ ਚੀਨ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਕੋਲੋਂ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਯਾਤਰੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਰਿਆਇਤਾਂ ਮੰਗਦੀ ਹੈ। ਫਿਰ ਹਰ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਯਾਤਰੀ ਨੂੰ 50,000 ਰੁਪਏ ਨਕਦ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ ਕੋਲੋਂ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਉਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਭਾਵੇ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ ਨਾਂ ਦਿਓ ਪਰ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕਰਨ ਤਾਂ ਜਾਣ ਦਿਓ। ਉਨਾਂ ਪੁਛਿਆ ਕਿ ਕੀ ਚੀਨ ਸਾਡਾ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਦੇਸ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਨੇ ਸਾਡੀ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਏਕੜ ਜਮੀਨ ਮੱਲ ਲਈ ਹੈ? ਸੋ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਧਰਮ ਨਿਰਪੱਖ ਹੋਣ ਦਾ ਸਬੂਤ ਦੇਵੇ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਿੱਖ ਦੀ ਪੀੜਾ ਦਾ ਅਹਿਸਾਸ ਨਹੀ ਕਿਉਕਿ ਉਹ ਨਹੀ ਕਦੀ ਗੰਗਾ ਤੋਂ ਵਿਛੋੜੇ ਗਏ ਨਾਂ ਜਮੁਨਾ ਤੋਂ, ਨਾਂ ਕਾਂਸ਼ੀ ਤੋਂ ਨਾਂ ਹਰਦੁਆਰ, ਪੁਰੀ ਤੇ ਤਿਰੁਪਤੀ ਤੋਂ।ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਕੁਲ ਇਤਹਾਸਿਕ ਸਥਾਨਾਂ ਵਿਚੋਂ 60% ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿਚ ਹਨ।ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਅਜਿਹਾ ਹੋਰ ਕੋਈ ਧਰਮ ਨਹੀ ਜਿਹਦੇ ਪੈਰੋਕਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਮੂਲ ਅਸਥਾਨਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਤਰਾਂ ਵਿਛੋੜਿਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੋਵੇ ਜਿਵੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ।
ਕਿਹਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦਾ ਦਰਦ ਸਮਝਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿਉਕਿ ਉਧਰ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਵੀ ਤਾਜ ਮਹਲ ਲਈ ਤਰਸ ਰਹੇ ਨੇ : ਉਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਜਮੇਰ ਸ਼ਰੀਫ, ਜਾਮਾ ਮਸਜਦ ਦਿੱਲੀ, ਲਾਲ ਕਿਲ੍ਹਾ, ਨਿਜਾਮੂਦੀਨ, ਰੋਜ਼ਾ ਸਰਹੰਦ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਸਤਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਮੰਗ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਸੰਘ ਹਿੰਦੁਸਤਾਨ ਤੇ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਤੇ ਆਪਣਾ ਅਸਰ ਰਸੂਖ ਵਰਤ ਕੇ ਇਕ ਦੂਜੇ ਮੁਲਕ ਵਿਚ ਜਾਣ ਲਈ ਵੀਜਾ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਲੀ ਖਤਮ ਕਰੇ ਜਿਵੇ ਯੂਰਪ ਦੇ 30 ਮੁਲਕਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ। ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਹਿੰਦੁਸਤਾਨ ਦੇ ਮਾਮਲੇ ਵਿਚ ਤਾਂ ਇਹ ਹੋਰ ਵੀ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ ਕਿਉਕਿ 1947 ਵਿਚ ਕੋਈ ਇਕ ਕ੍ਰੋੜ ਲੋਕ ਇਕ ਦੂਸਰੇ ਮੁਲਕ ਵਿਚ ਜਾਂ ਵਸੇ ਸਨ ਜਿੰਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਹਿਜਰਤ ਕਰਨੀ ਪਈ ਸੀ। ਇਹ ਲੋਕ ਅੱਜ ਵੀ ਆਪਣੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਸਥਾਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਦਿਲ ਵਿਚ ਸਮੋਏ ਬੈਠੇ ਨੇ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਦੇਣ ਉਪਰੰਤ ਇਨਾਂ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੇ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਦੇ ਜੰਤਰ ਮੰਤਰ ਤੇ ਮੁਜਾਹਿਰਾ ਵੀ ਕੀਤਾ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ 1947 ਦੀ ਹਿਜਰਤ ਦੁਰਘਟਨਾ ਸੀ ਤੇ ਜੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਤਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਅਜਾਦੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿਚਲੇ ਘਰ ਬਾਰ ਛੱਡਣੇ ਪੈਣੇ ਨੇ, ਤਾਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਦੀ ਵੀ ਅਜਿਹੀ ਅਜਾਦੀ ਸਵੀਕਾਰ ਨਾਂ ਕਰਦੇ।
ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਦੇਣ ਵੇਲੇ ਬੀ.ਐਸ.ਗੁਰਾਇਆ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਬਾਬਾ ਕੁਲਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੱਲ ਕਲ੍ਹਾਂ, ਵਿਕਰਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿੱਲੀ, ਭਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਛੇਹਰਟਾ, ਤਰਸੇਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੱਲ ਤੇ ਹਰਭਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਹਾਜਰ ਸਨ।
(ਸੰਗਤ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਤੇ ਯਾਦਪਤ੍ਰ ਦਾ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਉਲਥਾ ਵੀ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਜਰੂਰਤ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਕਰੋ ਤਾਂ ਦਸਣਾ।)

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