What do the Sikhs want?

About 95 per cent of Sikhs are proud to be Indian and there's no such thing as a Khalistan sentiment in Punjab

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Shekhar Gupta
If only I were granted just 10 minutes of some divine power to ask you to repeat after me the following lines three times:

- There is no such thing as the Khalistan movement, dream, or idea. Definitely not in India. What happens in Brampton, Canada, is a problem for the Canadians.

- Nobody, or almost nobody, in India’s Punjab wants a return to the murderous 15 years from 1978 to 1993, especially the deadly 1983-93 decade. How do India’s Sikhs feel about their country? Check out the data from a 2021 Pew Research Center survey, which found that 95 per cent of Sikhs in India are proud of their country. No community in India, regardless of its size, holds
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First Published: Sep 23 2023 | 09:31 AM IST

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