==> NALWA CONFERENCE RESOLUTION for self-determination status.
The text of the resoltion follows:
Resolution of Sikh political status
General Hari Singh Nalwa Conference
July 4th, 1965
Conference in commemoration of General Hari Singh Nalwa of historical
fame reminds all concerned that the Sikh people are makers of
history and are conscious of their political destiny in a free
Conference recalls that the Sikh people agreed to merge in a common
Indian nationality on the explicit understanding of being accorded
a constitutional status of co-sharers in the Indian sovereignty
along with the majority community, which solemn understanding
now stands cynically repudiated by the present rulers of India.
the Sikh people have been systematically reduced to a sub-political
status in their homeland, the Punjab, and to an insignificant
position, in their mother-land India. The Sikhs are in a position
to establish before an impartial International Tribunal, uninfluenced
by the present Indian rulers that the laws, the judicial processes
and the executive actions of the union of India are consistently
and heavily weighed against the Sikhs and are administered with
bandaged eyes against Sikh citizens.
Conference, therefore, resolves, after careful thought and consideration
that there is no alternative for the Sikhs in the interests of
their self preservation but to frame their political demand for
securing a self-determined political status within the Republic
of the Union of India.
Sardar Gurnam Singh,
Bar-at-law, Judge, High Court (Retd.)
M.L.A. (Punjab), Leader of the Opposition