Indian sikhs Love India: Khalistan is the brainchild of Pakistan

The Khalistan Movement which sought a separate state for Sikhs was the result of a multitude of social, economic & political factors that had led to a growing sense of alienation among the sikhs in India.The failure of the state to address the problem of Sikhs was taken due advantage of by Enemy state Pakistan 

Indian sikhs Love India: Khalistan is the brainchild of Pakistan

The Khalistan Movement which sought a separate state for Sikhs was the result of a multitude of social, economic & political factors that had led to a growing sense of alienation among the sikhs in India.The failure of the state to address the problem of Sikhs was taken due advantage of by Enemy state Pakistan 

1947 Partition of India -Independence of India was not a joyful event for Sikhs, partition left Sikhs in a lot of discontentment with regard to their traditional lands being lost to Pakistan.

Punjabi Suba movement - A movement was initiated in 1955 under Akali Dal a Sikh dominated political party. It seeks re-organization of Punjab along linguist lines, seeking division of the state into Punjabi and non-Punjabi speaking areas. However, the division acquired communal overtones, with Sikhs voting for Punjabi as mother-tongue (even if they spoke Hindi) and Hindus voting for Hindi as mother-tongue (even if they spoke Punjabi).

  • The State reorganization commission made its recommendations and it rejected Akali Dal's demand which seeks separate statehood.
  • The movement resulted in the trifurcation of Punjab into Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.
  • The disputes of Chandigarh and the Sharing of waters of Ravi-Beas and Sutlej between the two states, Punjab and Haryana were the foundation on which the Khalistan dispute was created.

Operation Blue star was conducted to capture Bhindrawale in Harmandir Sahib Complex, but the operation resulted in a strong anti-India sentiment. The then PM Indira Gandhi was seen as an enemy of the Sikhs and two Sikh guards of her killed her in 1984. Her killing was followed by wide-spread riots against the Sikhs across India, the genocide of Sikhs across India fuelled more anti-India sentiment. From the early 1980s to the early 1990s, Punjab went through a phase of wide-spread terrorism.

  • Manifold extremist groups like the Khalistan Liberation Force, Khalistan Commando Force, Babbar Khalsa, and umpteen others gained prominence and roamed around freely across Punjab.

Sikhs being a patriotic group started to act against the protracted terrorist struggle and chose to side with the Indian nation, the then Punjab Police department succeeded in defeating the movement in the 1990s.

At the present, the Khalistan movement is a dormant movement in India. It does not hold much traction in the urban or local populace of Punjab..But the movement gets ideological support from Sikhs living in Canada, the UK, or the USA.

They pump money, ideological support into the struggle, ISI of Pakistan is still pumping money and effort in reviving the movement.