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Sikh Separatist Extremism: Lord Rami Ranger comes in support of UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

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Munmun Kaur

Published On: February 04, 2022 at 16:42 IST

Lord Rami Ranger, a British Sikh peer in the House of Lords and chairman of the British Sikh Association has come in support of UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and said that she was right to say that “Sikh separatist extremism has caused considerable tensions in recent years”.

Priti Patel recently came in talks when an old video of her speech made to the Heritage Foundation in Washington last November surfaced on Twitter. Although, some Sikhs criticized her for putting Sikh extremism alongside Daesh and Hamas as security threats facing the UK and US.

Lord Rami, supporting Patel said that she is right to ensure Britain never becomes a launchpad for terrorists. He further said that every British citizen who has taken an oath of alignment to Her Majesty the Queen must be loyal and work hard to become an asset to the nation and that engaging in criminal activities against any nation is punishable by Law. Apparently, with the new Nationality Bill, they could be removed from the country and stripped of their citizenship.

Ranger emphasized on ‘Anti-India Sikhs’ to follow the teachings of Sikh Gurus who were committed to their Mother India and paid supreme sacrifices to preserve India’s ancient civilization. He also emphasized on these ‘Anti-India Sikhs’ to learn from the experiences of Kashmiri militants, who except to hinder the progress of Kashmir and cause deaths and destruction of their fellow Kashmiris have gained nothing.

Further, Ranger pointed out that Prime Minister Narender Modi has been promoting the lives and teachings of Sikh Gurus on the National as well as International level, which has never been done before by any existing Prime Minister. He even went on to say that the current BJP Government has nothing to do with the incidents of 1984.