Understanding The Punjab Independence Referendum 2020

 As everyone is exited to know ” What is The Punjab Independence Referendum 2o20″, therefor we are trying to provide some information which will help you to understand the meanings, motive and the process of Punjab Independence Referendum 2020.

1.What is a Referendum ?

Referendum is the process of direct voting to get the decision of a community on a single political question, Through referendum several nations have achieved independence. Most recently, South Sudan was created as an independent country through referendum. Scotland and Quebec held referendum to gain independence from UK and Canada, respectively.

2.What is Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 ?

Punjab independence referendum 2020 is a campaign to liberate Punjab, currently occupied by India. The campaign aims to brings the Sikh nation on a common platform to present the case to the United Nations for independence of Punjab.

3.What is the objective of the Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 campaign ?

The objective of the Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 campaign is to convince the UN and Western countries to force India to give people of Punjab the right to vote on the question of “should the territory of Punjab, currently occupied by India, be an independent country ?”

4.What is the difference between Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 and an official referendum ?

The official referendum creates an independent country out of an already existing country. For example “South Sudan” which was previously a part of the country of Sudan was created as a sovereign and independent country through official referendum. Whereas Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 is a campaign to convince the UN and Western countries to force India to give people of Punjab the right to vote on the question of “should the territory of Punjab, currently occupied by India, be an independent country ?”

5.How is an official referendum the creates an independent country conducted ?

The official referendums the grant independence and create separate countries are conducted by :

a) The country currently occupying a territory agrees to hold a vote on the question of independence. Canada and UK agreed and held the referendum giving the people of Quebec and Scotland the right to vote on the question of independence ; or 

b) UN intervenes and negotiates and agreement between a nation demanding independence and the country occupying its territory, to let the people of the land vote on the question of independence.

6.Are there any United Nations laws the support Sikh’s demand for an independent country ?

Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations grans the rights to self-determination to all peoples. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and International Covenant of Economic and Cultural Rights also guarantee right to self-determination for all peoples. Under UN laws, nations with separate religion or language have the right to self-determination and can seek a referendum to gain independence from the country occupying their territory, India has signed and ratified all the UN laws the guarantee to self-determination to the people on the basis of separate religion and language.

7.How can Sikhs convince the UN to force India to hold a Referendum in Punjab ?

As a primary body to protect and promote human rights of all people, the United Nations listens and acts when a community approaches them in large number.

The aim to get 5 million votes in support of independence of Punjab through the Punjab Independence Referendum2020. The result of this referendum will then be presented to the United Nations with a request for them to intervene and negotiate an agreement between Sikh community and India for holding a official independence referendum in Punjab.

8.Does the UN law require a minimum number of votes in support of independence to qualify for United Nation’s intervention ?

UN laws do not specify any number of votes to qualify for intervention. UN law only guarantees right to self-determination to all people on the basis of religion and language. The target of five(5) million votes was set to show the UN the will among the Sikh community for independence of Punjab justifying UN intervention.

9.Where will the voting for the Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 be conducted ?

The voting in this unofficial referendum will be conducted in the 20 countries. The countries will include the state of Punjab (currently occupied by India), USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and other countries of Europe and Asia. 

10.What is the importance and role of Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 campaign in the Western world ?

Since 1984 western countries have granted refugee status to hundreds of thousands of Sikhs on the grounds the Sikhs are persecuted in India because of their religion and for supporting the creation of independent country Khalistan.

Unofficial referendum among the Sikh diaspora will garner support of the western governments and UN for pressurizing India into holding independence referendum in Sikh homeland Punjab, currently occupied by India.

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