New York: Prominent Indian-American businessman Sant Singh Chatwal has said that more than 99 percent of the Sikhs love India, and there is a very small number who support Khalistan, adding that those extremist elements who are talking about the issue have never ever been to Punjab.
Speaking to Indian news agency ANI, Chatwal said, “There’s hardly anybody who’s supporting Khalistan…There’s some sort of big miscommunication going on…We all Sikhs, everybody, more than 99 percent, we love India. India is our country…Nobody’s interested in Khalistan.””I am very clear that there are very, very less people over here (supporting Khalistan). I don’t know who’s funding them, they have never been to Punjab. I am proud to be a Sikh. I am in this country for more than 50 years,” he added.
He also praised the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the Sikhs are proud of what he has done for the community. “India under the leadership of PM Modi has done a great job. He opened the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikhs. He has done a lot for the Sikhs,” said Chatwal.
“Even with PM Modi being there, we are very proud of what he has done for Sikhs. I am openly saying, there is hardly anybody who’s supporting Khalistan,” he added.
He further said that more than 99 percent of the Sikh community love India and consider it as their country, adding that those who talk about Khalistan, have never been to Punjab.