One militant affiliated with the Khalistan Liberation Force took a typically universalist view of the Sikh struggle for justice when he pointed to a portrait ofGuru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru, who was said to have been martyred for the right of Hindus to worship freely:
That's Guru Tegh Bahadur. His story is so beautiful, because he sacrificed his life for the sake of another religion, for Hindus. At that time they were being persecuted by the Mughals. That's really an inspirtation to me.
That's why I think Sikhs are in the world, not just for Sikhs alone but for anybody who needs a Sikh. Honestly, deep in my heart I feel like our work in this world has to be much bigger than ourselves.
Some of my friends say when Khalistan is established then we'll be able to kick back and relax! But I say no, the work is just getting started. You have your country but then you need to work on achieving justice in it and then in the rest of the world.
All these wars that are going on today, people are demanding justice at all costs. Bosnia is a clear-cut case. We have to not only be more peaceful in spirit, but we have to be willing to sacrifice our lives. The United Nations doesn't really have any power because there aren't enough parents willing to sacrifice their sons. It's all just a big hoopla.
If there is injustice and somebody in Somalia isn't getting food, the United Nations should be able to take care of it. When Khalistan is established if I have any say I will send 500, 1,000, 5,000 Sikhs right away. You don't get peace and justice without sacrifice and our Gurus taught us all about that.
Taken From: Fighting for Faith and Nation by Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh