Khalsa Raj Party

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The Khalsa Raj Party is a political party in Punjab. It was formed by Dr. Jagjit Singh Chohan (who returned to Punjab after living in exile in the United Kingdom for 21 years). Dr. Chohan says that he returned to achieve the goal of Khalistan (a desired homeland for the Sikhs). The Khalsa Raj Party strives to achieve this goal through nonviolence. They contested polls.[1]

Introduction[edit]

The Khalsa Raj Party was started by Dr. Jagjit Singh Chohan. Chohan formed the Khalsa Raj Party in 2002 and was also the president of the party. [2]

The creation of the Khalsa Raj Party[edit]

Jagjit Singh Chohan is the president of Khalistan. According to the Sikh Times, "Dr. Jagjit Singh Chauhan, an ideologue of the Khalistan movement who returned to India from UK after 21 years to form the Khalsa Raj Party, declared his intention to work towards the 'formation of Khalistan' at a press meet in Chandigarh. Till recently, Chauhan was lying low but now sees some prospect of the Khalistan movement being revived." [3] Dr. Jagjit Singh Chohan established the Khalsa Raj party with the purpose of achieving self determination for the Sikhs known as Khalistan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khalsa raj party to contest SGPC polls". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 10 September 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chohan wants edict on Tohra's retirement". The Tribune, India. 2002-08-02. 
  3. ^ The Sikh Times, Canada, "Weary Akalis Lean on Khalistan" 7 July 2003