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  1. Just happened to catch a few minutes on the Sikh Channel and they were discussing the events in Catalonia and there is quite a significant sangat presence around the Barcelona and Catalonia region. Obviously our Sikh brothers and sisters there have a lot of sympathies with the people of Catalonia because they can relate very much to the struggle. Madrid acts in the same manner as Delhi in terms of siphoning off the resources of more productive regions. Catalonians suffered a lot under the Franco regime. They have their own language and culture. There was a conference with some guy called Gagan Singh and lo and behold he was sitting with the Catalan leader Carles Puigemont. In the audience, there was more Sikhs than the locals there. Something always perplexes about our people. I can understand the sympathies because of the similarities and I have been doing some research and understanding with the history but why do our people have to be at the forefront of fighting other people's battles. What are our people hoping to achieve with this type of support. Are we going to get support from the Catalonians for an independent Sikh state? Do the Sikhs in Catalonia realise that by gaining Independence, Catalonia won't be able to be part of the E.U. and they won't be able to move to other parts of Europe once they become pakkeh.
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