India, Who Asked The Militant Khalsa To Continue?
The conclusion that when all other
methods have failed, it is righteous to draw the sword
Third Incident and so on…..
Guru Tegh Bahadar And The Perfect Human Being
There are events in the histories
of different people which at the time they occurred may not have
appeared to be of great significance, but with the passage of time
became memorable moments. There are two such incidents in the
history of the Sikhs which made them change from pacific followers
of their founder Guru Nanak to the militant Khalsa of the last Guru
The first was the persecution of
their Fifth Guru Arjan Dev, who compiled the Adi Granth and
installed it in Harmandar Sahib built by his father, and made
Amritsar the emotional capital of the community. His only "crime" in
the eyes of the rulers was that he had acquired a large following
and threatened to become a rival power base in the north.
He was taken to Lahore, cruelly
tortured and he died as martyr. His son Guru Hargobind decided to
take up arms. The Ninth Guru Tegh Bahadar, a saintly man, composed
some of the most soulful hymns — later incorporated into the Adi
Granth by his son. These became widely known and have been
beautifully rendered by Mohammed Rafi.
Guru Tegh Bahadar was arrested on
fabricated charges and executed in Delhi on November 24, 1675.
His body was stolen by one of his
Dalit disciples, who burnt down his own thatched hut to cremate it.
Gurdwara Sis Gunj in Chandni Chowk marks the site of his execution.
Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, next to Parliament, is the site of his
It was this wholly gratuitous act
of criminality that made his son come to the conclusion that when
all other methods have failed, it is righteous to draw the sword.
To mark the martyrdom anniversary
of Guru Tegh Bahadar, I reproduce my translation of one of his hymns
— entitled Jo nar dukh mein dukh nahi manai — devoted to
describing an ideal human being:
He who in adversity
He who is without fear;
He who falls not in the snare of sensuality;
Who has no greed for gold, knowing it is like dust;
He who does not slander people when their backs are turned;
Nor flatters them to their faces;
He who has neither gluttony in his heart;
Nor vanity, nor attachment to
He whom nothing moves;
Neither good fortune nor ill;
Who cares not for worldly applause;
Nor its censure;
Who ignores every wishful fantasy;
And accepts what comes his way at it comes;
He whom lust cannot lure;
Nor anger command;
In such a one lives God himself;
On such a one God's Grace descends;
For he knows the righteous path;
O Nanak, his soul mingles with the Lord;
As water mingles with water.
Independent India, who Asked The Militant Khalsa To Continue?
Gandhi Shall Be Remembered As A Thoughtless Lady In The History
Singh Sooch, Advocate,
After contemptible army attack in June 1984, the Indian army stormed
the Sikhs’ holiest shrine, the Durbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in
Amritsar, Sri Akal Takhat Sahib other historical Gurdwaras of
Punjab, and thus, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi did the
contempt, intentionally and deliberately, of Sikh religion and of
killing of thousands innocent Sikhs including minor children and
women in the army operation.
Under the circumstances, the conceited Indira Gandhi proudly wanted
to send a message worldwide that after all this, she was not afraid
of Sikhs and, to prove further them coward, kept Sikhs her
bodyguards in the inner security circle, from where nobody could
ever escape and think so to take the risk of committing the crime.
But, Beant Singh and Satwant Singh took this extreme step because of
the outcome of intense feelings that carried away them, for the
reasons of the deliberate religious contempt and the killings of
innocent Sikhs by her action and the Indian army.
It would always be wrong and incorrect to say that she trusted Sikhs
as her bodyguards.
the ignorance, Indira Gandhi was herself guilty and for ever, shall
be remembered as a thoughtless lady in the history.
Man Made Human Tragedy- Human Rights Abuses In India
Obama rightly requested to intervene and address the concerns during
the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the US
regarding the man made human tragedy, that’s another name of mass
human rights abuses with impunity in Kashmir and elsewhere in India.
1984 Sikh Genocide: What are the issues to be decided now? Amnesty
International’s T. Kumar said
The issues mentioned in the operative part of the ‘Amnesty
International’ report were very relevant to be decided without
diluting and manipulating the issues
The demand of international intervention to deliver justice for the
Sikh community, considering and deciding the issues mentioned as
under, in the operative part of the ‘Amnesty International’ report,
was very relevant and must be accepted and decided without diluting
and manipulating the issues as early as possible.
Balbir Singh Sooch, Advocate,
‘Those Guilty of November 1984 Sikh Massacre Should Be Punished,’
Says Amnesty International
“………“Addressing the conference, Amnesty International’s T. Kumar
said “We simply want to find out why this deplorable act was
committed and ask why it has taken so long for those responsible to
be punished. We need to deliver justice for all those Sikhs who
suffered in 1984 and their families.”
The conference was created to expose the true extent of killings as
a state sponsored act, in contrast to the Indian government’s
position which labeled the killings as “Anti-Sikh Riots.”
“The killings, burning, robbing, rape and looting of Sikhs has
constantly been termed by the Indian government as ‘reaction’ to the
murder of Ms. Indira Gandhi on
October 31, 1984,”
said Sikhs for Justice legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
“The truth, however is that the Sikh massacre was planned, organized
and targeted at the behest of the ruling political party and with
the active support and sometimes connivance of Police and law
During the four days of carnage, Sikhs across India were located,
identified, targeted and ruthlessly killed by armed and in most
cases, hired career criminals and arsonists.
Politicians at the top of Indian government actively instigated,
provoked and ordered the killings while police and local
administrators either actively participated or stood passively
Massacre -NC Seeks Fresh Probe
Operative part of the statement
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said, “Clinton told me
to have food, I denied. I told him that I can’t eat as my heart was
crying in pain over the killing of 35 innocent Sikhs.”
Stating that Clinton has truly written in his book that had he not
visited India Chattisinghpora massacre would not have taken place,
the NC president said, “I have some reservations about
Chattisinghpora incident and I will make these public through my
book. The book will be released after my death so that nobody will
Can any CM in India order
probe or do the justice against the wishes of “some powers”?
Union minister Farooq
Abdullah today created a flutter by claiming that “some powers” had
prevented him from probing the massacre of 35 Sikhs at
Chattisinghpora in 2000 on the eve of Bill Clinton’s visit to India.
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