Friday, June 08, 2012

10th June - Annual Sikh Freedom & Remembrance Rally

SUNDAY JUNE 10th 2012 

Some FAQs: 
Question: What is the purpose of this rally and march? 
Answer: To remember our Shaheeds, to march for the freedom of the Sikh nation and to support our Sikh freedom fighters who are sitting in jails. 

Question: Is a protest march and rally the most effective way of doing things? 
Answer: This is one of many ways to protest and inform Sikhs and non-Sikhs of the on going injustices and crimes been and being committed against the Sikh nation in India. What can be better way of i) keeping the issue alive, ii) instilling passion and spirit for the Sikh cause in the community, in particular youngsters, and iii) symbolically showing the killers of the Sikhs that Sikhs can never be exterminated and will stand united in becoming the voice of the voiceless.

Question: What is the benefit of Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations spending thousands of money bringing the UK Sangat all together on 10th June?  
Answer: It is only because of the annual protest march and rally that the Indian authorities have not gone further in the torture and mistreatment of Sikhs in India. If Sikhs did not protest, the authorities would step up their acts of terrorism against Sikhs because they would think no one is watching them. The slogans of Sikhs in UK have had such an effect on India that the Indian government has requested the UK government to ban Sikhs from protesting against India in UK. The annual protest creates spirit and passion within Sikhs, in particular the youth, to become Sikhs and remember that the crimes against humanity committed against the Sikhs is an unresolved and on going issue.  

Orange Dastaars, rumaals and Dupattas. Everyone is requested to wear a Dastaar, irrespective if you have Kesh or not, male or female, as a mark of solidarity to the Sikh nation and a visual statement to India and the world that Sikhi will flourish irrespective and never die no matter how many holocausts and genocides they go through.


Anonymous said...

As a young sikh lady myself, i condemn this march, some of my family members were killed and shot for no reason by this man while he was trying to gain power and use religion as a tool to unite his community, it is all rubbish. You are all retarded to consider such man a saint.

Manvir Singh said...

Non-Sikh independent sources on Baba Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale:

Arun Shourie of The Indian Express:
"For all I know, he [Bhindranwale] is completely innocent and is genuinely and exclusively dedicated to the teachings of the Gurus.”
Source: Arun Shourie, “The consequences of pandering”, The Indian Express, May 13, 1982.

In December 1983, a senior officer in Chandigarh confessed:
“It’s really shocking that we have so little against him [Bhindranwale] while we keep blaming him for all sorts of things.”
Source: India Today, 31 December 1983, page 36.

Joyce Pettigrew, Irish Anthropologist from Belfast University:
"The sacrifice of Bhindranwale’s life and that of his followers drew attention to the fact that Sikhs live by a model of society opposed to that for which India stood. They were slaughtered in defense of their conception of what society should be."
Source: Quoted in Singh, Gurharpal, Ethnic Conflict in India: A Case-Study of Punjab, New York: St. Martin’s Press, Inc., 2000, p. 114.

Vir Sanghvi, now writer for Hindustan Times and TV presenter:
"Whatever Bhindranwale’s involvement, the government had no concrete evidence and the ministry thought it inadvisable to arrest him on a flimsy case only to have him acquitted and transformed into a hero."
Source: Imprint, 1986

Never Forget 84 !! said...

Before insulting others and tarnishing others name....we need to look at OUR OWN JEEVAN....!!!! we do as much Paat as Sant Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale did? .....Do we even do a fraction of what He use to do?....have we gotten to the point in which we are ready to giv our Sees (head) to Akal Purakh Vaahiguro by becoming Shaheed protecting the House Of God (Akaal Takht Sahib)....Sant Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale brought many many people into are we to accuse Sant Ji of such horrific doings....
Mai Moorakh Agiaan Aveechaaree...
Bul Chuk Maaf Karnee
vaahiguroo jee kaa khalsa vaahiguroo jee kee fateh Jee