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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-56171006

    Dr Lucy Owen testing coronavirus on fabricsIMAGE COPYRIGHTDE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
    image captionDroplets of the virus were tested on fabrics commonly worn by health workers

    Scientists have found viruses similar to the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on commonly-worn fabrics for up to three days.

    The study by De Montfort University in Leicester tested a model coronavirus on polyester, polycotton and 100% cotton.

    The results suggested polyester posed the highest risk.

    Microbiologist Dr Katie Laird, who led the study, said the materials, commonly used in healthcare uniforms, posed a transmission risk.

    The study saw droplets of the virus added to the fabrics.

    The scientists then monitored the stability of the virus on each material for 72 hours.

    The results showed polyester posed the highest transmission risk, with the virus still present after three days and with the ability to transfer to other surfaces.

    On 100% cotton, the virus lasted for 24 hours, while on polycotton, the virus only survived for six hours.

    "When the pandemic first started, there was very little understanding of how long coronavirus could survive on textiles," said Dr Laird, who is head of the university's infectious disease research group at DMU. 

    "Our findings show three of the most commonly-used textiles in healthcare pose a risk for transmission of the virus.

    "If nurses and healthcare workers take their uniforms home, they could be leaving traces of the virus on other surfaces." 

    Dr Lucy Owen using a mashing machineIMAGE COPYRIGHTDE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
    image captionThe virus was completely eliminated on cotton fabric when washed with detergent at a high temperature

    The study also looked at the most reliable wash method for removing the virus from 100% cotton fabric.

    Water was enough to remove the virus in all of the washing machines tested when it was added in droplets but not when scientists soiled the fabric with an artificial saliva containing the virus.

    In these cases, only when detergent was used and a temperature of 40°C or above was the virus completely eliminated.

    Using temperature alone, 67°C was required to eliminate the virus.

    The study found there was no risk of cross-contamination when clean items were washed with those that had traces of the virus on.

    However, Dr Laird said guidance published at the start of the pandemic by Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS regarding uniform washing was based on "outdated literature".

    PHE's guidance said where it was not possible for uniforms to be industrially laundered, staff should wash them at home, but Dr Laird advised against this.

    She said: "This research has reinforced my recommendation that all healthcare uniforms should be washed on site at hospitals or at an industrial laundry.

    "These wash methods are regulated and nurses and healthcare workers do not have to worry about potentially taking the virus home."

    PHE said the guidance is from UK Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and was developed with the NHS.

    NHS England has been contacted for a comment.

    Dr Laird said textile and laundry associations around the world were using the study results in their guidance for healthcare laundering.

    The full project and methodology has been submitted to a journal and is currently under peer review.


  2.  

    On 2/22/2021 at 11:16 AM, Guest Hope said:

    I was wondering what would it be like to migrate to India to live a very rural way of life without a single western amenity, kind of back to basics with lots of good people around you and no fuss no fake appearances etc on daily basis. Has anyone else had this longing and if you have what have you done to fulfil it? It’s a very strong longing for me and I just want to return where my ancestors lived once. Please share your feelings and impressions or even your desires or longings on this subject, if you don’t mind. I would love to hear from you. I hope it’s not too much to ask. Thanks.

    How old are you ?

    I used to think the same until my last two visits to India.

    If anything, keeping up appearances is much more important in India than the West. You will always be an outsider.

    But you can make it work if you really want to, probably

    What would be your livelihood? As you will be aware, farmers have it very difficult in India. 

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  3. On 2/22/2021 at 12:47 PM, Guest JoginderSingh said:

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    Thank you all for reading this post. I am currently planning on proposing to my girlfriend. I am a Punjabi staying in the UK and my girlfriend is ethnically Chinese staying in the UK as well. She is very interested in Sikhi and we have discussed it many times. We have even decided that the kids will keep joora and learn bani as well. She is humble and compassionate, and reminds me of the qualities of being a good Sikh by her very nature. She does not keep her kesh, and she is learning Punjabi as well in her spare time. Essentially, she is learning slowly how to be a good Sikh, and I do not want to pressure her. 

    However, we have been getting alot of judgement and hate from the community, especially with all the chugli and gossiping thats been going around. I do not understand their problem - if anything, my girlfriend is a better Sikh than half of them. Anyone has any advice on how I can look past all this hate and negativity? We are not doing anything wrong

    You might regret marrying someone  completely outside of your ethnicity/culture - not now, but maybe in 10, or 20 years time or when you are in your retired years. Especially if she does not take to Sikhi

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  4. On 2/21/2021 at 10:07 AM, Premi5 said:


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corona-False-Alarm-Facts-Figures/dp/1645020576

    Description

    Product Description

     

    Cut to the facts about coronavirus in Corona, False Alarm?, the runaway German bestseller.

    In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in six weeks.

    No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.

    In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures—including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking—have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health. Dr. Bhakdi and Dr. Reiss provide dates, facts, and background information, including:

    • How Covid-19 compares with previous coronaviruses and the flu virus
    • What infection numbers and the death rate really tell us
    • The challenges around lockdown: Were the protective measures justified?
    • Mandatory mask-wearing: Does the science support it?
    • Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?

    Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts—and encourages you to form your own opinion on the corona crisis.

     

    About the Author

    Karina Reiss was born in Germany and studied biology at the University of Kiel where she received her PhD in 2001. She became assistant professor in 2006 and associate professor in 2008 at the University of Kiel. She has published over sixty articles in the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, inflammation, and infection, which have gained international recognition and received prestigious honors and awards. Sucharit Bhakdi was born in Washington, DC, and educated at schools in Switzerland, Egypt, and Thailand. He studied medicine at the University of Bonn in Germany, where he received his MD in 1970. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg from 1972 to 1976, and at The Protein Laboratory in Copenhagen from 1976 to 1977. He joined the Institute of Medical Microbiology at Giessen University in 1977 and was appointed associate professor in 1982. He was named chair of Medical Microbiology at the University of Mainz in 1990, where he remained until his retirement in 2012. Dr. Bhakdi has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, for which he has received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. Sucharit Bhakdi and his wife, Karina Reiss, live with their three-year-old son, Jonathan Atsadjan, in a small village near the city of Kiel.

    @jkvlondon

    Thoughts ?


  5. Meet Dr Romesh Japra, Prominent Indian-American Cardiologist attacked in the USA for supporting Indian farm laws

    Dr Romesh Japra was born in Phagwara, Punjab in 1950 in a Hindu family. Raised in a village in the Phagwara Tehsil, Dr Japra successfully completed his MBBS degree at AIIMS, Delhi and moved to the US in 1973. After that, Dr Japra established his highly successful medical practice as a Cardiologist. Moreover, Dr Japra was also highly active in the affairs of the Indian community in USA. In 1983, he was a co-founder of the Fremont Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, one of the first, if not the first, Hindu temples established in Fremont, California.

     

     


  6. 17 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

    Has ruined many of the roads in London making it difficult for ordinary people to use cars etc under the excuse of 'being greener' 

    Seems to be quite unliked other than by the 'liberal elites'

    Wants to lead the agenda to change street names in London in name of 'diversity', and remove historical statues

    Anyone have any theories about him? Another one working for the capitalists to divide society more and cause resentment amongst the native working classes?

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/jacob-rees-mogg-sadiq-khan-diversity-public-realm-b919432.html

     

    Panellists appointed to improve diversity of London’s statues and memorials

    (Top row, left to right): David Bryan, Binki Taylor, Jack Guinness, Lynette Nabbosa, Keith Magee. (Middle row, left to right) Robert Bevan, Riz Ahmed, Gillian Jackson, Aindrea Emelife, Toyin Agbetu. (Bottom row, left to right) Pedro Gil, Zoé Whitley, Jasvir Singh, Eleanor Pinfield, Sandy Nairne

    Those who downvoted, be big and brave enough to say why!

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  7. Has ruined many of the roads in London making it difficult for ordinary people to use cars etc under the excuse of 'being greener' 

    Seems to be quite unliked other than by the 'liberal elites'

    Wants to lead the agenda to change street names in London in name of 'diversity', and remove historical statues

    Anyone have any theories about him? Another one working for the capitalists to divide society more and cause resentment amongst the native working classes?

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/jacob-rees-mogg-sadiq-khan-diversity-public-realm-b919432.html

     

    Panellists appointed to improve diversity of London’s statues and memorials

    (Top row, left to right): David Bryan, Binki Taylor, Jack Guinness, Lynette Nabbosa, Keith Magee. (Middle row, left to right) Robert Bevan, Riz Ahmed, Gillian Jackson, Aindrea Emelife, Toyin Agbetu. (Bottom row, left to right) Pedro Gil, Zoé Whitley, Jasvir Singh, Eleanor Pinfield, Sandy Nairne

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  8. It is said that Mahatmas/enlightened souls can tell everything about  a person just from their matha/forehead

    There are some 'clairvoyants' etc who have some powers as well

    Jamdoots apparently also can see who we are when they take us to wherever we go after death

     

    I want to raise this point. I think most of us get a reasonable idea of someone based on their face/speech etc within a few seconds of encountering them

    Some people just have a 'look' which tells us whether they are 'rich' or 'poor'; honest or cunning, soft or hard etc

    Given that we as mere mortals only have limited intuition/powers compared with mahatmas, why do we have any ability to perceive people in this way at all?

    Has anyone here been very wrong about their initial impressions of someone they have met?

     


  9. On 2/18/2021 at 7:04 PM, Kuriji said:

    There is a hidden agenda. The truth channels are well aware of it but the are not allowed to disclose in mainstream. Read the history of the compass people- They control the world. They love to spread chaos, fear and degeneracy throughout the world. 

    Who are these 'compass people' - a quick google search does not help


  10. On 2/17/2021 at 11:49 AM, Ranjeet01 said:

    Our houses are small because our country is small and land is at a premium. Yet most UK Sikh houses are extended to have  at least 4 bedrooms and at least 2 bath rooms .

    They might be only 1500 sq foot in size but that is more than ample for the most of us.

    The benefit for living in a smaller country where everything is compact is that you can walk a lot more than having to take a car everywhere. I can walk to my gurdwara, matha tek and walk back home. 

    I think the 'closed' landscape/environment is not favourable, and leads to a 'closed' mindset

    Those living in bigger spaces probably have a more open and 'positive' mentality 

    Just my thoughts, and I will reckon there is something similar if comparing urban vs rural living


  11. This Scottish doctor is sceptical about the effects of COVID

    https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2021/02/17/how-deadly-is-covid19/

    How deadly is COVID19?

    17th February 2021

    I have spent large chunks of my life trying to untangle medial data and research. COVID19 has long since defeated me. I have been unable to make any sense of the information we are bombarded with daily. So, I decided to go back to basics.

    At the start of the COVID19 saga, I was interested to know what the infection fatality rate (IFR) was likely to be. I felt I could then have a go at comparing it to other diseases, primarily influenza.

    The infection fatality is the number of people infected with the virus who then die. This is very different to the case fatality rate (CFR), which is the number of people infected with the disease who become unwell enough (sometimes, but not always) to be admitted to hospital – the ‘cases’. Who then die.

    Before COVID19 appeared, there used to be a reasonably clear distinction between the infection fatality rate (IFR), and the case fatality fate (CFR) and it is important that they should not get mixed up. Because the case fatality rate is almost always far higher than the infection fatality rate – as you would expect. People who are ill enough to go into hospital are far more likely to die than people who do not suffer any symptoms. Bear this in mind.

    Another thing to bear in mind is that, at the start of any epidemic it is simpler to establish the case fatality rate, because most people who are seriously ill end up in hospital and/or will have tests to see if they have the disease in question. Those with no symptoms may never cross the path of a medical professional and are very unlikely to be tested.

    What is the ratio between the two? It depends on the virus. With Ebola the infection fatality rate and case fatality rate are closely matched – more than fifty per cent of people who are infected, die. With the common ‘coronavirus’ cold, the spread is far wider, maybe a hundred to one, or a thousand to one – perhaps more.

    The fact that most infections are never noted, is one of the reasons why the infection fatality rate for previous flu epidemics can vary so wildly from paper to paper. However, with influenza the CFR/IFR ratio has generally been estimated to be about ten to one. By which I mean that, for each ten infections, one will be severe, and it is amongst the severe infections that you get the deaths.

    Armed with such knowledge, and assuming COVID19 had a similar case: infection ratio to influenza you could have a go at working out the infection fatality rate. Always bearing in mind that people with no symptoms, who are not tested, are very unlikely to appear in any figures.

    You are always guessing – to some degree or another.  

    However, you always know three things:

    1: The infection fatality rate must always be lower than the case fatality rate.

    2: The case fatality rate will appear to fall as less severely infected people are tested.

    3: The infection fatality rate will also appear to fall as more people with no symptoms are found to have had the infection.

    For example, in China, at the start of the COVID19 pandemic, the infection fatality rate was reported to be three to four per-cent. This rapidly fell. Then it went up a bit, then it fell, then it went up. Then, everyone started giving different figures. The highly influential Imperial College group, led by Professor Neil Ferguson, decided to use an infection fatality rate of 0.9% for their modelling.

    Somewhat later on, John Ioannidis, an influential figure in the world of medical research, estimated the infection fatality rate to be 0.27%. This was a couple of months after the Imperial College figure was published 1.

    Peter Gotzsche, who established the highly regarded Nordic Cochrane collaboration, put the figure even lower than this. He looked at a study in Denmark, where blood donors were tested for antibodies. Using these data, the researchers established an infection fatality rate of 0.16% 2. Other figures came in higher, some lower.

    The most tested population in the World – per head of population – is Iceland. Last time I looked, Iceland had 6,033 ‘cases,’ and twenty-nine deaths. This represents a case fatality rate of 0.5%, which suggests an infection fatality rate of 0.05% 3.

    However, these figures I am quoting from Iceland come from a time after everything changed. At some point, difficult to put an exact date on this, it was decreed that if you had a positive PCR COVID19 test, with or without symptoms, you were to be defined as a case. No matter if you had symptoms, or not. This had the result of making the infection fatality rate, and case fatality rate, the same thing. Suddenly, all cases are infections, and all infections are cases.

    Which means that any comparisons of the infection fatality rate with COVID19, and other diseases became virtually meaningless. The infection fatality rate suddenly shot up to match the case fatality rate, which point I gave up trying to work out the infection fatality rate. I doubly gave up when I tried to find out the accuracy of the PCR tests. Were these tests over-diagnosing, or under-diagnosing?

    So, I thought I would turn my attention to the population fatality rate instead. That is, how many people has COVID19 killed in a population, or country. This figure is the bald, unvarnished, death rate. It does not, necessarily, tell you how many people have been infected. It does not tell you the percentage of cases, that die. It simply tells you how many people have died… with COVID19 written somewhere on their death certificate. [Or even not written on their death certificate]

    At present, in the UK, the total number who have died is one hundred and seventeen thousand. This represents a population death rate of 0.17%. if you knew how many people had been infected, in total, you could work out the infection fatality rate from this. But we don’t know how many people were infected, and now we never will. Because so many people are now being vaccinated. They will show antibodies, and it will not be known if that is because of an infection, or due to vaccination.

    So, where to turn to next. If you look at the entire world, the current figure of COVID19 deaths, on the fourteenth of February, stood at 2,406,689 3. Which is a little over one in three thousand, or 0.033%. How many people in the world have been infected? Nobody knows that answer to this question. There are some countries that have done very little testing, others far more.

    On the basis that there are so many questions, with very few clear-cut answers, I thought I would try to compare the two point four million figure with previous influenza epidemics.

    A study was done in 2016, looking at the influenza epidemic of 1957 – one of the worst in recent history. They extrapolated the mortality figures from 1957 to 2005, because the World’s population doubled during that time period (I am not entirely sure why they chose 2005). Their conclusion was that a flu epidemic of similar magnitude to that of 1957 could kill two point seven million people.

    ‘In conclusion, our study fills a gap in the availability of global mortality estimates for historical influenza pandemics, which can help guide pandemic planning. Our model extrapolates 2.7 million influenza-related deaths (95% CI, 1.6 million–3.4 million deaths) should a virus of similar severity to the 1957 pandemic influenza A(H2N2) virus return in the 2005 population, which is intermediate between global estimates for the 2009 pandemic (0.3 million–0.4 million deaths and a devastating 1918-like pandemic (62 million deaths; range, 51 million–81 million deaths)’ 4.

    Extrapolating onwards to 2020, where the population is significantly greater than in 2005, then the figure from the 1957 epidemic would now be just over three million deaths. Which means that, up to this point COVID19 has been thirty per-cent less deadly than the influenza epidemic of 1957 – per head of population.

    If the Imperial College infection fatality rate of 0.9% is accurate, once around eighty per cent of the world’s population has been infected [at which point population wide immunity would be reached] we should see fifty-four million deaths. We are currently nowhere near that figure, and at the current rate of deaths, per year, it will take twenty-two and a half years to reach the fifty-four million figure.

    Of course, people will argue that this outbreak is far from over, and millions more will certainly die. Yes, more people will die, but the current number of new cases and deaths is falling pretty rapidly worldwide, rather than rising. We may reach three million, we may not. It is exceedingly hard to believe we would ever have reached fifty-four million even without any vaccines.

    So, how deadly is COVID19? It seems, so far, to be equivalent to a bad flu pandemic. Worse than most in recent times. However, it seems to have had an extremely variable impact.

    In Singapore, there have been nearly sixty thousand ‘cases’ and twenty-nine deaths. A case fatality rate of around one in two thousand, or 0.02%. The UK has had four million cases and one hundred and seven thousand deaths. A case fatality rate of 3%. Therefore, if you get COVID19 you are one hundred and fifty times more likely to die of it in the UK, than in Singapore 3.

    Yes, I went back to basics and the figures still didn’t make any sense.

     

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  12. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corona-False-Alarm-Facts-Figures/dp/1645020576

    Description

    Product Description

     

    Cut to the facts about coronavirus in Corona, False Alarm?, the runaway German bestseller.

    In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in six weeks.

    No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.

    In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures—including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking—have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health. Dr. Bhakdi and Dr. Reiss provide dates, facts, and background information, including:

    • How Covid-19 compares with previous coronaviruses and the flu virus
    • What infection numbers and the death rate really tell us
    • The challenges around lockdown: Were the protective measures justified?
    • Mandatory mask-wearing: Does the science support it?
    • Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?

    Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts—and encourages you to form your own opinion on the corona crisis.

     

    About the Author

    Karina Reiss was born in Germany and studied biology at the University of Kiel where she received her PhD in 2001. She became assistant professor in 2006 and associate professor in 2008 at the University of Kiel. She has published over sixty articles in the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, inflammation, and infection, which have gained international recognition and received prestigious honors and awards. Sucharit Bhakdi was born in Washington, DC, and educated at schools in Switzerland, Egypt, and Thailand. He studied medicine at the University of Bonn in Germany, where he received his MD in 1970. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg from 1972 to 1976, and at The Protein Laboratory in Copenhagen from 1976 to 1977. He joined the Institute of Medical Microbiology at Giessen University in 1977 and was appointed associate professor in 1982. He was named chair of Medical Microbiology at the University of Mainz in 1990, where he remained until his retirement in 2012. Dr. Bhakdi has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, for which he has received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. Sucharit Bhakdi and his wife, Karina Reiss, live with their three-year-old son, Jonathan Atsadjan, in a small village near the city of Kiel.

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  13. On 2/3/2021 at 1:33 PM, jkvlondon said:

    important points to consider :

    Pasteur got it wrong and admitted it on his deathbed : 'Bechamp was right ; the terrain is everything' in other words microrobes, viruses can DO NOTHING in the presence of a strong immune system .

    AYurvedic principles tries hard to assist the awry immune system to get back into balance by diet, herbs and exercise
    Chinese traditional medicine and meridian therapy  also do the same - diet herbs and exercise
    Homeopathy also works on bringing immune sytem into pinpoint focus - diet , homeopathic meds and exercise

    Petrochemical sponsored Chemical drugs however DO NOT their philosphy is 'removal of symptoms' is cure whether by creating opposing symptoms  , cutting out 'faulty' organs or burning with radioactive materials (leading to toxic environment in body and further disease generation). A woman having her womb cut out purely because of troubling pains/extra bleeding symptoms is extreme and should be considered last not first option as is the case in most cases. This is barbaric considering lifestyle review and changing diet, exercise levels could be enough to resume optimum function of the body again.

    Please look up the history of the AMA , J D Rockefeller and the Flexner Report  and you will understand how we are at the place we are at right now . USA relied on homeopathic/naturopathic  medicine so much it was a sixty/forty split at the turn of the previous century but Rockefeller put paid to that ; interesting fact is he and his family maintained health treatment by homeopathy  (fake vs real medicine?) up until this day.

    Please can you suggest a good book forto read more about it ?

    As well as any book that 'exposes' modern medicine and Big Pharma

    Thanks


  14. https://karnasena.com/khalisthani-groups-evangelical-theocrat-pieter-friedrich/

    KarnaSena

    The curious case of the resurgence of Khalisthani groups and their ally Evangelical theocrat Pieter Friedrich

    KarnaBro

    September 15, 2019

    History of Khalistan movement

    To understand the origin of Khalistan movement, we need to revisit the history of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) and 1971 India - Pakistan war.

    On 26th March 1971, then West Pakistan (now Pakistan) launched a genocide in Bangladesh in which Pakistani military and Islamic militias killed between 30,0000 - 3000,000 Bengalis and raped millions. As a result of the conflict, a further eight to ten million people fled the country to seek refuge in India.

    Then US President Richard Nixon viewed Pakistan as a Cold War ally and, therefore, refused to condemn its actions. A collection of declassified U.S. government documents, mostly consisting of communications between US officials in Washington, D.C. and in embassies and USIS centers in Dhaka and in India, show that US officials knew about these mass killings at the time and, in fact, used the terms "genocide" and "selective genocide," for example, in the "Blood Telegram."

    They also show that President Nixon, advised by Henry Kissinger, decided to downplay this secret internal advice, because he wanted to protect the interests of Pakistan as he was apprehensive of India's friendship with the USSR, and he was seeking a closer relationship with China, which supported Pakistan.

    By September 1971, it was inevitable that the Bangladesh Liberation movement was gaining the upper hand and West Pakistan was losing its grip over East Pakistan. On the evening of 3rd December 1971, at about 5:40 pm, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) launched surprise pre-emptive strikes on eleven airfields in north-western India, including Agra, which was 300 miles (480 km) from the border. This air action marked the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971; Prime Minister Gandhi ordered the immediate mobilization of troops and launched a full-scale invasion of Pakistan.

    There was a decisive Indian victory, with 90,000 Pakistani POWs captured and released with the signing of Simla Agreement. Bangladesh was liberated out of East Pakistan after the violent bloodbath of the Pakistani army.

    So why are we talking about 1971 India-Pakistan conflict? It was then the Khalistan movement was kickstarted by Jagjit Singh Chohan. On 13 October 1971, he placed an advertisement in the New York Times proclaiming an Independent Sikh state. Advertisement of Khalistan enabled him to collect millions of dollars from the Sikh diaspora.

    In 1971, he went to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to attempt to set up a Sikh government. Chohan was invited by Pakistani army dictator Yahya Khan and was proclaimed as a Sikh leader. In other words, Pakistan used the Sikh separatist movement as a tactic to seek revenge on India. This small but powerful movement resulted in many violent, tragic consequences in India, including the assassination of then India's PM Indira Gandhi and subsequent anti-Sikh riots.

    Since the early 1980s, Sikh militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was supported by Pakistan's ISI on his radical separatist stand, plans and operations. Bhindranwale had started the efforts for his demand in 1982, and by mid-1983 had managed to gain support for his plan to divide India. ISI created a Punjab cell in the ISI headquarters to support his movement and help him spread militancy in the Indian Punjab state. The arms and ammunition used by his group were provided by ISI. Terrorist training camps were set up in Karachi and Lahore to train the young Sikhs.

    Bhindranwale, the most prominent Khalistan leader, frequently used anti-Hindu rhetoric in his speeches. Noted Sikh journalist, Kushwant Singh, described Bhindranwale as a “hate monger” who routinely used hateful and inflammatory language against Hindus and exhorted every Sikh to “kill 32 Hindus to solve the Hindu-Sikh problem.”

    In 1982, Bhindranwale and his armed group moved to the Golden Temple complex and made it his headquarters. From inside the complex, Bhindranwale led the Punjab insurgency campaign in Punjab. In June 1984, Operation Blue Star was carried out by the Indian Army to remove Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed militants from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib in the Golden Temple Complex. Bhindranwale died and the temple complex was cleared of militants.

    Five months after the operation, on 31 October 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated in an act of revenge by her two Sikh bodyguards, Satwant Singh, and Beant Singh.

    Many Khalistani terrorist groups were established across Canada, the US, and the UK with the help of Pakistan and Sikh diaspora.

    Similarly, on July 28, 1984, Ajaib Singh Bagri, a leader in the Khalistani militant group, Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), declared at a public rally in Canada that “I give you my most solemn assurance that until we kill 50,000 Hindus, we will not rest!” The crowd of thousands of pro-Khalistan supporters responded with chants of “Hindu dogs! Death to them!”

    BKI, along with International Sikh Youth Federation, were later designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organizations by the US Department of State under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.

    Air India Flight 182 was a flight operating on the Montréal-London-Delhi-Bombay route. On 23 June 1985, the Boeing 747 airplane operating on the route was blown up midair off the coast of Ireland by a bomb. In all, 329 people were killed, among them 280 Canadian nationals and 22 Indian nationals.

    The main suspects in the bombing were the members of a Sikh separatist group called the Babbar Khalsa, and other related groups who were at the time agitating for a separate Sikh state of Khalistan in Punjab, India.

    The Khalistan movement gradually lost popular support. By the early 1990s, the Sikhs' separatist campaign was crushed in India. However a significant Sikh diaspora in Canada, the UK and the US remain staunch Khalistani group members with the help of Pakistan.

    The resurgence of the Khalistani movement

    In some ways, The Sikh Diaspora is seen as a torch-bearer of the Khalistan movement, now considered to be highly political and militaristic. Recent reports indicate a rise in pro-Khalistan sentiments among the Sikh Diaspora overseas, which can revive the secessionist movement. Currently, there is a movement for a "Khalistan 2020 referendum" which is reportedly an ISI project.

    A US-based organization, Sikhs for Justice, has become the most prominent pro-Khalistan group in the west and reportedly enjoys the support of the ISI. It purportedly peacefully advocates for a 2020 referendum on Khalistan but has openly associated with convicted Khalistan terrorists and those suspected of being involved in large-scale terror plots in India.

    The ‘defeated rump’ of Khalistani terrorist organizations has been widely dispersed across the world and continues to engage in a range of activities, including propaganda, international political mobilization, mobilization of funds, and recruitment. Despite the events of 9/11 and the relatively hostile international environment for such enterprises, these activities continue to thrive. The BKI and the ISYF have now both been placed on the US list of terrorist organizations, but they continue to operate under different identities.

    In 2008, India's Intelligence Bureau indicated that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence organization was trying to revive Sikh militancy. An IB dossier claims that most of the funds raised by terror outfits come through self-styled NGOs and charity organizations.

    Among them, one of the organizations is OFMI (Organization for Minorities of India) founded in 2006 by Bhajan Singh Bhinder. It is a group led by pro-Khalistani Sikhs whose members are alleged to have been involved in procuring arms for the Khalistan movement.

    Interestingly, Bhajan Singh Bhinder was also the subject of an undercover United States Customs Service investigation for trying to purchase C-4 plastic explosives, M-16s, AK-47s, grenade and rocket launchers, and Stinger missiles in support of the Khalistan terrorist movement in India. Bhinder allegedly said the weapons would travel via yacht to Pakistan.

    The two individuals who are most frequently quoted as speaking on behalf of OFMI are a Bhajan Singh Bhinder and Pieter Friedrich. Bhinder has also reportedly served as a spokesperson for Sikh Youth of America, a radical organization that glorifies Sikh terrorists and has alleged ties with the International Sikh Youth Federation, a US Department of State designated terrorist organization under E.O. 13224.

    Currently, Pieter Friedrich aka Pieter Singh and OFMI can be seen actively protesting any Indian and Hindu events, especially those of US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who is Hindu (although she has no Indian heritage).

    So who is Pieter James Friedrich?

    Support of evangelical organizations to Khalistan movement

    In his own words, Pieter Friedrich proclaimed -

    "I'm a Christian, foremost. but ultimately, I believe in constitutional republican Christian theocracy. I'm heavily involved in pro-life activism as a member of Sacramento Teens for Life. I just organized a youth rally on January 22nd, 2003, the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. 300 Christian teens showed up at the rally, an awesome turn-out. "

    Currently, he is the front face of OFMI and writes frequently to controversial Indian media called "The Caravan". "The Caravan" has a long history of fabricating stories and it often publishes unfounded anti-Indian articles. An autonomous Indian media public body accused it as " ‘blatant’ anti-India presentation" at a global meet.

    According to his previous blogs, he tried to get into the US Airforce. However, he was kicked out for some reason (in his own words "Ok, so perhaps “kicked out” isn’t the most accurate term. My contract was canceled, against my will, by the Air Force."). He also reportedly finished an "Emergency Medical Technician course".

    He traveled in Europe and "South Asia" and currently is engaged in OFMI and co-authoring articles and books along with Bhajan Singh Bhinder.

    During his travel in "South Asia", he exclusively began focusing on Khalistani and anti-Hindu movements. It's unclear if he visited India or Pakistan even though his focus is exclusively on Hindu and Indian affairs. It's also unclear if he was part of evangelical overseas NGO's.

    Starting from 2015, he consistently speaks at churches discussing "Hindu" danger and prominently introduces christian priests and pastors to Sikh community in his YouTube videos like the ones below...

    "Why is a California Church Praying for a Sikh Hunger-Striker in India?"

    Fr. Joshua Lickter: "[Surat Singh] starves himself because he himself is starving for justice"

    Christian Church Prays for Punjab : "Things are pretty heated up in the state of Punjab right now"

    Stand up for the Persecuted in India - Fr. Joshua Lickter

    Interestingly, he consistently promotes Fr. Joshua Lickter, a Christian priest as an effort to collaborate across Sikhism and Christianity. According to his Linkedin job description he says:

    "I have over ten years of ministry experience in various areas, though mostly it seems I have been called to reach people on the "fringe" who would not normally go to church. I would like to continue utilizing those gifts by planting churches and ministries interested in reaching folks who normally avoid church."

    Pieter Friedrich also maintains an organization called "Singh of Judah". Interestingly in its official Facebook page cover displays the quote, " And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. - Luke 2:10," and the page prominently features similar Christian priests (even though it is portrayed as Sikh organization).

    The strange alliance of Evangelical Christians and Khalistan Sikhs

    One can wonder what could be the reason for this strange alliance between Evangelical Christians and Pro-Khalisthani Sikhs starting from 2014? What could be the reason for this extreme rhetoric and propaganda against India's PM Narendra Modi and Tulsi Gabbard?

    Two words - "religious conversions".

    Very few understand the vast network of Christian missionaries abroad, especially in India, with almost unlimited funding from Christians all around the world. Christian missionaries focused on religious conversions usually have little success with Islamic countries and authoritarian countries like China and Russia. India is a democracy with complex diversity and a huge population, which is a perfect environment for religious conversions.

    Astonishingly India has around 3.2 million registered NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) more than double the number of schools. There are reportedly millions more unregistered NGOs. Religious bodies are frequently registered as NGOs. "The first-ever exercise by the CBI to map registered NGOs has disclosed that India has at least 31 lakh NGOs — more than double the number of schools in the country, 250 times the number of government hospitals, one NGO for 400 people as against one policeman for 709 people."

    Interestingly, the majority of these mammoth number of NGOs are Christian missionaries. The main motive of these Christian missionaries is to convert as many Hindus to Christianity as possible. Often the coerced tactics they use are outright horrendous and appalling and include loans to poor people, conversions in ambulances and death beds, and outright threatening. The main target demographic is people who were historically oppressed. Sikhs, who still feel the pain of the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots orchestrated by Congress Party members after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, are also part of this target demographic.

    Phillip Goldberg, a popular spiritual counselor from the US, once stated in the Huffington Post, "I told people in India that most American Christians would be appalled if they knew what was being done by their overly aggressive brethren."

    The vast network of these NGOs was recently highlighted when a US evangelist Allen Chau was reportedly killed by members of the Sentinelese tribe in India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands after he attempted to “declare Jesus” to them.

    So why is there hatred against the RSS, Narendra Modi and Tulsi Gabbard in the United States?

    Interestingly the RSS/Janatha Party were opposed to Indira Gandhi and the Congress Party, and fought to protect Sikhs in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots perpetrated by the Congress Party. Sikh intellectual and author of ‘A History of the Sikhs’, Khushwant Singh, credits members of the RSS with helping and protecting Sikhs who were being targeted by members of the Congress party during the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots.

    “RSS has played an honorable role in maintaining Hindu-Sikh unity before and after the murder of Indira Gandhi in Delhi and other places. It was the Congress leaders who instigated mobs in 1984 and got more than 3000 people killed. I must give due credit to RSS and the BJP for showing courage and protecting helpless Sikhs during those difficult days. No less a person than Atal Bihari Vajpayee himself intervened at a couple of places to help poor taxi drivers.”

    The hostility towards Narendra Modi started when he became the chief minister of the Indian state in Gujarat in 2001. He was the first prominent politician who called out the illegal forced religious conversions in India. There have been huge amounts of propaganda against Modi since then by western media and Indian media (which was part of 70 years of Pro Congress party establishment), including the debunked claim that Modi played a role in orchestrating the 2002 Gujarath Riots, which were started after a Muslim mob burned a train full of Hindu pilgrims, resulting in 59 deaths and hundreds of critical injuries.

    He also introduced bills to counter religious conversion during his tenure, like the "Freedom of Religion" bill.

    This decision landed him in a direct conflict with a powerful evangelical network around globe, especially when the Pope declared his goal to evangelize India in 1999. This coincided with the rise of the term "Hindu Nationalist" being used as propaganda to smear Modi.

    The New York Times reported that the push to deny Modi a visa to the United States was largely led by American Evangelicals:U.S. Evangelicals, Indian Expats Teamed Up to Push Through Modi Visa Ban.

    What about anti-Tulsi Gabbard propaganda?

    Interestingly, Obama met Modi and wrote an oped equivalent to a love letter to Modi in Time magazine. There was no outrage or protests.

    Tulsi Gabbard, who is a Hindu, poses a threat to Christian missionaries and Anti-India forces, as Hinduism is a big part of India. That's why you'll see Pieter Friedrich and Khalistani extremist Sikh groups seen protesting at her events because she met Modi once and supposedly received donations from Hindu Americans.

    Pieter Friedrich's multiple goals include: converting of these "troubled" Sikhs into Christianity, spreading anti-Modi propaganda in order to support Christian missionaries' conversion goals, and propagating anti-Hindu conspiracies to enhance Hinduphobia in under-informed Americans.

    Unfortunately, pro-Khalistani Sikhs are being used as pawns in this complex dynamic. We'll have to wait to see how extreme the "Khalistan Referendum 2020" will be.


  15. 5 minutes ago, puzzled said:

     

    Ethnic minorities don't like the Royals at all! they only one the Ethnic people were fond of was Princess Diana.  For most Ethnic people the Royals and the Queen are a reminder of what their ancestors did to the countries that we came from. 

    Speak for yourself. I’m not a ‘royalist’ but most Indians and other immigrants I know like them

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  16. 21 minutes ago, puzzled said:

    Prince Charles is worried about us as well lol!  Dr Khan goes on to say how there's a lot of respect for the Royal family among bame people W.TF !!!  since when??? 

    @4:14

     

    I wonder how and why the  Starplus channel decided to get involved?  very random  ...

    Is he a closet gay? Very camp

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  17. 14 minutes ago, puzzled said:

    The dislikes on the video says it all 😆

     

    Gurinder Chaddha was on Good Morning Britain last week or the week before, trying to be funny as usual, telling us we should take the vaccine. They then showed a clip of Black/South Asian celebs similar to the ones above lol! 

    Yesterday they had that Dr Khan from Good Morning Britain filming his mother "mama Khan" get the vaccine, she was telling us how great she feels after taking it, she was a aunty with a Asian accent! 

    The thing is they're now getting the StarPlus soap opera celebs telling us to take the vaccine. My mother watches Starplus, theres a show on it called "chotti sardarni" its about a Sikh couple and the evil mother-in-law. And the guy who plays the main lead, a Singh, during the advertisements he tells us that we should take the vaccine and how the nhs is great.  Obviously the advertisements shown on starplus in the UK are different to starplus in India, the scheduling different too. So that advert is targeting the UK audience. 

    What's interesting is how they chose an actor (mona hindu) who plays a sardar on one of the shows to be in the advert. They obviously know Punjabis make up the biggest Indian population in the UK so who better than a character who ties a pagh   lol   

    Next we will have Amitabh Bachchan telling us how the nhs is great and that we should get the vaccine. 

    Its obviously a personal choice, but they really pushing for it lol 

    Who knows of these ‘celebs’ are under duress? They might worry they will be ‘outed’ if they do not support the pro-vaccine agenda and be ostracised within their industry 

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