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  1. You might be surprised to learn that it were the poorest who left Sikhi during partition and stayed back in Pakistan. And their religion of choice was not Islam but Christianity. No doubt some did convert to Islam, just like a few especially poor Muslims became Sardars overnight in our Punjab. There was a Pakistani Punjabi author named Afzal Ahsan Randhawa, he claimed to be a descendant of Baba Buddha. He wrote an emotional Punjabi poem after Blue Star on his agony after hearing the news. Anyways my point was about the Pakistanis falsely claiming their ancestors were Sikh as a dawah
  2. Inferiority complex, in one of their films they were saying Sikhs are the bravest 'qaum' and only ones who can compete with Muslims - don't remember the title, it was set in the British India times. Besides that just religious extremism whereby they want others to convert to Islam. They always try it in one way or another, I've seen quite a few Pakistanis claiming their ancestors embraced Islam by leaving Sikhi and so on.
  3. I wrote this after being on the other topic that was made regarding the negative portrayal of a Sikh woman in a Pakistani drama. Here are some of my observations over the years: The portrayal of Sikhs in Pakistani cinema ranges from the sometimes positive to the rather often negative end of the spectrum. One of the first films to be a big hit in Pakistan was based on a fictional Sikh character during the times of partition: Kartar Singh (1959). While initially Kartar is shown as a rogue, he has a change of heart after the Muslim protagonist Umerdeen saves his life. Sikhs were genera
  4. ਹਾਥ ਪਾਉ ਕਰਿ ਕਾਮੁ ਸਭੁ ਚੀਤੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੨੧੩॥ With your hands and feet, do all your work, but let your consciousness remain with the Immaculate Lord. (1375, Guru Granth Sahib)
  5. The problem arises when the successors to Bhai Kanhaiya today choose to ignore the Sikhs on the battlefield in order to serve the non Sikhs in their preconceived notion that 'recognise all human race as one' means ignore your own to serve others.
  6. Lt. Gen. SK Sinha disclosed that a replica of the Golden Temple complex was built 18 months before the operation, for army preparations and rehearsels. This was before Bhindranwale shifted to the Akal Takth. If the operation had been planned meticulously and well in time, why was the attack launched on a holy day for the Sikhs? Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was present in the Akal Takth only, why were 38 other Gurdwaras across Punjab attacked by the army as well resulting in the loss of hundreds of Sikh lives?
  7. Another point I would like to mention for fellow history lovers like is that generally if we look at all non Sikh sources mentioning Sihs and their practises we get a clearer picture than reading our Granths. The Granths were written from a certain mindset, schooling, 'sect' influence and sometimes even vested interests. While non Sikh authors usually wrote after observing Sikhs from several places and often even contrasting, comparing the behaviours of Sikhs across India. While narrow minded non Sikh narratives exist, a dozen sources can be found which clearly imply that Sikhi of the 18th cen
  8. Chibber's narrative should be read in a context. He was born in a family which was held in great respect and esteem by the Sikh community; several prominent members of this family being treasurers, constant companions or martyrs of the Guru's house. The last notable Chibber in the community was Chaupa Singh who was executed in the 1720s. It seems that the Chibber influence within the community diminished in the coming decades, bolstering envy and rage amongt the Chibbers who had seen their parivaars influence wane over the decades. Hence there were several attempts in Chibber literature of the
  9. A Sikh lady got into scuffle with Korean Christian ladies who were being disrespectful and trying to convert Sikhs at our Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar. Some people tried to malign the Sikh lady saying she was a Hindu convert and trying to pitch the Sikhs against Christians in Punjab. But now the Christian missionaries are going live themselves on their FBs in Harmandar Sahib. When will Sikhs finally wake up? Only a few Sikh youth were going to convert to Christianity in the late 19th century and it triggered the biggest revival in our faith in the form of the Singh Sabha movement and today lacs
  10. The political correct attitude of our tree hugging liberals will ruin our kaum. Not so long ago Korean Christian ladies were preaching Christianity within the premises of Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. You can check a video by United Sikhs regarding this on youtube. All these movements started on a large scale after militancy especially, when Sikhi was at its weakest. There have been many incidents with Christians before, one Pastor Harbhajan Singh forcibly converted 2800 people in his village and spoke against the Gurus in the 2000s. They always used Sikh terms like satsangat for congregation
  11. A few points come to mind. The 'social reformist' (samaj sudhaar) activities carried out by the Kharkoos were unnecessary and gave adverse effects to their objective of attaining a sovereign state. These include: * forcing women (including news anchors) to wear dupattas * threatening and murdering artists (even if they were vulgar like Chamkila) * banning the sale of alcohol, tobacco and meat, attacking liquor vendors, barbers, butchers, ... * disallowing music at weddings * banning saris, cosmetics for women, ... Just like any other action it did have positive sides t
  12. The OP is referring to a Sakhi that surfaced in the 1980s and was reported to be from the Sau Sakhi - a book of 'prophecy' within the Sikh panth. This book has been interpolated with many times to add suitable prophecies, such as the come back of Maharaja Duleep Singh and him taking over Punjab to rouse the Sikhs and garner support. The British tampered with it to facilitate their rule by in a way approving their rule through the Guru. And it seems another Sikh did this in the 1980s. Below is the document mentioning the 'tabhi roos cheen hind mein charh aavay'. The population mentioned in the
  13. The rise of radical Islam in Punjab is never touched upon within the Qaum but it is a pressing issue. With the restoration of hundreds of mosques, conversion of Sikhs to Islam in our Sikh home land, increase in religious riots involving Muslims and non-Muslims and the Muslim immigrants facilitating Jihadi activity and there have been talks about introducing Sharia Panchayats within Punjab. The Muslim population of East Punjab was 0.8 % in 1971 and was at 1.92% in 2011. We need to act proactively before it is too late. The Gujar immigrants from Kashmir have been known to harbor terrorists
  14. Good post. I however disagree with the above part in bold. There is no doubt that Maharaja Harinder Singh of Faridkot wanted an autonomous Sikh state as he had put forward this demand to the British, but Patiala has always been a sell out state viz a viz the Sikh Qaum. Vallabhbhai Patel used Maharaja Yadvinder Singh of Patiala to quell the demands for Khalistan or Sikhistan. The Maharaja organized a Panthic smagam in Patiala where he told Sikhs not to ask for an independant state. This fact was mentioned in the Hindustan Times paper at that time. The Maharaja Patiala was satisfied
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