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  1. Hi All, I'll try to keep this brief but I'm basically posting this for those in need of help in relation to alcohol/drugs/addiction with the aim of helping those in need. My story in a nutshell: I grew up in your typical punjabi cultured family. My mum has always been spiritual and dad has always been a drinker. My mum had me going to the Gurdwara from a young age and the knowledge has always been instilled within me. Unfortunately, as I grew older my crowd changed. I did well in terms of achieving a degree and a good job but I had also drank heavily during my uni years and started using drugs. My life turned upside down whilst I was stuck in this and I couldn't find or see a way out. I was emotional spiritually and financially dead. I was searching for help and didn't know where to go. A few years back I found sikhsangat online and started posting on here with the hope that I could find some answers and guidance to get myself spiritually connected again and remove myself from the darkness. Many people helped me on here but unfortunately that alone was not enough to keep me sober. Yesterday I logged on to here after 3-4 years off this site. I logged on because I wanted to help others out there who are suffering. I am sober, clean and could not have asked for a better life. Im still in disbelief at times that I managed to turn my life around. Everything is possible with waheguru in your heart. Couple of things I just wanted to say to the users on this forum: Thank you for all your help and guidance when I was on here before. This site saved my life and pulled me out of suicidal states many times. People on here gave me hope and pointed me in the direction of waheguru. Without any of that, I would not be where I am today. If your struggling with any sort of addiction, please reach out to me and message me. There is help for everyone out there. Everything will remain anonymous if you wish. Equally, if your confident sharing your identity, I am in the midlands area and can meet up to talk, help and give guidance. You might ask yourself why am I doing this? i'm doing this to give back to people the same way people gave to me in my hour of need. There is no costs and no judgement. I hope that I can be of service to those in need - I would be happy to give you my story in more detail so you can identify and realise that your not alone. Waheguru
  2. EXCLUSIVE: British troops 'kept awake on smart drugs': How MoD has spent up to £800,000 on more than 12,500 doses of controversial stimulant modafinil over the last eight years The MoD has admitted to buying over 12,500 'stay-awake' pills from 2013 to 2021 Modafinil, a controversial psychostimulant, is a prescription drug for narcolepsy Compared to 'drinking 20 cups of coffee', modafinil can tackle combat fatigue Long-term side effects include arrhythmia and a weakened immune system Purchases of modafinil peaked in 2001 as British troops entered Afghanistan The MoD has been buying thousands of doses of a 'smart drug' that could keep soldiers awake in combat for 40 hours straight. In response to a MailOnline Freedom of Information probe, the MoD admitted to having bought more than 12,500 pills of modafinil from 2013 to 2021, at an estimated cost of up to £800,000 based on drug prices published by NICE. Modafinil, a stimulant prescribed to stop narcoleptics falling asleep during the day, has a similar effect to 'drinking 20 cups of coffee', according to one doctor. Unlike caffeine, which can leave coffee-drinkers with jitteriness, modafinil has few short-term effects on users, although long-term use of the 'smart drug' can cause arrhythmia, high blood pressure and a weakening of the immune system. The controversial psychostimulant has rocketed in popularity over the last two decades, with growing numbers of students and high-flying businesspeople seeking to buy modafinil illegally to boost their productivity. Modafinil, a stimulant prescribed to stop narcoleptics falling asleep during the day, has a similar effect to 'drinking 20 cups of coffee', according to Dr Judith Leech, Medical Director at the West Ottawa Sleep Center in Canada Modafinil is rumoured to have been the inspiration for the fictional wonder drug taken by Bradley Cooper's character in the 2011 film Limitless, which allowed him to use 100 percent of his brain and tap into superhuman abilities. Non-prescription sale of modafinil was banned in the UK in 2016, and the tablets are only available with a prescription for diagnosed cases of narcolepsy and other chronic sleep disorders. Yet reports suggest university campuses are awash with such mind-altering substances, with 29 percent of students admitting to having experimented with smart drugs of one kind or another, according to a 2019 survey by student newspaper The Tab. How does modafinil work? Modafinil, sold under the brand name Provigil, is a central nervous system stimulant. The mechanism through which the drug operates is not fully understood, although it is known to impact on the hypothalamus, a gland in the brain that controls hormones. Modafinil makes chemical messengers, like adenosine and monoamines, more available in the spaces between brain cells. That reduces sleepiness, with the drug also being linked with improvements in decision-making, flexibility, learning, memory and even creativity. Side-effects of the drug can include agitation, anxiety, arrhythmia, nausea and vomiting. Modafinil can also interfere with contraceptive pills and can increase the risk of congenital malformations when taken during pregnancy. ADVERTISEMENT Although illegal, modafinil is still available online to pill junkies looking for a productivity boost - often from foreign-based distributors. In a report for New York Magazine, an analyst and trader on Wall Street, named Peter Borden, vividly described the 'freaky sensation' he got after popping modafinil to ratchet up his work performance. He said: 'I sensed it was blood actually moving to the optic nerve. 'Your eyes start to feel very sort of engorged, and your awareness comes to the front of your face. 'My senses sort of shifted to the visual, and my auditory sense went down. 'Sounds didn’t even register. 'It was like walking around on a winter day when it just snowed. 'It was very easy to stay visually focused. 'I didn’t take as many breaks; I didn’t get as frustrated; the stuff came out with fewer errors', Mr Borden said. The US military have long been interested in using pharmaceuticals to prevent sleepy soldiers from making blunders on the battlefield, with an early documented experiment on helicopter pilots using Dexedrine, an ADHD drug, carried out in 1995. The findings, published in the journal Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, found after 34 hours without sleep the military pilots could perform complicated manoeuvres in a simulator with 'no adverse behavioural or physiological effects'. A US study published in 2012 gave Black Hawk helicopter operators modafinil as they carried out a series of flights and other evaluations over a 40-hour period without sleep, concluding that the pills allowed the pilots to better 'maintain alertness' and 'cognitive function' throughout the ordeal. 'It's just one of these misuses, in my view, of a medical application', said Dr Judith Leech, Medical Director at the West Ottawa Sleep Center in Canada. Speaking to The Ottawa Citizen about the use of modafinil in the military, the doctor continued: 'You could probably get the same thing with 20 cups of coffee, but you wouldn't like it.' '...What I use in somebody whose life is totally impaired by a brain chemistry disorder is different from what I think you should use in an army person or other healthy people. 'It's bad to use drugs for bad reasons. There's a reason why we get sleepy. 'Sleep helps the brain store memories and recuperate from work, and helps the body build its immune system. 'And you deprive yourself of those things if you use a stimulant to overcome it.' An investigation by the Guardian published in 2004 found purchases of Provigil, a brand name of modafinil, started in 1998 and peaked at 5,000 pills delivered in 2001 - the year allied forces entered Afghanistan. The second largest order, for more than 4,000 pills, came in 2002, when troops entered Iraq. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10707005/Thousands-smart-drugs-bought-MoD-soldiers-awake-40-hours-straight.html
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-59702336 A teenager has been jailed for killing a man in a case connected to county lines drug-dealing. David Lawal, 25, from London, was found with stab wounds at the side of Brandon Road, Thetford on 3 October 2019, and died at the scene. Amrik Singh, 19, of Abbey Lane in Newham, east London, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at an earlier hearing. He was jailed for six years at Norwich Crown Court. Five people, including Singh, were originally charged with his murder, but as a result of this plea in November, the charge against the other four was dropped.... Three others were jailed after they admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at an earlier hearing. Elie Saba, 35, of Goddards Way, in Ilford, was sentenced to eight years; Iddi Zito, 19, of Essex Street, in Forest Gate, east London, and Lisa Desousa, 23, of Nightingale Road, north London, were both sentenced to three years and three months. IMAGE SOURCE,NORFOLK CONSTABULARY# Image caption, Amrik Singh, who lived in the Mill Meads area of Newham in east London, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of David Lawal
  4. https://www.desiblitz.com/content/2-3m-drug-ring-linked-to-india-busted-in-canada Canadian police have dismantled a $2.3 million drug ring with links to India. Investigators with the York Regional Police Organised Crime Enforcement Bureau collaborated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Peel Regional Police, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Together they busted a large-scale international drug trafficking network. The drug ring extended to Western Canada, the United States and India. An investigation dubbed Project Cheetah was launched in May 2020. Parshotem Malhi, aged 54, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, heroin (six counts) and possession for the purpose of trafficking of heroin, methamphetamine, possession of property obtained by crime (six counts) and possession of identity documents. Rupinder Dhillon, aged 37, of Brampton, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and heroin for trafficking. Sanveer Singh, aged 25, of Brampton, is charged with failure to comply with an order and possession of a controlled substance. Haripal Nagra, aged 45, of Brampton, is charged with heroin trafficking and possession of opium for the purpose of trafficking. Hassam Syed, aged 30, of Brampton, is charged with heroin trafficking and possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Pritpal Singh, aged 56, of Brampton, is charged with heroin trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking of heroin, cocaine and opium, possession of property obtained by crime (three counts) and possession of counterfeit money. Harkiran Singh, aged 33, of Brampton, is charged with possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Lakhpreet Brar, aged 29, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking heroin, ketamine (three counts), opium (three counts), conspiracy to traffic ketamine, opium and heroin and possession of property obtained by crime (four counts). Didy Adansi, aged 52, of Toronto, is charged with trafficking ketamine (two counts), conspiracy to traffick ketamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of the proceeds of crime. Sarbjit Singh, aged 43, of Woodstock, is charged with trafficking ketamine (three counts) conspiracy to traffic ketamine and possession of property obtained by crime. Balwinder Dhaliwal, aged 60, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking cocaine (two counts) and possession of property obtained by crime (two counts) and conspiracy to traffic cocaine. Rupinder Dhaliwal, aged 39, of Toronto, is charged with trafficking heroin (two counts), opium and ketamine, possession of property obtained by crime, possession for the purpose of trafficking of heroin, possession of methamphetamine and ketamine, failure to comply with recognizance and conspiracy to traffic ketamine. Ranjit Singh, aged 40, of Toronto, is charged with failure to comply with a release order and probation, possession of heroin and possession of ketamine for the purpose of trafficking. Sukhmanpreet Singh, aged 23, of Brampton, is charged with heroin possession. Rupinder Sharma, aged 25, of Vaughan, is charged with heroin and methamphetamine possession. Prabhsimaran Kaur, aged 25, of Vaughan, is charged with possession of heroin. Khushal Bhinder, aged 36, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking of cocaine and opium and possession of property obtained by crime. Prabhjeet Mundian, aged 34, of Brampton, is charged with possession of cocaine and opium for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Vansh Arora, aged 24, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, possession of cocaine and opium for the purpose of trafficking and careless storage of ammunition. Simranjeet Narang, aged 28, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking opium and cocaine (two counts), conspiracy to traffic opium and cocaine and possession of property obtained by crime (three counts). Harjinder Jhaj, aged 38, of Caledon, is charged with trafficking ketamine and conspiracy to traffic ketamine and possession of property obtained by crime (two counts). Gaganpreet Gill, aged 28, of Brampton, is charged with cocaine trafficking. Sukjit Dhaliwal, aged 47, of Brampton, is charged with possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking and possession of methamphetamine and oxycodone. Imran Khan, aged 33, of Toronto, is charged with trafficking ketamine and possession of property obtained by crime. Chinedu Ajoku, aged 51, of Brampton, is charged with heroin trafficking. Harjot Singh, aged 31, of Brampton, is charged with heroin trafficking (two counts) and methamphetamine trafficking. Sukhjit Dhugga, aged 35, of Brampton, is charged with trafficking ketamine, conspiracy to traffic ketamine, possession of ketamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Gurbinder Sooch, aged 41, of no fixed address, is charged with trafficking ketamine (five counts), possession of property obtained by crime (four counts), conspiracy to traffic ketamine, trafficking opium, trafficking heroin (two counts), conspiracy to import heroin and fail to comply with a release order.
  5. It literally looks like those apocalyptic movies, but its real! Its sad, I feel for these people ... Is this what the future will look like ? the more we go into Kalyug.
  6. I am a 28 year old Sikh girl. I used to drink alcohol but I quit, I used to eat meat but I quit. I feel bad eating animals now and I know in our religion it’s preferred I don’t eat meat. I have never ever treated someone unequally or have had ego problems. I do my work honestly and help the community. I have a soft heart. I just really regret some decisions I made before which makes me feel like I’ll be put in an endless cycle again. I lost my virginity before marriage and I’ve been regretting it everyday. I don’t know how I can make up for this or what I can do to better practice my religion. I’m always scared I will go to a bad place after death but I always try to be an honest person. Can someone please guide me and tell me what’s right or wrong. I couldn’t find the answer to this. I dont know if god will forgive me and I feel really bad doing these mistakes I did
  7. Theres a older Sikh lady who lives down the road from us. She's around 76 years old and came to this country as a very young lady when they used to come in ships. Her life is quite sad. At her age she is still working, main reason being because her son who is around 50 years old is on drugs and drinks a lot too. This lady works at the same place as my mother. When my mother asked her at work why she is still working and that she should be retired and relaxing, the lady started crying and told my mum how her son is heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, and that if she does not give him money to buy the drugs he will die. She said whatever he is he is still her son, she said how can she let her own son die, when she can actually work and give him money. She actually sees not giving him money as killing her own son. She said she has sent him rehab so many times over the decades and spent so much money on treatment but he just doesnt stop. So this Bibi in her 70s is working full time to keep her son alive so he can buy his drugs. I often see this man rummaging through public bins looking for cigarettes and picking cigarettes from the streets. Hes been wearing the same Jean's, jacket and shoes for years. Is she as a mother and a Sikh doing the right thing? Working so she can give him the money that he needs to buy the stuff that he is so dependent on? What would be the right thing to do in this situation? Two options in this situation, either she let's go and let's him die, or she continues working. I am not judging this Bibi at all, my heart goes out to her and all the parents in her situation. Its heartbreaking stuff. Shes a amritdhari lady, I saw her the other day she was cleaning her front drive with a broom and hose pipe, was really sad seeing her ... So my question is what would you do in this situation? Give up? Or continue working in your 70s? What would you as a Sikh do in this situation? Would your decision as a parent be different to your decision as a Sikh?
  8. It's the issue that nobody wants to speak about. It's the issue that dares not speak it's name. Some will say don't speak about it because it's castist while others will dismiss it because it interferes with their pre-held misconceptions about how 'poor and vulnerable' the Afghan Sikhs are. Meanwhile, the Sikhs that live in the Afghan Sikh heartlands of Hounslow and Southall in West London have seen the real side. The dark side. The people of Southall have had to watch their town become the Heroin capital of London, where there is just so much heroin that it's even cheaper in many cases than bottled water. They know who has been bringing this mind-blowing amount of heroin over and they've seen which group has gone from paupers to flashy millionairres literally overnight. Everyone of them has amassed an amazing amount of money over the course of a few years and we all know how they've done it.....we especially know when working class Sikhs in Southall keep dying of drug overdoses, but now, thankfully, the Police and national serious crime squads have started their crackdown. Just one little group of 5 of them were found with millions in cash and kilos of heroin. Hopefully, the police will go after the rest of them too. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7707273/Ten-suspected-money-laundering-gang-members-arrested-smuggling-15million-cash.html
  9. Thats daniella westbrook, she played sam in eastenders.
  10. interesting lecture, history of tobacco in India
  11. Which one of these ? Pakistan wants to destroy sikhi and is throwing drugs on the indian side of border . This was shown in movie "Udta Punjab". Indian govt is aware of pakistan doing it but couldn't care any lesser because it helps keep sikhs broken and pacified so they don't do another insurgency like the 80s. Indian govt is purposely doing it so as to destroy sikhi youth and thus destroy any rebellious tendencies so as to safeguard its own territorial integrity. Badal ke are involved. Its more of a social issue than a political one . And sellouts among sikhs and gangster elements responsible for drug menace
  12. Thought id share this video as I just come across it after being at a wedding this weekend. Im guessing many peeps on this site dont drink or do drugs but if you do, this is a good watch
  13. VJKK VJF Sangat Ji, I'm hearing that Nihang Singhs put 5 leaves of cannabis in degh. What is this for and why is this? I mean cannabis... cannabis. I'm kind of (not) getting to grips what jhatka meat is about but cannabis? Someone please enlighten me. VJKK VJKF
  14. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2017/04/20/nine-sentenced-for-3-million-telford-cannabis-operation/
  15. Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars announce to initiate anti-drug pilgrimage in Punjab By Sikh24 Editors - August 7, 2016 TARN TARAN, Punjab—As per directions of Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, the Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars have announced to initiate an anti-drug pilgrimage across Punjab to encourage the youth towards Sikhi. The pilgrimage will start from Sri Fatehgarh Sahib on August 16 and will cover almost all major towns of Punjab during a month long program scheduled to be end on September 15 at Sri Anandpur Sahib. Addressing the media at Gurdwara Sahib of Rasulpur (Tarn Taran), interim Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand said that drugs and superstitions have engulfed the sacred land of Punjab. “Youth of Punjab was diverting towards drugs and there is no scope of improvement in dirty politics of Punjab,” he told Sikh24. “Along with political parties, the SGPC is also fully responsible for the worst condition of Punjab,” Bhai Mand said. “We are carrying out this program as per directions of Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara who is keen to encourage youth of Punjab towards Sikhi. This month long pilgrimage for preachment of Sikhi is being started as per his directions,” he said. He added that 6 stages are scheduled to be organized during the daily program in which renowned Dhadis, Kavishars and Kirtanis will address the religious discourse to the masses. Jathedar Dhian Singh mand has appealed the Sikh institutions to extend support in this pilgrimage. Detail of the pilgrimage is as follow: August 16, 2016 – Fatehgarh Sahib August 17, 2016 – Khanna August 18, 2016 – Patiala August 19, 2016 – Sangrur August 21, 2016 – Mansa August 22, 2016 – Barnala August 23, 2016 – Bathinda August 24, 2016 – Faridkot August 26, 2016 – Mukatsar Sahib August 27, 2016 – Fazilka August 28, 2016 – Ferozepur August 29, 2016 – Moga August 30, 2016 – Jagrawan August 31, 2016 – Ludhiana September 2, 2016 – Nawanshehar September 3, 2016 – Hoshiarpur September 4, 2016 – Pathankot September 5, 2016 – Gurdaspur September 6, 2016 – Batala September 7, 2016 – Sri Amritsar Sahib September 9, 2016 – Patti September 10, 2016 – Tarn Taran September 11, 2016 – Kapurthala September 12, 2016 – Jalandhar September 13, 2016 – Mohali September 14, 2016 – Ropar September 15, 2016 – Sri Anandpur Sahib Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal, Bhai Mohkam Singh (President, United Akali Dal), Bhai Satnam Singh Manawa, Bhai Sikandar Singh Warana, Baba Bira Singh Kar Sewa Wale, Baba Pritpal Singh Rasulpur, Baba Sahib Singh Gujjarpura, Baba Harpal Singh Baler, Baba Sawinder Singh Chohla Sahib, Bhai Balwant Singh Gopala, Bhai Baljit Singh patti, Baba L;akhwinder Singh Jaura, Bhai Harpal Singh Warana and others were present on this occasion. https://www.sikh24.com/2016/08/07/sarbat-khalsa-appointed-jathedars-announce-to-initiate-anti-drug-pilgrimage-in-punjab/#.V7NgMffD_qA Daas honestly thinks it's the 40% of the Non-Sikhs taking Drugs in Punjab especially since 40% of Punjab is on drugs, according to the demographics.
  16. To the 100% of the posters on the 'Shaheedi Degh' thread on the main page I have one very quick and simple question: Can you guys please explain to the rest of us in what way would a substance that is universally acknowleded to negatively distort a man's perception of time, space, poor co-ordination of movement ,substantially reduced reaction time and sensory distortion would be of any benefit to a Sikh warrior wielding several swords at the same time against multiple enemies ? Man, when he enjoys a drug, will go to any lengths in order to justify it. The worst of them will even use religion to justify it. Just as an example...on the main thread on the main page...one of these type of men posts a list of the "health benefits". No mention, however, of the proven psychosis, the panic and anxiety, the increased heart-rate (increasing the chance of heart attack and......right now...perhaps you should all reflect on how this fast heart racing man is in direct contradiction with the slow, calm pulse man sitting in samadh that our Gurus taught us to be and ordered us to be......and yet the boys on the main thread even go as far as saying Sri Guru Gobind Singh ordered all Sikhs to take that drug and be merry). Anyway, back to the list that the original poster of the original thread likes to pretend doesn't exist: Depression. Not least the natural low that comes after the initial high (and yet the little boys on the other thread claim that Sri Gobind Singh ji ordered Sikhs to take this depression inducing substance in order to stay in chardi kala !) Reduced resistance to common illnesses, with users far more likely to develop a supression of the immune system making them far more susceptible to illnesses such as colds etc. Growth disorders. Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body. Reduction of male sex hormones. Impotence. Rapid destruction of lung fibres. Reduced ability to learn and process information. Inability to understand things clearly. Apathy and lack of motivation. And yet 100% of the people on that main thread say its a great thing and Sri Gobind Singh Ji instructed all Sikhs to take it Lets take that last point as an example - Apathy and lack of motivation : When you're a Hindu Sadhu, who's whole purpose of existence is to sit there and take the substance all day every day and rely on offerings from people as a living 'shaheedi degh' is most definately the best thing for that lifestyle. When however, you are a Sikh who is supposed to be part of society, work hard, progress yourself and family, be active and sporty, have excellent spatial awareness in order to fight, be forever alert and aware, have a controlled heart rate, be aware of time and space etc........shaheedi degh is the complete opposite of what you should take. So, back to the question: Can you guys please explain to the rest of us in what way would a substance that is universally acknowleded to negatively distort a man's perception of time, space, poor co-ordination of movement ,substantially reduced reaction time and sensory distortion would be of any benefit to a Sikh warrior wielding several swords at the same time against multiple enemies ?
  17. http://canadiancentreforaddictions.org/one-private-rehab-center-canada-voices-concern-indo-canadian-addiction-problems/#
  18. I just remembered caffeine is a drug. So is it forbidden or nah? And how do we decide what drugs are okay and which aren't?
  19. 1 in 3 of us will have to face cancer in our lives. None of us should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will. Drug and Alcohol abuse in Punjab has also reached epidemic proportions. Lions MMA are looking to address the Cancer, Drugs and Alcohol issues both here in the UK and in Punjab. How can you get involved? Why not join Lions MMA on 24th Oct 2015 and participate in a 5k fun run or 2.5k walk to raise funds. The run/walk is designed for all ages to take part, no matter how old or young. For further information please contact info@lionsmma.net or register at www.lionsmma.net To donate please follow: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/lionsmma5k
  20. As per the India religious census data of 2011, released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner on Tuesday, the total population of India back in 2011 was 1.21 billion people. Currently in 2015 the population of India is estimated to be just under 1.3 billion people. In 2011, the Hindu population was 966.3 million (79.8 per cent); Muslim 172.2 million (14.2 per cent); Christian 27.8 million (2.3 per cent); Sikh 20.8 million (1.7 per cent); Buddhist 8.4 million (0.7 per cent); Jain 4.5 million (0.4 per cent), Other religions & persuasions (ORP) 7.9 million (0.7 per cent), religion not stated 2.9 million (0.2 per cent). The proportion of Muslim population to total population has increased by 6% by 2011 from 2001, the census data said. The proportion of Hindu population to total population in 2011 has marginally declined by 1% between 2001 to 2011. Falling most of all the Sikh population proportion declined by over 10% in the period between 2001 to 2011. There was no significant change in the proportion of Christians in India between 2001 to 2011. As per the 2001 census, India's total population was 1.029 billion of which the Hindu population comprised 827.5 million (80.45 per cent) and Muslims were 138 million (13.4 per cent). Christians in 2001 stood at 24 million (2.3%) of the total population and with Sikhs being 19.2 million (1.9%) back in 2001. The growth rate of population in the decade 2001-2011 was 17.7 per cent. The growth rate of population of the different religious communities between 2001-2011 was as: Hindus: 16.8 per cent; Muslim: 24.6 per cent; Christian: 15.5 per cent; Sikh: 8.4 per cent; The distribution is total population by six major religious communities namely, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain besides 'Other Religions and Persuasions' and 'Religion not stated'. Is it now about time that we focus on the basics of where our Panth stands in relation to social indices and the problems of female infanticide, drugs, biraderi apartheid, cancer, illiteracy, alcohol and poverty affecting us. With the Sikh population projected to decline to below 50% of the Punjab as a result of state-sponsored Balmiki and Dera Ballan apartheid mandirs re-classifying current day Sikhs into tomorrow's Hindutva slave votebank is it not about time that we focus everything upon uplifting the Panth rather than focussing on the same tired old sloganeering that has not achieved anything meaningful against the apparatus of a terrorist state which is backed and supported by the USA, Russia, China, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy etc. Hindu's in 1984 numbered around 600million whilst Sikhs numbered around 15million back then. Hindu's in India now number over one billion people and Sikhs in India are just over 20 million as a result of the systematic exlusion of sehajdhari non-Punjabi Sikhs from the Sikh Panth's population figures following on from the 1950 Maryada definition of a Sikh that was welcomed deliriously by Nehru, Congress(Indira) and Hindutva forces. Because at a stroke exluding tens of millions of Ravidassia's, Kabirpanthi's, Satnami's, Sindhi's, Balmiki's, Banjara's, Hindu Punjabi's (who had all previously been accepted as Sikhs on account of attending Gurdwara's and respecting Gurbani) prevented, from our opponent's point of view, a Sikh population in excess of 100 million back in 1984 (that Indira Gandhi would never even have dared to provoke) let alone how many Sikhs there could have been today in 2015. We can still get to the stage one day if instead of sending sincere Gursikhs to voluntarily rot out their lives in jail when our opponents get their goons to do Beadbi, we instead make sure to distribute 100 Gutke in non-Punjabi languages to disseminate the truth of Sikhi further and wider among the poor of India, Asia and Africa primarily. It's about time we look for reasons to welcome and include people within the Sikh Panth rather than looking for every possible reason to exclude people from being included as fellow members of the Sikh Panth. If our opponents succeed (due to our lack of action and urgency in tackling the issues that affect us by concentrating on the wrong priorities) in reducing the Sikh percentage of the Punjab population to below 50% by 2021, then it is almost inevitable that the following assault on the Sikh population will be to re-classify all sehajdhari Punjabi Sikhs as falsely being non-Sikhs. So that the opponents of Sikhi can permanently define Sikhs as a permanent demographic minority even within Punjab and as always they will use our own frontmen to inflict this damage on our Panth.
  21. Many of you would have seen these videos before but I saw them for the first time a few days ago and I don't mind telling you that they have played on mind ever since, leaving me feeling unbelievably sad. On many previous occassions when people here have started threads about the drugs situation I have been very critical of the fact that Punjab counts things such as a 'beer' and 'cough syrup' as drugs. I stand by that criticism because what we can clearly see from the videos below is that the masses there do not see any difference between a beer and heroin, a glass of wine and Ice, a cough syrup and cocaine. The official Punjab anti-drugs campaign doesn't help either. They're slogan is 'Stop doing Drugs.....They are Injurious to Health'. Injurious to health ? :omg: My word that is the understatement of the century. These drugs that are now spreading through the people of Punjab like wildfire ane not just injurious to health they are destroyers of lives and whole societies. Now think about it, the only people we here in the west see smoking heroin are those decrepit junkies who are at the very bottom of society, usually dirty homeless bums. I listed to katha from a baba, I forget his name, last year at Park Avenue Gurdwara, and he was telling the sangat how now in Punjab the boys and girls had also become addicted to the next thing sweeping across Punjab. He said it is called 'chita' in Punjab. I didn't think any more of it but one of the videos below clarifies that it is in fact cocaine and it, along with crack cocaine, is now widely available and mainstream in Punjab. We here in western Europe with our high population in tightly packed urban areas have largely been spared the scourge of methamphetamine (ice), but our friends in America, Canada and Australia (with their large open spaces needed to cook the drug) will tell you of the sheer devastation, both physical and social, it has brought. I have been told by many people that Punjabis from America and Canada have been using their rural family farmhouses in Punjab to both cook and distribute ice across Punjab and now it too is spreading like wildfire out there. I dispair. I truly do. When our girls and our dastar wearing long bearded babas are like this...what hope for our boys ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzkzR1_8Jtw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShZpCZOPxw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOzAA0KESBA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viaT5iqN7nE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_X11WZ_YQw We (in the west) are not and never will be in as bad a situation as Punjab but we should also not forget that things are not that rosy here too, especially our den of inequity: Southall.
  22. As an observer of humanity and society I see how western culture is all about hedonist lifestyles where getting drunk or taking drugs is the main highlight of a often depressing week. I see how the drugs epidemic has taken its hold of youth in punjab because they either think its cool getting zoned out or their lives are that depressing and no hope they just want to not face up to reality of their life. Now as a follower of the Sikh religion, I dont have any need for intoxicants. I get high and spiritual uplifting from reading about Sikh history, Sikh scriptures and mediating on Waheguru. We have to ask people, particularly our younger generation who are falling in the traps of atheist lifestyles via peer pressure and social media....... which is more healthier for their mind, bodies and society in the long run. Sikhi or intoxicants?
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    Going To A Party?!

    My best friend for the whole of high school is having a sweet 16th party. I know that they will be drinking and smoking weed which I know will ring alarm bells in our heads. But it wont be the same if I dont go. So should I go but not do anything bad and be the 'designated driver'. Its his special day but I really dont want to get mixed in with the wrong crowd. What should I do sangat ? Please help
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