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  1. CHANDIGARH: When Shiv (name changed), a resident of Kaithal in Haryana, cleared all tests and was selected to join the Indian Army's Sikh regiment in February 2016, instructors at the training centre felt that something was not right. Not only did he have a Hindu name, he couldn't speak even a few lines of Punjabi. When exposed, Shiv candidly admitted that he forged documents to show himself as a Sikh to join the Army. This is just one of 51 FIRs registered against young men from Haryana in the past two years who have tried to pass themselves off as Jatt Sikhs so that they can join the Army's Sikh regiment. It is also a reflection of the sheer desperation among youth in Haryana who see the Army as the only hope for them to earn a decent living. In most cases, the men were selected for the forces and were caught at the time of training at the Sikh regimental centres. The FIRs studied by TOI show that some of the aspirants had forged documents by adding the word 'Sikh' to their caste certificates. In other cases, they completed the baptism ritual in Sikhism - taking Amrit - at a gurdwara. However, they had completed the ritual after registering themselves for the Army selection process. The Indian Army has a number of community-specific regiments as cultural homogeneity has been observed to be a force multiplier during battles. It is a tradition followed since the British era. Simarjeet (name changed) could not articulate certain basic tenets of Sikhism when quizzed by officials at the Sikh regiment centre and later confessed that he had taken Amrit in a gurdwara after he was selected for the Army under the Sikh quota. Both Shiv and Simarjeet have been terminated from the Army and now face criminal cases. Terming it a dangerous trend, Col Vikram Singh Sankhla, director of the recruiting office at Ambala Cantonment, told TOI that it is difficult to identify such candidates during the selection process unless there is an apparent error in documentation. "Recently, we registered a case against four youths from Kaithal after they were sacked from the Sikh regiment centre," Sankhla said. "We find such cases in almost every recruitment process." If they were fit for army they should have been accommodated in other units. What a precious waste of resources.Sfk HMMalik Explaining the modus operandi, Balwant Rai, ASI and investigating officer, said, "A quick conversion to Sikhism is the most common modus operandi. They are also issued a certificate by the priest. We would not have been able to take action in many cases if the baptism had been done before registering for recruitment. But we found that a majority of those caught using forged minority quota documents, had undergone baptism after completing the selection process." Previously, 47 boys from Hisar, Jind, Fatehabad and Sirsa were booked in December 2015 on a complaint of Col R Ranjan for forging documents to join the Army. 30 of them had even joined the Sikh regiment's training centre. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/desperate-haryanvi-men-turn-fake-sikhs-to-join-army/articleshow/58849022.cms
  2. Do these idiiot; inferior servant Sikhs that signed that agreement not get it? They think they got a good deal for sikhs? The super rich British white ruling classes only care about using our people as cannon fodder and not about respecting Sikhs as equals. If they, british elite oligarchs, were serious about treating Sikhs as equal and good they would implement strong actions against anti-sikh hate crimes on par with what jews get. They would talk about restoring Sikh sovereignty and full support of Khalistan which they were responsible for not creating. They would hold a public hearing about getting to the horrible truth of british thatcher govt military intel and weapons support enabling the murders of Sikhs and attacking our parliament sri akal takht and holiest shrine in 1984. And see that the was guilty punished. They would apologise for the heinous crime of murdering 1,000 innocent unarmed civilian protestors in jalliahwalah barg by general o'dyer in 1919 on vaisakhi day. They would talk about giving a visible representation of turbanned Sikhs in the mainstream media and public sector jobs. etc,etc http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/uk-armed-forces-sign-covenant-with-sikhs/story-LqcFYdapNol57IWdNgIxDK.html
  3. https://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/sikh-regiment-legends/#.5dbho30w6
  4. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ India getting desperate in countering impact of Sikh Manifesto: Sikh Federation UK London, UK: The Indian authorities, Sikhs in the UK and abroad who prop up the Indian state and Sikhs who to date have lacked the forethought to contribute and back the Sikh Manifesto just do not know how to respond to the huge impact it is having. The Sikh Manifesto is resulting in UK politicians from all political parties not only singing the praises of the Sikhs, but also making specific commitments linked to the demands in the Sikh Manifesto. Sikh Federation launch campaign manifesto ahead of general election [File Photo] The latest contribution regarding the proposal that the British Army will raise a Sikh regiment has come from Shankar Roychowdhury, the former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, and former member of the Indian Parliament as they believe UK Ministers are serious about this proposal. He has written: ‘The aim of the British government in announcing the proposal of creating a Sikh Regiment in the British Army at this juncture could be two-fold.’ ’Firstly, the British Army is trying to make up for the manpower shortage it has been facing by mobilising recruits from a distinctive British ethnic minority with a historic tradition of soldiering for the British Empire.’ ‘Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the British government wants to use the new regiment to tap into the political potential of British Sikh votebank ahead of the next British general elections, imminent in 2015.’ The former Indian Army Chief has further stated: ‘India has some concerns about the Sikh Regiment of the British Army.’ ‘If the British Sikh Regiment is created, it will be incumbent for the British government to remain alert to the possibilities of Khalistani sympathisers attempting to contact its ranks. The potential for mischief does exist here, and the Indian and British governments will have to devise methods to neutralise it.’ Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: ‘It is inappropriate for the former Indian Army Chief to raise such concerns. The British Sikh Regiment has nothing to do with India as he himself has admitted the regiment would be made up of ‘British Sikhs’ – all British citizens and permanent residents in the UK. What he has said is totally unacceptable.’ ‘What he has said about possible links between the rank and file of the British Sikh Regiment and Sikhs who may be demanding an independent Sikh homeland amounts to nothing more than scaremongering. He needs to appreciate in Britain and other countries around the world it is not illegal to demand and call for independence and a separate homeland or self determination i.e. Scotland, as long as this is done through a peaceful and democratic framework.’
  5. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ British Army examines plans to create a Sikh regiment Armed Forces minister Mark Francois says unit would inherit many of the 'proud traditions of Sikh regiments' from the Army's past Jatenderpal Singh Bhullar (centre), pictured at Buckingham Palace, is the first Guardsman to wear a turban with ceremonial dress Photo: Crown Copyright The head of the British Army is looking at proposals to recreate a Sikh regiment, a minister has said. The Chief of the General Staff is examining the feasibility of a Sikh unit, including the possibility of a reserve company, and it “may well have merit”, Mark Francois told the Commons. A new unit would inherit many of the “proud traditions of Sikh regiments” from the Army’s past, he said. Thousands of Sikh soldiers served in the British Army in the 19th century and in the First and Second World Wars, and 10 Victoria Crosses have been won by soldiers serving in Sikh regiments. Reviving a Sikh unit has been suggested several times in the past. One recent attempt was abandoned in 2007 by the Ministry of Defence amid fears that the move would be branded racist. Speaking during defence questions in the Commons, Conservative former defence minister Sir Nicholas Soames urged ministers to "do away with political correctness" and raise a Sikh regiment. He told Mr Francois: "You will be aware of the extraordinary gallant and distinguished service by Sikhs to this country down the generations. "Would you not agree with me that it's high time to do away with the political correctness which infects some of this thinking and actually raise a Sikh regiment to serve in the country and make up a very serious gap in our Armed Forces?" Mr Francois, minister for the Armed Forces, replied: "With regard to your specific suggestion, can I say that you are one of a number of Members of Parliament who have raised this suggestion with me recently. "We have passed this possibility on to the chief of the general staff (CGS), who is now looking at this issue and we are awaiting CGS's comments back. "But the idea may well have merit." Soldiers from 3 Regiment Army Air Corps on parade in Aldeburgh in Suffolk (Crown copyright) Conservative Rory Stewart, chairman of the Defence Select Committee, suggested a Sikh company within the reserves could be explored "as a starting point". He added: "There seems to be much more possibility within the reserves to begin what seems like an excellent idea." Mr Francois replied: "I said earlier the idea may have merit but we've looked at one specific option, or are looking, at the possibility of a reserve company – not least one which would inherit many of the proud traditions of Sikh regiments going back through many years in the British Army. Troops from 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland marching at Dreghorn Barracks (Crown copyright) "[Defence Minister Julian Brazier} is leading on that particular aspect and he too remains in contact with CGS on this matter." In 2007, the MoD scrapped a similar plan after the Commission for Racial Equality advised it could be seen as divisive and amounted to "segregation". The latest manning figures show the Armed Forces have around 160 Sikhs in their ranks, including 130 in the Army. Last year an official British Armed Forces Sikh Association was formed. Lord Singh, director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, said a Sikh unit was something “that would be nice if it happened”. He warned it had been suggested many times and had always proved difficult. He said: “There aren’t that many Sikhs in the Army. A regiment needs a bit more. There needs to be some enticement to go, but with all the defence cuts, the Army may not look that tempting.” The recent disclosure that the British military had advised Indira Gandhi over her 1984 attack on Sikh separatists barricaded in Amritsar's Golden Temple, may have led to some bad feeling among Sikhs in Britain, though he suggested this would pass with time. He said: “There are some major difficulties. It’s something that would be nice if it happened.” By Ben Farmer, Telegraph
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