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Gagan1995 posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?A big story was going on this yr about thousands of Panjabis workers in Iraq stuck or getting kidnapped and killed by ISIS. The biggest thing I was surprised about was the NUMBERS of Panjabis who were in the middle east . We all know Pakistanis all love going to middle east to clean toilets of the desert donkeys with oil money, infact most of the south asians in Middle east are south asian muslims. I went to Dubai in Jan this yr [ my mom's sister lives there ]. Dubai has a huge indian community, it practically felt like little india. But this is about laborers from India who go to these places and suffer horribly. There was another story of a Panjabi Sikh women who went to Saudi Arabia and was inslaved. All of these stories have the same common theme, these dense indians always get bamboozled by the travel agents and are told there is a lot of work in these countries and a lot of money to be made, and without thinking they end going to the middle east only to have their passports taken away by the dirty arabs and become slaves. In Qatar , thousands of indian laborers have died since building infastructure over there. They're made to live in cramped filthy living spaces and generally are forced to work 15 hrs a day. So, is the work situation in India soo bad that these people would rather go the middle east and get enslaved.
genie posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?The silent drama of Indian migrant farmers in Italy: ‘We are living a second hell on earth we never imagined’ October 6, 20162:51pm Italy is particularly affected by the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Picture: Aris Messinis Silvia Marchettinews.com.au AS THE bodies began to pile up on the wobbly train, they were simply thrown out of the carriage. When Rajinder Singh, a Sikh farmer from Punjab, decided to flee India, he never realised his journey would entail a treacherous six-month journey to reach Italy. After the train ride in which he crossed India with a bunch of other desperate refugees, he walked across Russia, Germany and France. When he finally reached Italy, he found himself in another “hell”, where he now lives in inhumane conditions and is exploited by cruel landlords linked to powerful local mafia clans. Today Rajinder, 42, is a farmer who lives inside a Sikh refugee camp south of Rome, in the fertile Agro Pontine plains where one of Italy’s largest Sikh communities resides. He works in the fields looking after the kiwi, melons and zucchini plantations for just 2 euros a day, bent on his knees under the scorching sun and without even a lunch break. “I paid so much for the journey to Italy (almost AU$15,000), I would have never thought of finding such a situation here, of living again in a nightmare. “My master hasn’t been paying me since four months. But I have no choice: I keep working 12 hours a day non-stop because that’s the only way to avoid feeling hunger at work”, Rajinder told news.com.au. Over 200,000 Sikh migrants reach Europe each year. Roughly 70,000 choose Italy as their final destination and their numbers are growing, with an annual 66 per cent average rise in incoming young Indians from Punjab. From faraway, Italy appears as El Dorado, but once these immigrants set foot on Italy’s shores. reality kicks-in, and it’s a monstrous one for many Sikhs. . The Sikh drama is just a snapshot of the bigger migrant picture but is symbolic of what happens to many refugees once they reach Europe and try to start a new life. Italy is currently being rocked by a severe immigration emergency and is the most battered of all European countries after migrant inflows in Greece recently slowed down. Since the start of the year, more than 131,000 migrants have landed on Italian shores, according to the UN refugee agency. More than 30,000 Sikh farmers are employed in agriculture and industrial livestock in the Agro Pontine plains, a former marshland dubbed today “Italy’s greenhouse” where mafia clans control prosperous rural markets. It’s thanks to Sikhs’ hard work that lands many fruits and veggies on Italian families’ tables as Italy faces a lack of native labourers who simply refuse to become farmers or shepherds for a miserable wage. Yet the majority of Sikhs in the area are going through their own inferno. Their “Italian lifestyle” is certainly not what they had imagined when they first hit the road fleeing their poor and wretched country in search of a brighter future in Italy. But not all are lucky when starting over a new life, many of them get to endure a second hell on earth. Their journey of hope isn’t realised if they fall into the hands of criminal groups, who also allegedly drug the migrants to force them to work more. Rajinder Singh, with the yellow shirt, stands with other Sikh farmers at a refugee camp south of Rome.Source:Supplied Sikh farmers live in cramped refugee camps where several families share a single 40 square meter room for which they must also pay up to 500 euros per month to cruel tenants. Others sleep in shacks out in the open on the plantations owned by landlords while the most desperate don’t even have a roof above their heads. To find work, they come knocking in vain at the door of land owners and must run for their lives when the dogs chase them away. Some are official, others are illegal Sikh migrants who have never filed asylum requests to Italian authorities, practically “ghosts” who are more easy to exploit. The lucky ones move around on a rusty bike constantly at the mercy of crazy drivers but most of them must walk up to 40km each day looking for a wage. “We’re not even given farming tools, we need to dig the watermelons and zucchini out with our bare hands and when I come back home at night at 10pm, dogs attack me along the road. Sometimes, drivers that pass by roll down the window and throw glass bottles at us as we ride on our bikes. Each day, our lives are at stake: cars run so fast, we could get easily killed any moment”, says Jagjit Singh. Rajinder, front, working in a greenhouse on the Agro Pontine Plains, bent on his knees plucking out radish.Source:Supplied The Sikh farmers, thanks to their familiarity with cows back in India, also look after the greyish buffaloes that graze the lakesides and lend a hand in making fresh cheese. If you visit the area, you can see at them work on the plantations even when it rains, dressed in white tunics and wearing their traditional red turban, with long moustaches and beards. Farmers’ stands rise along the streets where Sikh farmers serve clients. They live in a total state of submission. “I have witnessed these farmers call their employer ‘master’ and are forced to bow when he passes by, taking a step backward in a sign of fear and respect,” says local sociologist Marzo Omizzolo, runner of a local migrant support centre who faked himself as a refugee to infiltrate the plains’ rural business and report the ongoing exploitation. According to Omizzolo, other unscrupulous Sikhs have teamed up with the land owners and created a human smuggling network to recruit fellow Indian workers inside the so-called illegal “black labour market”. Sikhs are exploited not just in farms but also firms, where they are underpaid and work amid poor safety conditions. Several local steel industries pay their salaries late, or forget even to pay, so more and more Sikh workers have joined forces helped by Omizzolo’s organisation. They now stage regular strikes calling for more workers’ rights and higher wages. “All we want is to be treated with dignity and respect, we want to work here in Italy but have families to look after. We’re just asking to get fairly paid for the job we do each day”, says Gurmukh Sikh, head of the local Indian community. A handful of Italy’s Sikh migrant population.Source:Supplied — Silvia Marchetti is a Rome-based freelance reporter. She covers finance, economics, travel and culture for a wide range of media including Politico and CNN.
Disturbing video of ISIS fighters having a discussion over buying and selling female sex slaves. Notice how excited these demons are. They are talking about female slaves like they are talking about a piece of meat. This touching video shows a Yazidi girl who was sold to an Iraqi man, but that man was kind enough to not do anything bad to her and even re united her with her father
Gurpreet14 posted a topic in POLITICS | MEDIA | FEEDBACK | LIFESTYLEThis world and most of the religions discriminate between Males and Females - I am OP of this Thread I am a Female..... I question some religions of this world for the way they interpret women........... Buddhism Says: “Women can be the cause of great suffering. If desire is destroyed, there will be everlasting happiness. The dead snake and dog are detestable, But women are even more detestable than they are.” Christianity We can easily find quotations of women’s oppression from the Bible , for example, I Timothy 2.11-12, where it says “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” In Ephesian 5.22-24, Paul says, “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as unto the Lord….” And further, “The head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man”…. Man is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.” The apostle Peter says (in I Peter 3.1-2,6) that let wives “be in subjection to your own husbands” and have “chaste conversation coupled with fear.” Judaism Even to this day many devout Jewish men recite in their prayers, “Blessed by God King of the universe that Thou has not made me a women.” Ecclesiasticus is simply rampant with religious edicts against women. According to Jewish tradition, a husband owns his wife as he owns a slave. To this day many husbands deny their wives any control over their property and their earnings. When she married, not only did the wife lose her property, she lost her personality also! Under Jewish law, a husband can divorce his wife any time. But a woman cannot without very strong reasons such as unfulfilled conjugal responsibilities. Worse still, a husband can desert his wife any time and then refuse to grant his wife a divorce. In this case she becomes an agunah – a chained woman. Neither can she divorce, nor can she remarry. In the US today there are maybe 1000-1500 such agunot while in Israel there are more than 15,000. Husbands blackmail their deserted wives for thousands of dollars, finally agreeing to a divorce.“ How is it that Jewish sisters everywhere tolerate this abuse, this persecution – this extreme injustice? Islam Ibn Al-Ghazzali, the famous Islamic theologian said that “The most satisfying and final word on the matter is that marriage is a form of slavery. The woman is man’s slave and her duty therefore is absolute obedience to the husband in all that he asks of her person.” Dr. Nawal Sa’dawi is a Muslim woman who has rebelled against her own religion and its oppression of women. She has written that it is not possible to talk about rights of women, “…since a woman under the Islamic system of marriage has no human rights unless we consider that a slave has rights under a slavery system. Marriage, in so far as women are concerned, is just like slavery to the slave, or the chains of serfdom to the serf.” Marriage is a kind of slavery, for the wife becomes the slave of her husband, and it is her duty absolutely to obey him in everything he requires of her…” Hinduism Young Hindu girls when given in marriage could be abandoned at will. Quoting from Manu Smrti IX.72: “Though a man may have accepted a damsel in due form, he may abandon her if she be blemished, diseased or deflowered, and (if she have been) given with fraud.” Such girls, thrown out by their husbands, led a pitiable life as outcastes of society. Yet Brahmin men were free to engage in debauchery with devadasis any time they wanted! Subscribing to Hinduism means being a “mindless male supremacist pig”! Sikhism Views of the Gurus Guru Nanak Guru Nanak broke the shackles of women by admitting them into the sangat (congregation) without any restrictions or reservations. Guru Nanak felt that his message was meant as much for women as for men. Guru Angad Guru Angad encouraged the education of all Sikhs, men and women. Guru Amar Das Guru Amar Das condemned the cruel custom of sati, female infanticide and advocated widow remarriage. Guru Amar Das also believed that women wearing veils (purdah) was demeaning. The Guru refused to meet the queen of Haripur or to allow any women into the congregation wearing a veil. Guru Hargobind Guru Hargobind respected women and declared, "women is the conscience of man". Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh made the Khalsa initiation ceremony open to men and women alike, a woman being just as worthy. At the time of Amrit a man is given the name Singh meaning lion, the woman is given the name Kaur, meaning Princess. A Sikh women is an individual in her own right, she does not have to take her husband's name and is Kaur till her death. Guru Gobind Singh did not see any distinction between the Khalsa, men or women could keep the 5 K's. Guru Gobind Singh issued orders forbidding the Khalsa having any association with those that practiced female infanticide. Guru Gobind Singh also forbade Sikhs to exercise any proprietary rights over women captured in battle, they could not be kept as slaves or wives but were to be treated with the utmost respect. I AM A KAUR NOT A NORMAL FEMALE - I AM DAUGHTER OF THOSE GURU WHO ARE NOT BIASED - I ENJOY KEEPING MY HEAD IN THE LAP OF MY GURUS - I AM NOT HATED FOR WHAT I AM - I AM LUVED TO BE CALLED HIS DAUGHTER - Why should I bow my head in-front of those who think I am evil... :nono: :nono: Yes i will help those in need whether they are muslims/hindus/chritains etc. coz my Gurus taught me to do so.... please keep me away from such people who says I am evil/slave... I am not slave/evil I am a beautiful creation of Almighty. :D :yay: I AM BLESSED TO BE SIKH OF MY GURUS BY AKAL PURAKH :lol2: :lol2: :respect: :respect: WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, WAHEGURU G KI FATEH