Thanks for the replies, some really interesting thoughts.
@Guest Singh - Your entire strategy seems to be based on some fantasy of both Pakistan and India collapsing and from the ashes of that close, a new Sikh raaj could potentially rise. Wishful thinking but I don't think that will happen any time soon.
One thing everyone is missing here is there is an assumption that all Sikhs are religious by default and they are happy to have a theocracy with the Panj Pyare of Akaal Takht are by default the leaders.
If you look at new countries that have significant religious affiliations, they all had to become secular in order to be compatible for everyone of its citizens. Take these 3 for example; Israel is a Jewish state that is officially a democracy and a Jewish state. It's laws are not governed by the Torah as there is a huge secular Jewish community in Israel. Or Pakistan which is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan but it's constitution is primarily secular. Pakistan has a lot of secular Muslims who don't want Sharia law and lastly the USA which was a Christian country upon its formation but the founding fathers realised not everyone will be Chrisitan or agree on what Christianity dictates so they had separation of church and state.
What guarantee is there that a religious Khalistaan would appeal to every Sikh? If you ignore this fact and say well those that don't want to come to this religious Khalistaan don't need to live there, how many will choose to come and how many will not? The state may collapse before it begins.
The second fallacy is that should Khalistaan become an independent Sikh state of Pakistan, the Pakistan government would commit genoside within hours. This is nonsense. With modern media any government that commits atrocities gets slammed internationally, and causes internal unrest. Where is the proof that Pakistan killed 20% of the Sikh population after 1947?
There is also this fantasy that Khalistaan could be ruled from Delhi, a city which Sikhs have never had any significant minority population let alone majority or ever ruled in the slightest. The Hindus didn’t even give Dehli to Pakistan even though it is a Muslim city, why would they allow Sikhs to rule over it? As I said in my initial post, the only land Sikhs can claim to be part of Khalistan is the East Punjab they currently hold the majority population over.
OK so you agree that “Khalistan is the only viable option for the survival and advancement of sikhi.” so option once staying with India is out, and you ruled out option 3 in joining Pakistan. How do you think a small landlocked country between 2 nuclear powers could services, especially since you are advocating breaking up from India?
The constitution is very basic and more like a high school project than a legal doctrine. If the constitution is advocating an entire new legal governing system, it needs to outline all the aspects of government, ie. How does one remove one of the panj Piyare if there is a need to? What about voting and reform? Role of the supreme court etc.
Also when you have laws like this “B, there will be no political or socio-economic activity at variance with ideals of the khalsa panth” who decides what is and isn’t OK? What about freedom of speech and international human rights?
I won't derail the topic, but to answer the question, it's a human to desire to belong to something exclusive. Long-term, from a Sikh perspective, it weakens the overarching super-structure instead of strengthening it. How? Because it allows other non-benevolent factions to emerge (either organically through well-meaning albeit misguided personalities OR entities and groups with an insidious agenda designed to disrupt and fracture) who argue their legitimacy; that they are as justifiable in their existence as the earlier groups. With factions comes conflict. Job done.
We should be supporting Sikh businesses where we can. ⠀ ⠀
As Sikhs- we should be uplifting each other as we would in Khalsa Raj. Support our brothers and sisters in their ventures. ⠀ ⠀
We have so many Sikh entrepreneurs that we shouldn’t really need to look outside of the Sikh community- from Creatives to Real Estate. ⠀ ⠀
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It looks like this word has been used in Faridkot teeka
ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਸਗਲ ਪੁੰਨ ਜੀਅ ਦਇਆ ਪਰਵਾਨੁ ॥
ਅਠਾਹਠਂ ਤੀਰਥੋਂ ਕੇ ਇਸਨਾਨ ਅਰ ਸਭ ਪੁੰਨੋਂ ਕੇ (ਪਰਵਾਨੁ) ਸਦਰਸ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਜੀਵੋਂ ਪਰ ਵਾ ਆਪਨੇ ਜੀਵ ਪਰ ਦਯਾ ਕਰਨੀ ਹੈ॥
Looks like it means parvaan if I have understood correctly.
However there is also the following where Faridkot has used the same but here it seems it's been used to mean "other" or "second" if I have understood correctly, unless it means greater or foremost?
ਆਪੇ ਕਰੇ ਕਰਾਏ ਕਰਤਾ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਦੂਜਾ ਤੁਝੈ ਸਰੇ ॥੯॥ (Ang 552)
ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਸਭ ਕੁਛ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਕਰਤਾ ਕਰਾਉਤਾ ਹੈ ਔਰ ਦੂਸਰਾ ਕੋਈ (ਸਰੇ) ਸਮਾਨ (ਤੁਝੈ) ਤਿਸ ਕੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ ਵਾ ਹੇ ਕਰਤਾ ਤੂੰ ਸਭ ਕਛੁ ਆਪ ਹੈਂ (ਤੁਝੇ) ਤੇਰੇ ਸਦਰਸ ਹੋਰੁ ਕੋਈ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ ਇਸੀ ਤ੍ਰਹ ਸੇ ਸਭ ਪਦ ਸਨਮੁਖ ਲਗਤੇ ਹੈਂ॥੯॥
Faridkot teeka has used this word quite a bit, I think it has been used slightly differently at different times. If you put the following search in Google, you can find all the instances the word has been used in Faridkot teeka:
"ਸਦਰਸ site:srigranth.org" (without the speech marks)