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i used to get up at amritvela but i now find i cannot get up early no more. my heart yearns to wake up early but when morning comes i fail. i now its a mind over matter thing and i hav to fight my mind and fight the laziness but nothing seems to work. i go to gurudwara to ask for help to wake up early and also do ardaas to wake up early.

i dn't no, i just feel like a bad person, like a disgrace . I now how important amritvella is yet when morning comes i don't get up. my gran says people that are blessed people or hav guru's kirpa wake up and pray. does this make me a bad person. u don't no how much i want to wake up. i even plan wot prayers i shll do after nitem yet wen morningcomes NOTHING. Even if i go to sleep early i stil wake up late. i feel like suh a failure, like i'm wasting my life.



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i used to get up at amritvela but i now find i cannot get up early no more. my heart yearns to wake up early but when morning comes i fail. i now its a mind over matter thing and i hav to fight my mind and fight the laziness but nothing seems to work. i go to gurudwara to ask for help to wake up early and also do ardaas to wake up early.

i dn't no, i just feel like a bad person, like a disgrace . I now how important amritvella is yet when morning comes i don't get up. my gran says people that are blessed people or hav guru's kirpa wake up and pray. does this make me a bad person. u don't no how much i want to wake up. i even plan wot prayers i shll do after nitem yet wen morningcomes NOTHING. Even if i go to sleep early i stil wake up late. i feel like suh a failure, like i'm wasting my life.



When you hear your alarm go off jump out of bed and stand at attention like you're in the army...see if that helps.

In the end, everyone has kirpa to wake up, but instead of listening to Maharaj we listen to our own minds instead. That's why we can't get up in the morning.

So have determination, do an ardas, and try again!

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goto bed even earlier, sometimes we can't wake cause we haven't gotten a decent amount of sleep.

also, if you are sleeping LOTS (8 hours) then it might be the case that you are not getting deep/proper sleep, go see a doctor to sort that out :TH:

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try changin ur hours of wakin up.. for example... before i took amrit, i had a sched to help me get my amrit vela as a regular routine... so.. at first i started wakin up at 6:30... showered... then simran/nitnem.... then a few weeks later... i set my alarm for 6... then... once my body was used to dat, about a month later i set alarm for 5:30... then slowly work ur way down...

i's worked wit myself n a few other peepz dat i suggested to... try it out...

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vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh forgive but is amrit vela 12-6 or 12-4 because i heard a famous respected giani ji say 12-4 but i always thought and thought that it was widely believed to be 12-6 and is it ok to stay awake and do isnaan and nitnem at 12 then go to sleep. i don't do this but i was just wandering thanks for your help in answering this papi's questions vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh

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Waheguroo ji ka khalsa Waheguroo ji ki fathe!

This article is about the importance of Amritvela...and what Maharaj has said about Amritvela...! The Shabad goes as follows..

mÚ 4 ]

Fourth Mehla:

gur siqgur kw jo isKu AKwey su Blky auiT hir nwmu iDAwvY ]

One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.

Mahraj is telling us about the importance of Amritwela...Maharaj has CLEARLY stated that he or she is only a true Gursikh that wakes up Amritvela..that being 12am or 2 am...it is important for a sikh to wake up at Amritvela...other wise one shouldn’t even call themselves the Sikhs of the Guru. Every day we go to the gurdwara and bow our heads in front of Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib ji maharaj, yet we don’t follow anything maharaj says! Some even wake up and do Nitnem but go back to sleep this is not Gurmat and pure manmat as you will see by the next few tukhs....!!

audmu kry Blky prBwqI iesnwnu kry AMimRq sir nwvY ]

Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.

It is very important for a Gursikh to have an ishnaan in the morning but even more important to jaap naam while having a bath other wise there is no point. The reason for this is because even if we are not in Amritsar and cannot have ishnaan in the holy tank we can still get the same flavor of ishnaan in our own bathrooms! If we don’t jap naam or do some kind of Gurbani abhiyaas whilst bathing then it will not be accepted by maharaj.

aupdyis gurU hir hir jpu jwpY siB iklivK pwp doK lih jwvY ]

Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.

Wahegurooo....following the instructions of the guru...are we doing this...sadly NO! It is pure manmat to have the guts to wake up and not jaap naam...even doing nitnem alone will NOT have a great value if we do not jaap naam...as this is what mahraj tells us to do THROUGHOUT mahrajs gurbani!! So how can we say that naam is nothing...pure manmat thinking!! There are many ways one can build there naam kamai, (with waheguroo jis kirpa) one can start of by doing 5 mins, 10mins, half hour, and then hour, when we start doing a hour we will not want to STOP! We will then find the true meaning of waheguroo and his love!

iPir cVY idvsu gurbwxI gwvY bhidAw auTidAw hir nwmu iDAwvY ]

Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.

This is why it is stated that waking up and doing only nitnem then going back to sleep is manmat...Mahraj tells us that when the sun is rising that is the time of doing the nitnem that has been blessed to you by mahraj!! But it does not stop there....jaaping naam through out the whole day is very very important...Even if we do wake up amritwela but don’t jaap naam in the day time then you are just a sleep in the day...Hukam is to jaap naam in the day!! Jaap naam 24/7..specialy in the day...while working...doing kaam...etc..!! NAAM IS EVERYTHING...!!

jo swis igrwis iDAwey myrw hir hir so gurisKu gurU min BwvY ]

One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.

Here mahraj continues to show the importance of naam japna through out the day...when we start to do athi pehr naam abhiyaas we will start to get closer to waheguroo and mahraj will show us more love, as this is bringing you closer to Mahraj!! So why waste time, if we have true love then we will not be wasting any more time. START NOW!!

As every one is aware of there is a lot of beadbi of Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji Mahraj, but who said we are not doing beadbi…we don’t listen to mahraj…when we took Amrit we promised to mahraj…that we will sacrifice our man, dhan to you…but have we really done this! NO because we do not jaap naam we said we are yours but yet don’t listen to a word what mahraj says! WE LIED TO MAHRAJ….what can be a bigger beadbi then this even his Sikhs are turning away, mahraj will be more hurt by this…!!

What happened in 1984, has hurt the khalsa panth a lot…we talk about the Indian government did very bad…the Indian Government attacked from the front…so we went fighting but how about now…they are still attacking but from behind we don’t realize this because we are blinded by the pleasure, some even say we are going to wait for a leader or going to go when there is another attack on the panth, the most powerful leader is Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib ji, that’s all we should be concentrating on.

Sant Jarnail singh ji was a great leader for the Sikhs, as he did parchaar on seva, naam and sacrifice, he awoke the panth, but sadly the panth has gone back to sleep.

…there is a lot of ‘dhil’ (weaknesses) in the panth, a lot of division in the panth, due to rehit…but why??? There is only one main rehit and that is naam as mahraj explains…everything outside naam is false..what ever the rehit is!! Do not argue about rehit get together and jaap naam…read Gurbani, do veechar and mainly do amritwela! Some believe that we need to do something for the panth and not just jaap naam..yeh this is correct, but without naam we can not do anything…how will we be able do seva for the panth if we are not strong in mind! If we can’t wake up amritwela then… sorry but we will NEVER get Khalsa Raj, we will get no where physically or mentally!

ijs no dieAwlu hovY myrw suAwmI iqsu gurisK gurU aupdysu suxwvY ]

That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed.

Mahraj will only be kind and compassionate to us if we do what mahraj says…his hukam is to jaap naam…through out Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib ji it does veechar on naam…mahraj tells us NAAM JAPO, NAAM JAPO, NAAM JAPO!

NOTE - that Gurbani and Naam are two different things….this does not mean that they are higher then each other Gurbani still does usttaat of waheguroo. Gurbani tells us what to do…instructions…but doing those things is different..if mahraj says naam japo..then we have to use the gurmantar that our Panj Piyareh have taught us as for the Sikhs, Waheguroooo!

jnu nwnku DUiV mMgY iqsu gurisK kI jo Awip jpY Avrh nwmu jpwvY ]2]

Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||

Finally, mahrajs ends the shabad by telling us to jaap naam ourselves and get others to jaap naam! It is important to organize Keertan programs and Simran programs around your local area…as mahraj will do a lot of kirpa on us!! Remember the best place to jaap naam is when there is ekta not different groups…don’t do things out of hanker do it out of love! ‘Sach kaho sun leho sabhe jin prem kiao thin hee prabh paiyo!!’

Please forgive this bhikari of any mistakes as I am to a leaner, I am only human and will surely make mistakes, as the sangat I put my hands together and pray at your feet to do ardaas for me!

Waheguroo ji ka khalsa Waheguroo ji ki fathe!

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keep doing ardaas everytime before you go to bed pray.gif

yh do ardas but make sure you do it with love, don't do it cos you have to- do it cos u want to and ask maharaj for his blessing- if you keep asking, one day He will grant it to you pray.gif

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a good friend of mine sent me this email, hope it helps

The Power & Effect of the Daily Banis

JAJPJI SAHIB: Control’s one’s "ji," one’s soul. When your ji, your being is endangered, when the radiance of your soul is weak, recite Japji. Guru Nanak said that the thirty-eight Pauris of Japji would liberate the humanity from the cycles of birth and death.

SHABAD HAZAARAY: This is the highest disciple’s love letter, written by Arjun to Guru Ram Das. Its boon is that it gives the benefits of a thousand Shabads, and the soul shall directly merge with God. It makes the separated ones come home with grace. One who recites this Shabad shall never be separated from their beloved.

JAAP SAHIB: The Naad of Jaap Sahib rouses the soul and the self of the Being. Sahib means grace. Recite it when your position is endangered, or when your authoratative personality is weak. This Bani brings grace and greatness. It will also give you the ability, that whatever people say, you will automatically be able to compute what they are actually saying. And, once you are able to recite it correctly, it will give you the power, the Siddhi, that whatever you say, must happen. Man can direct God and God can direct man. Guru Gobind Singh recited Jaap Sahib so we won’t become beggars at the doors of others.

TEV PRASAAD SWAIYAAS: Spoken by Guru Gobind Singh. When you are not getting any satisfaction out of life, this is the Bani to recite.

ANAND SAHIB: Whosoever recites the forty Pauris of Anand will have endless bliss, because the Guru is limitless. In this Bani, mind and body are explained in relation to cosmic divinity. Guru Amar Das gave us this Song of Bliss to qualify the mind and to understand the depth. For husband and wife to get together, recite it together, alternating sutras (lines).

REHIRAS SAHIB: This Bani is recited after one has worked and is tired. It adds energy (raa-hu) to one’s being, to one’s total concept. Also, recite it when your worldly wealth is endangered. In Naad, reh means live, and raas means commodity. Rehiras Sahib helps you when you are physically weak, or weak in money, property and earthly goods.

KIRTAN SOHILAA: This Bani is done before sleep at night. It is the most harmonious Naad ever uttered. It multiplies the aura to the sensitivity of protection that it eliminates any negativity for miles and miles. When you are endangered by any species of direct or indirect source, and when you want to protect yourself with the surrounding of the entire magnetic field of the earth, recite Kirtan Sohila.

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Japji sahib is the first morning prayer of the Sikhs, here is the

breakdown of it .....really beutiful..read on ......

The Mul Mantra is a fate killer. It removes the fate and changes the

destiny to complete prosperity.

The first pauri is an antidote to depression. It will lift you from


deepest depression, insecurity, nightmares and loss.

The second pauri imparts patience and stability.

The third pauri transforms insufficiency, turns depression into


and transforms low self-esteem into complete self confidence.

The fourth pauri blesses those trapped in feelings of poverty and

lack of means. It blasts through the trap of these feelings like a

thunderbolt from the blue.

The fifth pauri must be recited when you feel a sense of failure

within yourself. When you feel that you are not up to the job this

pauri will grant you all success.

The sixth pauri dispels limitation. Recite it when you feel limited,

cornered, trapped or coerced.

When you suffer from greed, madness for power, overbearing expansion

and the need to control, when you become trapped in your

territoriality, the seventh pauri will heal you.

The eight pauri gives the power to be a perfect sage.

The ninth pauri gives expansion.

The tenth pauri grants grace.

The eleventh pauri gives virtuousness.

When you feel small, the twelfth pauri gives you solidarity of self,

self-impressiveness and self-respect.

The thirteenth pauri gives you the occult knowledge of infinity. It

brings deep intuition.

When you cannot find your path to life, when you cannot see the

direction to your destiny, when you cannot achieve fulfilment, the

fourteenth pauri will

show you the way.

The fifteenth pauri brings liberation.

The sixteenth pauri gives knowledge of the structure of the universe.

The seventeenth pauri brings freedom and resurrection.

The eighteenth pauri fights madness, deep feelings of inferiority and

self-destructive behaviour.

The nineteenth pauri brings universal knowledge, inspiration and


When the monsters are nipping at your heels, the twentieth pauri

wipes away all your sins.

The twenty-first pauri will maintain your status, grace and position.

The twenty-second pauri brings victory in legal battles. It gives you


The twenty-third pauri dispels darkness and elevates the self.

The twenty-fourth pauri breaks through all limitations with the force

of a thunderbolt.

So powerful that it affects generations, it has the power to kill


When you recite the twenty-fifth pauri all your needs become


Prosperity, virtue, estate and wealth are yours without asking.

The tenty-sixth pauri transforms nothing into everything. In your

business it banishes losses, misfortunes and miseries.

When you are stuck and you cannot see the window of opportunity

before you, the twenty-seventh pauri shows you the way. It removes

obstacles and hurdles.

The twenty-eighth pauri is the strongest permutation and combination

of words in the world. It unites you with God.

The twenty-ninth pauri is a shield of protection. It protects you

from the enemies by simply vaporizing those who wish you harm.

The thirtieth pauri places you upon the throne of divinity. It makes

you into a sage and a saint.

The thirty-first pauri pulls all virtues from the heavens.

The thirty-second pauri pays your debts and completes your karma.

The thirty-third pauri destroys your ego and brings home your

divinity.It removes negativity, neutralises your destructive nature

and prevents harm to others

by your hand.

The thirty-fourth pauri brings stability.

The thirty-fifth pauri gives you the breadth to do your duty and

fulfill your responsibility.

The thirty sixth pauri brings divine realisation. It grants complete

understanding of the heavens and the earth.

The thirty-seventh pauri cuts the karma. It eradicates the impact of

all bad karmas.

The thirty-eighth pauri gives you the power to rewrite your own


The Salok brings self-satisfaction, elevation, acknowledgement and


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i feel the same, its toooooo damn haard.

i suppose good things do not come easy.

is it too late to start tryin??

b4 i would ring my friend for amrit vela, an she would ring me, bt that didnt last for long, cuz i would ring her,

an either her phoen would be off, or she wouldnt pik up so i would jus doze off.

tried evrything, even tried puttin my phone on the floor next to the door so when the alarm goes off,

i have to get out of bed, but when it goes off, i lean over sum how an turn it off.

iv even tried goin sleep ealry, but that just makes me lazy, makin me wnt to sleep more.

iv even tried stayin up for amrit vela, but thats imposs, cuz then i cant get up in the morning.

how does every1 else manage to get up for amrit vela??

any tips any1???

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i used to get up at amritvela but i now find i cannot get up early no more. my heart yearns to wake up early but when morning comes i fail. i now its a mind over matter thing and i hav to fight my mind and fight the laziness but nothing seems to work. i go to gurudwara to ask for help to wake up early and also do ardaas to wake up early.

i dn't no, i just feel like a bad person, like a disgrace . I now how important amritvella is yet when morning comes i don't get up. my gran says people that are blessed people or hav guru's kirpa wake up and pray. does this make me a bad person. u don't no how much i want to wake up. i even plan wot prayers i shll do after nitem yet wen morningcomes NOTHING. Even if i go to sleep early i stil wake up late. i feel like suh a failure, like i'm wasting my life.



same is th case with me :sady:

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also try mornin wakeup callls... get sum1 u kno to call u in the mornin...

i used to set my phone to vibrate... n den set my alarm.. n put da phone under my pillow.. when da alarm went off, it wud scare da crap outta mi.. hehe... dat seemed to work :umm:

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They were apparently people from other states or areas who had been trying to enter Pakistan for work, or were pushed out from that country by Pak Rangers.”   In sharp contrast indeed. It shows how the governments would not have any respect for any human rights when the subject was the Sikhs.    POLICE IS ABOVE LAW   “Once in the Gurdaspur area the CRPF had gone berserk when a wanted terrorist quietly entered a village and used the gurudwara's loudspeaker to abuse and challenge the CRPF. Before the CRPF could react he had left. When the attempts of the CRPF men failed, they went around damaging the doors of the houses and even belaboured the women. I sent Dalbir Singh Mangat an IGP to enquire... .He found that a CRPF man had bitten the ear of one of the women .He also found that the Platoon Commander had been lax in command and control recommended that the officer in charge be punished departmentally where as the jawan responsible for biting the woman be prosecuted. I was also in favour of prosecuting those who had rioted and beaten the villagers. K.P.S.Gill was then the lG of CRPF. He was not willing  to take any action against his men .He approached the Home Ministry in Delhi to ensure that sanction was not accorded for criminal prosecution. Finally the government of lndia did not sanction the prosecution. This was not the first time that Gill had thwarted my attempts to discipline the CRPF.”  “ln a village near Jalandhar, there was a quarrel between a farmer and his servant. The servant complained to CRPF nearby. The farmer and his son were in a belligerent mood. One of the CRPF jawan opened fire and the farmer was shot dead. Balwant Singh finance minister phoned me to protest. I told him that I would register an offence against the culprit. Gill took up their case with the result that sanction to prosecute the para- military personnel was refused.”   Now mark the contrast. On one-side persons in uniform commit murders and they go scot-free. On the other side a Sikh minister insults an inspector and a criminal offence is registered against him. Yet the ministers remains stuck to the chair as it brought money and a Iittle  matter.   “Complaint made by SHO of the civil lines police station Amritsar alleged that a senior minister Harbhajan Singh Sandhu had snatched away his service revolver and torn his uniform. The minister however said that he had merely spoken to the officer on telephone to ask why Sardarilal , a petition writer picked up by the police. The minister charged that the SHO was drunk and abused him on the telephone. I ordered that an offence to be registered against the minister. The chief minister [Barnala] was naturally very disturbed at my action.”    Ribeiro has cited some more examples of this nature where he has claimed that he over ruled the ministers. Thus even the chief minister could not intervene in the powers of police i.e. the police is more powerful than even the CM. Police in the Punjab is thus autonomous and no political government including that of Akalis is competent to intervene in their work. Recently P.S.Badal pleaded to the 'police that it should disband its black cats brigade when it was being rumoured that they had indulged into some killings. Like the murder of salesman on the Lawrence Road, Amritsar and the death of an Akali worker near Ludhiana.    BUREAUCRACY AND JUDICIARY ALSO  PLAYED A SUBORDINATE ROLE   Ribeiro gives an account how judiciary had become irrelevant as it couldn't refuse bail to the culprit. But how bureaucracy had become irrelevant, it is some what interesting to note from 'Bullet for Bullet'. It is clearly indicated that even the senior most bureaucrat felt danger from police: the bullet of the police. Ribeiro narrates how a warped mind IAS officer of the rank of secretary wrote to the Chief Secretary.  “I was called by Prafulla Vaishnav and shown a letter written to him [Prafulla] by the same officer. The letter said that he feared for his life as I [Ribeiro] had hatched a plan to kill him. He asked for protection. I was totally amazed that a responsible officer of the rank of a secretary could make such an allegation.”   We may believe Ribeiro that the complainant was a warped mind. but we can't ignore the fact that he was a senior bureaucrat of the rank of a secretary. In no other state of India police was vested with such unlimited powers as in the Punjab. May be we can't  find parallels in the world history.   RIBEIRO KILL ANY NUMBER OF SIKHS BUT DON'T ASK FOR PROSECUTION OF '84 RIOT  CULPRITS - RAJIV GANDHI    Ribeiro writes that during his public contact programme he found that there were basically  two points that troubled the villagers: massacre of Sikhs in Delhi and non release of Jodhpur detainees though there existed some other excuses also like the non implementation o f Rajiv-Longowal Accord, River waters, Chandigarh. Ribeiro claims that he regularly used to bring  these in the notice of Prime Minister. Writes  he;    “The Prime Minister was being advised by various confidants at different times. He was advised by Arjun Singh, Arun Nehru S.K. Fotedar,  Buta Singh,  B.G.Deshmukh,  Mrs Sarla Grewal. The only official who spoke and was heard at routine meetings was M.K.Narayanan the director of the lB. Sarla Grewal from behind the prime ministers shoulders kept making signs to me encouraging me to speak up. I was the only officer these meetings to advocate the prosecution of politicians accused of inciting the mobs to kill the Sikhs in Delhi after Mrs.Gandhi's assassination. At first Rajiv did not react to what I said. Ray advised me not to voice this sentiment again. However I was not to stay silent when convinced that a grave injustice was being done. Because it was I who was fighting a difficult battle to win the hearts of the Sikhs Ray was called away. I took the advantage of Ray's absence to raise the issue of the Delhi riots. Rajiv Gandhi lost his temper. He said that he did not want me to raise this matter again.”   All this shows that these officials and ministers were the people whose conscience was dead . Ribeiro who is now trying to be reasonable and just had little respect for the human values during his tenure as DGP Punjab. It was his tenure when the police invented hair raising brutal tools and ways to torture the suspected Sikhs.   SECRET OF KALE KACHHEWALE UNFOLDED?   The years roughly from 1989 to 1994 saw a lot of harassment of villagers by the night brigades who were conspicuous of their being without any garment except a Punjabi underpants called kachha. The brigade would operate in the night only to commit robberies, rapes and murders. The villagers suspected that they were policemen as at some places they were also caught and identified. So far the police has not admitted their existence. We get an inkling from ‘Bullet for Bullet’ that the Govt .had authorised the police to move around in what it is called the 'civil dress' in the parlance of forces in uniform. Writes Ribeiro;   “It was commonly said in Punjab that the police were in charge of the rural area of during the daytime. At night the terrorists took over since the policemen were themselves reluctant to face the ' terrorists' bullets rn the dark. A solution to this piquant situation was found after much deliberation and thought. The policemen were permitted to patrol at night in plain clothes.”   Punjabis knew  that they never came across any police in plain clothes during night. All check posts were otherwise manned by uniformed  police men. The only conclusion  that can be drawn is that  the 'kale kachhe  brigade' was the policemen in plain clothes.   RIBEIRO WAS NOT IN FAVOUR OF BLACK THUNDER.   Golden Temple, Amirtsar, April 29, 1986-H.S.Bhanwar of daily Ajit gives a graphic account how the declaration of Khalistan was made from Golden Temple precincts. The 'Panthic Panj Memberi Committee' enters the precincts; wearing pants, shirts and their beard tied up. They change their dress to white cholas, round kesri turbans; to look like Bhindranwale, untie their beards to let them flow. Then a declaration believed to have been vetted in  Buta Singh's office is distributed to press reporters. The statement said that the Khalistan has come into being. Delhi is to be the capital of Khalistan where Hindus have the same rights as the Sikhs. After the declaration the committee members change to their original dress and mix up with the crowd and disappear. The Government had earlier tried to get this declaration made by Baba Joginder Singh father of Sant Bhindrawale and latter by Gurdev Singh Kaonke the Akal Takhat head priest on their refusal this 'committee' was imported from USA. The declaration was important as the government wanted to send police in the Golden Temple through the Akali Govt and justify their own Operation Blue star. It was after this declaration the operation Black Thunder -I was carried out as a result of which the position of S.S.Barnala diluted and he ultimately saw his dismissal. Now see what Ribeiro writes about the incidence;   “On April 29 I was camping at Gurdaspur. ln the middle of night I received a message from headquarters that that Arun Singh, Arjun Singh, and Barnala were on their way to Amritsar by special Plane. Accordingly, my wife and I got into our car and drove down to Amritsar, reaching the airport at about 2 am [night] on 30 April. I met the Chief Minister, Arun Singh and Arjun Singh [who had reached].The Chief Minister told me that he had decided to flush out the terrorist from the temple and that I should carry out the operation next night. Arun Singh added that NSG contingent was being flown into Amritsar during the day. I pointed out to them that terrorists had already left the temple after making announcement of Khalistan. l was told that the government was aware of the development but a message had to be delivered to the separatists which was only possible if flushing operation were undertaken. At midnight the operation was launched. Except for the shooting  of man named Gurdev Singh everything went according to plan. Main criticism of this action was that that the police has not been successful in nabbing the wanted terrorists... ....Giani Puran Singh... had helped the Police to persuade Jathedar Gurdev Singh, the terrorist nominee to surrender.”   Black Thunder episode reveals how the  government plays with the Sikh institutions and how the power hungry Sikh politicians (like Barnala) fall a pray to the government. Unfortunately there have been several Barnalas .   ON POLITICAL SOLUTION   “The Jat Sikh farmer felt some sneaking sympathy for the 'boys' as they were called, because they were their co-religionists, belonging to the same community and because in their estimation they were sacrificing everything including their lives, for their cause. Sacrifice is a concept that is very dear to the Sikh psyche. The Sikh masses have been told that the  government was unjust to them...”   “Even though I said that no political solution, other than that of conceding a separate state, would please the terrorists . I must emphasize that the government was duty -bound to provide inputs that would have coaxed the Sikh masses to join the 'fight against the terrorists.. . ... .The terrorists though in a minority, had guns in their hands. They could shoot innocent people and create terror among Hindus and Sikhs who opposed them. They could target Sikh politicians and send them to hibernation. The only person who could meet them on equal terms were the policemen because they were armed. Hence any talk of political solution which could satisfy them was out of question...The message that they wanted to give to the Akali politicians was that they should not accept any compromise that excluded Khalistan....All talk of political solutions, was therefore academic. The Rajiv -Longowal accord was a very reasonable document. That it was not implemented is sad commentary on the politicians at the Centre as well as Punjab and Haryana.”   Ribeiro tells us how the police employed criminals to infiltrate into the ranks of the militants:-   CATS AND DOGS OF POLICE.   “ln normal day-to-day policing the police use informers to identify and locate criminals. The informers are from the underworld. Law-abiding citizens would never tell who the thieves and robbers are, lt was very  disconcerting when even thinking journalists criticise the police enthusiasm for infiltering the terrorist ranks. How else would the police get information about them...This was not easy.. infiltrating of terrorist groups had to be planned very carefully. The terrorists, would liquidate any traitor to their cause. Only most intrepid of men would volunteer for such jobs for the lure of money or other rewards. People with criminal pasts were approached and a few of them agreed to form groups and confront the real militants in their: dens. It was known terrorists used to visit Golden Temple quite frequently. lf they are identified it will not be difficult to nab them...the problem was the police did not know the identity of the boys"   “Though this brings us quite good results in the beginning, it could not be ,sustained because the people we employed were susceptible to inducements. The police did give them financial and logistical support but their demands grew to an extent where it was impossible to satisfy them within our sources. Besides they were very greedy people , with a criminal tendency, who began to prey on law abiding rich citizens on the assumption that the police were indebted to them and so would do nothing to stop them.”  “IF YOU DON'T ARREST ME PEOPLE WILL SAY I AM A  TRAITOR?”   Ribeiro tells us that at times Akalis were arrested as precautionary measure and this , would cause embarrassment to such leaders ,who were not pro-Khalistan, as they stood exposed.  “When the main leaders were being arrested, Balwant Singh former finance minister was excluded because we felt that he was not really a religious personality, just a businessman politician. Balwant Singh was so upset at not being arrested that he phoned Ray and begged him to have him also locked   conveyed this request to me. Subsequently Balwant was also escorted to prison. They were accorded special treatment so that they did not have to experience the rigours of prison life.”    CATS “There was another undercover operation planned Amritsar SSP lzhar Alam and his companions which was nicknamed 'cats'....whenever some terrorist was caught efforts were made by the police to win them over and they would be induced into our anti-terrorist operations. They were kept at police expense in safe houses and compensated handsomely with money and other incentives. They identified wanted terrorists for us from cars with tinted glasses.”   THE CAT BOOMERANGS “One such criminal was a former smuggler who had close contacts with some leading terrorist groups... was recommended to me by Gur lqbal Singh Bhullar an IPS officer... The smuggler had once been a constable and had been dismissed from service. Gur lqbal came to me with a request to reinstate him in the police because he could locate maximum number of dreaded terrorists also Gobind Ram Bhatti, and lzhar Alam pressed me to agree.”   “Gur lqbal took charge of him at Patiala. He [smuggler] succeeded in rounding up a few known terrorists.[now] Sital Das was appointed SSP of Patiala. He called on me to tell that the ex-smuggler had located some very notorious terrorists at Chandigarh. He wanted permission to use force if necessary.”   “One afternoon l was at lunch at our home in Chandigarh when there was a commotion in the compound. I went out  to investigate and was told that some terrorists [smuggler and his accomplices] had been arrested. The car abandoned in front of the house adjoining mine was the one in which they were travelling.”   “Soon afterwards some body else came to inform me that the persons who had been caught had shot two others on the main road.”   “I myself phoned SSP Patiala and told him what has happened He motored down immediately to Chandigarh and sorted out the matter with the local [Chandigarh] police.”[telling them the smuggler/killer was a police cat.]   [later] “The ex-smuggler had committed a decoity. The SSP Patiala and other police officers were trying to Put restriction  on his movements. They were also asking him to surrender his weapons which he was very reluctant to do. These 'demands were making him desperate and he was now talking of killing the officers.”  “I phoned the SSP to alert him; the ex- smuggler managed to do his worst.' He entered the office of SSP to confront him .The SP was also sitting in the office of SSP at that time. The smuggler shot both these officers at point blank range. On hearing the shots an inspector sitting in the adjoining room came in and shot dead the smuggler on the spot.”   SNATCHING CARS  “Police began to requisition cars of ordinary citizens for the purpose of anti- terrorist operations. lzhar Alam at Amritsar and Sumedh Saini at Ludhiana were the worst offenders in this respect. Frequently people travelling by car were ordered by the police to get down and hand over the keys and I received numerous complaints. One of them was from the Army commander of Western command whose son-in-law was victim. I pulled up these officers. I forbade them to requisition cars in this manner. ln stead I requisitioned a dozen cars from secret funds and placed them at the disposal of these two young officers.”    http://www.punjabmonitor.com/2013/07/ribeiro-on-kps-gill.html
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