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On the Nihal's morning discussion show (on the BBC Asian Network) they were discussing (after 10am) for an hour about religious tensions amongst the south Asian communities. A Muslim woman on the show stated that she had made a documentary on forced marriages were Sikhs were forced into marrying their own cousins. I was really shocked by this. Is this true? Does this really happen? How can such a marriage occur in a Gurdwara were a Sikh couple are each others cousins?


Listen about 1:45 minutes into show.

This topic is not worth discussing. If anyone has GUTTS, answer this question of mine ?????????????????????????

If an annoucement is made,

anyone who converts to sikh faith IN HINDUSTAN and after that marries his own cousin will get 1 crore rupees, how many will do it ?????? ??????????????????????????????????????????

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As usual BBC Asian Network always chatting anti-Sikh <banned word filter activated>! I don't listen to their morning discussion show's often, but whenever I do it's always quite demeaning for Sikhs. Somehow they always find a Sikh making a complete prat of themselves on air, or a woman calling in saying how she is from a sikh background and now married to a muslim. They love to make all sikh's out to either complete khalistani fanatic's or desi jatt sharabi's.

You remember what Sonia Deol did back in day when she let that girl (who again was a Sikh converted to Islam) call Guru Nanak Dev Ji a ' sheythaan' (devil)! <banned word filter activated>!! Its always your own people - never the enemy!

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In khatri /Arora community you cannot marriage in same gotra and first cousin.  In Hindu khatri community its non existence.  In arora community some uneducated people do it in back times ,  but that is rare case 10 in millions.  In today  world arora community consider it taboo and sin.  I dindt know about sikh arora,  i even think its uncommon. 

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I have been with thousands of Hindu  khatris /Arora, i never heard about it.  I never see they marriage first cousin or same gotra.  I have been close to mehta punjabi (khatri) community, they are totally against it and consider taboo.  Some Arora people in past due it due to less education and low population or poverty.  All arora community doesn't do it.  Some individuals of the community do it, which is very less population - 10 in millions.   Even Arora community against it and considers it taboo.  In modern times,  they considered it sin and taboo. I dindt know about sikh arora people,   i know they even dindt do it. If anyone doing it from any community we are totally against it. 

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If anyone doing cousin marriage,  that is wrong. If any sikh arora people do it,  please dont do it.  You are neglecting arora community name.  Hindu arora people are totally against it. I know even sikh arora people are not doing it,  its exception in every community.  2-4 person did and whole community have to get negative image. 

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