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1984, A Sikh Story (Bbc Documentary) And Your View Of Punjab Today


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How many of you have watched this documentary?

1984, a Sikh story (BBC documentary)



Today we were watching this documentary in the class and I really liked it..so I thought I should share.. It is well-made and it features a Sikh girl from England going to India to research about 1984 incidents and how it changes her life and her view of her religion.

Do watch.


I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post..but whatever..

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On a side note : Who do you vote in Punjab? What is the popularity of current ruling party of Punjab? I know its some Sikh party called something akal etc. What is your opinion of their performance in Punjab?

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They're up India's arse. They wouldn't make them look bad. If you do some unbiased research (with non-Sikh authors too) you will find out that India lied about facts.

Anyway, we don't vote for anyone. The Akaali Dal claims it is a Sikh party, but in all honesty its just there to make money.

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They're up India's arse. They wouldn't make them look bad. If you do some unbiased research (with non-Sikh authors too) you will find out that India lied about facts.

Anyway, we don't vote for anyone. The Akaali Dal claims it is a Sikh party, but in all honesty its just there to make money.

Why not vote for anyone? Thats bad...Anyways, Akali Dal performed well in punjab as far as I know. They atleast did better than our government....lol

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Akali Dal (Badal) right now is the best bet Punjab has even though that is ridiculous and repulsive to me to even type out. If it isn't Akali Dal (B), then it would be the congress.

It's the lesser of two evils.

I saw this documentary a few times, the first time being the time of its release. It has a very strong pro indian government bias from Sonia Deol. I don't consider her to be a Sikh. A lot of reporting post 1984 from western sources is a lot more accurate in the depiction of events that occurred.

Best way to understand what happened is to look at it from Cythia Mahmood's book or a SIkh perspective and then also look at the government's perspective and decide for yourself.

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It seems like she didn't do the research for the facts thoroughly or just wasn't intersted to find out more about Sant Ji. She has been heavily criticized for presenting Sant ji as terrorist and the cause of 1984 happenings.

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Even if we somebody agrees there were terrorists inside (WHICH IS A LIE), I have a question from another angle -

If some terrorists (let's say 150-200 in number) of which ever religion would sieze a Hindu temple such as Jagannath Puri, Vaishno Devi, Birla Mandir etc., will Indian Govt. send an army and blow up the Hindu temple, and kill all pilgrimages inside the Hindu temple?

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"The army went into Darbar Sahib not to eliminate a politcal figure or politcial movement but to suppress the culture of a people, to attack their hearts, and to strike a blow at their spirit and self-confidence."

- Joyce Pettigrew

The Sikhs of the Punjab: Unheard Voices of State and Guerrilla Violence, Zed Books Ltd., London, U.K. 1995, page 35.

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To all people here,

Is there any documentary etc showing what "actually" happened? The actual Sikh perspective? If there is, then kindly give it!

Interview of a Indian General who refused to attack the Darbar Sahib.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idw7m7xatvU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnB9pp7Ys7k

The Sikhs stood up against Indra during the emergency when she created a dictatorship.

Also some Hindus also took part in the defence of the Darbar Sahib, showing that Hindus weren't hated. If they were, why would they lay down their lives defending the golden temple?

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