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Kuch Kaure Sach | With Bakhshish Singh

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Thnks for sharing this. Really needs serious reflection. The singh focuses in on the plight of shaheed families. He makes a good point that the kaum should have raised the families, especially the children, to great heights, showing our own future generations and others how much we value them. If someone's willing down their life, the least the rest of non-combatants can do is support their kin. Imagine the next generation of shaheed's children reaching heights financially, and education wise, a true inspiration for our future. Instead, we show that apart from the few high profile families, the rest are left to suffer financially, socially, and physiologically. All we've done for the most part is invite them for the odd siropa, or treat them like beggars by taking pics while doling out chump change.

 

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Yh he makes some really interesting points. Like how the Kharku movement was not organized or planned movement at all, it was mainly young men who out of anger with how the authorities were abusing Sikhs  picked up arms and started killing policemen, politicians etc  There really was no direction. This was a weakness on their part.  I do really respect the Kharku Singhs though and their sacrifices, their stories and struggle live on to inspire today's generation    🙏

I think this was one of our weaknesses  the people fighting had no direction 

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yeah, i liked his honesty in his answers. I'm not a fan of exaggeration or dishonesty, even if it's meant to inspire, or gloss over our own failures. Cold hard facts are what will help us actually LEARN from our past mistakes. Shifting the blame and denial only leads to repeating the past. Only thing that enabled a  British company to rule the subcontinent was organization. Living in the most successful societies in the west gives us the opportunity to harness these skills and apply them in the manner we desire for punjab, in the future. Perhaps the diaspora is "learning" for our political future in india.

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I think lack of organization is a asian thing!  I dnt think we ever have been good at organizing things. everything we do is all over the place. The British on the other hand are really gd at it.

Conflict within our own community seems to have always let us down as well. One side we have many people trying to bring a positive change and then at the same time there are people within our community that are working against that change.

But at the same time most other religions have always had this inner turmoil and conflict as well, but they had numbers on their side ? 

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The issue with the organization/direction was "to many chiefs, not enough Indians." Although there were definitely a lot of rank and file kharkus, there were to many at the top vying for their way or the highway. Each leader giving different direction (vote or no vote, negotiate or not, khalistan or autonomy, samaj sudaar or no, I could go on). The organization they had, but for strategic reasons they decided to operate cells independently, which led to some going astray, or were not on the right path from the start. 

Singh makes very good points for shaheed parivaars. We are lucky we have a few organizations like Ensaaf and YourSeva who do help those families. We should all donate. 

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