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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sikh Homeland....

On khalistan, I don’t know what you all think. But I am neither an active pro nor anti Khalistan. I say not active supporter coz, running a country is not a small job, and Sikh leaderships has failed us so many times in the past that today if we are given Khalistan, I'm sure that the Sikh leadership will make a mess out of it too. Though if it is given to Sikhs, then it will be very big Deal for all the Sikhs. Coz, I think the races that don’t have a country to be called their homeland are never respected. Can we call India our home? Because one was born there, yes, that’s the place where you belong. But in India, Sikhs are considered a part of Hindus and are treated as Second class citizens. That’s how Sikhs are treated any where in the world, Hindus. Sikhs are married under Hindu Marriage Act. We don’t even have an act in Indian constitution where by we can get our Anand Karaj registered. In North America when people ask where I am from and I tell them India, first thing they ask me is oh, you are a Hindu. I have a brochure on Sikhs handy with me and I pass it on to them right away, but making the whole world aware that Sikhs are different from Hindus or Muslims is a very humongous task and with today’s Sikh politicians and religious institutions this can never be achieved, at least in three of my generations to come it is not happening.

Earlier I too used to hate this politics, but where there is smoke, there is fire. I mean that if we realize, the case has some gravity. Prior to independence, majority of the Eastern India was under Sikh rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was a true democratic ruler with people of all color and religion appointed in his ministry. I am not saying that Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a true Gursikh. He was a great ruler or politician if you will. His too much involvement in un-gursikh traditions led to his downfall and so were the Sikhs who could not unite after him under any banner (ruler). After him the Sikhs fell apart and when India was being divided prior to independence, the shrewd and cunning Hindu congress leaders (Nehru and co.) lied to the Sikh representative that they will let him have the independent state for Sikhs later. And the rest is all in front of you what all happened. Muslims who came from outside into India, killed a lot of Indians, made a lot of them into Muslims got their separate country, but Sikhs who sacrificed the most (also in the Indian struggle for independence) got only false promises.

As far as Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh is concerned, I don’t treat him as a politician. He is and intellectual, now playing in the hands of politicians. He was the best finance minister India ever had and will have. He cannot implement any policy that the Congress leaders won’t agree too. Let us see... he as 5 yrs... I have no problems with Hindus... I have a lot of Hindus friends and some relatives too. They all hold high regards for Gurus and the Sikhs. The only people bug me are the Indian politicians who when need Sikhs to fight for them, will do all to get them ready to fight, but when it comes to any policies or amendments in constitution to benefit Sikhs, they say Sikhs are Hindus.

For Sikhs to have world recognition having a country of their own is very important which they can call their homeland, where they can have the liberty ot speak out. But it is very sad state of affairs that it doesn’t seem to happen soon.

5 Comments:

  • Sifar,

    I look at it this way, if I think global, but act local, and try to be the best pure gursikh wherever I am living on anywhere this Earth, then I am being the best Khalistani as Guru Gobind Singh had envisioned. If I educate and inform myself and others about anything and everything, and applying that information sometimes in lifetime, then I am already living in Khalistan. Yes, it seems like a make belief, but that is what life is all about.

    By Blogger SikhsRus, at 1/24/2006 3:01 PM  

  • Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Veerji,

    I agree with Sikhsrus...Khalsa's Raj will not only be limited to a specific territory but will dominate throughout the world. It will be a reign of Truth. As great as it would be to have a homeland in the country Sikhism originated (even though that part has already been given away to Pakistan), like you said, in today's state of affairs...It doesn't seem very realistic. Our panth is composed of so many jathas who can't seem to get along with each other. Every one of them thinks only they know how to be Sikhs and are quick to attack the beliefs of others. The truth of the matter is that we Sikhs can't even stand united in Punjab, so the hopes of being united if given a Khalistan are very grim. You give these people Khalistan today and they will talk about dividing it up tomorrow....

    By Blogger Harpreet Kaur, at 2/01/2006 10:36 PM  

  • Waheguru

    We need not worry about how Khalistan will be managed until we get it with the grace of god. Step 1 get it, Step 2 make it run proper. We can worry about step 2 before step 1. We must all work together to accomplish the goal set out by Sarbat Khalsa on that faithfull day at Akal Takht. Since Khalistan was declared by Sarbat Khalsa, ever Sikh has a duty to work towards it.

    Khalsa Raj before the British came extended all of India upto China and Afghanistan. Daas is saddened when people try to limit Khalistan to just punjab, Khalsa should feel that they were robbed of the land, and they have the right to live free on the land. Khalsa is nayaara and does not need to feel indebted to Hindustan, as Hindustan did not exist until the British created it.

    By Blogger Otpreka Singh, at 2/20/2006 3:08 AM  

  • ...well said i am of the opinion that manmohan singh is by far the best we have had...many positive things have happened ever since he came on, one for instance that politicians who were always above the law and never were held accountable for the wrongs they did have been made to resign...jagdish tytler for one, after his name came up in the anti sikh riots he was made to resign...and there have been other instances also...

    By Blogger simran singh, at 2/28/2006 11:04 AM  

  • Sikhs should never hate Hindus ,as the very origin of Sikhism came to protect the hindus . Hindus are proud of Sikhs ,for the sacrifices Sikhs have done for India and all others..

    Punjab is and will always remain a part of India ,people who think to separate it from India,have no sense and should get no respect..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/02/2009 5:50 PM  

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