Below is a clip of a powerful woman, Sonia Gandhi speaking regarding the murder of her mother in-law and husband.
Below is a clip that shows that an untold number of unnamed disempowered sikh women must have been witness to the murders of their husbands and children and more….
I am a Sikh. My recent (for the past 300-400 years) ancestors were Sikhs, before then my ancestors were Hindus and probably Buddhists too. I come from a village where the Jatts (landowners/farmers) were called Darbari Jatts. ie They gave their daughter’s hand in marriage to members of the Muslim Mughal court…..What I am trying to say is I feel a connection with all people because my physical core has a bit of all humanity depending on how far I am willing to see on the horizon of my ancestry…
Deep in my heart I have an incredibly strong feeling of love towards all my ancestors irrespective of which ever faith/ belief system they were. I feel we are all connected spiritually anyway. Thus I have absolutely no animosity to those who are not Sikh.
However I do strongly feel that the Hindu “powerhouse” has not lived up to the very high morals “true” Brahmins should live by.
I mention Brahmin because they are the top caste, forming 4% of India’s population YET holding a disproportionate number of the top jobs in India thus power according to statistics I read in a book by respected Indian author Khushwant Singh, a man who witnessed the Delhi riots in 84… The Gandhi family come from a stock of Kashmiri Brahmins. It is ironic that the 9th guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur ji died protecting the Kashmiri Brahmins… He was beheaded for daring to request that they be allowed to continue their HINDU faith by the Moghul emperor..
India has lost its moral compass in this case and needs to quickly find it IF it wants to be, and be seen as a modern, just democracy. Economically India appears to be doing great but money without morals is dangerous ground. This is all too evident in the Western world. As an up and coming nation India could do justice to humanity and choose a much more evolved path..
At this point, I am very concerned that justice has not yet been meted out to so many Sikhs and lessons should be learnt and support actioned, perpetrators brought to pay for their crimes where they are known. Lastly these incredible people should be given the respect they deserve. The next article that I will post shows how far India has got in this matter to the best of my knowledge.
India has such an abundance of spiritual energy which is snuffed by some backward unjust ways towards..Sikhs, tribals, untouchables and other minorities, female infanticide, dowries etc..
I guess the same story applies to situations all over the world and I believe that humanity will not be happy in the truest sense till they realise that “what they do to another they do to themselves.”
What do I mean by that?.. That is another post’s worth. 🙂
I want to share these 5 clips because I feel this gives a fairly clear account of what happened to sikhs from the days of partition leading to 1984 operation blue star and the subsequent assasination of Indira Gandhi.
It is important for me to give a voice to an injustice where ever it may occur. This happened to occur around the land of my recent ancestors and it affected my family and my relatives..Infact a relative I have not seen since I was eight years old lost her husband during this horrific time in India’s history.. I don’t think his body was ever found.
1984 Documentary on Sikhs Part ONE
1984 Documentary on Sikhs Part2
1984 Documentary on Sikhs Part THREE
1984 Documentary on Sikhs Part4
1984 Documentary on Sikhs Part FIVE (Final Part)
Love this. (Thanks Jaspal Singh C 🙂 )
India means so much to me …
Her beauty is breathtaking
From her mountains to her deserts
From her cultures to her variety of races
From her history to her art she has stolen many hearts
She is pure inspiration to those who seek to be king
Over their minds, emotions, high on a spiritual swing
From the Sikh Gurus to the Sufis, with love did they sing
Praises of God with open wings
The Jains and the Buddhists, the Parsees, the Jews
The Hindu Yogis, they love India too
She is all embracing
Islam and Christianity are her friends too
Have I missed someone out? Some religion some sect?
I know mother India, she will not forget.
Her memory seduces folks like me and you
She knows how to win our mind and emotions
She knows all will fall in love
No need for love potions
It is a land of extremes too
In every sense it seems
From the poor to the rich
From the cold to the heat
From the mountains to the plains
From the Taj to the Slums
From the sinners to the saints
It is a dynamite of emotions
His ugliness is heartbreaking
He is the land of Castes and Sati
He is the land of female infanticide
He is the land of dowries and burning brides
His cruelty to women led me to take a step outside
India gave birth to me, and taught me so much.
I thank you for being you. Perfect, you are not.
I love you, I need to, see you grow strong.
No slave to no man or culture but God.
I love you India!