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  1. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh- political assessment

    I think Jagmeet Singh is handling things fairly well given the full onslaught of all media outlets, with veteran pro-india journalists( Terry M ,Terry G, Jonathan Kay…to name a few) having a field day tearing apart their favourite prey and plenty of new comers honing their skills by regurgitating. But that’s what they do. They need an angle to attack us. We give them plenty. We have over a dozen MPs and a Federal party leader, yet we can barely muster a proper response or show our side of the story in a competent manner. Apart from a few intelligent voices coming from WSO and our British pal Sunny Hundal, there seems to be a complete silence from our so called leaders. This is the time when leadership is needed. Sadly our “leaders” only know to scream and shout at nagar kirtans. If we had 12 competent journalists/reporters from our community, giving the diverse views we hold, it would be of more use than having 12 MPs who are too scared to utter a word. Our kaum needs real introspection of where we invest our energies. Politicians in these western democracies are more akin to mascots and punching bags as opposed to power holders. Look to how other communities are functioning in Canada. For example, the Chinese demographics are far greater and also much more wealthy and successful, yet they stay off the radar pretty well. They don’t get into the muddy waters of politics. Our community keeps jumping to the forefront politically and then start complaining when the goray lay into us. I hope the best for Jagmeet singh. The road to 2019 elections is going to be very bumpy. Not only will he be facing off against the ignorants, but also the subtle hand of GOI working through its favourite media proxies.
  2. Yes, we canadian sikhs are very politically active, too much for our own good infact. Only thing having more sikh politicians has brought is alarmist rhetoric from the right and more embarrassment from continous politcal takedowns thanks to the media. There is hardly a sikh politician who hasn't been smeared with the "khalistani supporter" brush; if not that, then they are framed as incompetent. Sometimes i feel we are better off under the radar and out of public and media scrutiny. Lobby groups and strong journalism is the way to go. We should be using the native politicians without alarming the majority. There is a steady rise in right wing voices regarding our disproportionate number of MPs and MLAs.
  3. We Canadian sikhs are far behind in leadership and organization. No one to interact with the media. No one to counter the relentless "sikh extremist" propaganda that is going on non stop from the last 3 weeks. There are have been literally hundreds of articles from the broad spectrum of canadian media ( including dozens from indian-origin academics and journalists) pushing the sikh extremist narrative. If our leadership wants to push the Khalistan agenda, they need at least one organization to represent to the media. India has been sitting back and enjoying canadians spewing venom with no end in sight. Also, i know non canadians see the air india bombing as an inside job. Ground reality tells otherwise. The sooner we let go of this paranoid stance, the sooner we can gain some credibility. Media completely ignores our suffering and the atrocities of the goi. We need to get our act together. No point in supporting individuals who've been held responsible for the deaths of innocent air india passengers damaged our image to such an extent.
  4. muslim population of UK will tripple by 2050

    We should learn from their growth success. This demographic advantage is what helped swell our own panths population from our grandparents generation when 8 kids was the norm. If just 2 generations after them had carried forward with the same numbers we would be a solid majority in punjab and a significantly bigger minority in the 5 states next to punjab. Not to mention bigger numbers in thd west. We really need to learn from our paki cousins.
  5. I think one aspect we may be ignoring is the social structures in our grandparents (the 1947 generation ) and parents (1984 generation). Strong immediate family ties and strong extended family ties. Large large families with lots of chachas tayeas bhuas fufars mamas mamis. Several dozen cousins closer than present day siblings. Plus the village pind structure acting like one big family. There simply was no room for abandoning sikhi. I think we need to bring back our big family structure. We all need to contribute 😉 The smaller our families. The more isolated and prone to disseention.
  6. Ravi Singh needs a Nobel Prize

    I feel the same. We need to set our own house in order before helping others. Dont want to belittle Ravi singhs great work, but if only we could put our resources for helping the weaker sections of the panth first before spreading out. Jewish community is a great example of using community resources for nation and state building.
  7. What does Sikhi say on slavery ?

    Good questions. You probably already know Gurbani is not written in the manner of Abrahamic scriptures, so it doesn't read like a law book or historical account. You have to digg deeper. The answer will be found. Maybe not in the biblical format of "thou shall not...", but the answer can be found. Slavery is not accepted i am sure. Its existence is mentioned, but not condoned. Remarriage is accepted from historical precedence. Divorce is not mentioned as far as i know. Im sure someone more knowledgeable can provide more Gurbani and rehitnama quotes.
  8. This should really be the wakeup call for a renewal in our panth. We can no longer afford to continue with the status quo. Malwa dalits have been taken by the jhoothha sauda. Majha has been ravaged by the christians ( where they form a good 10% in gurdaspur district) and the beas dera. Doaba dalits have been effevtively broken off from sikhi by the ravidasias. We should be in action mode and snap out of our caste prejudices.
  9. Bhai Jagraj Singh has passed away.

    Brother jagraj singh did exceptional seva for the panth in a short amount of time. If he had 10-15 more years to raise his children and secure his family then we could understand your pov. Show some dard my friend. We in the diaspora don't have too many leaders/parchariks of his stature. Our community desperately needs more gursikhs with his skill set. That's also why he emphasized leadership building so much. Lets show our appreciation my friend. Regular folks like me and you come and go. We leave behind some wealth and children, not much more. Just listen to the pulse of the diaspora panth andyou will see what jagraj singh accomplished. Lets all show our appreciation dear sangat
  10. Sri Sri Ravishankar--- A Fraud Saint!

    We seriously need to learn how to approach politics. Look to the lesser of the evils to align for our progress. What the hell is protesting modi going to do for us. The western powers dont care and the muslims dont care how much we cozy up to them. Indian muslims dont seem as much of a problem with modi as some of our lot in the west!
  11. Wearing Kirpan Openly In Canada

    Generally sikhs wear the kirpan underneath as a courtesy to the locals and as a way of keeping it more fastened.. It would help if we see the local anglo persepective. We already look pretty exotic with our Dastaars and kesh/ dhaarraa to them. Openly displaying our Sri Sahib does make them very uncomfortable. Most of us consider it reasonable that we can carry on wearing our kirpans without question in everyday life. All the power to your convictions but its not something we consider an infringement. Anyhow, the pointy edge of the mian (scabbard) usually remains visible so it lets the world know we are loaded .
  12. these jats seem to have a real grudge against sikhs. reports are showing that a lot of arson attacks have been directed towards punjabi (both Hindu and Sikh) businesses and property. they caused us great harm in 84 as they make up a large portion of the delhi police and pretty much dominate the haryana police. most travelers will know the rude behavior they have towards sikhs coming from punjab or overseas. we have to be vigilant when travelling from delhi to punjab, at night time especially, since hearing of numerous sexual assaults on women( most victims likely being punjabis heading to and from delhi). khalsa needs to be tyar bar tyar as always.
  13. Who's Behind Guru Granth Sahib Jee Beadbi In Punjab

    We have analyze with a clear mind and not let our hatred cloud our judgement. No matter how low or corrupt our leaders become, beadbi of Guruji is not something any sikh can do. Plus, it doesn't benefit badal one bit. The multiple attacks at various locations point to an organized element. Misguided dera premis are, for the most part, of sikh background. I doubt they could carry out multiple attacks like this, or even attack in the first place. This in all likelihood is either the work of rss or a collusion of dera premi handlers with rss logistic support. The outcome of this beadbi was fully damaging to the state government, akali dal, as expected. Dera leaders were waiting and watching, hoping the pardon would cool the sikhs and allow them to start deepening their roots again. So, this beadbi doesn't benefit them either. Rss on the other hand stand to fully benefit by driving the caste wedge further between jatt and other caste sikhs, and weaking the badal dal. Also to be noted Rajnath singh releases Waryam singh while this is happening.
  14. if this is indeed the work of noormehlia cheley, then this warrants outright declaration of war against this scum. they have no right to continue functioning in our homeland if they have the audacity to burn our Guru's Saroop.
  15. longowal accord also snips away north, east, and south-west portions of punjab and hands them to himachal, haryana, and rajasthan respectively. bjp wants to consolidate the non-sikh and any portion of the sikh vote. enough to bring them to power and put bussiness class hindus in control with perhaps a sikh face as cm.