The recent media coverage is a real wake up call. We have to be thoughtful and vigilant in our actions and words moving forward. I was reading Mukhbir Singh's, of WSO, excellent protest letter to Post Media publications and lo and behold moments later saw another piece from Vancouver Sun. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-canadian-hindus-struggling-with-sikh-activism
Notice the soft touch approach to hindus; portraying them as victims of sikh violence. It appears to be a broader game plan of consolidating hindu votes for conservatives while isolating and vilifing sikhs. They are trying hard to bring us down a few pegs. Just a few days ago this same journalist (Douglas Todd) wrote about how we are over-represented (dog-whistle for "they're taking over") http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-why-sikhs-are-so-powerful-in-canadian-politics
If anyone doing cousin marriage, that is wrong. If any sikh arora people do it, please dont do it. You are neglecting arora community name. Hindu arora people are totally against it. I know even sikh arora people are not doing it, its exception in every community. 2-4 person did and whole community have to get negative image.
I have been with thousands of Hindu khatris /Arora, i never heard about it. I never see they marriage first cousin or same gotra. I have been close to mehta punjabi (khatri) community, they are totally against it and consider taboo. Some Arora people in past due it due to less education and low population or poverty. All arora community doesn't do it. Some individuals of the community do it, which is very less population - 10 in millions. Even Arora community against it and considers it taboo. In modern times, they considered it sin and taboo. I dindt know about sikh arora people, i know they even dindt do it. If anyone doing it from any community we are totally against it.