Monday, July 10, 2006

"Punjabi Suba Zindabad"

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

I have wanted to do a post on Punjabi Suba for a long time now. During my reading I came across this eyewitness account by Michael Brecher some time ago.

“First came the Sikhs in the most impressive – and peaceful – demonstration I have ever seen. Hour after hour and mile after mile they marched, eight abreast, down the main street of Amritsar, a hallowed name in Indian nationalism because of the shootings of 1919. Old and young, men and women, they came in an endless stream, most with an expression and sadness in their eyes, many still remembering the ghastly days of 1947 when their homeland was cut in two and hundreds of thousands fled before the Muslims, and when thousands of their co-religionists died or were maimed. What strength there was in the appearance of the older men who, with their flowing beards, looked like the Hebrew prophets of old! Many carried their traditional sword, the Kirpan, and many wore blue turbans, symbol of Sikh militancy. They had come from the villages and towns of the Punjab and from far-off places as well. Almost without exception they marched in an orderly file, portraying their unity of purpose. At intervals came the resounding cry, ‘Punjabi Suba Zindabad’ (Long live Punjabi Suba) and Master Tara Singh Zindabad, with intermittent music to enliven the proceedings. On they came, for five hours. Few watched them could doubt their genuine fear of being swallowed up in the vice-like embrace of rabid Hinduism. By conservative estimate they numbered 100,000. To this observer it seemed more like double that figure.”

Indian police attacked Darbar Sahib in 1955 for the first time, walked inside with shoes on, arrested Sikhs, disrespected Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Gurdwara Paonta Sahib was attacked in Himachal Pradesh where 16 Sikhs were shot dead inside the Gurdwara. Is this any different that British attacking Gurdwara Rakaab Ganj Sahib?
Hindus were given five days to get their anger out after Punjabi Suba was created. Sikhs were attacked in Haryana, Himachal, MP and other places. Hindus shouted slogans:
sUbI kw mjw cKWeyNgy, vwhgw pwr pucwieNgy [ aUVw eIVI nhI pVyNgy, jUVw jUVI kwt DryNgy [
Mughal killed Sikh children and today's Indian government is no different. A 10 years old Sikh boy Inderjit Singh was peacefully shouting the slogan "Punjabi Suba Jindabad" when he was thrown in the well and killed by indian police.
Those who call India their homeland need to pay a little visit to Sikh history and realize that though time has changed but situation, oppression and black laws against Sikhs have not changed. Those who do not learn from their history only live in history books.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

6 comments:

Ancient said...

oye, you dont come online no more? :'(

Mr Singh said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

I'm sorry veerji. Unfortunately I managed to break my leg again, so I haven't been online for a while (as everything else takes twice as long) Anyways I've lost the cruches and the cast so I will definately speak to you soon :)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Ancient said...

Holy crap again? hope ur ok man. Really,, sorry.

Fateh

Otpreka Singh said...

Waheguru, wish you a speedy recovery veer g

Mr Singh said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thanks Veerji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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