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12o'Clock Joke

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by SPN Reporter, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. SPN Reporter

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    Jun 17, 2004
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    I was standing at Dadar Station when my attention went
    towards a Sikh youth standing near me wearing a Black turban having a
    long beard and wearing a kirpan over his shirt looking similar to a
    Terrorist. After a while one local train arrived, which was totally
    packed. The Sikh youth tried to alight the train but failed to do so.
    Just then a voice was heard from back coach 'Sardarji Barah Baj gaye'
    (Sir its 12 o'clock!)
    The Sikh youth looked over at that voice maker who was a young
    mischievous type of person and instead of showing any anger made a
    smile towards him. The smile made was so enigmatic that it seemed s! ome
    type of truth lies behind it. Not able to resist my temptation I
    walked towards him and asked why did he smile at that person who
    teased him. The Sikh replied 'he was not teasing me but was asking for
    my Help'. I was surprised with these words and he told me that there
    was a big history behind that which one should know. I was eager to
    know the History and the Sikh youth narrated:

    During 17th Century when Hindustan was ruled by Mughals all the people
    were humiliated and were treated like animal. Mughals treated the
    Hindu women as there own property and were forcing all Hindus to
    accept Islam and even used to kill the people if they were refusing to

    That time our Ninth Guru Sri Guru Teg Bhadarji who came forward, in
    request of some Kashmir Pandits to fight against all these cruel
    activities. Guruji told the Mughal emperor if he could succeed in
    converting him to Islam all the Hindus would accept the! same but if he
    failed, he should stop all those activities . The Mughal emperor
    happily agreed to that but even after lots of torture to Guruji and
    his fellow members he failed to convert him to Islam and Guruji along
    with his other four fellow members who were also tortured for the same
    sacrificed their lives in Chandni Chowk. Since the Mughals were unable
    to convert them to Islam they were assassinated. Tthus Guruji
    sacrificed his life for Protection of Hindu religion. Can anybody lay
    his life that too for protection of some other religion. This is the
    reason he is still remembered has Hind Ki Chaddar . For sake of whom
    he had sacrificed his life, none of the them came forward to lift his
    body with a fear that they would also be assassinated .

    Seeing this incident our 10th Guruji, Sri Guru Gobind Singhji (Son of
    Guru Teg Bahadarji) made a resolution that he would make such a human
    who would not be able to hide! himself and could be easily located in
    thousands, THE SIKH.

    At the start Sikhs were very less in numbers even though they were
    fighting against the Mughals emperors. At that time Nadir Shah raided
    Delhi in the year 1739 and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of
    Hindustan treasures and nearly 2200 Hindu women along with him. The
    news spread like a fire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was
    the Commander of the Sikh army at that time . He decided to attack
    Nadir Shah's Khafila on the same midnight. He did so and rescued all
    the Hindu women and they were safely sent to their homes. It didn't
    happen only once but thereafter whenever any Abdaalis or Iranis had
    looted Hindustan and were trying to carry out treasures and Hindu
    women along with them for selling them in Abdal markets, the Sikh army
    quite few in numbers but were bravehearted attacked them in the
    midnight,12 O'clock and rescued women.

    After th! at time when there occurred a similar incidence people started
    to contact the Sikh army for their help and Sikhs used to attack the
    raider's at Midnight, 12 O'clock. It continued and became a fame that
    at midnight nearly at 12 O'clock it is very difficult to fight against
    Sikhs as the Sikhs get some Extra Power to save Religion, Nation and
    Humanity. Nobody can fight and win against them at midnight, this
    continues till now. Nowadays these smart people and some Sikh enemies
    who are afraid of Sikhs, have spread these words that at 12 O'clock
    the Sikhs goe out of their sense.

    This historic fact was the reason which made me smile over that person
    as I thought that his Mother or Sister would be in trouble and wants
    my help which he was unable to provide and may be he was reminding me
    by saying off 'Sardarji Barah Baj Gaye'

    As he was narrating the incident I was feeling ashamed of myself as I
    used to click and enjoy th! e jokes on Sikhs and too made fun of them.
    But now I have got the truth that these Sikhs are born for others and
    they are real patriotic to Humanity and Religion. What are we all
    doing to these great Saints and Soldiers ???? instead of thanking them
    we all are making fun.

    Earlier the Sikh youth appeared as a Terrorist but now I could see the reflection of real Patriotic person in him.
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  3. Arvind

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    Jul 13, 2004
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    Honestly, I am sick of 12'o clock jokes. Though I know this aspect of history, but still...

    And now recently the discussion of NCERT books in India, which says Guru Tegh Bahadur and Mughal emperor tension was personal one, and there was no need of Guru ji to sacrifice himself. Something like Guru ji wanted himself to be called as 'Hind ki Chadar'!!!
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