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Controversial Historical Hatred between Hindus and Sikhs again haunting Punjab (From Sikhsiyasat.com)

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  1. spnadmin

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    With connivance of Badal-BJP ruling alliance, Hindu extremist organizations, motivated by their inherent hatred, are wildly active in hurting feelings of Sikhs. So many events have happened in past few weeks that indicate towards rise in this trend.


    Whereas Sikh organizations are working in cautiously in democratic way in order to recognize their struggle for maintaining separate and unique Sikh identity, without giving any opportunity to anyone to nail them; the Hindu extremist organizations are proactive in committing provocative assaults on Sikhs.

    Sikh organizations seem to be willing to further their cause in most possible uncontroversial way; as controversies provide opportunities to the State to crush them. But the Hindu organizations, that are struggling even to prove their negligible existence, use more provocative tactics.

    Many Gurudwaras were surrounded by the Police and many others were turned to be "Police Camps" to prevent Holocaust Memorial March. Even Sikh devotees were prevented from entering Gurudwara on 1 June 2010 at Chapparchiri at Mohali.

    Last week Hindu organizations were successful in their designs to prevent Sikhs from organizing ‘Holocaust Memorial March’ to observe 26<sup>th</sup> anniversary of armed attack on Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar (in 1984), which is recognized by Sikh masses as the beginning of third holocaust of Sikh history. Many Hindu extremist organizations, including newly formed Hindu Takht Organization, Shiv Sena (Hindustan) and Hindu Surakhsha Samity issued a warning to the Punjab Government that in case the Government failed to prevent the ‘Holocaust Memorial March’, these Hindu outfits would themselves prevent the march at any cost. As the march was to remember those Sikhs, who laid their life for Sikh cause; Hindus opposed it. This march was later banned by Punjab Government, which asserted that the organizers, i.e. Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani), supports the ideology of Khalistan, thus it can not claim any democratic right in India. Ban was hailed by Mahasha Press as a “historic step”.

    On the other hand on 5 June so-called Hindu Takht Organization placed a highly provocative hoarding at Ludhiana glorifying Former Indian Army Chief, Arun Vediya, as a hero. The date, June 5, coincides the date of armed attack launched by Indian Army on Sri Darbar Sahib. Moreover highly disgraceful language was used for Sikhs killed by Indian army during June 1984, as they were termed as “terrorists” and “dariney” (evils and monsters).

    On 6 June, 2010 various Hindu organizations, in order to hurt feelings of Sikhs held functions to celebrate the (so-called) victory achieved by Indian Army in “Operation Blue Star”, army code name for attack on Sri Darbar Sahib. Ramayan Paaths were held by Hindus to pray for Army Men killed during attack on Holiest of Sikh shrines. It is notable that this attack (in 1984) was widely celebrated by Hindus, who distributed, in joy and happiness, sweets and intoxicants among Army personnel who killed thousands of innocent Sikh pilgrims in Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) complex.

    Sikhs' "Holocaust Memorial March" was banned by the State but Hindus were allowed to hold a march from Mandi Gobindrarh to Amritsar

    Pawan Gupta of Shiv Sena (Hindustan) flagged clear a march, on 5 June, 2010, by Hindu extremists from Mandi Gobindgarh to Amritsar to participate in functions to be held there, by Hindu organizations to celebrate the 26<sup>th</sup> anniversary of OBS. While talking to media persons, as per reports of Mahasha Press, Pawan Gupta called Shiv Sean workers to remain ever ready to give any sacrifice for Hindu Samaj (society). He said that Shiv Sena and Hindus would oppose any memorial for Sikhs killed by army during ‘Operation Blue Star’. He said that those killed by army were “terrorists” and “killer of Hindus”.

    “Shiv Sena and Hindu society would celebrate 6 June as ‘Victory Day against Terrorism’ every year” Gupta asserted.

    In a similar function held by Hindu Takht Organization (HTO) at Patiala, Sanjeev Hari, Mahamandleshwar of HTO announced that Hindu extremist from 1 July onwards HTO and other Hindu organizations would recruit 1000 Hindus, in every district of Punjab, as Hindu Rakhsha Veer (Hindu Security Personnel). He said that special training would be provided persons, so recruited.

    Now, another provocative announcement is made by HTO that it would observe death anniversary of General Arun Shiridhar Vaidya, former chief of Indian Army, who led the Army during June 1984 attack on various Sikh Gurudwaras, including Sri Darbar Sahib (also known as Golden Temple, Amritsar) on 10 August 2010.

    It is noteable that Badal-BJP alliance is more active in preventing Sikhs from holding public activity but is actively and continuously conniving at disruptive activities of these Hindu organizations.

    No incidence of violence or threat of violence against Hindus is recorded in Punjab since many years but Rajiv Hari (HTO) maintained that it is necessary for Hindus to keep their own force (Hindu Dharma Rakhsha Veer) as the Government has failed in protecting life, liberty and property of Hindus in Punjab. He denounced any faith in State’s security forces and announced that about 20,000 persons shall be recruited by his organization, to whom special training shall be provided.

    All these developments indicate towards ever-present ethnic conflict in Punjab. Vested interests of Badal-BJP alliance in suppressing peaceful and democratic activities of Sikhs and allowing Hindu organizations like HTO, Shiv Sena and Hindu Surakhsa Samity to continue with their disruptive activities would further deteriorate the situation, because ethnic conflict between Sikhs and Hindus is not a phenomenon, which could be used for political interests. Such ethnic conflict is inherent in group psyche of both the communities and its roots lies in historical hatred between Sikhs and Hindus. Opposition offered recently by India Canada Foundation, to petition moved in Canadian Parliament, seeking recognition to Sikh Genocide (1984), is another outcome of such historical hatred.

    Historical Hatred between Hindus and Sikhs again haunting Punjab|SikhSiyasat.net – Sikh News and Multimedia.
     

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    In my opinion this "hatred" is only confined to organisations and their leaders..RSS, BJP. Congress,Akali Dal badal...and its for POLITICAL ENDS. The ordinary joe Hindu sikh on the ground is friends...and for so long this gets votes..the charade of enmity will go on....
    Latets reports suggest this "enmity" is no longer enough to get votes..hence the new CASTE BASED REgistration of Votes....new DIVISIONS are necessary to hold on to power..the Chimmba Sikh must be made to hate the Jatt Sikh..the Ravidassish Sikh must be separated from Sikhi and sent to Dera Ballan/Benaras..the Mazhbhi Sikh must be sent his own way...etc etc....UNITY is BAD NEWS for these POLITICIANS !!....any type of UNITY..be it SIKH-HINDU Unity...SIKH-SIKH UNITY..SIKH-HINDU-MUSLIM UNITY...whatever type it is..UNITY is ANATHEMA to the DIVIDE and RULE mentalities of the leaders...swordfight
     
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    The problem with Hinduism is that there is no consolidated focus in spiritual affairs. Anyone with the support of some goons can claim to be a Godman, a hero, a prophet, etc. Moreover evils like casteism, sati, dowry still loom over a billion strong Hindu population. The only solution for the reformation of Hindu society would be a consolidated effort among their leaders to end these social evils, read, understand and follow the Holy Bhagvad Gita in its true sense and realize the fact "Sab Ka Malik Ek Hai" (Everybody's Master is the same). Distracting the majority of the peaceful Hindus is quite easy by the amount of confusion that exists today in terms of caste, creed, dieties, etc.
     
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    Its funny how Hindu's in Punjab pretend to be lions because sikhs are small minority on the other hand in bangladesh or assam where large large number of muslims attack them or force them to convert they don't even fight.In Kashmir muslims almost ethnically cleaned the hindu's and there was hardly any fight back by them

    Also Shiv sens (hindustan) Should first try to protect poor Bihari hindus from shiv sena and mns in Mahrashtra.When RSS chief declared that RSS will provide protection then Raj thackerey replied that who will give protection to him in mumbai?
     
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    Just change each reference to "Hindu/Hinduism/Hindusociety"...to SIKH, Sikhism.Sikh Society"....and this post APPLIES to US as well. As per our POPULATION..i think we have much more "godmen" than Hindus any day !..and most are supported by GOONS.
     
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    Here is an article about Guru Nanak Devji's stay and his memorial in the coastal Hindu Pilgrimage city of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu in 1511 AD.
    http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Gurudwara_Guru_Nanak_Dham

    In general, the relations of Sikhs with Hindus of South India has been quite cordial with both communities respecting each other. Probably it is because Hindus of South have more of Dravidian cultures which are quite diferent from the Banarasis and Hindus of North. There has been no interference in each other's religious affairs. Moreover both Sikh and Tamil communities have opposed the supremacy of Sanskrit as the divine language and have been critical about Brahminism.

    Life histories of the Sikh Gurus have often been admired in Maharashtra and Southern states and in general Sikhs are viewed with honour and dignity for uncompromising integrity, valour and patriotism.

    The communal problems and social evils are mostly caused and encouraged by the rigid advocates of Banarasi Brahmnical Hinduism with their half knowledge, ego and malicious views.

    Hindu being the majority community, any malicious act by a sect would defame the whole of Hinduism.
     
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    I think apart from Punjab,Haryana and some other parts of North India sikhs and hindu's have very good relations.I think both sides in guilty in their own way.
     
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    Well, Punjab turned into a hotbed of communal violence in the late 70s and 80s when the divide and rule policy makers played the most shameful games. As a consequence, hatred shadowed over wisdom and real spirituality leading to decades of chaos. It was also a time to settle scores among goons and politicians. Label any rival as a terrorist and fill him with hot lead!

    At a time while things are getting back to normalcy, political organizations are bent upon reopening the wounds and stir hatred again. It's high time the people unite and hit back at the political trouble makers, fake prophets and fake godmen like Ashutosh, Nithyananda and bring them to justice.
     

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