How One Sikh Village "Saved" Their Women From A Muslim Mob

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  1. Mai Harinder Kaur

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    We all know that Partition was a terrible time.

    We all know that horrible atrocities were committed.

    We all know, we all know.

    But do we realise?

    Do we know the extremes that some of our people were forced to - or chose to go to?

    This very disturbing video is an interview with an elderly Singh who was there when his village was attacked by Muslims.

    I don't know what to say about this. Better for you to view it and decide for yourself. But be prepared. It is disturbing.

    YouTube - How Sikhs saved their women from Muslim Mobs during Partition of 1947
     
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    I've seen this before and I cannot watch it again. It makes me feel awful inside, to think what our ancestors went through.
     
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    Randip Singh ji, I agree that seeing it once is enough. The idea is to get the information out there in a way that will actually reach people. I think think this sadly horrifying video does that. Perhaps I am getting soft, but I so much wanted to reach out and comfort the old Singh, although no comfort would be possible.

    "Ancestors" seems so remote. This was 1947. These women would have been our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, friends.
     
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    Ye pretty terrible. On grand grandmother's side alot of family members were slaughtered. There are so many stories i have heard of the partition that no amount of riots and terrorism surprises me anymore.

    I think the worst thing is that no one acknowledges this sacrifice. As far as i know there is no day to commemorate the lives lost in the partition, no monuments for it and no one remembers the people who died on tv.
     
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    Thank you for this thoughtful response. Even a person like me, who was not personally affected, cannot be anything other than deeply stricken by sadness. Not to forget!
     
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    I think the reason No one acknowledges these sacrifices because If these stories will be remembered then communal peace is going to be disturbed.
     
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    Randip ji

    I read many of your posts.It looks to me that despite being macho You are quite emotional from inside
     
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    I think the main reason no one acknowledges these sacrifices is that they are not spoken of. Those who experienced them are reluctant to speak from their own pain.

    The same is in danger of happening about the 1984 genocide. It is our (the survivors) duty to see that, in another 30 years, 1984 is not as distant and unknown to our Sikh nation as 1947 is today.
     
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    The case of 1984 and 1947 is totally different .There were Films ,serials were made on partition but in the case of 1984 government tried his level best that nothing should be made and No should know about 84 voilence except victims and sikh community

    Btw here is the link of video one of the best serial made on partition voilence Tamas

    TAMAS PART FOUR - BHISHAM SAHNI + GOVIND NIHALANI

    watch it from especially from 45 minutes
     
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    i had this on my mind kanwardeep ji, people who watch this make notice of the puratan gurdwara in a scene, i belive thats in the beginning the gurdwara sahib is painted with those puratan paintings and not white washed like modern day Gurudwaras.

    Another attraction is the heart rendering shabads sung one is by Singh brothers " De shiva bar mohe " and the other which is sung by women " jo larhe deen ke het " they are just amazing. I time and again see it.
     
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    faujasingh ji,

    Do you have links to those? I'd love to hear them.
     
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    thats the same link that kanwardeep singh sent . Its a teleserial of the 80s do u understand hindi ?
     
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    That is very right. The events of 1984 are subject to heavy government censorship in film.
     
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    Which is yet another reason we who lived through it need to share our experiences. Nobody seems to want to talk about it. I know it's painful, but it's so important.

    I have been trying for years to get a single photograph of the sarovar immediately after Bluestar. Not a nibble.

    faujasingh ji. I do not understand hindi. After this stroke, I'm lucky to have my English back. Even French, which I think would be my first language is mostly gone and my Punjabi/Gurmukhi entirely

    :ice:
     
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    I doubt it. Acknowledging the pain and suffering does not mean anyone has to ridicule modern-day Indian muslims.
     
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    I looked and found this horrible picture. No body parts, but lots of blood. This set of pictures is unbelievably difficult to look at. I feel almost homicidal every time I see that picture of those two gloating soldiers. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, The is picture #21,

    Operation Blue Star 1984 Golden Temple Attack Sikhs
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    (Perhaps this should be moved to the 1984 section.)
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    It is already in the 1984 section as a separate thread on permanent view.
     
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    Thanks, Narayanjot ji.

    I read the article next to that picture. It had some truly bizarre statements.

    and total complete hypocritical irony:

     
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