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    Indian media propagating against Sikhs and Sikh struggle

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    Indian media propagating against Sikhs and Sikh struggle|SikhSiyasat.net – Sikh News and Multimedia.



    Ludhiana (April 15, 2010): Two young Hindus boys were killed by some unidentified persons in the State of Punjab during 1980s. A Prominent English daily then published a report on front page making an impression that their newly wedded brides are now turned widows and the prospects of life of these Hindu women are destroyed by (Sikh) extremists. “But we were shocked when we came to know that both young boys were never married and the whole story was fake and part of embedded journalism of Indian media”. This is just one incident that was recalled by Senior Journalist (Retd.) of UNI, Jaspal Singh Sidhu, during a seminar held at Chandigarh, two years back. Sidhu was appointed at Amritsar Sahib during 1980s when the struggle of Sikhs for Anandpur Sahib Resolution, was at a historic turn. Sidhu also opined that Indian media regularly publish such false or exaggerated stories in order to hamper the image of struggling nations, particularly the Sikhs.

    This practice is still continuing. ANI is one such news agency that makes such baseless stories with sole purpose to defame Sikhs and their just struggle for their rights.

    Recently it issued a short video story titled “Khalistan Movement, a major setback to Punjab’s growth.” It claims that ‘An agitation for a Punjabi-speaking state in the 1960s gave birth to a separatist agitation called Khalistan movement in the north Indian state of Punjab. The movement turned violent by the eighties and was responsible for affecting the states growth and prosperity.’

    It is notable that the whole story did not speak even a word regarding the reasons behind the Punjabi Suba Agitation and discriminations done to the Punjab or mass level atrocities and human rights violations committed by Indian state in Punjab to suppress Sikh struggle.

    Sikhs were promised an autonomous State in northern reason of this peninsula, known as current day India, before partition of 1947 by Indian Hindu leaders, who eventually turned down their promises after gaining power. Peaceful agitation of Sikhs was labeled as “a conspiracy hatched at international levels against Indian state”, but media or Indian state never gave any piece of evidence to support this allegation.

    In order to suppress Sikh armed struggle for freedom, Indian State let loose its forces on civilian Sikhs. Indian Supreme Court has admitted at least 2091 illegal cremations were carried by state agencies at just three cremation grounds during 1990s in Punjab. Human Rights activist, S. Jaswant Singh Khalra, projected that at least 25000 Sikh civilians were illegally killed and cremated as unclaimed or unidentified dead bodies by Indian forces. But, Indian media never talk about these mis-deeds of Indian state.

    Another point is that Punjab’s development and prosperity is hampered by Indian state by not giving the residents of this state, their legitimate rights. The natural resources of the State are being looted at the instance of union government of India. River water, most precious natural resource of Punjab, is illegally allocated to other non-riparian states. Punjab government has recently accessed the value of water allocated to Rajasthan since 1947 at 1,50,000 Crore Rupees, but Punjab received nothing. Why not ANI report on this issue?

    “People must understand the intentions of Indian media. Indian media is working on these lines that if you loudly shout a false statement, again and again, then it would give an impression that it is a true statement.” said S. Makhan Singh Gadhuan, a senior leader of Sikh Students Federation.
     
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    Ludhiana (April 15, 2010): Two young Hindus boys were killed by some unidentified persons in the State of Punjab during 1980s. A Prominent English daily then published a report on front page making an impression that their newly wedded brides are now turned widows and the prospects of life of these Hindu women are destroyed by (Sikh) extremists. “But we were shocked when we came to know that both young boys were never married and the whole story was fake and part of embedded journalism of Indian media”. This is just one incident that was recalled by Senior Journalist (Retd.) of UNI, Jaspal Singh Sidhu, during a seminar held at Chandigarh, two years back. Sidhu was appointed at Amritsar Sahib during 1980s when the struggle of Sikhs for Anandpur Sahib Resolution, was at a historic turn. Sidhu also opined that Indian media regularly publish such false or exaggerated stories in order to hamper the image of struggling nations, particularly the Sikhs.
    This practice is still continuing. ANI is one such news agency that makes such baseless stories with sole purpose to defame Sikhs and their just struggle for their rights.
    Recently it issued a short video story titled “Khalistan Movement, a major setback to Punjab’s growth.” It claims that ‘An agitation for a Punjabi-speaking state in the 1960s gave birth to a separatist agitation called Khalistan movement in the north Indian state of Punjab. The movement turned violent by the eighties and was responsible for affecting the states growth and prosperity.’
    It is notable that the whole story did not speak even a word regarding the reasons behind the Punjabi Suba Agitation and discriminations done to the Punjab or mass level atrocities and human rights violations committed by Indian state in Punjab to suppress Sikh struggle.
    Sikhs were promised an autonomous State in northern reason of this peninsula, known as current day India, before partition of 1947 by Indian Hindu leaders, who eventually turned down their promises after gaining power. Peaceful agitation of Sikhs was labeled as “a conspiracy hatched at international levels against Indian state”, but media or Indian state never gave any piece of evidence to support this allegation.
    In order to suppress Sikh armed struggle for freedom, Indian State let loose its forces on civilian Sikhs. Indian Supreme Court has admitted at least 2091 illegal cremations were carried by state agencies at just three cremation grounds during 1990s in Punjab. Human Rights activist, S. Jaswant Singh Khalra, projected that at least 25000 Sikh civilians were illegally killed and cremated as unclaimed or unidentified dead bodies by Indian forces. But, Indian media never talk about these mis-deeds of Indian state.
    Another point is that Punjab’s development and prosperity is hampered by Indian state by not giving the residents of this state, their legitimate rights. The natural resources of the State are being looted at the instance of union government of India. River water, most precious natural resource of Punjab, is illegally allocated to other non-riparian states. Punjab government has recently accessed the value of water allocated to Rajasthan since 1947 at 1,50,000 Crore Rupees, but Punjab received nothing. Why not ANI report on this issue?
    “People must understand the intentions of Indian media. Indian media is working on these lines that if you loudly shout a false statement, again and again, then it would give an impression that it is a true statement.” said S. Makhan Singh Gadhuan, a senior leader of Sikh Students Federation.
     
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    Its the irony of our fate. Only solution is to have an independent and very strong Sikh media, specially an English daily which should bring the facts into light without entering into any religious controversies.:thumbsupp:
     
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    Draw a graph of per capita income on Punjab, Haryana, Himachal from 1966 to date. You will see the discrimination.Why Punjab is stuggling and others prospering?here is data after terrorism was gone. There is systemic problem. manmohan Ji should analyse his economics.

    http://sampark.chd.nic.in/images/statistics/SDP2005R6.pdf
     
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    IMHO Sikhs need to come out of its victim mentality and get back to its Chardiankalan attitude. We are doing immense harm to ourselves by saying that UN, US, Indian Govt etc should do this or that for the Sikhs.

    Did we ever before, plead before any authority? The Sikhs have suffered several setbacks but have always risen from the ashes on their own without asking for any help from any one. They have suffered several atrocities BUT HAVE NEVER COMMITTED ATROCITIES.

    We should learn from our glorious history and stop blaming all and sundry for our troubles. This is only creating a psyche of self pity and victim hood which is dangerous, making the entire generation dependent on one crutch or the other and leading to ruination.

    In the whole of India, its well known that there are no SIkh beggars. But in the recent past it is shocking to see, able body Sikhs asking for alms in the streets of Punjab and outside all Gurudwaras and the number is growing exponentially.
     
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    The Rozana Spokesman has a good chance of acheiving that....and THAT is why its being used for Target Practise by the enemies of the Sikhs..it has become a FORCE in Punjabi Journalism..and it must be stopped at all costs before it becomes the same in the English langauge field as well :veryhappymunda1::veryhappymunda1:
     
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    Re: Indian media propagating against Sikhs and Sikh struggle

    Does anyone have any recent updates on the booking of Joginder Singh? -- it happened last week.

    NOTE I have merged this thread with another thread on the same subject posted earlier in the week. Leaving the more recent because of thanks to forum member Vikram Singh ji. We need to avoid posting duplicate stories.To avoid the problem of plagiarism the url's for stories need to be included. Thank you.
     
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    Hearing of Joginder singh postponed to April 26th.
     

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