Sikhism is a generally forgiving and compassionate religion but it is not a passive religion. In self-defense it is not uncommon for a Sikh to take a do or die stand as appropriate. The incident in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and the accounts of bravery by Satwant Singh Kaleka have been recently cited. Taking a higher moral ground one also observed some very well spoken Sikhs show benevolence in difficult times. I paraphrase a Sikh being interviewed on CNN, “ …. Mr. Page is also member of a family, someone’s son, so I feel bad at his death as well in this tragic circumstance ….”. In historic terms some past examples are remarkably and vividly recorded in Sikh history. Without going into the merits of rights or wrong the following come to mind, Massa Ranghar assassination by Sikhs in disguise for desecration of Darbar Sahib,Amritsar. Udham Singh’s assassination of a British subject in response to Massacre at Jallian Wala Bagh, Amritsar. Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards in their revulsion of perceived and ordered acts of desecration of Darbar Sahib, Amritsar by Government of the day. It raises an underlying theme that Sikhs took their time while responding to injustice as perceived at a very inner and personal level. Questions are, Are such actions valid in Sikhism? Do Sikhism core values allow for retribution way past an injustice? Does Sikhism simply passively forgive perpetrators of grave bodily harm, death to Sikhs and take the higher ground and simply forgets? What you think! Sat Sri Akal.