What Dalvinder Ji wrote above is the Truth. The only thing I would disagree with, is that Sikhism was never meant to be a religion, as Guru Nanak taught us there is no Hindu, no Muslim, only one. Gurbani teaches us to ditch rituals and to replace them with Truthful Living, ie, be good, do good to self and others, silencing the mind and the thieves etc.Vahiguroo ji ka Khalsa Vahiguroo ji ki Fateh
My name is Charankamal, I'm kesdharee sikh, from a family of gursikhs, and am keen to know how we can reform our leading bodies in a way that is inclusive and builds stronger principled defence of the oppressed.
For me, caste is a major factor of injustice in India and amongst the diaspora more widely. I cannot see a way forward for the panth unless we take action to tackle this.
I am aware of how our history has often been influenced or decimated by regimes that sought to co-opt our strength to their own ends. However I also believe we should have a pluralist approach that brings together the different traditions within our history.
I've been guilty of dogmatism in the past as a younger me, and have seen the damage it can do. I hope in conversations here I do not replicate those mistakes.
Bhul chuk maaf kari
Vahiguroo ji ka Khalsa Vahiguroo ji ki Fateh