General Sikh War Memorial Uk

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  1. sukhsingh

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    I personally disagree with the campaign championed by MP Tan Dhesi for the creation of a 'Sikh' war memorial in London..

    What do people think about this campaign?
     
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  3. Aman Singh

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    Any reasons?
     
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    Yes I think battalions should be recognised but I don't understand why a 'Sikh' specific memorial is required.. In fact I actually think it is a cynical move and I'm quite disappointed with tan dhesi
     
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    Why are people refraining from engaging?
     
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    Why do you think it is a good thing?
     
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    Providing a context to your thoughts would be helpful. Like what i did in your first post. Not many members may be from UK... perhaps a general lack of interest in this topic...

    Personally, i think, it is important for any upcoming generation to get inspiration from its glorious history. Sikh history needs to be re-established, a history which is mostly untold or mostly unscrupulously told... I see nothing cynical about the move...

    What is cynical in this move?
    What is the premise of your apprehension(s)?
    What are your apprehensions?

    Why disappointment?

    I am sure he is doing much more for the people, who elected him, than just demanding a war memorial... maybe it was a part of his election manifesto...
     
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    Thank you for responding.. Please give me some time to formulate a adequate reply..
     
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    I don't understand why we need a memorial that is religiously specific..
     
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    Why do 'Sikhs' need their own war memorial?
    Their is no Christian or Muslim or atheist war memorial. It feels like a perpetuation and reinforcement of crass identity chauvinism..

    If there was to be a 'Sikh' war memorial surely it would be acknowledging all the lives lost.. One which said every loss of life should be remembered.. One which said this terrible thing happened and we remember all the dead.. Transcending any identity politics..
     
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    What are your own thoughts @Aman Singh?
     
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    Personally, I see no issue as it would a first monument if its kind in UK.

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    First kind of memorial?
     
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    Why is it not specific to the battalions? If the message of guru nanak dev ji illuminates us to the idea that religious identity is a false construct then surely creating a memorial, exclusively for 'sikhs' is absolutely anathema ?
     
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    Bro, what definition is to be applied of which 'sikh' are included in the commemoration.. ?

    It's susu a badly thought out idea pandering to populism its a joke
     
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    Seriously dude, i have absolutely no idea what is fuss is all about... in the end its just a war memorial... :confused:
     
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    Except it is not just a war memorial . Far from it..
     
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    ThT problem is that it is easy to see it as just a war memorial but it is so much more and demands greater attention
     
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    Care to explain what is so much more and demands great attention?
    What would be the short-term and long-term repercussions of creating a sikh war memorial?
     

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