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Thread. Giving the V-sign to captors. Around 15,000 Indian soldiers were captured in North Africa & Italy in #WW2. They were held by the Germans and Italians for up to 5 years, and almost none of their stories are known. 1/9
I am trying to track down relatives of these 15,000 Indian POWs. For example, in this group photo from a German camp for officers, there’s a #sikh officer in the back row. Was this your grandfather? 2/9
In Britain in the 60s and 70s, I grew up with images like these. POW stories were a staple, always featuring white men, usually officers, upper lips stiffened, trying to escape from #Colditz and Stalag Luft III. Where were the Indians?
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Gen #ShabegSingh Ji a legend Indian Army officer noted for his service in training of Mukti Bahini volunteers during Bangladesh Liberation War. He fought in #WorldWar2, 1947, 1962, 1965, 1971 & 1984 along with Valiant #Sikh Youth who fought for the honor of #SriHarmandarSahib🙏 Image
Gen Shabeg Singh was promoted as Major General & awarded with Param Vashist Sewa Medal & Ati Vashist Sewa Medal. Foolish govt made charges against him & also he had accepted a plaque valued at Rs 2500 as a gift on his posting out of the Jabalpur area HQs. It had been common
for senior officers to accept such gifts. However, in the case of Gen. Shabeg it suddenly became an offense. Also foolish govt. made some false allegations against him. When One day prior to Gen Shabeg Singh's retirement on April 30, 1976 the hero of 'Mukti Bahini', who had been
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@vivekagnihotri ji ,I am not a #KashmiriPandit Scholar but a #Dogra from Jammu but I am going to expose the lies spread by these communal people by means of a thread🧵exposing secularism of #SheikhAbdullah.
Books from which I have complied thread are in last Tweet of #Thread n/1
#SheikhAbdullah was so secular that he raised an organisation called #Muslim Reading Room Group that had organised an inflammatory speech of Abdul Qadir inside Srinagar's Khanqah-i-Moula Shrine on June 21 1931 in which he began extolling #Muslims to shun #Hindu ruler of J&K.
#SheikhAbdullah was so secular that in 1932 ,he founded a party named Jammu and Kashmir #Muslim Conference in Srinagar that was named after a religion and not region .
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1. @ArvindKejriwal led @AamAadmiParty has been blocking permanent release of Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar despite clearance by Union & Punjab state govts.
2. Prof. Bhullar was sentenced in a Delhi state case, so his final release order is to be issued by Delhi govt.
3. In a letter dated 11 Oct 2019, Union govt of India cleared his release on 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji.
4. On 17 Dec 2019, SCI installed stay on proceeding further with release as Maninder Bitta filed a petition against Prof. Bhullar’s release.
5. On 11 Dec 2020, Delhi government rejected case of premature release of Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar.
6. Notably, @AamAadmiParty @ArvindKejriwal govt was barred from proceeding with the case as per SCI stay order, still it proceeded with it and rejected the file.
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This is the beauty of Real Brotherhood of our India..😍🙏
See how beautifully Sikh Namadari community welcomed our Yadatore Mata Peetadipati Sri Sri Shankara Bharati Mahaswamiji to their spiritual headquarters Shri Bahini Sahib in Ludhiana,Punjab. Listen them speak 🙏
Pujya Swamiji telling how he was influenced by Guru Govind Singh and others in his childhood.🙏
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Thread: #SikhHistory


Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2022: Today, the birth anniversary of the 10th Guru of #Sikhs, #GuruGobindSingh is being celebrated. This day is considered a very big and special day in the #Sikh community.
According to the #Hindu calendar, the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji is celebrated on the seventh day of Paush month. At the same time, according to the English calendar, Guru Gobind Singh was born on 22 #December 1666 in #Patna.

Guru Gobind Singh ji founded the #khalsa Panth which is considered prominent in Sikhism. Guru Gobind Singh's childhood name was Govind Rai. His father was Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of #sikhism and his mother's name was Gujari.

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Chaar Sahibzaade: The unforgettable history of #Sikh heroism and sacrifice.

#ਮਾਤਾ_ਗੁਜਰੀ_ਦੇ_ਲਾਲ Image
The martyrdom of the four “Sahibzaade” (Sons) is an important and integral part of the Sikh history and the occasion of their martyrdom is remembered, and commemorated both with great vigour and very acute sadness,
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by the Sikh community every year in the month of December, also known to be the month of “Poh”.

Chaar Sahibzaade, (‘Chaar’ means four and ‘Sahibzaade’ refers to the sons or scions, young men of genteel birth)
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Congress MP @DrAMSinghvi tweeted, "Strict action should be taken against those who killed person who committed sacrilege at Sri Amritsar Sahib". "However, we would like to point out that after 1947, efforts to incite religious sentiments of the #Sikhs by attacking Sikh Maryada,+
Sikh shrines, Sikh history & Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, & rather than punishing the attackers by protecting them under government patronage, have caused mental distress to the #Sikh community. Important question is why situation came to this level that the Sangat had to+
to kill accused? When the rule of law is unable to give justice to the Sikhs by punishing the culprits then what should the Sikhs do? What should the heirs of departed Sikhs & those Sikhs who are counting their last breaths for justice of genocide of 1984 do?+
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ਬਾਲ ਠਾਕਰੇ (ਸ਼ਿਵ ਸੈਨਾ ਦੇ ਸੰਸਥਾਪਕ ਅਤੇ ਨੇਤਾ) ਨੂੰ ਡਰਾਉਣ ਅਤੇ ਸਦਮਾ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਸੰਤ ਜਰਨੈਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਭਿੰਡਰਾਂਵਾਲ਼ੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਮਹਾਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਰਾਜ ਦੇ ਇੱਕ ਵਿਆਪਕ ਦੌਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਸ਼ਿਵ ਸੈਨਾ ਦੀ ਚੁਣੌਤੀ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਦੇਣ ਦੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਬਣਾਈ। ਸੈਂਕੜੇ ਅਤੇ ਹਜ਼ਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਾਲ਼ੀ ਸ਼ਿਵ ਸੈਨਾ ਕਿਧਰੇ ਨਜ਼ਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਆ ਰਹੀ ਸੀ। (1/3)
ਸੰਤ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਕਾਫਲਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਤੋਂ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੋਇਆ, ਅਤੇ ਸਿਰਫ ਕੁਝ ਦਰਜਨ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ, ਪਰ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੇ ਹੋਰ ਸਿੱਖ ਟਰੱਕਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮੋਟਰਸਾਈਕਲ ਸਵਾਰ ਇਸ ਕਾਫ਼ਲੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੋ ਗਏ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ "ਸੰਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਸਿਧੀ" ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਫੈਲ ਗਈ ਸੀ। ਸੰਤ ਜੀ ਨਾ ਸਿਰਫ ਬੰਬੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਾਖਲ ਹੋਏ, ਪਰ ਦੌਰੇ ਦਾ ਅੰਤ ਦਾਦਰ ਦੇ ਇਲਾਕੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੀ, (1/2)
ਜਦੋਂ ਸੰਤ ਜੀ ਬੰਬੇ ਪਹੁੰਚੇ ਤਾਂ ਹਜ਼ਾਰਾਂ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਸੁਆਗਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਚੁਣੌਤੀ ਦੇ ਦਾਖਲ ਹੋਣ 'ਤੇ ਫੁੱਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਬਰਖਾ ਕੀਤੀ। ਸ਼ਿਵ ਸੈਨਾ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਕਦੇ ਵੀ ਇਸ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੀ ਚੁਣੌਤੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਗਈ ਸੀ।
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ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮੋਰਚੇ ਦੀ ਅਸਲ ਪਰਾਪਤੀ
-ਪ੍ਰਭਸ਼ਰਨਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ
ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਜਾਬਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਤਿੰਨ ਕਾਲ਼ੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ ਵਾਪਸ ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਮਜਬੂਰ ਕਰ ਦੇਣਾ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮੋਰਚੇ ਦੀ ਬਹੁਤ ਵੱਡੀ ਪਰਾਪਤੀ ਹੈ। ਪਰ ਇੱਕ ਪਰਾਪਤੀ ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਵੀ ਵੱਡੀ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ। ਉਹ ਹੈ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦੇ ਉੱਚੇ-ਸੁੱਚੇ ਕਿਰਦਾਰ ਦੇ ਜਲੌਅ ਦਾ ਨਮੂਦਾਰ ਹੋਣਾ।
੧੯੮੪ ਦੇ ਖ਼ੂਨੀ ਘੱਲੂਘਾਰਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਨੇ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਸਥਾਪਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਭਰਵੀਂ ਟੱਕਰ ਦਿੱਤੀ। ਇਸ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਐਨਾ ਲਹੂ-ਵੀਟਵਾਂ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਇੱਕ ਵਾਰ ਤਾਂ ਸਥਾਪਤੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਜੜ੍ਹਾਂ ਹਿਲਾ ਗਿਆ। ਸਥਾਪਤੀ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਨੂੰ ਅੰਨ੍ਹੇ ਤੇ ਅਮਾਨਵੀ ਜਬਰ ਨਾਲ ਦਬਾਉਣ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਇੱਕ ਹੋਰ ਪੈਂਤੜਾ ਖੇਡਿਆ।
ਉਹ ਪੈਂਤੜਾ ਇਹ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦੀ ਬਹੁਤ ਵੱਡੇ ਪੱਧਰ ਉੱਤੇ ਕਿਰਦਾਰਕੁਸ਼ੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ। ਇਸ ਨਾਪਾਕ ਸਾਜ਼ਿਸ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਅਖੌਤੀ ਖੱਬੇਪੱਖੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਝੋਲੀਚੁੱਕਾਂ ਵਾਲ਼ਾ ਕਿਰਦਾਰ ਨਿਭਾਇਆ। ਇਸ ਸਾਜ਼ਿਸ਼ ਤਹਿਤ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਜਗੀਰੂ, ਪਿਛਾਖੜੀ, ਮਰਦਾਵੀਂ ਹੈਂਕੜ ਰੱਖਣ ਵਾਲ਼ਾ,
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The heart-breaking ordeal of the #Sikh women & girls during the genocidal massacres of Nov 1984 & their struggle for justice.

A thread.

Warning of disturbing content.

Excerpts: #1984IndiasGuiltySecret
#TheyLiveHere #NeverForget1984 #1984SikhGenocide
Oral and written testimonies revealed that many women were ‘stripped and raped while their husbands and sons were forced to watch.’
Targeted killing of men and boys but also genocidal killing of women and girls. Many witnesses spoke of witnessing ‘naked bodies dumped in trucks.’
Some of the sexual violence was committed in the presence of the still smouldering corpses of murdered family members.
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THREAD: Vigils across America demanding action against #Pakistan for its inhuman treatment of Hindus & other minorities. The @chingariproject calls on all communities to join this movement to bring an end to abduction, forced conversion to Islam & rape of young girls in Pakistan.
Every day, in #Pakistan, 3 girls from the minority communities are kidnapped, forcibly converted and "married" off, often as 2nd and 3rd wives of Muslim men.
Many of these girls are as young as 12 and the men they are married off to, in their 30s and 40s. 2/n
Vigil participants in #Tampa #Florida, shared details of the atrocities committed on #Hindu, #Sikh and other minorities in #Pakistan. Many onlookers said that while they aware of Pakistan's toxic role in Afghanistan, few had heard about the crimes being committed within Pakistan.
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"Dr, You are a Sikh, aight? You belong to a warrior race"

I hear this often now, from patients to strangers here.
And whenever anyone says this to me here, I just close my eyes and bow my head to our predecessors, who gave us this great identity.

#Turban is more than a pride.
My friend Dr Kawaljit Singh, a Sydney based Geriatrician, was amazed when a caucasian stranger came to him and said THANKS.
That stranger told him that his late father fought WW II along with a Sikh Regiment and his life was saved by gallant turbaned comrades……1/2
This incident happened somewhere in 2005/2006 and that old stranger further told that it has been sort of tradition in his family since then to say thanks to any Sikh they come across.
It was requested by their father, who later migrated to Australia, and became a businessman
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Dear Friends(not followers)

We #ChildrenOfCivilisation inherit Defiant & Valiant Ancestral Legacy

Our Strength-Civilisation
Our Flaw-Colonisation
Our Plan-IndigenousGlobalAlliance

StudentOfScience data in
Threads🧵of Thread

Thread 1 #Decolonise
From Sub-conscious to Aware
Thread 2 Colonisers Crime

Invaders control from inside, Colonisers control remotely &
both Mlecch Aggressors

#Indigenous Globally & #Hindus in #Bharat still suffer

To actually fix #heal something we need to know what’s exactly broken

This is how our World & Society was broken
Thread 3 - Colonial Ecosystem

Mlecch-Invaders & Colonisers created,nurtured & nourished an ecosystem of colonised before transferring power to them

Colonial Ecosystem of Colonised still colludes with masters Global AngloSaxon AngloSphere to blame #Indigenous #Bharat #Hindus
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At least two #Sikh lawyers were targeted using Israeli Spyware Pegasus. Advocate Jagdeep Singh Randhawa works with #KhalraMissionOrganisation on #humanrights issues.
His iPhone was infected with #Pegasus in 2019 when KMO has written to ICJ to probe into human rights abuses by Indian forces in East Punjab. Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur is another #Sikh lawyer whose number is also part of leaked list of potential pegasus targets.
@Manjhpur maintains list of #uapa cases in Punjab for #PanjaabLawyers. He is also defence counsel of many #Sikh political prisoners, including #scotland #Sikh citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi.
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I looked at my computer screen to see who was coming in next:

96 years old, male

He walked in, standing tall & proud

Wearing a three piece, perfectly pressed suit

& a pure white turban

His eyes were tired with cataracts, but they still had a twinkle

He waited for me to offer a chair, before he sat down

He told me about his headaches & his dizziness & medications

& I assessed him & we planned what to do

“Where are you from, betta (daughter)?” he asked

We both had a connection in our roots

& we started conversing in #Punjabi

Sometimes I would get muddled & mix in #Urdu words

& he would chuckle & say, “It’s ok, betta, you speak our language really well”

He had fled with his family during the partition of #India

& so had my grandparents, during that time

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🔱THREAD: Excerpts & thoughts from the book "Factors in Modern #Sikh History" by Sangat Singh
🔆Do the Sikhs LEARN from their history?
⚜️Are Sikhs CAPABLE of learning from history?
🚀Are Sikhs AWARE of their history? Answers below! 👇1/N Image
The declaration of war by #LordDalhousie, East India Company's Governor General of India talks about war against the #SikhNation. Sikhs have since their very inception been different. That is reflected in their history & their interactions with other people. #Sikhs #Sikhism 2/N Image
🔆#Sikhism constituted a distinct faith with a well developed religious thought and #philosophy. The English colonizers realized the distinct character of Sikhs and 2 basic factors:
🔆Sikhism as an independent faith, and
⚜️#Khalsa's emerging as a nation in pre-modern times 3/N ImageImage
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King's Indian Orderly Officers, 1919 - Capt G van R Reyne, Rissaldar Kunda Singh, Rissaldar Hargyan Singh, Sub Maj Dalpat Singh & Sub Fateh Singh …1/4 #History #Punjab #Sikh #VintagePhotography @Kharagket @SirPentapotamia @RamblingSingh @JasKand @ranveersiiingh @PunjabiRooh Image
In 1903 the Viceroy issued a General Order establishing the annual appointment of Indian Orderly Officers to act as the King’s honorary bodyguard. Each year four officers from the Indian Army were selected by the Commander in Chief to attend the King at Court & Levees, …2/4
… standing near the throne at reviews & ceremonies, always appearing in full regalia. This image is of Officers selected in 1927 who are Maj C A L Howard, Chanda Singh, Kishen Singh, Rissaldar Maj. Udham Singh; Sub Maj Sant Singh. When in London the Officers were looked …3/4 Image
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THREAD: Reading this thread exhibits scant knowledge of difference between battle standard, State/Empire & religious flags. But that flag you harping about is NOT the Sikh Empire flag but one of the many regimental battle-standards of a multi-cultural multi-faith KHALSA Army! 1/N ImageImageImageImage
There were various battle flags as the Khalsa Army had soldiers from Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims - Pashtuns, Dogras, Pakhtuns, Jats, Kashyap Rajputs, Ramgarhias, Nepalis & many European mercenaries! Not only this, Maharaja Ranjit Singh hired European officers to train & command... 2/N ImageImageImageImage
... parts of his army as early as 1805. He employed Gen. Jean-Baptiste Ventura & Gen. Jean-François Allard to train the infantry in European (French) style and modernize the Sikh cavalry (Misls). Claude Auguste Court & Colonel Alexander Gardner were employed to modernize... 3/N ImageImageImageImage
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In the #USA and much of the so-called #1stWorld, we are in Act 4 of a 5 act Shakespeare epic we might call “Pandemia 2020.”...
In the #UK, they seem mired in Act 3, and in #Russia, #Brasil, #Peru, and parts of #Africa it is Act 2! In #india it seems they are against a wall at the height of the Act 1!...
Why is this so?
To determine this, we must begin in December 2019.

On 26 Dec 2021 the govt in #Taipei, #Taiwan warned every other govt on Earth that their intelligence had determined there was a vrus spreading in #Wuhan, #PRC & that they were banning all travel from #China...
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In response to #GurpatwantPannu's stupid call, three #Sikh boys who had planted #Khalistan flag on the Administrative complex of #Moga District on 14 Aug, 2020 have been languishing in Nabha jail without bail after .@NIA_India case


@PIBHomeAffairs @DGPPunjabPolice
was slapped on them. Met family of one of the accused Inderjeet Gill at village Rauli, District Moga, Punjab. Hard to describe their miseries as they were cursing #Pannu for using #Punjab youth as his fodder. Not a single penny is received from #SFJ #Pannu though he lured

with $2500. The family has no source of income. With just one acre of land, they're unable to hire even a lawyer. Villagers have boycotted them.

Time to realize that some criminals sitting abroad with ill-gotten money have been trying to radicalize Punjab youth

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This is depressing, I thought we were way past this, alas, the divisiveness perpetuated by those in charge leads to this... this is outside my local gurdwara in Kent .... #racism #hate #Neonazi #nazi #Fascism #race #sikh #notohate #hopenothate
Thank you for your support; Gravesend has diverse and generally cohesive community, and people from all races and religions attend our magnificent guru ghar; this person was taught to hate, and is in the minority; a minority given a voice; let’s drown this hate out... 🙏🏾
Unfortunately there are ghouls that perpetuate this hate and seek to divide, it comes from the top, with lies and blame of others for their own failings and lust for power and greed. Generations before us fought against this hate #lestweforget
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"Govt of India should reconsider its decision n grant permission to #SGPC #jatha going to attend centenary of #SakaNankanaSahib, which is a big massacre related to #Sikh history during Gurdwara Reform Movement (in 1921)", said #Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Harpreet Singh.
"Sri Nankana Sahib was once in control of mahants who became lecher n perverted in patronage of British Govt. At that time, Khalsa Panth started Gurdwara Reform Movement to take control of Nankana Sahib", said Jathedar Sri Akal Takht.
"When on Feb20 (1921), jatha visited there, it was attacked by goons of mahant Narain Dass n hundreds of Sikhs got martyred with children too. It's been 100 years since that massacre took place. To remember those martyrs, Khalsa Panth is commemorating centenary events", he said.
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