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1. Thread on the family lineage Nehruvian India's first Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad - which is also intertwined with the family lineage of Jawaharlal Nehru himself.
2. Maulana Azad's maternal great-grandfather Shiekh Qazi Sirajuddin, came to India from Herat (Afghanistan) with Abdali's invading army. Abdali appointed him Qazi of Punjab and advisor to Nuruddin, his viceregent in Abdali's 'Punjab Sultanate'.
3. He later died during at Multan in a battle with Maharaja Ranjit Singh's #Sikh army - a fact that Maulana Azad notes bitterly in his memoirs, though takes pride in his martyrdom.

He is buried outside the Lahori gate in Multan.
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Remembering Shaheed Udham Singh Ji on his 80th martyrdom anniversary. 👇

Singh was born Sher Singh on 26 December 1899, at Sunam in the Sangrur district of Punjab, India, to a Kamboj farming family.
His father, Tahal Singh, was at that time working as a watchman on a railway crossing in the village of Upall. Sher Singh lost his parents before he was seven years and was admitted along with his brother Mukta Singh to the Central Khalsa Orphanage at Amritsar on 24 October 1907.
As both brothers were administered the Sikh initiatory rites at the Orphanage, they received new names, Sher Singh becoming Udham Singh & Mukta Singh became Sadhu Singh.
In 1917, Udham Singh’s brother also died, leaving him alone in the world.
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Attention #Sikh Twitter. 🚨

This thread exposes very renowned Sikh political leadership of its double standards & how the said leader is not trustworthy when it comes to Sikh representation & it’s major issues. This thread is not politically motivated & is for interest of Panth
We all know that PTC network is one of the investment of Badal Parivaar among many other resorts and transport businesses. Financial times has actually revealed that Badals own major chunk of the TV network. But that is not the problem here.
The problem arises when PTC Punjabi goes on to call Sirsa based Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim as a ‘truthful’ person in a bid to defend Sukhbir Badal.
Here is what you need to know ‘WHY’
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These last two years have been immensely interesting, to say the least. Where one claim is that the sitting government isn't performing, the other side is all praise for the leadership.
All in all, the conclusion is one - we're moving forward, despite the situations. (1/n)
2) So, I sat down to do some research to draw a quick summary of what's been happening. Since transparency is @ImranKhanPTI's motto, it didn't take very long.

Following is a quick look at what's to be applauded in the last 2 years and especially the last few months.
3) To start off, PM @ImranKhanPTI's 100-day agenda was defined by 5 shifts and 34 promises. The shifts were focused on the poor, changing government culture, strengthening the federation, re-building Pakistan’s international credibility and setting a direction for progress.
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1. Next 21 tweets on #Sikh tradition's relationship with different languages & scripts in Indic core & extended MidEast/Mongol/Tibet/E.Asian family.

What were the cultural undercurrents of the first Sikh movement towards Indicization?

What derailed this?

What about the future?
2. #Sikh Guru Angad ji pioneered the re-introduction of Indic script in Punjab. Rolled back imposition of modified-Arabic script.

#Gurmukhi is derived from Sharada script of #Kashmiri Hindus. Related to far flung Tocharian script. Is only surviving member of that script-family.
3. #Sindhis, Hindus from #NWFP & Hinglaaj (present-day #Balochistan), + today's #Kashmiri Hindus' Indic scripts have lost currency. Most now use modified-Arabic script.

These groups should consider adopting #Gurmukhi as script for their languages as they reclaim their identity.
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Guru Ka Langar and what does it mean to Sikhs -A Thread
I am not going to narrate the history of ‘langar’ in this thread. I will be majorly concentrating on why Langar has so much importance in Sikhi & how Sikh gurus, Hindu sages & Muslims have explained it in Garanth Sahib Sahib
“Ann paani Guru ka~
Tehl seva parivar de naukara di, Naukra di thaaye bhaaye”

Akali Phoola Singh Nihung in his Ardaas after langar at a Sikh’s home sought blessings fr servants first & family last. When asked by family about it, he told them that it was servants who worked hard
and food was anyway provided by God, family had a very tiny role to play.
This underlines the fact that when you feed someone, it is not you. You are just a medium.

Bhai Gurdas ji has written about a conversation between Zakaria Khan & Nadar Shah, where Nadar asked Zakaria
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On this day in #Sikh history. (A Thread).

Year-1984
Supreme Sikh Council decided to demolish the damaged Akal Takhat and to allocate the KarSewa for its rebuilding to Sant Harbans Singh. This meeting of the Five Head Priests was held in the damaged Darshani Deori of the Darbar
Sahib complex. Buta Singh and Tarlochan Singh were also present at this meeting. To normalize the situation, about 14 essential conditions were given in writing. Baba Karak Singh gave his assent to this note.
These are the 14 conditions placed before the Government of India in
June 1984 by the Singh Sahibans. Those who signed the document were the head priest of Sri Darbar Sahib; the head priest of Akal Takhat, Giani Kirpal Singh; the head priest of Damdama Sahib, Giani Lakkha Singh; the head priest of Anantpur Sahib, Giani Harcharan SIngh Mahalon; and
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Kashmiri Sikhs their language & Reservation Demand Explained. 👇

It should be noted that I have already written a thread on how Kashmiri Sikhs have been denied their minority status in Kashmir even after abrogation of article 370 & 35a which was major hindrance to it.However we
still have empty promises by the office of Lt. Gov of J&K. In this thread I am highlighting the language based reservation, why it is important & what factors are preventing Sikhs from being a part of it.

To start with the language of Kashmiri Sikhs is Pahari. It might be
surprising to many as it is in the poll I conducted on Twitter.

The people of the state of Jammu Kashmir relate to many indigenous languages by virtue of their multiethnic society. No subject specific data is available to indicate the number of active speakers and pattern of
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The Legend Of Air Marshal Arjan Singh. A Thread.
Singh was born on 15 April 1919 in Lyallpur a town in the Panjab Province of British India into a sikh family. Arjan Singh’s father served as Risaldar, his grandfather served as Risaldar too and his great grandfather served as
Naib Risaldar. So it was in the blood line to be on the frontline for Nation. Their allegiance lies to British India and Arjan Singh’s too upto partition but that’s what Sikhi teaches us, to be loyal to motherland irrespective of who is governing you. They were all sons of India.
World War-2
Arjan Singh was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in December 1939, after topping the Empire Pilot training course among his batch of Indian Cadets. He joined No. 1 Squadron which was then stationed at Air Force Station Kohat in the North-West Frontier Province & flew
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The blocking of #sikh hashtag on Facebook and Instagram earlier today, on the anniversary of #neverforget84 is a classic example of algorithm bias and trolling mixed together. How you ask, let me break it down for you. 1/5
The content moderation in social news is a mix of computer programs(ML Algos) and human moderators. Each time a human moderator steps in and flags a post good or bad, these supervised algorithms learn and have higher chance of flagging a similar post. 2/5
In many cases it evens out e.g. democratic vs republican bias. But cases of minority voices, bias stacks up quickly - both due to lack of proportional representation in these companies and lack of minority narrative in trolled knowledge bases like Wikipedia . 3/5
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1. #China’s recent aggression at the border with India at key strategic locations in Union Territory of #Ladakh is nothing new nor is its betrayal of historic treaties with (former) J&K, #Tibet & HK. However, the dragon now faces a new India that attempts to tame it. A thread:
2. #China already occupies about 1/5th of original state of Jammu & Kashmir incl. Aksai Chin and Sakshgam valley “gifted” by #Pakistan. However, historically, these parts have been a part of formerly princely state of J&K that officially & legally became a part of #India in 1947.
3. Not just J&K but significant parts of #Tibet were also controlled by J&K rulers. Here’s the chronology of how #China illegally occupied these territories and clearly flouted the treaties signed during these times.
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Today, 30 million Sikhs around the world are celebrating the birth anniversary of the 9th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. He was given the title ‘Hind Ki Chaddar’, (Shield of India).

The tread will tell you why he was given the title. This is my tribute to Guruji.
17th century & the Mughals ruled India. They called it ‘Hindustan’. Aurangzeb was the emperor & his mission was to convert Hindus & spread Islam. His 1st targets were the Kashmiri Hindu Pandits. He believed if the Pandit's were converted then the other Hindus would follow suit.
Two options were given – covert or die. The Pandits knew that they would probably meet death far worse as the Mughals had become masters of torture who could extend a person's agony and death for days. So they decided to meet Shri Guru Tech Bahadur ji at Anandpur Sahib.
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#Sikh is trending in the UK thanks to some less-than-well-informed comments on the role of Sikhs in the First World War. A great opportunity to fill in some gaps

(painting: Risaldar Jagat Singh and Risaldar Man Singh by P. A. de László, May 1916)
Lt. John Smyth (wearing a turban)of the 15th Ludhiana Sikhs – he was awarded the Victoria Cross in a daring mission supported by 10 Sikhs (8 of whom were killed in action)
Sikh Cavalry at the Somme, on the Western Front, 1915
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These #CABProtests riots have three main actors.
1) #Islamist groups frustrated since #Modi won a 2nd term earlier this year.
2) #Communists & #Naxalites frustrated with the irrelevance of their ideology globally.
3) The #Congress looking to regain #political traction.
Most of the players in these three actors are being handled invisibly via strings heading into 10JP & Islamabad . As @AatriTikoo says intelligence units have known of this for long , Naxalite groups have been talking of 2020 for long.
Another actor will soon join in.
Remember the #Sikh referendum issue. This will tie into these protests in a matter of days . Here's hoping @capt_amarinder can control that tide.
He's one of the last good men left in the Left .
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@Himansh00830841 @Khilji_Iqra @AliyaNazki Islamic invaders & tyrants always saw Brahmins as The biggest stepping stone in conversion of Hindus to islam.
As brhamins usually didn't give up on faith.
So that is why they see Brahmins their prime enemy also it is easy to use unchecked hate speech against Brahmins in India.
@Himansh00830841 @Khilji_Iqra @AliyaNazki If anyone knows about "Aurangzeb's dream" knows about the blatant Hindu hating nature of Mughals.

Aurangzeb was told that if he can convert Brahmins of Kashmir then most of the Hindus of India will convert by following them as Brahmins are the biggest stepping stone in his aim.
@Himansh00830841 @Khilji_Iqra @AliyaNazki Aurangzeb launched his Mission to convert kashmiri Brahmins 100s of brahmins were killed to spread fear.

Kashmiri Brahmins went to #sikh Guru for help & negotiate with Aurangzeb (if Im not wrong then 9th Guru @JungNihang can confirm it)

In return #Aurangzeb beheaded Sikh Guru.
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ETHNIC CLEANSING & CULTURAL GENOCIDE IN #KASHMIR

Since the coming of #Islam to #Kashmir, since 1389 there have been 7 recorded exoduses of Kashmiri #Hindus and #Sikhs due to genocide and persecution at the hands of radical Islam.
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The first exodus OF #Hindus from #Kashmir (AD 1389-1413) was under the Shah Mir Dynasty. Tourists may not notice that the iconic Dal Lake has a mass grave of Kashmiri Hindus known as "Bhatt Mazar" or "grave of Brahmins".
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The second mass exodus (1506-1585) of Kashmiri #Hindus and #Buddhists was under Ali Shah Chak Dynasty, which made the persecution of Kashmiri Hindus a royal policy.

They boasted that they killed 900 Hindus daily for refusing to convert to Islam.
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On this 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak.

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🙏SatSriAkal🙏

☮️Peace☮️
&
🥰Love🥰
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On this 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak.

#Gurpurab550
#SikhAmerican
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A number of people on here have drawn my attention to this @TheSun story about #census2021 “Scots face 'baffling' list of 21 sexualities to choose from including gynephilic and skoliosexual” thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4894324/s…
While many people will find the @TheSun story amusing, it relates to a serious issue already raised by @SP_European with @NatRecordsScot who are responsible for census questions in 2021 and who are offering 21 answers in the “sexual orientation” question
When @ScotParl unanimously agreed to a bill asking voluntary questions on sexual orientation, there was no suggestion of “asexual” & “skoliosexual”. This expansion of the definition could undermine the understanding of, and protections for, gay & bi people.
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As white nationalist "Straight Pride" rally draws close in #Modesto, local #LGBTQIA center targeted by neo-Nazi posters promoting Daily Stormer, less than a month after local #Sikh temple + priest were attacked by man screaming, "Go back to your country!" itsgoingdown.org/neo-nazi-poste…
On August 24th, long-time anti-LGBTQ activist Don Grundmann will rally alongside Mylinda Mason, a local GOP organizer and head of California Republican Assembly - Stanislaus. In the past, Mylinda has run for a seat on the @Stanislaus_GOP Central Committee. itsgoingdown.org/modesto-straig…
@Stanislaus_GOP Grundmann and Mason's event, according to their website, promotes the "inherent superiority" of "whiteness," the "Caucasian" race, "Western Civilization," and attacks the LGBTQ community as "sodomites" that they are waging a "war" against.
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Proud Boy leader Enrique Tarrio, who attended Unite the Right, works closely with Roger Stone + directs Latinos for Trump in #Florida, is behind the petition to label 'antifa' a 'domestic terrorist group,' which has been picked up by Ted Cruz + Trump. itsgoingdown.org/proud-boy-lead…
On Wednesday, Enrique's White House petition to label “Antifa a domestic terrorist organization” expired, failing to meet even half the requirement of gaining 100,000 signatures. H/T @jgcOCANADA
@jgcOCANADA Tarrio took credit for creating the petition over the Proud Boys' Telegram account, famously used to harass and coordinate campaigns against journalists, activists, and those critical of the far-Right group. The petition is also signed, ET. H/T @AntiFashGordon
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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