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*THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE YOU A VICHAARA*

See these 2 pictures,

The world will support the man in first picture, raise plackcards, write #justicefor...., but will never support the second picture, the person who stood for himself
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Because the world does not want to see you as a sovereign identity, who can fight for his rights, but a vichaara who gets beaten left and right

This is the reason you will see still some people will support the victims of Nov. 1984(which changed nothing, though diluting the..
atrocities on Sikhs and term it as riots) but will never support the Shaheeds of Battle of Sri Amritsar Sahib who stood for Sikhs and Punjab and attained Shaheedi(martyrdom).

One of the aspect of looking at the revelation of the Khalsa by Akaali Pita..
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In Sikh itihaas, there were 3 types of categories in Sikhs on how they interacted with the political system:

1. Rajsi Sikh -The Sikhs who lived in jungles with the Siddhant of 'Rebel or Rule'.They were the front warriors who did not compromise on the sovereignty of the..
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Panth.

2. Milvartanie - The Sikhs who worked in society like us, doing jobs,business. But had their loyalty towards the Panth and the Rajsi Sikhs. They even helped the Rajsi Sikhs whenever they need anything.

3. Chakrail -The Sikhs who were there in government and interacted..
with the Mughal government for the welfare of the Panth. Their loyalty was also towards the Rajsi Sikhs and the Panth.They often acted as a mediator between the govt. and the Panth. Example is Subheg Singh(father of Shaheed Shahbaaz Singh).

There might be different ways..
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ਸਰਵਰ ਪੰਖੀ ਹੇਕੜੋ ਫਾਹੀਵਾਲ ਪਚਾਸ ॥
There is only one bird in the lake, but there are fifty trappers.

ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਲਹਰੀ ਗਡੁ ਥਿਆ ਸਚੇ ਤੇਰੀ ਆਸ ॥੧੨੫॥
This body is caught in the waves of desire. O my True Lord, You are my only hope! ||125||

The panktiya which the world reminds me again and..
again and again..

It is good to realise this thing, because this feeling takes closer to God, and we seek protection from the ONE.

After watching oppression of Sikhs all around the world, and the recent attacks on Sikhs, genocide threats from ALL sides, the nindya of..
Guru Patshah,it reminded me of these panktiya again

The Guru is your ONLY SUPPORT, don't expect from anyone other than that.

#Sikhs
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In this🧵I will expose Journalist #MehdiHasan a rabid Islamist who has been demonizing #Hindus & spreading hatred on international platforms for years.
I will expose his Technique, his Line of arguments & his Fraud
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His latest outburst, in which he falsely insinuates Hindus In India lead by #NarendraModi are planing to inflict genocide in India. Gullible international audience is eating out of his hands !!
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Little do they know only genocide that has happened in Independent 🇮🇳 is committed by Muslims on Hindus of Kashmir where they are a minority.
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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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#Hindu #Funerary Monuments - Chhatri

Chhatri is a memorial chapel built over a #tomb found throughout the region of #Rajasthan, #MadhyaPradesh and #Maharashtra. These memorials commemorate the death of rulers, their consorts, relatives and the elite. 1/🧵
If Samadhis were funerary monuments of saints in #Hindus, Chhatris were #Rajput's choice of the memorial. They made sure that the memory of the chivalry of their ancestors passed on to the next generations. Though, all Chhatris did not necessarily contain the mortal remains. 2/
Chhatri i.e. umbrella, first appeared as a canopy above the tomb in #Islamic #architecture. #Hindu kings transformed the tomb into Chhatri. By the 16th C, Rajput courts had started building Chhatris. It was a place where a noble was cremated, memorialized and later worshipped. 3/
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Thread: #SikhHistory

#GuruGobindSingh

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.

#GuruGobindSingh
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.

#GuruGobindSingh
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@divya_16_ The British started the effort to create divisions among Indian sects. Their first attempt was on translating the Guru Granth Sahib (again) in a manner which creates separateness between Hindus/Sikhs

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@divya_16_ Another aspect was giving the Sikhs a martial status with increased enrollment in the British Army. This encouraged many Hindus to make their 1st born a Sikh

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@divya_16_ As Sikhs started migrating abroad, institutions were created here to amplify the separateness between Hindus and Sikhs

Academic research focuses on that.

"Sikhs are Not Hindus" is drilled into their mind and narratives invented

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A simple thought.,
Eminent Indian Leaders & their India - A Problem for the West or East

MK Gandhi, though his actions n methods pacified Hindus to a level were our ethos changed subconsciously into embracing non-violence he was still an eminent leader who wanted to dismantle ~1
congress which was a setup by the British as a way to handle Indian grievances but he was eliminated not by M #ISI r X’ #CIA #Mi6 to the naked eye but by an #Hindu Just to put the Hindu renaissance at halt n to inject tht feeling of self-shame into every Hindu post independence~2
⏩ We may have diff in ideology n opinions but #Indira emerged as undoubtably a strong figure tht India was deprived of post Sardar/Sashtri. Her 1971 Bangladesh operation, Pokhran Nuclear test, operation Blue star (of course Bhindranwale was her own monster but) all shows her ~3
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Facts About #Sikhism
{SIK-ism} is a monotheistic religion that began over 500 years ago in the #Punjab region of #India. However, it remains one of the world’s least understood faith traditions. #Sikhs are always eager to educate people about their beliefs
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and practices. And that means there are some really great resources out there to help kids learn more about it.
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1️⃣. There Are Ten Human Gurus in Sikhism
The spiritual founders of Sikhism are the 10 human gurus. The first Guru, Guru #Nanak, was born in 1469. The last human Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, died in 1708. Each Guru contributed something of value to the faith tradition,
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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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Yesterday, SACRILEGE ATTEMPT in #GoldenTemple. Today in village of kapurthala district. Therefore, situation is tensed btw sangat & police
#Sikhs #gurugranthsahibji
Suspect Killed by Sikh groups after scuffle with police
#KAPURTHALA #Punjab
Hence proofed, suspect is dead who done beadbi in #kapurthala #Punjab

#Amritsar #GoldenTemple #Sikhs
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#LESTWEFORGET but for decades the immense Sikh contribution in both World Wars was airbrushed out of history & education.
Through hard work, research & campaigning by many orgs, we have re-told history & awoken the masses for the appropriate recognition. #Sikhs #armisticeday
when you see the mass graves, names of those fallen etched in Menin Gate memorial, does the reality hit of the bravery & courage shown by our forefathers. The Sikh Manifesto called for more monuments to mark the Sikh sacrifices and this is now becoming a reality all over the UK.
They signify the bravery & courage of 000s of Sikhs who travelled across the world to fight a greater tyrant & oppressor to liberate & free Europe. Sikhs fought & died keeping their Faith, Values & Sikh Identity. They stood tall in their Turbans & beards at times just Kirpans.
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✍️ History of “#KomagataMaru Jahaj” 29 September 1914 (Guru Nanak Shipping Company)

Punjabis have always been fighting for Strength and for Human Rights, whether it is today, the rights of the farmers, and even 100 years ago. #Sikhs have always been praying for #Truth
…and Sarbat Da Bhala. And the Power to do all this we receive from Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.🙏❤️

Today is the day when many passengers were killed by the British government.

The event of #KomagataMaru is an important landmark in the history of Asia in Southern America. …
…The government of Canada and the white people here did not want the black people to come. To stop the entry of Indians in Canada, the governor general passed the order number 220 under the law of 38(a), which came into force on 9th May, 1910.

According to the law, for…
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#Thread#Afghanistan #Sikhs

ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਫ਼ਗਾਨੀਸਤਾਨ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤ ਬਾਹਰ ਕੱਢਣ ਦਾ ਮਸਲਾ : ਸਿਆਸਤ ਬਨਾਮ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦੇ ਭਲੇ ਦੇ ਪਾਂਧੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਜਿੰਮੇਵਾਰੀ

ਲੇਖਕ : @MSBhawanigarh
ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਦੀ ਧਰਤੀ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਦਹਾਕਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਤਾਕਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਦਖਲਅੰਦਾਜੀ ਅਤੇ ਘਰੇਲੂ ਖਾਨਾਜੰਗੀ ਦਾ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਬਣੀ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਉੱਥੇ ਵੱਸਦੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਵੱਡਾ ਸੰਤਾਪ ਹੰਢਾਇਆ ਹੈ।
ਘੱਟ-ਗਿਣਤੀ 'ਚ ਹੋਣ ਕਰਕੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੀ ਜਾਨੀ-ਮਾਲੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਨੂੰ ਮੁੱਖ ਰੱਖਦਿਆਂ ਇੰਡੀਆ ਸਮੇਤ ਹੋਰ ਪੱਛਮੀ ਮੁਲਕਾਂ 'ਚ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਸ ਕਰਨਾ ਪਿਆ। 2001 ਤੋਂ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੋਈ ਅਫਗਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਦੀ ਜੰਗ ਦੀ ਸਮਾਪਤੀ ਤਾਲਿਬਾਨ ਦੇ ਸੱਤਾ 'ਚ ਆਉਣ ਨਾਲ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ,
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A former interpreter, green card holder, still trapped in #Afghanistan and unable to get to the airport.
Some progress on the pace of evacuations
Biden's Aug. 22 speech on the expanded perimeter referred not to the #US or to the #Afghan forces with them, but to the #Taliban surrounding them.
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As the #Taliban takes over #Afghanistan, images of violent brown men in turbans are being broadcast around the world. In 2001, anger against #AlQaeda in America inspired many hate crimes against #Sikhs.
Sikhs are not Muslims. But as many have said post-9/11, that doesn’t mean attacks against Muslims are justified.
In the West, most brown people wearing turbans are Sikhs. They’re from South Asia. They’re not Arabic or Islamic.
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#nationalflagadoptionday: On this day in 1947, #nationalflag of India was adopted by Constituent Assembly; Real #History of #IndianFlag and significance of #Tricolour; How Flag evolved over decades:
#Thread #FlagAdoptionDay #NationalFlagDay #flagadoptionday2021
#Indian #Tricolor, designed by #pingalivenkayya, became India's official flag on July 21, 1947. Several designs were scraped before Tricolor accepted by people of country. Final design #IndianNationalFlagAdoptionDay, hoisted by #PrimeMinister Nehru on August 16, 1947 at Red Fort,
Had history of several decades preceding #Independence.
Indian Tricolour is matter of pride for country. Symbol of #Unity, #diversity, #Courage and patriotism. Representation of country, its spirit, power and majesty, comprises 4 colors - #saffron, white, #green and blue.
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🔆THREAD: Excerpts & thoughts from the book "#Sikhs under Brahmanical Siege" by Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh
⚜️The book starts with the Sikh prayer, the Ardas, so that Sikhs get the blessings of the Gurus to fight the anti-Sikh forces!🙏🚀
#Sikhism #Sikhi #Brahminism #Hinduism
🔆The time's come again to get rid of antiquated Brahmanical rituals being spread by various factions & "Sikh-looking Sants" by enemies to muddle with Sikh philosophy and Sikh Rehat.
⚜️Sikhs need to get back to Gurmat and Shabad Guru. The Truth though ultimately reveals itself!
🔆Guru Nanak had a revelation in 1499 after coming back from River Bein and founded an independent and sovereign faith rejecting Brahmanical thought & rituals.
⚜️Mr D Petrie's report shows how Hindu influence was getting stronger after Sikhs lost their empire & mahants took over.
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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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🔆"If people are trying to bring you down, that means you are above them."
⚜️#SantMaskeenJi's old speech (quite relevant today) on why "निंदा" of Sikhs via media keeps happening since 1947 & will continue...
🚀And how it's related to distinct Sikh Identity! [1/5]
#Sikhs #Khalsa
🔆"If people are trying to bring you down, that means you are above them."
⚜️#SantMaskeenJi's old speech (quite relevant today) on why "निंदा" of Sikhs via media keeps happening since 1947 & will continue...
🚀And how it's related to distinct Sikh Identity! [2/5]
#Sikhs #Khalsa
🔆"If people are trying to bring you down, that means you are above them."
⚜️#SantMaskeenJi's old speech (quite relevant today) on why "निंदा" of Sikhs via media keeps happening since 1947 & will continue...
🚀And how it's related to distinct Sikh Identity! [3/5]
#Sikhs #Khalsa
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🔆THREAD of BOOKS & Research Papers worth-reading on various topics such as Sikhism, Gurbani, Sikh history, Political Events, Punjab, Punjabi & EVERYTHING that matters to Sikhs!
⚜️Feel FREE to contribute👇or DM me book details.🙏
#Sikhs #Books #Sikhism #Punjab #Sikhi #BeingSikh
"The Making Of Sikh Scripture" by Gurinder Singh Mann
Read at: archive.org/details/TheMak… ImageImage
🔆VERY interesting and well researched blog by a fellow Sikh to BUST the RSS/Right-Wing propaganda of "Sikhs are Hindus!" Lots of posts and MUST-READ!✅
⚜️Link to blog: sikhsandsikhi.blogspot.com🚀 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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