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26 Mar
"Every single one of the resolutions introduced by Garamendi and other Sikh Caucus members has died in committee. (con't)
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Moreover, only a fraction of the Caucus has ever even supported the resolutions, all of which have been focused on entirely non-controversial domestic issues."

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When a member of the Sikh Caucus introduces a resolution, they make zero effort to ensure it is actually passed. They apparently don't even lobby their fellow Caucus member to join as (con't)

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25 Mar
After he spearheaded passage of Connecticut's 1984 resolution, Swarnjit Singh Khalsa discussed the issue of a national resolution in an interview with Pawan Singh on his show "My Show, My Life."

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"Our voices are already at federal level," noted Swarnjit Singh. "If we push it a little bit more further, I think we can easily get it declared at the national level."

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Only one obstacle stands in the way. "there is an institution called the Sikh Caucus," Said Pawan Singh. "Have you been approached by anyone from the Friends of Sikh Caucus or (con't)

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2 Mar
Let's chat about the Sikh Caucus. So what's a caucus? A Congressional caucus is a group of members of the U.S. Congress who agree to throw their support behind a particular interest, or a specific community. (1/8)
The group representing the community's concerns and interests reaches out and initiates the process and sets the ball in motion and a caucus is created (2/8)
In a caucus the congressional representatives who join, cooperatively pursue common legislative goals as per the desired agenda of the interest group which sought its creation, in this case the Sikhs, who determine its agenda. (3/8)
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24 Feb
Hello Mr @outlawedtweet07! I usually don't respond to fake accounts but I couldn't resist this unique opportunity to educate the world on narratives. Let's start! To begin with, the "Khalistan" movement never existed. It was created by the Indian Government. (Cont)
They did this to discredit Sant Jarnail Singh Bindrawale. Why? Because he was speaking about the welfare of Punjab and its people. He was speaking on the rights of the people who live in Punjab. He spoke about the importance of Sikh history, language, art, and literature.
He also talked about the waters of Ravi and Beas. And let's not forget the most important things he stood for and brought up, standing up for ourselves. I mean we're great when fighting for India, lest we stand up for our community, all hell breaks loose.
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23 Feb
Let’s talk about the original Kisaan Anthem, ‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’!

Sardar Ajit Singh, Uncle of Sardar Bhagat Singh, spearheaded the “Pagdi Sambhal Jatta” movement in 1907, to protest 3 farm laws enacted by the British.

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The movement got its name on March 22, 1907, at a meeting in Lyallpur where Lala Banke Dayal, editor of Jhang Sayal, recited his poem “Pagdi Sambhal Jatta.”
The protests lasted 9 months and ended with a complete repeal of all three laws.

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In the late 1800’s the Brits created a canal to draw water to an uninhabited but promising area in present day Faisalabad, Pakistan. They promised free land to the farmers who would settle there.
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22 Feb
Hey @nstomar, have you read the bills? If not, lets start talking! I find the gaslighting abominable. And we're not asking for an amendment. We're asking for a full repeal.
and how about you take your head out of your behind and go look at the crowds.
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1. Bill does not allow the farmer to approach the court. If there is a dispute, SDM will decide. If the decision is not acceptable then the farmer must approach the Joint Secretary of central govt.
a. Imagine 2-acre farmer putting a fight with Corporations or SDM or Joint Sec
2. Bill waives tax (Punjab 8.5 & Haryana 6%) collected by Mandi boards from private buyers.
a. This removes competition for private players from Mandi boards.
b. This revenue is collected from central agencies to build rural area infrastructure. Who will now fill that tax hole?
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21 Feb
Hello! Let's talk MSP! What is MSP? Simply put, minimum support price is an agricultural product price, set by the GOI to purchase directly from the farmer.
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MSP was created to ensure a minimum profit for the farmer in case the market price was below the cost of harvesting produce. GOI set prices for 23 commodities twice a year
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This allowed farmers to ask for competitive rates for produce because they knew they had a guaranteed buyer if deals didn't go through.
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19 Feb
Let’s talk farming and fertilisers! So green revolution onwards, Punjab had a heavy dependency on fertilisers. Chemicals were heavily used in fertilisers which were so heavily used in farming that they didn’t just remain in the soil, (con't)

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they also leached into the waterway systems. And of course, in Punjab, everyone uses wells right? So all the drinking water was polluted with dozens of chemicals that are harmful. This is why Punjab (Malwa region especially) has such a high rate of cancer.
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There are other diseases and illnesses linked to this as well. You will also find brithdefects and sterility. Skin cancer and respiratory cancer are most prevalent. A lot of farmers are spraying their crops without any protective gear, so it easily gets into their airways.
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17 Feb
Let's talk corporates! Namely PepsiCo!
In the early 90's PepsiCo wanted to see soft drinks in India. At that time, only CocoCola had managed to get into the Indian market and they had pretty much taken over.
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GOI set the condition, that PepsiCo must also open up a food processing plants in India. So, PepsiCo moved into Punjab and set up contracts with local farmers for tomatoes and chilli which they were able to use for their sister company PizzaHut.
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Then in the late 90's, PepsiCo sold/closed the factories and just decided that they were no longer going to do contract farming in Punjab. BUT during this time they had also entered into contract farming in Gujarat for potatoes.
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17 Feb
Dear @swamy39, you seemed like someone with a decent amount of literacy in a party full of imbeciles. Propagating the narrative below is beneath you. I highly advise you to check yourself. The below has absolutely no truth to it.
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There is no connection between Sikhism and Hinduism. Sikhism is an INDEPENDENT religion. Completely. This is a great example of the RSS agenda to some how make it a sect of Hinduism. And they have Harvard graduates propagating it. SHAME ON YOU @Swamy39!
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This is why we all need to be aware of what’s going on around us. This is why we need to read about our history and Punjab’s history. This guys is a Harvard grad, and he’s ABSOLUTELY delusional. @Swamy39 , stop writing garbage books.
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16 Feb
"People describe the farmer as the lord of grains, but no one sees whether he, himself eats or not. It is the biggest wonder of the world that the one who produces remains hungry. I tell the Raja/Nawab and all types of govt (cont)
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of Hindustan to not harass the farmer to the extent that he stands up..Other people break the law when they get angry, w/ a govt, but when the farmer would get angry, he would not only break the law, he would also break the govt."
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Who was Chaudary Chhotu Ram? Sir Chhotu Ram was born into a well known Jat family in a village in Haryana on Nov 24, 1881. He got his law degree from Agra College in 1910 ad started practicing in 1905.
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