*AUSTRIAN JAIL AUTHORITIES SHOW DISRESPECT WHEN SEARCHING THE CELLS OF FIVE SINGHS WHO ARE SERVING TIME*

July 17, 2014

 

*AUSTRIAN JAIL AUTHORITIES SHOW DISRESPECT WHEN SEARCHING THE CELLS OF FIVE SINGHS WHO ARE SERVING TIME*

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ਆਸਟਰੀਆ ਦੀ ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੱਲਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਡੇਰੇਦਾਰ ਦੇ ਕਤਲ ਕੇਸ ਵਿਚ ਬੰਦ ਧਰਮੀ ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਤੰਗ ਪ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਾਨ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਦੀਆਂ ਖ਼ਬਰਾਂ ਆ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਮਿਤੀ 22 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2014 ਨੂੰ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਦੀ ਗੈਰ ਹਾਜਰੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੋਠੜੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਆਪਣੇ ਨਾਲ ਕੁੱਤੇ ਲਿਆ ਕੇ ਤਲਾਸ਼ੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਅਤੇ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਸੈਚੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਬੇਅਦਬੀ ਭਰੇ ਢੰਗ ਨਾਲ ਇੱਧਰ ਓਧਰ ਸੁੱਟਿਆ ਗਿਆ।

ਉਹ ਗੁਰੂ ਕੇ ਸਿੰਘ, ਜਿਹੜੇ ਕਿ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਸਤਿਕਾਰ ਲਈ ਜੇਲ੍ਹਾਂ ਚ ਬੰਦ ਹਨ, ਇਸ ਘਟਨਾ ਤੋਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਸਦਮੇ ਅਤੇ ਰੋਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਨ। ਭਾਈ ਹਰਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਤਾਂ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦੀ ਬੇਅਦਬੀ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੱਧ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੁੱਖ ਹੜਤਾਲ ਅਰੰਭ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੇ। ਸਾਰੀ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ‘ਚ ਵੱਸਦੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਪੀਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਆਸਟਰੀਆ ਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਤੇ ਦਬਾਅ ਪਾ ਕੇ ਉਸ ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਸ਼ਨ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦਾ ਸਤਿਕਾਰ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਮਨਾਇਆ ਜਾਵੇ। ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੋਠੜੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਤਲਾਸ਼ੀ ਸਮੇਂ ਖਿਲਾਰੇ ਗਏ ਸਮਾਨ ਅਤੇ ਪਾਵਨ ਸੈਂਚੀਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਵੀ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਹੋਈਆਂ ਹਨ ਜੋ ਨਾਲ ਦਿੱਤੀਆਂ ਜਾ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਤੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦਾ ਕੌਮੀ ਰੋਸ ਛੇਤੀ ਹੀ ਆਸਟਰੀਆ ਦੀ ਹਕੂਮਤ ਦੇ ਕੰਨਾਂ ਤਕ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਜਾਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ, ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਅਜੇਹੀ ਘਟਨਾ ਫਿਰ ਨਾ ਵਾਪਰੇ।

On 22 January, the Austrian jail authority, accompanied by sniffer dogs, raided the belongings of five Sikhs while they were away from their cells. They showed great disregard for the sacred gutka’s (prayer books) and other religious literature. All their belongings were left in a real state of disarray.

You may recall that Hardeep Singh, Tarsem Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspal Singh and Surjit Singh all received 17 year prison sentences in 2009, for the murder of Ramanand in Vienna. Ramanand, a controversial figure, disrespected the Guru Granth Sahib and committed ‘beadbi’ of the saroop. Hardeep Singh has begun a hungerstrike by way of a protest at the harsh treatment they have received.

SOPW will be taking up this case with the various authorities and organisations throughout UK and Europe. We are concerned for the Singhs well being whilst in prison and want to ensure that their civil rights are protected.

If 9/11 deserves a moment of silence then Palestine deserves to keep our mouths shut forever.

July 13, 2014

I am sure one day our Sikh homeland will be created and certainly in few years we will be stronger than India but whether it will give us any right to kill the innocent as India did with us in 1984?

No. It doesn’t.

We passed through agony of genocide twice in 1984, our holiest place was invaded by army for no reason but the Indira ordered to attack for political gains only. We went in suppression for few days only as there was anger in hearts but soon we controlled ourselves and retaliated by all means through wisdom, pen and Guns too. Now if we walk with our heads high in proud, certainly the Sikh militants deserve this credit.

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We are out of agony then how could Israel who faced genocide be so cruel to another race? It should respect the the people of other faith. Muslim nations have enough money, why do they not make their army strong and help Jordan to retaliate Israel? There can not be peace until Israel is not taught a lesson, it may take another 100 years, the brutalities shall go on as i watch for the last 40 years.

The Sikh nation is full of great scholars, there is no lack of wisdom though the political leaders are sold out and media controlled by corporate houses, presently not with us so our voice is not heard but soon our legends, our scholars will fill this gap by their wisdom. We have the capability to answer the dirty tricks of Indian govt. to defame Sikh nation by using our pen.

So Sikh youths should study hard instead of wasting their precious time in clubs or living lavishly, they should know the realities. In future their own nation shall need their services. If they do not work hard now, how would they fill the gap?

So kick out Nashe (drugs) and alcohol but use their mind to study books, literature, history and war tactics. They should know use of weapons. Their is no future if they continue with drugs and alcohols, they should grow hairs and learn Gurbani, be obedient Sikhs. Only then a change in Khalsa can be brought.

ASR

Ajmer Singh Randhawa

FAKE HINDU RITUAL NOTICED AT SRI DARBAR SAHIB.

July 6, 2014

Fake ritual (pakhand) under nose of task force and management at Darbar Sahib but none dared to stop it.

It has been reported that a girl was seen doing DANDOTE BANDAN) doing parkarma at Darbar Sahib, (taking circles of Darbar sahib in periphery by covering the distance by lying position with folded hands). This is a Hindu holy practice to bow before their deities and worship them.

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That is the evidence of increasing influence of RSS and Hindu lobby in holy Darbar Sahib. The silence of President of SGPC, Avtar Singh Makkar questions his integrity and loyalty to Guru Ghar. Why the deputed sewadars of task force not stopped that girl? Was she belonged to so influential family that her this anti-Sikh act ignored? If she was Hindu, than certainly this is a threat to Sikh customs and Sikhs should prepare themselves to witness these stupid scenes again in future.

But its more to condemn if she was a Sikh girl because every Sikh should attach with sabad guru, these fake rituals are not accepted by guru.

ASR

Ajmer Singh Randhawa

Bhai Hawara on slow death by Tihar Jail authorities in Delhi, India.

July 3, 2014
Tihar jail authorties giving Bhai Hawara a slow death as Tihar Jail authority is deliberately denying him good treatment like Bhai Satwant Singh suffered in jail. A bullet in his back bone was left inside deliberately to cause hi pain by stupid Doctors at AIIMs, Delhi. Lateron he removed this bullet himself.
Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara
As per information received Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara lodged in Tihar Jail, Delhi, India is now suffering from frequent bouts of excruciating pain in his back and legs, which have left him confined to a wheelchair.It’s confirmed tht his health has further deteriorated.It has been discovered that Bhai Hawara had in fact requested over three weeks ago for urgent medical attention but was only prescribed basic pain-killers.

It should be noted that Hawara has suffered continuously with back pains due to the physical injuries he sustained during periods in police remand where he was subjected to brutal levels of torture. It is however not clear what has triggered this recent condition.”

This negligence by the Tihar jail authorities in failing to provide prompt and adequate medical provisions has directly led to the rapid decline in Hawara’s health.

We urge Tihar Jail authorities to ensure all the necessary steps are taken so that Bhai Hawara may get all the necessary medical attention required without any further delays.

Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) has noted with concern the critical nature of the health of Jagtar Singh Hawara suffering from severe ailment in his spinal cord. Despite several representations to the prison authorities little has been done to see that Mr. Jagtar Singh Hawara—who is undergoing life imprisonment till ‘death’ in Tihar Jail, ‘High Risk Ward’—gets immediate and timely special medical care.

Some Sikh youths in Delhi have set on hunger strike to persue their demand to draw attention of media and govt. authorities for urgent medical treatment be provided without any further delay to Bhai hawara. Parliament police station has objected to their hunger strike but allowed to protest at Jantar Mantar. They too have sent a letter to Nazeeb Jang, LG of Delhi requesting him his authority to provode immediate medical attention.

 Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

How some oversmart Sikhs misguide young generation on Operation Bluestar for their vested interests in India?

July 1, 2014

SIKH FORUM OR ANTI-SIKH FORUM?

SUPREME COURT ADVOCATE HS PHOOLKA IS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THIS FORUM. He is requested to issue a statement if he too calls Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala and his followers Terrorists and whether he also approves army attck on Golden Temple as called ‘to flush out terrorists?’

It has been learnt that a so-called ‘Sikh forum’ at Hemkunt colony in South Delhi is appreciating govt. of india and approves the attack on Harmandar sahib in June 1984. This forum consists some veterans generals from indian army who misguide the ignorant Sikhs who are unaware of the facts of Operation Bluestar in June 1984.

We posted full account of this attack on this social website http://asrandhawa.wordpress.com/ continuously for 28 days in month of May and June 2014 to shed light on facts and betrayals by Indian govt.You can read them on this blog in previous posts.Our mission is to enlighten Sikh youths, the generation born and grown up after 1984 how every attempt was made to eliminate Sikhs in India in 1984 by Indira Gandhi and than his son Rajiv Gandhi. both of them were decorated with BHARAT RATNA for their merytorious achievements. If Sikhs are there in India, its because of militants who sacrificed their lives to save our pride, our culture, our new generation, our religion and the Turban of a Sikh. The congress govt. left no stone un-turned to eliminate us.

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It was really disheartning to hear and read the views of 30 year old Sikh group ‘The Sikh Forum’ where they have expressed there views via Seminar n Souvenir that” Army Entered Sri Darbar Sahib to flush Armed Militants who were disgracing the shrine.”

When we were informed of their these misguiding views, we sent a brief email to aware them on some facts and have asked themsome questions which we are going to share with our readers as follows;

Dear sir,

Waheguruji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

01-07-2014.

 It was really disheartning to hear n read the views of your only 30 year old Sikh group ‘The Sikh Forum’ where your honorable members have expressed their views via Seminar n Soevenier that “Army Entered Sri Darbar Sahib to flush Armed Militants who were disgracing the shrine.”

In this regard, i would like to keep some facts before i go on lengthy discussion on this issue. I shall be highly obliged if you please answer few questions given below;

*Would any of your honorable member reveal why the army was giving training to its soldiers 18 months before the attack in Chakrata hills in Doon valley, 90 kms away from Dehra Dun? Whereas I am aware Sant Jarnail Singh had not moved to Akal takhat by that time. He shifted his base to Akal Takhat in end of 1983.

*The attack was to take place regardless Sardar Gurdev Singh, District Magistrate at Amritsar until shortly before the invasion, is on record (letter addressed to I.K.Gujral, dated 26 January 1996, published in Abstract of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, October-December 1996, pp. 106-111) as having assured the Governor of the state that he could arrest anyone in Darbar Sahib at any time. When Sardar Gurdev Singh told Governor Pandey that if the object was to arrest Bhindranwale, there was no need for the Army to act and that he could do it; the Governor is said to havereplied: “That is not the point”. And when Gurdev singh refused to sign and approve military action, history books and the SGPC’s own whitepaper recorded that Ramesh Inder Singh, an IAS officer was brought in as Amritsar deputy commissioner (DC) just before the launch of the military assault on Sri Harmander Sahib after his predecessor Gurdev Singh Brar was made to proceed on leave when he refused to sign and approve military action. Yet, following Operation Bluestar, Ramesh Inder was appointed CM Badal’s principal secretary when he came into power in 1997 and then became the chief secretary when the SAD returned to power in 2007. After retirement, he was appointed the chief information commissioner (CIC) of Punjab.

Why was the GOI not interested in arrest of any wanted person from Darbar sahib complex? Why was it keen to kill all Sikhs inside Darbar sahib?

*If you approve the attack by saying that Army Entered Sri Darbar Sahib to flush Armed Militants who were disgracing the shrine, please why ‘Surya’ Magazine revealed the secret as following;

An incredible story based on exclusive information provided by ! the officers of the RAW (research analysis wing / indian military intelligence agency / Indian state terrorist agency) was published by the ‘Surya’ in its issue— of September, 1984. It revealed the story a bout a super intelligence agency called the ‘Third Agency’. It noted : “We focus pre-Blue Star Punjab. The Third Agency’s assignment was to mid and abet the murders and killings in Punjab. The Third Agency kept the supply of lethal weapons flowing into the Golden Temple. The Third Agency allowed 47 railway stations be blown up. The Third Agency incited violence in Punjab. And for their gallant roles, senior officers of the Third Agency have been rewarded with police medals and prize foreign postings.” (Source: INDIA COMMITS SUICIDE by G.S.Dhillon. 1992)

*whetehr at the time of the attack, was there any court case or summons pending against Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale.? And if not,  Is it reasonable for a government to send in the Army to devastate a religious place because it is allegedly controlled by a person against whom it has no legal charges?

*Is it criminal to be popular? Should a person and all his associates be condemned to death for this crime? We need to ponder over it.

 

*Former General VK Singh, chief of army staff revealed in his book ‘Couarge and Conviction’ that Indira took a political decision to attack and flush out the militants and army had to compromise.(By: General VK Singh with kunal Verma Aleph book Company. Rs. 595, PP 363).

But question arises whether Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale and his followers were terrorists? If so, who and when declared them terrorist? Was any warrant pending against Sant Jarnail Singh or whether he was wanted by any Court of law or Indira Gandhi levelled him a terrorist just for her vested interests to see Congress rule in Punjab? What is the criteria to call one terrorist in India, whether any popularity of a person makes him throne in eyes of PM and Ministry of home affairs that they just defame a saint person as a terrorist?

Who will answer them?

*But if General VK Singh is believed on planning of attack in end of May 1984, then why Genral SK Sinha revealed in his book ‘Last resort’ as the army was giving training to it’s soldiers in Chakrata (Doon valley) 18 months before the attack?  But we believe the version of attack being political and the specific day of operation on martyrdom day of fifth Guru of Sikh religion to give a cover to army personals in complex to reach safely and take possession of Sri Akal Takhat which failed. General Sunderji had assured that the army will take over the control within no time but it was stopped for 72 hrs to cover a distance of only 200 meters. The army was compelled to use heavy Arty and Armor to demolish the historical building of supreme and temporal seat of Sikh religion and to kill the last 14 Sikh militants.

*The Generals of Indian army had assured the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi that they will get control of Akal Takhat sahib within just half an hour only. And shall arrest Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwala dead or alive. Indira Gandhi had given such orders to General Vaidya, the Commanding officer in chief of Indian army as; “I don’t give a damn if the Golden Temple and whole of Amritsar are destroyed, I want Bhindranwale dead.” (Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister, communicating with Gen. Vaidya during “Operation Blue Star”)

WHY DID INDIRA WANTED TO ELIMINATE SANT JI?

 

*Sant Ji never ordered murder of any innocent person and he consistently condemned violence against innocent people. However, he did name certain police officers who had been guilty of torturing and killing innocent people whose only crime was that they belonged to the Bhindranwale Jatha. In this context, please permit me to quote from my book “Struggle for Justice” my conversation with I.K. Gujral in 1987 by a Sikh scholar Ranbir Singh Sandhu.

“Hindu leaders were content to go along with the Government or indeed to demand more strict action against the Sant. They paid no heed to the Sant’s complaints of violation of human rights in Punjab. Typical of this attitude was a statement by Gujral who said, in the course of an eloquent speech, that the Sikh struggle had been peaceful but was taken over by violent elements. This writer (Ranbir Singh Sandhu) asked him if he was referring to Sant Bhindranwale as the violent elements’. He agreed. This writer reminded him that Sant Bhindranwale, in one of his speeches, had mentioned that over 140 persons had been killed and another one thousand crippled in police torture up to that date and that the Sikhs had tried persuasion with the police, legal action in the courts and appeals to the national leaders and the press but that nobody had made any effort to stop the torture and the killings in custody, and that the Sant had then gone on to ask the public as to how long the Sikhs should continue to quietly suffer without defending themselves? This writer asked Gujral as to whether, in his opinion or according to his information, Sant Bhindranwale was lying and if not, what did leaders like him do about the killings and torture by the police and what should the Sant have done in the face of this oppression? Gujral replied that he had never thought about the problem from that point of view.”

Incidentally, RS Sandhu sent Gujral a copy of the above with a request that he may correct him if his notes of the conversation were not correct. he did not get a reply.

*It is well referenced that the then Rajya Sabha member and prominent leader of the BJP, Mr LK Advani wrote in his subsequent memoirs that:

“On May 3 (1984) Atalji, along with Charan Singh, led a contingent of demonstrators the next day. I raised the issue in Parliament, charging the government with abdication of its responsibility in the face of unprecedented challenge to national unity and rule of law… the Prime Minister was ultimately forced to use the military to liberate the Golden Temple from its anti-national occupants.”

 

Then why did the President of Bhartiya Janta Party persuaded Indira? There are may be many reasons behind it but there is no doubt that he fuelled in fire just because of his biased thoughts of anti Sikh views. The effect of Sant Jarnail Singh was noticed upon Sikh youths, they dropped use of intoxications and followed true path of Sikh religion by embracing Sikh religion through Amrit initiation. Thousands of youths flocked for Amrit initiation daily in Sikh Gurudwaras, it increased tension on fanatic Hindu organization—the Rss (Rashtriya Swaynsewak Sangh) because it wanted to merge Sikh religion as sect of Hinduism, and because the conflict between true (Radical) Khalsa and Brahminic Hindus (high class Hindus) was on high esteem, both are against each other. The Sikh religion de-recognize its high class status in society and opposes idol worship. Hence these fanatic Hindus found their grip loosing on Sikh youths. Thus the Lal Krishan Adwani got a golden opportunity to avenge from Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale and incited Indira Gandhi to invade on greatest Sikh shrine —-the Golden Temple by Indian army.

However, it must be admitted that he was a devout Sikh and baptized thousands of  people into manifold of Khalsa.

 

“The Sant’s following grew as he successfully regenerated the ‘good’ life of purity, dedication and hard work by reviving these fundamental values of the Sikh religion’s way of life.” (Vandana Shiva: The Violence of the Green Revolution, Research Foundation for Science and Ecology, Dehra Dun, 1989.)

I hope I have made clear that Sant Bhindranwale did not get involved in politics. He was a simple preacher and had no political ambitions. On the other hand, it was politicians who surrounded him and, in killing him, also destroyed all the good work he had done in his parchar. I understand that today Punjab leads every other state in India in consumption of alcohol and drugs. Sant Bhindranwale was a scapegoat dubbed as Congress agent by the Akalis while he lived and eventually killed by the Congress government along with the revival he had so ably led.

*Even his critics admit that. Tavleen Singh tells us that he preached ‘Nashey chaddo, Amrit chhako, Gursikh bano’. (to drop usage of drugs, initiate Amrit to be pure Khalsa and be a true Sikh of Guru).

 

And Sd. Khushwant Singh writes: ‘Bhindranwale’s amrit prachar was a resounding success. Adults in their thousands took oaths in public to abjure liquor, tobacco and drugs and were baptized. Video cassettes showing blue films and cinema houses lost out to the village gurdwara. Men not only saved money they had earlier squandered in self-indulgence, but now worked longer hours on their lands and raised better crops. They had much to be grateful for to Jarnail Singh who came to be revered by them as Baba Sant Jarnail Singhji Khalsa Bhindranwale.’

*All above why were the pilgrims shot, it’s revealed that 1200 bodies were found with their hand tied at their back with their turbans. Any answer if you could give?

*In the end ……One family relayed what they had witnessed on June 6, 1984 after finally receiving special permission from the Army to take their elderly father’s body to a crematorium: “stench of putrid and burning flesh… bodies had all been brought there by dust carts and from the number of carts; the attendant estimated some 3,300 had so far been cremated.”

But an estimated ten thousand never returned to claim their shoes from the entrance to the Harmandar Sahib. Though the exact number of civilian casualties remains unknown but the people wearing these shoes never returned. These were those pilgrims/devotees who went inside the periphery of Harmandar sahib but thousands were those who wore their shoes and moving/residing/stayed inside the complex. They too were killed so I can estimate the death toll of civilians nearly 15,000 in all.

India Today opined, “Never before were the champions of civil liberties in India in such dire need of liberating themselves from the clutches of the law.”

In June 1984, even as the government closely orchestrated the return of foreign journalists a fortnight later for a special tour of the Darbar Sahib after a hurried clean-up, a young Associated Press journalist, who had managed to stay in Punjab during the attack, had already filed at least 1200—twice the government’s number—deaths in Amritsar city alone, killings by close-range shots of Sikhs with their hands still tied behind their backs, and subsequent dumping of bodies into garbage trucks.

A year later, in 1985, Indian civil liberties group Citizens for Democracy and distinguished jurist V.M. Tarkunde published findings of “sadistic torture, ruthless killings…calculated ill-treatment of women and children.” As the Government banned the report and arrested its authors and publishers, India today opined, “Never before were the champions of civil liberties in India in such dire need of liberating themselves from the clutches of the law.”

I could fill the pages but in brief i m compelled to wake you up from dilemma and the fast sleep you are in. Just do some research and then you will agree with Petty grew who said ….”“The army went into Darbar Sahib not to eliminate a political figure or a political movement but to suppress the culture of a people, to attack their heart, to strike a blow at their spirit and self-confidence.”

I hope to get a prompt reply anticipating a healthy discussion to prove me wrong. Please feel free to see the betrayals of GOI through Operation Bluestar at Voice of Sikh nation, every day a post was pasted on this blof for full month. You may kindly view which is even hardly 60% to 70% is published. I habe written a book which is ready to go to press. I hope soon it will clean the mist and show the clear sky to ignorant.

My warm regards and Guru fateh.

 

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Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

 

Discrimination on religious grounds reported in India when A Sikh professor prevented from attending university function because of HIS Kirpan

July 1, 2014

Indore, India (June 30, 2014): It is learnt that on Saturday (June 28) a Sikh teacher was denied entry to a convocation that was also attended by Indian President Pranab Mukharjee at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya university.

The security staff prevented a Sikh teacher, Dr Manminder Singh Saluja, from entering the venue as he was wearing a Kirpan. As a result the teacher had to left the venue and he could not attend the function.

Dr. Harmohinder Singh Saluja [File Photo]

Dr. Harmohinder Singh Saluja [File Photo]

As per media reports Dr. Manminder Singh Saluja has now sent SMS to all the university teachers, officers and even to Vice Chancellor Prof D. P. Singh complaining that the act of security personnel hurt his religious sentiments.

Dr. Saluja, an associate professor with International Institute of Professional Studies, in the SMS said: “Even being a university faculty with my ID card and invitation letter, I was denied entry into the convocation ceremony by security personnel, only because I was wearing kirpan. I’m very depressed and hurt.”

Kirpan is integral part of Sikh faith and there is a provision in Indian constitution (Article 25, Explanation 1) recognising this fact. But the security personnel insisted that Dr. Saluja could only enter the venue after leaving his Kirpan behind. On refusal to do so he was asked the leave the place.

Dr Manminder Singh Saluja said that since it was the prestigious function of his university, so he thought better leaving rather creating nuisance at the security check.

He however asked in the SMS why people from one religion are allowed to freely follow their faith and others aren’t.

He said that Indian Constitution gives him right to carry kripan and nobody could steal that right from him.

“Article 25 Right to freedom of religion says the wearing and carrying of kirpans shall be deemed to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion”.

Dr. Saluja said that he would also go to the function of vice president Hamid Ansari due in July-August wearing kripan.

“If the same thing is expected to be repeated at the time also, then it is better that I should not be invited for the function,” he stated.

Source Khalsabook : http://www.khalsabook.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 and http://www.sikhsiyasat.net/2014/06/30/india-sikh-professor-prevented-from-attending-university-function-because-of-kirpan/

 

How many pair of shoes found unclaimed after Operation Bluestar in Golden Temple?

June 25, 2014

Why SGPC never discloses how many pair of shoes were found/counted unclaimed as no one came back alive to claim those at Joda Ghars (Shoe stores) in Harmandar Sahab after Operation Bluestar? This could reveal exact number of devotees/pilgrims killed inside periphery of Darbar sahab.

Kindly view it as an evidence of brutality of Indian army and falsehood of KS Brar and the Indian govt that only 400-500 devotees got killed How you are fooled by their false reports?

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Scattered deadbodies of Sikh devotees in periphery of Harmandar Sahab (Golden Temple) killed by Indian army in operation Bluestar, June 1984

Apar Singh Bajwa, in his own words:
“What I saw shook me emotionally. Half the Akal Takht was devastated and bodies lay all around in the parikarma (periphery) of the Sri Harmandir Sahib. There was deathly silence. As a policeman I knew how to overcome my emotions. I controlled myself and went to the Darshni Deodi.

Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Bhai Amrik Singh, General Shabeg Singh …lay dead. Bhindranwale’s face was swollen and blood was oozing from the wounds in his bullet-riddled body. My job was to identify Bhindranwale’s body. The man who lay dead was indeed Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

I was entrusted with the task of removing the bodies from the temple complex in view of the impending visits of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, and President Giani Zail Singh. When I returned in the evening I started working on removing the dead, which included women and children. We removed 800 dead from the complex and other buildings in the vicinity.

What made me sad was that many innocent lives had been lost which could have been saved with a bit of effort…Post-mortem reports later confirmed that some of those who had been killed had had their hands tied behind their backs.

One family relayed what they had witnessed on June 6, 1984 after finally receiving special permission from the Army to take their elderly father’s body to a crematorium: “stench of putrid and burning flesh… bodies had all been brought there by dust carts and from the number of carts; the attendant estimated some 3,300 had so far been cremated.”


But an estimated ten thousand never returned to claim their shoes from the entrance to the Harmandar Sahib. Though the exact number of civilian casualties remains unknown but the people wearing these shoes never returned to claim. These were those pilgrims/devotees who went inside the periphery of Harmandar sahib other than thousands of in Saraai (rest house) or the housing quarters of employees those who wore their shoes and moving/residing/stayed inside the complex. They too were killed so I can estimate the death toll of these innocent Sikhs nearly 15,000 in all in Golden Temple complex only.


India Today opined, “Never before were the champions of civil liberties in India in such dire need of liberating themselves from the clutches of the law.”

In June 1984, even as the government closely orchestrated the return of foreign journalists a fortnight later for a special tour of the Darbar Sahib after a hurried clean-up, a young Associated Press journalist Brahm Chellani, who had managed to stay in Punjab during the attack, had already filed at least 1200—twice the government’s number—deaths in Amritsar city alone, killings by close-range shots of Sikhs with their hands still tied behind their backs, and subsequent dumping of bodies into garbage trucks.

A year later, in 1985, Indian civil liberties group Citizens for Democracy and distinguished jurist V.M. Tarkunde published findings of “sadistic torture, ruthless killings…calculated ill-treatment of women and children.” As the Government banned the report and arrested its authors and publishers, India today opined, “Never before were the champions of civil liberties in India in such dire need of liberating themselves from the clutches of the law.”

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Excerpts from my book.
Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

Report “Operation Blue Star” accepted by UNHRC

June 23, 2014

New York, June 23, 2014
First Published: 14:34 IST(23/6/2014)
Last Updated: 14:37 IST(23/6/2014) Print
Report “Operation Blue Star” accepted by UNHRC

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has accepted a report on the 1984 “Operation Bluestar”, a code name given by the Indian Army for a security operation to flush out militants from the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar.

The report was tabled during the 26th session of the UNHRC on “Interactive Dialogue On International Solidarity”.

The report was submitted by U.S.-based human rights NGOs “International Educational Development” (IED) and “Association of Humanitarian Lawyers” (AHL), and the “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ) rights group.

The UNHRC session was attended by representatives of 52 member countries, including India, United States, European Union, Australia, Israel, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Iran and China.

Several international human rights NGOs were also invited to address the Council members.

While giving details to ANI, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of SFG informed that his organsiation was of the view that basic humanitarian law provisions for the protection of civilians, cultural objects and places of worship were violated inter alia under Article 3 Common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocols Additional I and II to the Geneva Conventions.

The NGO stated, “In our view, this attack also constituted an act of aggression according to the General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974 due to the status of the state of Punjab under the terms of the right to self-determination”.

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council during 26th Session of the UNHRC, Jatinder Singh Grewal, Director International Policy, SFJ, stated that member states are under an affirmative duty to support “peoples” right to self determination under UN Charter and Covenants.

“We consider the Sikh claim to self- determination in the Punjab especially strong and that the international community should support the claim,” Grewal added.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/1232575.aspx?s=p

How GK books in India give wrong information on Sikh history?

June 20, 2014

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Mr. Binay,

Lucent Publication,

D N Das  lane, Bengali Akhara,

Langartoli, Patna – 800 004.

Contact number of accused Binay karna:- 0091-612-230-1238.

Co-accused:- Sanjiv 0091-98011 29674

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You are a fake writer and have no knowledge of Sikh religion but dared to disrespect 10th master of Sikh religion Guru Gobind Singh ji and an accused to distort Sikh history deliberately to misguide the learners in your book published on General knowledge. I would suggest you to improve your own general knowledge before you guide others.

In fact these stupid writers hide the facts that Lord Rama committed suicide by jumping in Saryu river and Lord Krishana was murdered by an arrow shot by a Bheel (tribal man). For evidence they may see their own mythological books called Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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You write Banda Bahadur as successor of Guru Gobind singh ji, there is not any successor to him. He bestowed the Guruship to eternal Guru Granth sahib Jii at Nanded. Banda Bahadar or Gurbaksh singh was only one of his commander or general who was given charge to attack on Sirhind and punish Wazir khan.

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Secondly it was Wazir khan who provoked these pathan youths to kill Guru to revenge death of their father. They were already in service and beloved of Guru. There father was killed by Guru ji in a battle. Even then Guru ji was very kind upon them and took care of them since their childhood. The Guru’s wound was immediately stitched by the Emperor’s European surgeon and within a few days it appeared to have been healed. The injury had been contained and the Guru had made a good recovery. However, several days later, when the Guru tugged at a hard strong bow, the imperfectly healed wound burst open and caused profuse bleeding. It was again treated but it was now clear to the Guru that the call of the Father from Heaven had come. He prepared the sangat (holy congregation) for his departure; instruction were given to the immediate main Sewadars and finally he gave his last and enduring message of his mission to the assembly of the Khalsa.

He then opened the Granth Sahib, placed five paise and solemnly bowed to it as his successor, GURU GRANTH SAHIB. Saying ‘Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh’, he walked around the Guru Granth Sahib and proclaimed, “O beloved Khalsa, let him who desireth to behold me, behold the Guru Granth. Obey the Granth Sahib. It is the visible body of the Gurus. And let him who desires to meet me, search me in the hymns.”

He then sang his self-composed hymn: “Agya bhai Akal ki tabhi chalayo Panth Sabh Sikhan ko hukam hai Guru manyo Granth Guru Granth Ji manyo pargat Guran ki deh Jo Prabhu ko milbo chahe khoj shabad mein le Raj karega Khalsa aqi rahei na koe Khwar hoe sabh milange bache sharan jo hoe.”

Translation of the above: “Under orders of the Immortal Being, the Panth was created. All the Sikhs are enjoined to accept the Granth as their Guru. Consider the Guru Granth as embodiment of the Gurus. Those who want to meet God, can find Him in its hymns. The Khalsa shall rule, and its opponents will be no more, Those separated will unite and all the devotees shall be saved.

“Third false claim that Guru Gobind Singh was murdered. Could you kindly tell who witnessed his body lying in pool of blood and who cremated him?  Where was his horse NEELA whose descendents are still loved and taken care by Khalsa at Nanded?

His body or his horse NEELA was not found as he prepared a pyre and along with his horse, he entered in this pyre and left to heavenly abode with his horse.

But Guru was again seen at MANMAAD. Guru Gobind Singh ji who went to heavenly abode (Sachkhand) on 7th Oct 1708 at Nanded (Hazoor Sahib), reappeared from heaven rescued and brought two royal prisoners from Satara Fort by air route to MANMAD by holding the stirrups (RAKAAB) of his horse. The names of those prisoners were Balarao and Rustumrao respectively ?

This is in records with heirs of those kings (The ruling family of Satara-Maharashtra) The names of those prisoner kings were Balarao and Rustumrao respectively ?

In fourth order of distortion, you write that the 9th guru was captured by Aurangzeb? Here you deliberately tried to ignore the prayer of Kashmiri pandits in the court of Guru to save Hindu religion. Read this story why guru chose to give sacrifice of his own life  to save Hindu religion and sent a message to Aurangzeb that “He (the Guru) is master and representative of Hindus. If he gets converted into Islam, all the Hindus of this nation sahll embrace Islam.” And then Aurangzeb called him Delhi. Guru chose the route via Agra from where he was taken into custody. He offered himself for the sacrifice, not captured like criminals. Mind it.

I tried to call at these given numbers but Binay’s phone was informed out of service whereas Sanjiv didn’t dare to receive my phone.

This is an example how the boook publishers, and RSS mind is working to distort history and stealing the martyrs by calling them hindus as they themselves have nothing to decalre, there own Savarkar apologized from British by writing a letter (MAFINAMA) by writing a letter to British and got released from Cellular jail of Andman Nikobar, also known as KAALA PAAANI.

Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

‘Hazrat Rab Majid Baba Nanak Fakir-the man of God who visited Mecca in Hijri 917.

June 15, 2014

This post is in response to Dr. Zakir Naik who falsely claimed that Baba Nanak could not visit Mecca due to his non-Muslim status? Dr. Zakir Naik is suffering from phobia of super complexion of intelligence as he is the only learnt scholar and smartest person on this planet. He forgets that there are many other  learnt scholars of every faith and few are blessed having knowledge of other religions also but they do not raise their fingers in lack of any evidence.

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We have the evidences of visit of Baba Nanak to Mecca, in Sri Guru Granth sahib ji at page 1136, its clearly mentioned that Guru Nanak didn’t go their for a pilgrimage called hajj but he went their to discourse and preach that Allah or God doesn’t reside in west but there are infinite skies, hells and galaxies in universe.

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Baba Nanak is known and called as Hazrat Rabb Majid Baba Nanak Faqir or Nanak wali or Nanak Shah Kalandar in middle east. There are many places built in many cities to commemorate his visit. few evidences are given below but whether Kaaba moved? Yes the historical evidence by an eye-witness written on manuscript available in Medina univerisity confirms it. Detail is given below in the post.

In Ramayana, the mother Sita prays mother earth to give her way so that she may rest forever, the mother earth accpted her prayer and gave her by dividing in two parts. Sita entered in divided part and then disappered forever, mother eart got united. All signs of division disappered. Is it possible? Could mother earth accept any such pray and give way like this?  yes, everything is possible. The world is under command of some super powers invisible to us. with changing times, many prophets are born. Guru Nanak was a prophet. If one go through this manuscript written by Taajudin naqashbandi, all doubts vanishes in air and the head bow to praise Baba Nanak. 

Baba Nanak travelled extensively in almost evry corner of the world. He not only covered middle east but also met Pope in Rome, travelled all over Africa, went to UK, Maxico, crossed oceans and climbed mountains reached Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim, China and Sri Lanka. Evidences of his visit in these parts of world are found.. he was a Godman, who could stop him to eneter in any part of the world? Please know Baba Nanak before any such question is ever  raised, Please know the Lord.

Babania Kahania – Translator’s Note

During Guru Nanak’s journeys in the Middle East, a local author, Taajudin Naqshabandhi, joined Guru Nanak and remained with him for roughly one-and-a-half to two years. Taajudin documented his time with Guru Nanak in great detail. Four centuries later, a young man from Kashmir, Syed Mushtaq Hussain, chanced upon Taajudin’s handwritten manuscript while studying to become an Islamic scholar. This manuscript changed Mushtaq’s life. He converted to Sikhism and went on to become the renowned Sant Syed Prithipal Singh.

Travels of Guru Nanak, Fauja Singh – Kirpal Singh, Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala

Puratan or Walayat Wali Janamsakhi also corroborates the Guru’s visit to Mecca. A manuscript of this Janamsakhi was taken to the East India Company Library by H.T. Colebrook in 1815 AD. Around 1872, Sikhs requested copies of this Janamsakhi, and were obliged by Charles Aitcheson, the Lieutenant Governer General of Punjab. Thus, it acquired the name Walayat Wali (Foreign) Janamsakhi. The date of composition of this Janamsakhi has been worked out to be around 1634 AD (the time of the sixth Guru). The language, spelling, and location names used in this work, such as Saidpur in place of Eminabad, confirm its antiquity.

Another source is the Bala Janamsakhi, which is dated around 1658 AD. This last Janamsakhi is controversial because of its implausible claims of origin, and the haphazard order of places which may have been used by the author to bolster supernatural aspects of the Guru’s miraculous flights to different places. This Janamsakhi on its own may not serve useful historical purpose, but supplemented by other sources, it can fill in some blanks.

Giani Gian Singh started as an employee of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and wrote the famous historical texts Panth Prakash (1880 AD), and Twareekh Khalsa (1892). He wrote about five very famous houses built in the memory of Guru Nanak in Aden, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and Baghdad. During his time, four of these places were under the sponsorship of the Ottoman Empire. The priests and caretakers of these houses were employees of the Turkish ruler. With the exception of Aden, the other four served langar (free kitchen) paid for by the ruler. The Giani based his account on descriptions provided by many Hajj travelers from Punjab15

All the houses were built in the shape of a mosque with a golden dome. Inside each, there was a platform. The priests wore a blue kachh which could cover the knee but not the calf. The young Mushtaq, in this book, describes visiting some of the same houses in 1930.

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   Picture sketch of Baba Nanak made in Baghdad.

Muslims seeking to twist history and reality for their own agenda and world-view have totally manipulated the reason why Guru Nanak Sahib jee visited Mecca. Muslims go to Mecca to pay their homage and worship God (this pilgrimage is called Hajj in the Islamic faith), but this was not the purpose of Guru jee to go there. Guru jee says:

”I do not make pilgrimages to Mecca, nor do I worship at Hindu sacred shrines. I serve the One Lord, and not any other. ||2|| I do not perform Hindu worship services, nor do I offer the Muslim prayers. I have taken the One Formless Lord into my heart; I humbly worship Him there. ||3||”
(Ang 1136)

This shows that Guru jee did not visit Mecca to worship Allah. Instead, He went for different reasons. Muslims believe that God is in the west and only likes Muslims. Guru jee visited Mecca to clear their doubts and to show them the right path. He went to preach oneness of God who does not reside only in the west. Guru jee said there are infinite heavens, hells and solar systems. There is no end to God or His creation.

Many Muslims take offence with the reference that Jeevan saw the Kaaba move as he moved Guru Nanak’s feet to point them in a direction away from Kaaba. They claim that this could not have happened. However, there are many famous references in Islam which talk about the Kaaba moving16:

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Hazrat Iban writes in his book Fatuhat Makih that he saw the Kaaba rise to crush him when he thought inappropriate thoughts about the Kaaba during the Hajj (Israr Shariat, part 2, page 74)

 

Rabia, when passing through a forest on her way to the Hajj for the second time, saw the Kaaba coming towards her to welcome her. Rabia said, I was hoping to see God. I have no need for God’s house. If he were to walk towards me a length of a hand, I will advance a yard towards him. What do I do with the Kaaba? This doesn’t please me.

 

Hazrat Ibrahim Azam went to Mecca, and was surprised to see the Kaaba missing. He thought his eyesight was failing him. He heard a voice which said, “there is nothing wrong with your eyesight, the Kaaba has gone to welcome a lady who is too feeble to walk to the Hajj” (Tazkiratul Awliayah, page 62).

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15- Gian Singh references the following Hajj travelers: Hajji Gulam Ali of Rangpura, Hajji Gulam Muhayudin Maulvi, Hajji Gulam Mohammad son of Ilahi Baksh of Sialkot, Hajji Fateh Khan ship broker from Bombay, Shahbaz Khan from Kabul, Hajji Kutab Din of Lahore and Hajji Imam Baksh of Delhi

 

16-Shri Guru Nanak Chamatkar, Utraardh, by Bhai Vir Singh, page 158

 

Guru Nanak’s Commemoration Places in Baghdad

Swami Ananda Acharya a Sanyasi (a sect of monks in Hinduism) living in Switzerland wrote a book of English poetry ‘Snow-birds’ which was published by MacMillan in 1919 in London. In this book, there is a poem about Guru Nanak and Bahlol, which was inspired by a stone inscription Ananda Acharya came across in a building outside Baghdad. According to Ananda ji, the inscription in Arabic dated 912 Hijri read: “Here spake the Hindu Guru Nanak to Fakir Balol, and for these sixty winters, since the Guru left Iran, the soul of Balol has rested on the Masters’ word, like a bee poised on a dawn-lit honey-rose”.

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                             The 1918 photograph of the place

The famous Sikh organization ‘Chief Khalsa Diwan’ sent historian Karam Singh to pre-WWI Baghdad to research places related to Guru Nanak17. Karam Singh said that there is a place built in the memory of Abdul Kadar Jilani outside Baghdad in the North-East of the city, where Guru ji had stayed. The inscription seen by Ananda ji was likely in this place. However, Karam Singh could not visit this place because non Muslims were not allowed. Karam Singh, however, talked about another commemoration place for the ‘Hindi Pir’ to the west of the city built near the Baghdad-Samara railway line.

17-The newspaper Khalsa Samachar, July 4 1918

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During the First World War when British and Indian armies conquered Baghdad, Sikhs discovered the place where Guru Nanak had his discourse with Bahlol. It lies to the west of the town, between the old graveyard to the north and the present Baghdad-Samara railway line to the south. Dr. Kirpal Singh, then a Captain in the Indian Medical Service, also saw it during the War, and he, in his letter, dated October 15, 1918, described it as follows18:

“It is really a humble looking building and known to very few people except Sikhs. To some Arabs it is known as well by the name of ‘tomb of Bahlol’. You enter the building by a small door, on which something is written in Arabic, not visible to a casual visitor. Even with attention it is difficult to read. I could not read it hence could not copy it. I have taken the photograph of the outside, which I shall forward to you in due course. Entering the building, you come to a brick paved passage going to your right straight into the room (with a verandah), wherein you find the tomb and the raised platform. In the courtyard there are a few trees, mostly pomegranates.”18-SikhiWiki, Guru Nanak in Baghdad

Baba Nanak’s Monument in Turkey

In 1994, Devinder Singh Chahal of Canada went to Istanbul to present a research paper on Bioenergy. While there, he chanced on a 15×6 ft. stone monument in a public park in the Strait of Bosporus.

Devinder Singh knows Arabic script, and his attention was caught by the word ‘Nanak’ on the monument.

The inscription is written in old Turkish in Arabic script and most of it is rendered illegible by severe weathering. There are cracks in the monument which have been filled by cement (see photograph below). The first line of the inscription has been translated.

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The rest of the long inscription is badly weathered, and has not been deciphered. The first line reads:

Turkish: ‘Jehangir jaman hind lat abd al majid Nanak’ English Translation: ‘The Lord of the time, resident of India, Nanak – the man of God’21

The monument has a date of 1850 AD. It can’t be conclusively established if the monument is related to Guru Nanak, or somebody else named Nanak. There are many unanswered questions. Why would somebody erect a monument to Guru Nanak in Turkey three centuries after his passing? Then again, Nanak is not a name found in Arabic or Turkish20

The reference to the platform is on page 264, in Giani Gian Singh’s book the Twareekh Khalsa, published by the Department of Language Punjab. 21

SikhiWiki, Guru Nanak in Turkey dictionaries. The reference to India may point to Guru Nanak.

Further study on its history indicates that this monument was built in the name of an Ottoman Empire Sultan Abd-al-Majid in 1267 Hijri (1850 CE). A port was established in that area (Kabata) in order to save the Sultan’s boats from heavy winds, and this stone monument was put there at that time. On the back side of the monument, the benefits of the port are inscribed, and on front side facing the Straits of Bosporus there is prayer for the Sultan. Could this prayer be connected to Guru Nanak? In Islam, Guru Nanak is often recorded as a Sufi named ‘Baba Nanak’, ‘Baba Nanak Fakir’ and even ‘Hazrat Rab Majid Baba Nanak Fakir’ as on the stone at Baghdad.

The Sufi tradition in Turkey is linked with the one in India. Bearing this connection in mind, could this monument be in some way related to Sufi tradition? Until full inscription on both sides of the monument is translated, it can’t be said for certain whether or not this monument is linked to Guru Nanak.

The common opinion is that Guru Nanak went straight from Medina to Baghdad, and took the shortest route.

However, a second route through Cairo, Syria, Turkey and then Baghdad could have been easier. There is evidence that the Guru went to Cairo from Medina (this is supported by the Arabic author and the Guru’s platform in Cairo). If a link between the Guru and Turkey is established, then the case for the second route becomes more plausible.

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Ajmer Singh Randhawa.


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