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Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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By Anju Kaur | January 11, 2016
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The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content.
 
Notable comments: "Hundreds of thousands of Sikh youth" were killed by Punjab Police in the Decade of Disappearances following the 1984 Indian army Operation Blue Star and anti-Sikh pogroms. - Gurvinder Singh, advocate (1984 pogroms). In 10 years, between 2001 and 2011, the Sikh population in India has gone down by 2 million. - Avtar Singh Karimpuri, Bahujan Samaj Party member and former member of the Rajya Sabha (lower house/senate of Indian Parliament). 
 
0:0 MC:    Bhujangi, child overcome sickness by taking ishnaan in sarover.
 
1:30Sukhvinder Singh, Haryana:    Read Zufurnaama (letter to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb) of our Father (Guru Gobind Singh). In it he wrote: Aurangia (Aurangzeb), today, I don’t have a crown on my head, I don’t have a falcon on my hand, I don’t have shoes on my feet, I don’t have a horse under me, my clothes are torn and I had to walk on thorns. Do you think you have defeated me? My head is bowed down? Aurangia: Yes. Now you don’t have a sword in your hand, you don’t have a falcon in your hand, and you don’t have a crown on your head… GGS: Not even 36, or 36,000 or 360,000 people like you can defeat Gobind Singh. We are the sons of that Guru who defeated Aurangia with a pen. This gathering will defeat (Punjab Chief Minister) Badal.
 
3:50MC:    announcements.
 
4:40Savinder Singh, Haryana:    When Guru Arjan was martyred, Guru Hargobind established the Akal Takhat, and captured Chundu was captured. (Sikhs) put a ring through his nose and paraded him through the streets of Lahore as punishment. Today, the time has come to put a ring through the nose of the sinner, Badal. This is in your hands. Today’s Sarbat Khalsa that has gathered here will certainly accomplish the same fate for him.
 
5:47 MC:    Calling out names of supporters who resigned from the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee).
 
6:30MC:    Ramandeep Singh resigned from the SGPC and its leader, Avtar Makkar. This gathering is a slap on the face of Badal. And, the fingers of this slap will leave an imprint on his face, and that imprint will become cancerous for Badal. In the old times, Sikh were strong and our homes were weak (made of mud/kachay). Today, our homes are built strong but we are becoming weak. We should remain strong, even if our homes turns weak.
 
7:40MC:    Call out to the sangat from Holland, which sent well wishes for the success of the Sarbat Khalsa.
 
8:50 Hardeep Singh, Rajastan:    (Kuttha raaj bahaaleeae…) Raagees at Darbar Sahib are being told not to sing shabads that may be inflammatory. We are devoted to the Panth (Sikh nation). We will eat what the Guru gives us. We will always tell the truth and support the Panth. We should always remain united, like today. Make sure that they (Badals/jathedaars) do not meet individuals in a closed room and buy them off with money. If we do that we will always win.
 
11:25 MC:    Announcements.
 
11:40Harjeet Singh, Rajastan:    Praises for the Sarbat Khalsa gathering. Today, we are not going to let these Massa Rangars stay in the Darbar Sahib. We are going to free the takhats and the Darbar Sahib. (Massa Rangar was a Mughal military officer who occupied the Darbar Sahib and committed sacrilege such as allowing dancing, and meat and alcohol consumption. He was assassinated by two Sikhs in 1740.)
 
13:45MC:    Calling out names of supporters, langar sevadaars.
 
14:55Jagtar Singh, Tarn Taran:    Sat Naam, Waheguru for the people whose sentiments have been hurt by the baeadbi (desecration) of Guru Granth Sahib.
 
17:19 MC:    Announcements.  
 
18:05Joga Singh, who had attacked Keshgarh Sahib Jathedaar Mal Singh:    If you want freedom, you will have take it. If you want Khalistan, you have to arm yourself.
 
18:53MC:    Announcements.
 
19:25Guljar Singh, Nanaksar (a Punjabi non-Sikh cult):    Why do you need to make Khalistan? Khalistan is already here. When will you make it? Everything is already here. Forget these things.  It is already made. All these taksals (schools of thought), whether Nanaksar or Damdami, are not all bad or all good, not even those people who have sold out, and are here, some in the front row, and listening. The money and positions are very powerful enticements so don’t get side tracked by them. No matter what color your dastaar, keep your objective clear: Sub Sikhaan ko hukam hai Guru maneyo Granth (All Sikhs have been give the edict that the Granth is the Guru). Raj karay ga …Khalsa (The Khalsa will prevail). Today, the Sarbat Khalsa has gathered from many countries because they were hurt by the baeadbi of Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhs are under one flag. Sir jaavay taan jaavay, mayra Sikhi sidhak na javay (If I have to give my head, so be it. May I never give up my Sikh faith).
 
24:00MC:    Calling out names of supporters in the gathering.
 
25:20Gurvinder Singh, advocate (1984 pogroms):    The jathedaars, the SGPC and the Akali Dal (political party), which represent the Sikhs, have failed them. After Independence, the massacres of 1984, and disappearances of hundreds of thousands of Sikh youth in the (following 10) years, Sikhs have not received any justice for these. I have special messages from Jagtar Singh Tara, Paramjit Singh Piora, Daya Singh Lahoria, on this occasion: Over hundred thousand have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the Panth, of which more than 2,100 accounts have been given to me by Jaswant Singh Khalra (human rights activist who was taken by the Punjab Police and disappeared in 1995). The Damdami Taksal and (other) federations have backed out of this investigation. Today, I want to appeal to the organizers that are sitting here they must keep in mind that hundreds of thousand have sacrificed their lives for the Panth. These freedom fighters, their martyrdom, should not go to waste. This should be discussed here.  
 

"Hundreds of thousands of Sikh youth" were killed by Punjab Police in the Decade of Disappearances following the 1984 Indian army Operation Blue Star and anti-Sikh pogroms.

- Gurvinder Singh, advocate

27:00MC:    Announcements.
 
27:55 - Navtej Singh, Vidiarthi, Damdami Taksal:    Welcome to the Sarbat Khalsa. Thanked the organizers for today and for Sarbat Khalsa 1986. If we do not take care of the baeadbi by showing a strong hand, these problems will keep happening.
 
29:25MC:    Call out to relevant persons in gathering.
 
29:30Avtar Singh, Karimpuri, Bahujan Samaj Party member and former member of the Raja Sabha (Indian Parliament):    It takes 30 minutes to come from the gate. "On behalf of the BSP, I have come to announce that for the honor and prestige of the Guru Granth Sahib and the Akal Takhat’s premier authoritative status, all the (destructive) political influences on the Shiromani committee should be eliminated (so as not to interfere with the Akal Takhat).  The BSP is fully supportive of the Sikh sangat. In 1984, the massacre of Sikhs, which they keep calling “riots,” I kept on saying in the parliament that it should be called a “massacre.” It’s a subject of great concern and great seriousness. In 1984, the Sikh massacre, which they keep on calling “riots,” I said in the parliament that riots are those in which two groups are facing and attacking each other. But if they attack unarmed people and attack them in their homes and on the streets and burn them with tires and kerosene, kill the expecting daughters and sisters, those are not "riots". Those are “massacres". The Congress (political party) and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) have committed that massacre of the Sikh people in 1984.  Even after 31 years we have not received justice."
 

"In 1984, the Sikh massacre, which they keep on calling “riots,” I said in the parliament that riots are those in which two groups are facing and attacking each other. But if they attack unarmed people and attack them in their homes and on the streets and burn them with tires and kerosene, kill the expecting daughters and sisters, those are not "riots". Those are “massacres"."

- Avtar Singh, Karimpuri, Bahujan Samaj Party member and former member of the Rajya Sabha (lower house/senate of Indian Parliament)

"This is another issue for the Sikh people to think about. I have said it before and I am saying it again, that in India, the population of Sikhs was 1.9 percent in 2001, and in 2011 it was 1.7 percent. In 10 years, the Sikh population in India has gone down by 2 million. Not even Babur, Jahangeer or Aurangzeb could kill 2 million Sikhs as what Badal has done. That is why the Sikh people must realize that the RSS agenda is that of creating a Hindu nation (Hindu rashtra). I would like to thank sister (Phan Kumari), Ms. Mayawati, BSP national leader, for having the courage to say the same (about the RSS in public statements)."
 

2001 Sikh population in India = 1.9%

2011 Sikh population in India = 1.7%

"In 10 years, the Sikh population in India has gone down by 2 million. Not even Babur, Jahangeer or Aurangzeb could kill 2 million Sikhs as what Badal has done. That is why the Sikh people must realize that the RSS agenda is that of creating a Hindu nation (Hindu rashtra)."

- Avtar Singh, Karimpuri, Bahujan Samaj Party member and former member of the Rajya Sabha (Indian Parliament)