THE FOLLOWING INPUT IS RECEIVED FROM AN AGGRIEVED SIKH, LOOKING UP TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO DEFEND HIS DIGNITY AND RIGHTS ABROAD AS AT HOME.
BUT THE FOOLS OUGHT TO KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT OF INDIA IS AS DEAD TO THE HINDUS OF EAST BENGAL AND SOUTH KASHMIR AS THEY WERE TO THE PLIGHT OF INDIANS BEING KICKED BY IDI AMIN OF UGANDA AND THRASHED BY COL RABUKA OF FIJI.
THE NEWS IS IN, THAT A SIKH BOY WILL GO TO HIS SCHOOL IN FRANCE DEFYING THE BAN ON HEAD DRESS (the turban) THERE.
THE ISSUE CAME INTO HEADLINES ONLY BECAUSE OF THE SEPARATIST, TERRORISTIC, TROUBLE MAKER, STARTERS OF MISCHIEF, THE “FIGHTING, FEUDING, DISGRUNTLED, PROVOKING, CHALLENGING” MINORITY IN ANY SETTLED SECULAR CIVILISED SOCIETY, THE MUSLIMS, WHO PARTITIONED EVEN THE PUNJAB.
ONE CAN SEE MUSLIM FEMALE ANNOUNCERS, FILM ACTRESSES, DANCERS, PROSTITUTES, OFFICE SECRETARIES, FASHION DESIGNERS RECEPTIONISTS AND CHAMBER MAIDS IN HOTELS, WAITRESSES IN HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS, AND TAXI DRIVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD, WITHOUT ANY HEAD DRESS.
DON'T WE KNOW OF THE BELLY DANCERS OF EGYPT? NONE IS A HINDU OR CHRISTIAN?
SINCE THE FIRST ARRIVAL OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE THEY HAVE BEEN GOING TO SCHOOL WITHOUT ANY HEAD DRESS BUT SLOWLY AND SLOWLY, THEIR DEMANDS STARTED GROWING, AND THEN BUILT UP IN CRESCENDO- FIRST SEPARATE P.E. CLASSES FROM BOYS UNDER TEENS, THEN THE SALWAR KAMEEZ IN SCHOOLS, THEN THE HALAL MEAT IN SCHOOLS, THEN THE PRAYER HALL IN SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES, THEN THE DEMAND FOR ARABIC CLASSES, THEN THE SHARIA LAW IN CANADA, THEN THE HEAD DRESS FOR GIRLS IN FRANCE. WHERE AND WHEN WILL IT ALL END? IT IS NO SECRET, IT WILL END WHEN EUROPE BECOMES ISLAMIC LIKE PAKISTAN.
THE SIKHS HAVE WORN THE TURBAN SINCE THE VERY INCEPTION OF THEIR RELIGION. THEIR TURBANS ARE SEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD INCLUDING THE LAND RULED BY TALIBAN UP TO INDONESIA. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY TROUBLE. IT IS ESSENTIALLY AN ITEM OF THEIR RELIGION. HEAD DRESS FOR MUSLIM FEMALES IS NOT. FEMALE CIRCUMCISION, DIVORCE ON SAYING THE WORD THREE TIMES, FOUR WIVES AND AMPUTATION OF LIMBS, MAY WELL BE.
IN THE TIME OF MOHAMMED ONLY HIS CONCUBINES AND SEVERAL WIVES HAD TO COVER THEIR FACES BECAUSE OF HIS MISTRUST OF HIS SLAVES, SOLDIERS AND SERVANTS. THAT IS WHY HE ALSO BANISHED THEM FROM MOSQUES. WE SEE ONLY MEN AND BOYS AT NAMAZ IN A MOSQUE.
IF AT THE AGE OF 56 HE TOOK A GIRL OF 8 TO BE HIS WIFE, THEN HE WOULD ORDAIN THAT SHE BE INVISIBLE TO ALL OTHER MEN AND YOUNG BOYS OF HER OWN AGE. WOULDN'T HE?
FOR MUSLIM FEMALES TO DEMAND TO WEAR HEAD DRESS IN FRANCE IS PROVOCATIVE. WHY DON’T THESE FEMALES ALL GO TO THE PARADISE FROM WHERE THEY FLED TO FRANCE, THE PARADISE OF THEIR OWN RASUL ALLAH, THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC? THE BEST ON EARTH OUGHT TO BE PAKISTAN, FOUNDED ON THE BLOOD AND BONES OF HINDUS AND SIKHS LIVING THERE IN PEACE SINCE THE TIME OF ALEXANDER'S INVASION IN 325 B.C.
THE FOLLOWING NEWS ITEM AND THE COMMENT UPON IT IS VERY TRAGIC.
THE QUESTION ARISES, WHAT ABOUT THE SIKH COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, AND IF THEY HAPPEN TO COME FROM INDIA, AND STILL BEAR THE INDIAN PASSPORTS, THEN WHAT ABOUT SONIA KHAN, THE SO-CALLED “RASHTRAMATA” OF HINDUSTAN, THE POWER BEHIND MANMOHAN SINGH, AND THE VERY PRESIDENT, ABDUL KALAM?
SHOULD THEY NOT MAKE A DIRECT APPROACH TO THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT? SHOULD THE INDIAN AMBASSADOR NOT UTTER A WORD? IS THERE ANY SIKH STAFF AT THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN PARIS? DOES ANY EMPLOYEE FROM THERE HAVE ANY BOY WEARING TURBAN OF SCHOOL GOING AGE?
IS HE GOING TO “LUMP” THE FRENCH ORDER LIKE THEIR FATHER OF NATION, RASHTRAPITA, BAPU GANDHI LUMPED PARTITON OF INDIA, AND DIVISION OF PUNJAB?
SOMEONE WHO KNOWS A BIT OF HISTORY OF INDIA WILL RECALL THAT THE SIKHS WERE THE RULERS OF LAHORE ONCE. THEN THEY UNITED TO CHASE THOSE WHO HAD ABDUCTED NATIVE HINDU FEMALES AND WERE CARTING THEM OFF TO KABUL, KANDAHAR AND HERAT.
YET TODAY THEY ARE SENDING A LITTLE BOY TO FIGHT THE BATTLE ON EVERYBODY’S BEHALF.
THERE IS NO COMMENT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL THE ONLY SIKH CHIEF MINISTER IN BHARATVARSHA MUSTERS GUTS & COURAGE TO MOVE HIS CAPITAL TO PATIALA OR DECLARES CHANDIGARH TO BE THE TERRITORY OF EAST PUNJAB AND FIXE FIELD GUNS ON THE BORDER WITH INDIA TO WELCOME SONIA KHAN WHEN SHE COMES TO VISIT ANY TOWN OR CITY IN EAST PUNJAB.
Dear Sikh Sangat (congregation),
I congratulate the 14 year old Sikh Boy and his parents, for going to school, wearing Turban.
However, it is not required by an underage child to bear the brunt of this struggle while the Sikh elders on that day will be watching in horror the mental trauma of the child.
I send Glass Bangles to the Sikh Primeminister of India, SGPC, and Captain Amrinder Singh Chiefminister of Punjab sitting on Union Territory, to wear them on that day and watch the fun from the safe distance. Shame on you.
(NAME WITHHELD by site owner)
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> FRENCH SIKH SCHOOLBOY WILL DEFY LAW AND WEAR TURBAN TO SCHOOL - UNICEF WILL MEET UNITED SIKHS TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE
Paris, France –
Jasvir Singh, a 14 year-old French Sikh schoolboy says that he will defy the ban and wear his Turban to school, which re-opens next week. He said that he is forced to defy the law of the land because he cannot defy his Faith. Jasvir Singh, from Bobigny, a Paris suburb, told UNITED SIKHS that he believes that all French Sikh schoolchildren will defy the law, which comes into effect next week.
> The President of the French UNICEF committee, Jacques Hintzy has agreed to meet UNITED SIKHS to discuss the ban on ‘religious symbols’, which will force French schoolchildren to break the law to practise their faith.
> “The President said that he will meet UNITED SIKHS’ representatives after we convene a meeting on 7th September to discuss the issue,” said Mr Gilles Paillard, director general of the French UNICEF committee.
> Mr Damien Personnaz, UNICEF spokesman in Geneva, said that UNITED SIKHS has a legitimate right to raise concerns with UNICEF in France.
“Whilst it is the decision of the French UNICEF committee as to what course of action to take, UNITED SIKHS has a legitimate right to ask UNICEF to seek an explanation from the French government, and in particular the French Education Ministry, for their non-compliance as a signatory to The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), in particular a child’s right to religious freedom,” Mr Personnaz told Kudrat Singh, UNITED SIKHS director in France. >
> UNITED SIKHS wrote to UNICEF on 9th Aug 2004, together with a letter of plea from Jasvir Singh, to bring to their notice that many Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Christian schoolchildren will be forced to decide if they should break the law or act according to their faith by wearing their article of faith. UNITED SIKHS called upon UNICEF to intervene and ensure that no child is forced to break the law of his land.
> UNITED SIKHS has also written to Claire Brisset, the Defenseur des Enfants, Defender of Children, to intervene and prevent children from breaking the law and to defend the right of children to practise their faith peacefully. Ms Brisset is appointed by the French Government to defend the rights of children.
> “The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world, which encompasses civil rights and freedoms, family environment, basic health and welfare, education, leisure and cultural activities and special protection measures. The very “foundation principle” that underpins the rights of the children, will be violated by the ban. The best interests of the child; right to survival and development are at stake, said Mejindarpal Kaur, director, UNITED SIKHS.
> Next week, a school-going French Sikh child will bear a very heavy burden on his shoulders: should he leave his Turban at home or does he break the law and walk through the school gates with his Turban on his head.
> It is a heavy burden for a child to bear but like other French Sikh schoolchildren, Jasvir Singh bears it alone. He knows that his elders and community leaders at home and abroad have tried and failed to fight for his right to wear his Turban. His parents wait patiently yet impatiently for the French Government to deliver the promise made to the Sikh community, both in private and at public and diplomatic levels- that a Sikh schoolchild will not be asked to remove his Turban.
> This law will also burden a Muslim, Jewish and Christian child who will be banned from wearing his/her ‘religious symbols’ when French public schools reopen next week. “This must be the first time, unprovoked and in peacetime, that a right to practise ones religion has been stripped in one fell swoop,” said Mejindarpal Kaur .
> UNITED SIKHS, a global human development organisation led the Right To Turban campaign with a global petition, barely a week after President Jacques Chirac announced last December that he would be tabling a bill that would ban the wearing of ‘religious symbols’ at public schools. See http://www.unitedsikhs.org/rtt/index.htm
> UNITED SIKHS directors have attended all meetings with the French government called by and for the French Sikh community. The French Sikhs have moved no further forward from where they stood when the bill was tabled in Parliament.
> The Right To Turban campaign created an awareness and Sikhs throughout the world came alive to the issue. There is no more room for awareness as now there is awareness. There is no more room for diplomacy as the diplomats have spoken and failed.
> The Sikh Turban is required to be worn by a Sikh who has long unshorn hair tied as a top- knot, in order to cover his head. We submit that to ask a Sikh to remove his/her Turban would be asking him/her to perform an impossible act, for the reasons outlined below. A Sikh is inseparable from his or her Turban, which has been worn for centuries to cover his/her unshorn hair. The Sikh faith promotes a follower's devotion to God. To a Sikh his/her unshorn hair and turban are mandatory but not every turban wearing person is a Sikh. Unshorn hair, and by extension the Turban, is not a symbol or an article of clothing, as it does not symbolize: it is part of his/her being a Sikh.
> The Sikh Turban is an outward commitment of the mission given to all Sikhs to fight for truth, stand up against tyranny, and protect the weak – and by so doing to uphold "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity".
> The Sikh faith is monotheistic and propounds a life encompassing three virtues – earning an honest living, sharing what you earn, and worshipping the Supreme Creator. Today, the Sikh faith is the fifth largest faith group in the world and its people number 25 million around the world.
Past and Present:
> Despite the fact that there are over 10,000 Sikhs residing in France, the Stasi commission failed to consult or take into account the consequences this proposal poses to the French-Sikh population.
Therefore, the (SLEEPY**) Sikh community in France was unable to put its case for wearing the Turban to the commission.
> Historically, Sikhs have gallantly fought against oppression while wearing their Turbans. The Sikhs have a long and glorious
> relationship with France that dates back to the 19th century when military officers from Napoleon’s armies assisted Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Panjab in modernizing the Sikh army. Later, hundreds of thousands of Sikh soldiers fearlessly fought for French freedom during both World Wars, laying down their lives for the noble values that epitomize France’s principles of "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity".
> While wearing the Turban, Sikh soldiers fought for the Allied Forces, including the United States, England and France, in World War I and II. More than 100,000 Sikhs died to protect the honor and integrity of people of all faiths. It is not only sad but ironical and extremely painful that the community which fought for the freedom of France wearing their Turbans, now has to fight for the freedom to wear the Turban in France.
** WORD OF PRAISE FOR THE SIKH COMMUNITY ADDED.
They were also sleeping when LAHORE disappeared from under their feet in 1947.
THEY WERE SLEEPING WHEN INDIRA KHANUM ATTACKED GOLDEN TEMPLE IN JUNE 1984.
Among British MP's, we don't see the name of PIARA SINGH KHABRA, who ought to have gone to Paris to speak to his counterparts. He could have dragged his most unwilling friend KEITH VAZ, Labour MP, too, to give him moral support.
Keith Vaz ought to have special weight for two reasons: 1. He was the close friend of BOFORS CHOR (Rajiv Khan), and 2. He was Minister of State for Europe before he had to resign due to INEFFICIENCY and suspicion of fraud.