Date: 6/19/2005


CONTRIBUTED BY SIKH FORUM: WHY IS THERE NO HINDU HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN INDIA DESPITE THE FACT THAT AT LEAST TWENTY TIMES MORE HINDUS HAVE BEEN MASSACRED, BURNT ALIVE, SHOT DEAD, SLAUGHTERED, ABDUCTED, GANG RAPED OR BEHEADED BY THE MUSLIM INVADERS AND THEIR "FELLOW INDIAN" MUSLIMS WHO IN THE END TOOK AWAY ONE THIRD OF HINDUSTAN (1947) TO PROCLAIM "HINDU FREE" ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN? THE ANSWER IS THAT THE TERRIFIED HINDUS ARE CONDITIONED AND BRAINWASHED TO REGARD THEMSELVES NO MORE THAN "INSECTS AND VERMIN" IN THE WORLD OF MEN. THUS, WHAT AN IRONY WHEN TODAY THE HINDU "STALWARTS" ARE CRYING, "NO SIKH MEMORIAL TO THE MARTYRS" AND "NO SIKH HOLOCAUST MUSEUM"! .......................=============== In a message dated 16/06/2005 18:01:16 GMT Daylight Time, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX writes: Memorial to Bluestar Badal should control hardliners by S.S. Dhanoa The Shiromani Akali Dal Badal, it seems, has made it into an art to go for a tight rope walking in public affairs in Punjab. SAD threw open its doors to Hindus only recently. Perhaps the move upset some Sikh hardliners. Now the SGPC has come forward with a proposal for a memorial to those who died ** (sic) during Operation Bluestar in 1984 after 20 years of the tragedy. I do not know if the new proposal is intended to cover its earlier lapses when its leaders said nothing to the killer gangs operating from within the Golden Temple complex. Tragedies like Operation Bluestar or even bigger than that had taken place in Sikh history earlier too like the two "ghalugharas". It is said that more than 20,000 Sikhs died during "wada ghalughara" perpetrated by Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1762. When some Sikhs tried to make a bit too much of what the then small community had suffered, a Nihang Singh, according to Ratan Singh Bhangoo, got up to chide them declaring that what the community had lost was only the dross whereas what was left was pure gold. The Khalsa, thereafter, chalked out a programme to confront Abdali instead of crying over what can be called as the spilt milk. The memorial to the ghalughara was the reconstruction of the Golden Temple and cleaning of the holy sarovar through the sangat and the captives from among soldiers of Ahmed Shah Abdali. The Khalsa became the wall of concrete, as described by the late Prof Hari Ram Gupta, that permanently blocked the route of attack of the Muslim adventurers against India for ever. The Khalsa came to rule Punjab after only about 30 years of the great tragedy but no one went for putting up a memorial to the ghalughara victims. There is one more great difference between the ghalugharas and the Operation Bluestar holocaust. The Sikhs were victims of totally unprovoked attacks in both ghalugharas whereas in Operation Bluestar leaders of the Sikhs had a contributory role in generating various events that brought about Operation Bluestar. The Sikhs under Guru Hargobind had picked up a fight with the Mughal faujdar over a hunting falcon that made the faujdar attack Amritsar. Guru Hargobind had so arranged that when the Mughal army entered Amritsar, the moved out of the town so that their fighting did not cause any harm to the innocent citzenery of Amritsar. He fought the faujdar outside the city. The Dharam Yudh Morcha of the SAD had started from outside Amritsar but the SAD moved to the Golden Temple complex to make common cause with Sant Bhindranwale, who soon came to assume the position of a frankenstein calling the shots, pushing the SAD to play a second fiddle to him. Sant Bhindranwale moved to Akal Takht. There would have been no Operation Bluestar, if at any time till even the 5th June, Bhindranwale had moved out of the Golden Temple complex. The SGPC has to share responsibility for everything that happened in the Golden Temple complex during those murky days and also for permitting Bhindranwale to occupy Akal Takht as his abode. The alliance of the SAD with Bhindranwale for the dharam yudh morcha for the first time invited questions about non-violence as a strategy for the Akali agitation. Progressively Bhindranwale was able to ridicule the Akali strategy and commend his alternative of motor-cycle mounted armed Sikh youths as more effective weapons for achieving the perceived Sikh goals. He could get away with challenging Badal and almost silenced Sant Longowal from questioning him. The result was that by the time Operation Bluestar was mounted in 1984 the SAD stood isolated in India. The carnage was worse than what had been perpetrated by General Dyer in 1919 but it invited no anger or even anguish from the rest of India other than the Sikhs. The anger that got generated among the Sikhs over the destruction of the Akal Takht and other excesses that got committed during Operation Bluestar alienated many Sikhs, particularly abroad, from the mainstream which even the appointment of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister has failed to assuage fully even now. The construction of a memorial Operation Bluestar would keep the old wounds festering without any benefit to the Sikh community. One of the bitter lessons that Punjabis seem to have learnt after a decade of bloodshed and violence has been that their destiny stood linked together and that they had to turn their back to the separatism and violence being preached by self-seeking leaders and pseudo-intellectuals, in order to take Punjab further as the vanguard state of India. It is in this that Mr Prakash Singh Badal had taken the lead to stand for Punjabiat only a short while ago. He had refused to merge his faction of the SAD with others who stood more for separatism although they tried to take shelter behind the authority of jathedars like the Jathedar of the Akal Takhat etc. The whole of Punjab, cutting across all communal boundaries came out to back Badal on his platform of Panjabiat. I believe that the call for putting up a memorial has been given by the SAD leaders who do not share the vision of Punjab as has all along been supported by Mr.Badal as a sort of trial balloon for political fireworks without being very serious about it. Still I think that it would be appropriate for Mr Badal to nip the idea in the bud before it leads to any tension or misgivings in the minds of the people of Punjab. The writer *** is a former Chief Secretary of Punja ....................==================== *** So what if the writrer is the former Chief Secretary of Punjab, East Bengal or North Kashmir. He is still a "midget" in manly terms if he has not noticed ITALIAN BORN mother of his nation and ABDUL KALAM the Supreme Commander of his Bharatvarsha with orders to shoot dead any Hindu "Karsewak" marching on Ayodhya. ** DIED? Those who DIED were NEHRU, INDIRA AND RAJIV. These Sikh HEORES mentioned by the writer of Indian "coolie colony" were MARTYRS. On the other hand those who DIED were all the staff, "baboos and baboons" of THE TRIBUNE itself. They used to LIVE in Lahore until the dark midnight of Autust 14, 1947. They are now back in life on UNION TERRITORY that is shared by YAK-AB (Land of One River) and Haryana. The HINDU editor is quite happy to be living" in BROKEN BHARAT (Partitioned Indian Secular State) or P.I.S.S. .....................=================== CONTRIBUTION RECEIVED FROM SIKH FORUM EARLIER: MEMORIAL TO THE DEAD. One did not realise the immense courage and guts of the Jews to put up dozens of Holocaust museums to recall their dead. They ran the risk of annoying, or offending, all the Germans on earth. Now look at our PARTITIONED Indian Secular State (P.I.S.S.) where both Hindus and Sikhs, who hold world record in slavery and being killed and massacred, are hesitant, reluctant, or unable, to set up a suitable Memorial to their Dead. By the way, PAKISTAN itself is the most glorious Memorial to the Muslim Dead of Hindustan. What have the SIKHS and the Hindus got to show? The ruins in Ayodhya, the huge mosques in Varanasi and Mathura where once the grand temples stood, or the status of Sri Nankana Sahib and Lahore? The dilemma of erecting a Memorial was faced by the Jewish leaders before their first Memorial went up. During deliberations whether it will annoy the Germans or not, said one, “Do not look at yourselves through the eyes of HITLER and feel FEAR freeze the bone marrow in your spines.” All then agreed to put up a Memorial that would act as a deterrent to the killers and dictators as well as being a great reminder to the coming generations as to what their forefathers had gone through during the previous centuries in order to survive. Today there is not one, but TWENTY Jewish Holocaust Museums on earth, two in South America and three in the USA, showing the world the determination of the brave Jews' to survive by defying the Will of their enemies in the centuries to come. A Sikh minister, MLA, MP, journalist, politician, shopkeeper or businessman who opposes the idea of a Sikh Holocaust Museum, even a tall Memorial to our glorious Dead, ought to go and see one of these in Jerusalem, Vilnius or Prague. The British built India Gate in the centre of India's capital with the names of the fallen heroes, in order to INSPIRE the Indian youth to join the army in their thousands. They were VICTORIOUS in two World Wars, having conquered the world including our Khalsa Empire, due to their honouring the Spirit of their Dead. Sikhs are supposed to be brave while the Jews and the British have no benefit of "Amrit" or Five "K's". So what is wrong with our Sikh Spirit today with so many "Bunya Sardars" dilly dallying over the question of a Memorial to our glorious dead who perished in the decomposing and disintegrating "Hindu" world where East Bengal can go sovereign with Indira Khan's blessings, but not East Punjab because she perceived her Sikh subjects as "fair game" or as serfs and slaves? She looked at the Khalsa in the way Emperor Aurangzeb looked at the Hindus and Hitler looked at the Jews and Gypsies. Why did the memorial to the dead of 1947 not go up immediately in the same year, and why has it taken TWENTY ONE years before the idea of a suitable Memorial to the Dead of 1984 has even been mooted? Those small SIKH "pygmies and mental dwarfs", who do not want a Memorial to the Dead of 1947, see themselves through the eyes of Bapu Gandhi, and those who still do not wish to erect a tall Memorial to the dead of 1984 see themselves through the eyes of Indira KHAN. It is amazing to see that in the world of INFERIOR "Indian coolie" none has deduced anything from the ignoble manner of death of both "Bapu" and Indira! It is time to look at ourselves afresh through OUR OWN eyes, especially if one has taken Amrit of the Tenth Master. The world is watching whether some spirit is left in the Sikh Panth, or whether we have also SUNK to the Hindus' state of demoralisation on the issue of Memorials to our dead. NB: We,**, will be watching closely at the Sikh performance on the issue. We hope it will not be like the "goat's" performance when we tried to keep Sri Nankana Sahib in the INDIAN Punjab. ........................000000000