Date: 13 Aug 2012


The shooting in a gurdwara in America on Sunday , August 5, 2012, shook the entire Sikh world. It was the most tragic incident in recent years. Sikhs never had such “mass” murder since the day when 36 innocent Sikhs were stood against the wall in Chattisinghpura, South Kashmir, and shot dead. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Before that it was the genocide of 1984, not to forget the hundreds of thousands of Sikhs and millions of Hindus murdered in cold blood during 1946 and 1947 (Noakhali and West Punab respectively). \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ But the massacre in the USA is especially painful since there is no record of the Sikhs provoking anybody or laying claim to territory or political power. “If you look like the enemy then you are treated like the enemy, “ said one American candidly. He was referring to the AL QAIDA and the TALIBAN who have declared America their Enemy No. 1. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The Sikh admitted that they never tell the people who they are and what their ethos is. The American replied, “NO, it is not necessary to TELL the people as to who you are. Just win ONE gold medal at the World Olympics and the whole world will want to know who the Sikhsa are.” “The media will give coverage, the journalists will write papers on the reason as to why the Sikhs keep long beards and wear turbans. After that people in America will not only understand the reasons beind the uncut hair and the turbans, but also love and even respect the Sikhs.” The Sikh mused, “He has a point” \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\So, how sad it is that not one Sikh millionaire or organization in the West or even the Chief Minister of the Punjab, has supported any Sports among the Sikh youth. Tiny Jamaica and Lithuania, the winners of Gold medals, are better known to the world than the Punjab, even India, that did not win any gold medal.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Now let us see how many gold medals the Sikh youths are going to win at the next World Olympics in 1916. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 13 Aug 12. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ===== 000000000