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'Zaziya tax' taken from Sikhs by Taliban in Pakistan -Aurangzeb revived

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ref-news item today--'Zaziya tax' taken from Sikhs by Taliban in Pakistan -Aurangzeb revived !!

The Mughal Ruler Aurangzeb ,has been described as ''a great religious pious Muslim Emperor ,a simpleton who had no vices as he followed a strict Islam'' by UP and UPA text books .Today we read the news that Rs. 20 million Zaziya tax was paid by Sikhs living since centuries in Orakzai agency in FATA area of Pakistan..I think the great ruler's soul and his supporters all Over the sub continent would be smirking with approval of this rise of 'TRUE' Islamic rule again.This happenned as Pakistan state failed to give any protection of any kind of humane law to its Minorities.Here we in India are appointing a muslim lawyer ,with a written plea to Pakistan to appoint even a Pakistani lawyer ,for the mass murderer,A Kasab,a terrorist of Mumbai mayhem!!
Those amongst us all who ignore the rise of Radical Islam in Pakistan and in parts of India,Asia and UK ,and believe in 'GOOD TALIBAN' concept should wake up and take notice of such gross harrassment of minorities under a Muslim majority ''rule'' anywhere in the world,even in a districts or a towns,villages anywhere even in parts of India.
All of us know that there is no true religious freedom for any of the minorities in many parts of the GULF and Kingdom of Saud and our own envoys -many of them Muslims too are silent against many cases of gross injustice perpetrated on Indians there by the authorities their under garb of Islamic laws only due to pressure of petro dollar and job loss !
We all go on defending any tenet in any field implemented or defended by Radical Islam as a part of their ''culture'' even in our own Country forgetting that many times it is wrong and inhumane by any other standards any where else on the world.They disallow any changes in the common humane civic laws under garb of religion too.Many of their tenets,like anti family planning,anti women ,anti humane criminal civic laws may not stand modern humane basic rights today and many tryly humane pious Muslims and their leaders too should join hands to implement the relevant and humane interpretation of the law of the Faith they practice with Great discipline,brotherhood and intensity.
I would love to hear loud voices of protests from our own secular media and muslim Indian-Pakistani leaders ,against this inhumane tax a 'Zaziya' -- a black mail to let live -- levied on Sikhs a minority under a 'Islamic ' rule there.
I would like to hear protests even from radical Sikhs from across the border and in UK and Canada amny of whom who even still support a 'Khalistan' , to speak out with any guts against this injustice to our brethren Sikhs living in ' Islamic state of Pakistan'.
Those of us who ignore such signals would have to carry the burden of the disaster for the sub continent and world in general as more and more pious common Muslims all over the world are sucked into a vortex of following some radical ,medevial, irrelevant anti humane tenets under garb of religion by the few who do not know at all what a Religion is for .
Muslims all over could hold high the dignity of their Faith without harming the weak, innocents, women and minorities under their 'rule '.

Sikhs in Pakistan pay 20 mn to Taliban as jazia

Pakistan's Sikh community has been forced to pay Rs 20 million as jazia (religious tax) to the Taliban so as to return to their homes and resume business, a newspaper said on Thursday.
The minority Sikh community on Wednesday met the Taliban demand in return for "protection" in Orakzai Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Daily Times reported.

The Taliban then released Sikh leader Sardar Saiwang Singh and vacated the community's houses. The militia announced that the Sikhs were now free to live anywhere in the area.

"They also announced protection for the Sikh community, saying no one would harm them after they paid jazia. Sikhs who had left the agency would now return to their houses and resume business," an official said.

Mega blood donation camp today at Anandpur Sahib

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab will witness one of the biggest blood donation camps in the world March 10 during the Hola Mohalla celebrations at the Sikh shrine of Keshgarh Sahib, 90 km from here.

The blood donation camp, in which over 25,000 units of blood are being targeted for collection within 24 hours, is being organised jointly by the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Akal Purakh ki Fauj (Army of the Almighty).

The blood donation camp itself will be organised on the campus of the Khalsa College at Anandpur Sahib, an SGPC official said here. "The camp will help overcome the wrong notions about blood donation," he added.

He said that the Guinness Book of World Records has been invited for the historic and biggest-ever blood donation camp.

Sikhs and people from other communities are expected to arrive here from all over India and Punjab to participate in the festival and donate blood. Up to one million devotees are expected to come for the Hola Mohalla celebrations.

The annual Hola Mohalla festival is observed by the Sikh community at Anandpur Sahib to coincide with the Hindu festival of colours, Holi.

Hola Mohalla is famous for its colourful celebrations and the traditional valour and display of acrobatic martial art by the 'Nihang' (traditional warrior Sikh sect) community. During the festival, the Nihangs are divided into two camps, 'Hola' and 'Mohalla' and a mock battle takes place between the two sides.

Tens of thousands of people come to the festival every year in March. Anandpur Sahib is the place where the tenth Sikh Guru (master), Gobind Singh, had founded the 'Khalsa' (The Pure) on April 13, 1699. The modern Sikh religion, known for its bravery, sacrifice and entrepreneurship, derives much of its inspiration from the 'Khalsa Panth'.

Prakash utsav of Guru Gobind Singh

Sunday, January 4, 2009

khalsa is celebrating the parkash utsav of our father Guru Gobind Singh at patna sahib. nagar kirtan was held on friday.

Watch Live Video Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Watch Live Video stream from Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar only on
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