The recent events taking place in Punjab have been heart breaking for all Sikhs across the globe. The actions taken against our master Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji are heart wrenching and extremely sad. The leadership of Punjab failed to stand with and provide support to their fellow citizens. Instead, two Sikhs part of a peaceful protest against the Beadbi of our Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji were shot by the police! It was only then that the Sikh nation residing in the rest of the world also began finding out about the events taking place in Punjab.
In times of crisis like these, it is of utmost importance to first bring awareness of these sad events to the rest of the nation and wake them up. In this regard many of our Youth have been very vocal in spreading awareness online and applaud the actions of organizations such as BasicsOfSikhi. Secondly, we need to stand united as Khalsa Panth to take cohesive and positive action to resolve and prevent events from re-occurring.
It is not part of the Sikh character to attack each other or other religious communities but rather we should focus on the real culprits behind the events. It is encouraging to see the Sikhs of North America and Europe coming together and standing shoulder-to-shoulder to condemn these events. May Guru Sahib help us through these tough times and guide the Sikh Nation to a cohesive solution.
Bhai Sahib Singh