Shock in Community After Sikh RCMP Officer Allegedly Commits Suicide

The worldwide Sikh community is in shock after the news of Jasmine Thiara, a RCMP officer in Canada took her life according to reports on social media sites. According to reports the RCMP officer took her life by shooting herself on February 21, 2021.

The news first came on social media by Facebook user Kartar Singh:

The news was further confirmed by users on Twitter.

First responder Pascal Rodier wrote on Twitter:

“Cst Jasmine Thiara #64971 from Richmond. Say her name. She’ll get no parade, no medal and no address. She’ll be barely mentioned in the public news. Yet she served all the citizens of her community as part of law enforcement. Because of how she died she’ll never be mentioned.”

The Hamilton Police Association wrote on Twitter:

Those who knew Jasmine posted on Twitter:

Pro Farm Law Car Rally in San Francisco Draws 9 Cars, 3 from the same person

A pro farm law rally occurred in San Francisco, California where about only 9 cars showed up where 3 were allegedly from the same person. Many on social media found the event hysterical and posted on social media.

A video of the car rally shows just about 9 cars that appeared to go around an empty shopping area.

Bollywood actor Richa Chadha commented on the rally:

Sikhs from San Francisco countered the rally and in 2 hours hundreds of cars showed up:

The Incredible Selfless Service by Canadian MP Kamal Khera Receives Appreciation

Canadian Sikh MP Kamal Khera, a registered nurse takes it upon herself to help in Canada’s vaccination efforts.

The MP of Brampton West was a hero by serving on the front lines when the coronavirus pandemic hit Canada in March 2020. She fearlessly put back her scrubs to assist in the nursing shortage. Despite knowing the tremendous risks of the coronavirus, she bravely came into the aid of patients by volunteering at the local nursing home.

Canadian MP Kamal Khera helps in vaccination efforts.

Unfortunately, she became ill with the coronavirus in March of 2020 but after recovering she continued to aid patients using her registered nurse experience.

Now, Kamal Khera is using her experience as a registered nurse by helping in Canada’s vaccination efforts. The MP of Canada has set a strong example of courage and came in when Canada needed her most. A true selfless service human being, she’s proven that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Kamal Khera made a successful recovery and quickly came back to the frontlines.  

Despite working hard for her constituents in the medical field, she continued her work by bringing in 113 millions dollars to aid Brampton’s transit network.

In the education sector, she’s helped in bringing $763.34 million for Ontario to get kids safely back into classrooms. The commitment of Kamal to Brampton West and her community truly stands out and sets her apart from many politicians. It’s truly a rare occurrence that a public servant wholeheartedly commits her life to literally improve the lives of the people she serves.

Kamal Khera is a true example of putting words to actions and a true selfless servant. 

RN Canadian Sikh MP Kamal Khera Helps in Vaccinations Efforts at Local Hospital

Canadian Sikh MP Kamal Khera, a registered nurse takes it upon herself to help in Canada’s vaccination efforts.

The MP of Brampton West was a hero by serving on the front lines when the coronavirus pandemic hit Canada in March 2020. She fearlessly put back her scrubs to assist in the nursing shortage. Despite knowing the tremendous risks of the coronavirus, she bravely came into the aid of patients by volunteering at the local nursing home.

Unfortunately, she became ill with the coronavirus in March of 2020 but after recovering she continued to aid patients using her registered nurse experience.

Now, Kamal Khera is using her experience as a registered nurse by helping in Canada’s vaccination efforts. The MP of Canada has set a strong example of courage and came in when Canada needed her most. A true selfless service human being, she’s proven that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Kamal Khera assisting in the vaccination efforts:

MP Brampton West Kamal Khera in scrubs assisting in vaccination efforts.

When Kamal became ill with Covid-19 she issued the following heartfelt letter to her constituents and the public:

Kamal Khera letter to constituents

Kamal Khera made a successful recovery and quickly came back to the frontlines. Here is a photo of her in May 2020.

Kamal Khera May 2020

Despite working hard for her constituents in the medical field, she continued her work by bringing in 113 millions dollars to aid Brampton’s transit network.

Kamal Khera making the announcement of two economic and infrastructure projects.

In the education sector, she’s helped in bringing $763.34 million for Ontario to get kids safely back into classrooms. The commitment of Kamal to Brampton West and her community truly stands out and sets her apart from many politicians. It’s truly a rare occurrence that a public servant wholeheartedly commits her life to literally improve the lives of the people she serves.

Kamal Khera is a true example of putting words to actions and a true selfless servant.

Sikh Family Reunites Deaf Muslim Boy After Raising Him For 9 Years

In what has to be one of the greatest humanitarian gestures, a Sikh family adopted a missing Muslim boy named Abdul Razak after he went missing from UP and ended up in Punjab. The boy whose medically deaf was 6 years old when he went missing from UP and somehow ended up in Punjab.

The Fatehgarh Sahib family raised the child for 9 years and paid for his schooling at the School for the Deaf in Patiala. Gurnam Singh who adopted the child made every effort to locate the family of the boy but he was unsuccessful.

The boy formed a strong connection with the family and the Sikh family provided the boy with all his needs. The boy whose deaf from birth taught sign language to the family and bonded with the family.

The boy was relocated with his biological family through social media.

Photo of Sikh Man Taking Selfie While in Police Custody Goes Viral

A photo of a Sikh man taking a selfie and holding a Kirpan with the other hand while in police custody has gone viral on social media. The photo shows the Sikh man in rising spirits and despite being in custody, he takes a selfie.

The photo which was seen on various social media networks has drawn the attention of people around the world.

A popular Twitter Cow Momma handle posted the photo asking who the Sikh person is:

People reacted to the photo:

Lakha Sidhana Issues Video, Squashes Rumors of Arrest

Lakha Sidhana went live on his social media showing that he was not under arrest. He appealed to the youngsters to not give up on the farmers movement.

In recent days, social media was filled with posts stating that Lakha Sidhana was arrested but the recent live video has squashed those rumors.

Here is the video:

Indian Magazine’s Story on Askhay Kumar Goes Viral

An Indian magazine The Caravan has gone on record to expose Bollywood’s biggest star Akshay Kumar on him becoming the poster boy for the BJP government. The article has had tremendous response from people around the world.

Excerpt from Caravan Article:

AKSHAY KUMAR loves India. He really does. He has said so in his movies, in his advertisements and in his tweets.

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to its knees, and the actor was grounded. The final round of promotions for his film Sooryavanshi had to becancelled since the Maharashtra government started telling people not to leave their homes. The release of the cop drama, the latest in the filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s oeuvre, was postponed indefinitely. 

But still, Kumar was as busy as he could be, for his work as a performer in recent times has hardly been limited to films. During the COVID-19 crisis, he came to play the role of the responsible superstar and the morale-booster-in-chief on social media. His Twitter posts were a flood of upbeat content. He pledged a Rs 25-crore donation within minutes of Narendra Modi announcing the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations fund, or PM-CARES. When the prime minister said that the country should show solidarity with its healthcare workers by banging pots and pans, Kumar posted a video of himself loudly beating a thali outside his home. He put together a song of hope, lit a diya, hosted a benefit concert, and told people to stay safe and stay home. In June, when the government wanted to lift lockdown restrictions, Kumar made a public-service advertisement telling people not to worry, to wear masks, to go out but be careful. If the government had a message that season, it seemed Kumar was the messenger.

Read the full article at The Caravan

Here is the response from Twitter on the article:

Police Stops Car Rally in Front of Gurdwara Citing Tensions Between Communities

A group of 50 cars attempted to do a car rally in front of Gurdwara Sahib in Glenwood in Sidney, Australia but was stopped by the police citing tensions between the two religious communities.

Allegedly RSS and BJP affiliated people attempted to rally in front of the Gurdwara to show support for the farm laws but the police prevented any mishaps from happening.

The Australian Sikh community has been vocal against the farm laws passed in India and have raised their voice asking for repeal.

Before the car rally could turn towards the Gurdwara Sahib road, the police had alerted people in the Gurdwara to remain alert and stopped the 50 cars before they reached the intersection heading towards the Gurdwara.

The police had cited that religious slogans were being chanted by the participants in the car rally which raised a concern for security purposes.

The police stated there was a concern and several police cars followed the rally to monitor the situation.

Chief Inspector Adam Philips, Granville Police Station, told Indian Link“The car rally, we believe, was simply going to aggravate the current situation between the two communities, which is why the rally was stopped.”

The Quint reported:

A video footage released on social media shows religious raising slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ along with waving of the Indian flag.

The Australian Sikh Association and Glenwood Gurdwara Sahib released a statement stating that Sikhs can be easy targets due to “their unique appearance in turbans and facial hair.”

Over 75 American NGOs Publish Letter in Top Newspaper in Support of Farmers Protest

Some of America’s top activists and NGOs came together to publish a full page letter in the New York Times, America’s most read newspaper. The letter was a joint statement for the over 60 groups and individuals who came out in support of the farmers protests.

Here is the letter tweeted by Simranjeet Singh:

Valerie Kaur tweeted in favor the farmers protests:

Rupi Kaur tweeted:

Hindus for Human Rights came in support of the farmers protest by supporting the letter:

Justice for Migrant Women supported the cause:

A group called Win Without War came in support of the farmers by being one of the supporters:

Amnesty International USA came in support:

The Sikh Coalition thanked the 75 organizations for their support:

8 Must Know Facts About Sahibzaada Ajit Singh Ji

Sahibzada Ajit Singh (11 February 1687 – 7 December 1705), the eldest of four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, was born to Mata Jito ji (also known as Mata Sundari ji) at Paonta sahib on 11 February 1687.

Here are 8 Facts about Sahibzaada Ajit Singh:

  1. Soon after the creation of the Khalsa on 30 March, 1699, he had his first test of skill. A Sikh sangat coming from Pothohar, Northwest Punjab, was attacked and looted on the way by the Ranghars of Nuh, a short distance from Anandpur Sahib across the River Sutlej. Guru  Gobind Singh sent Sahibzada Ajit Singh, barely 12 years of age then, to that village. Ajit Singh at the  head of 100 Sikhs reached there on 23 May, 1699, punished the Ranghars and recovered the looted property.

2.Once a Brahman came to Guru Gobind Singh’s darbar. He complained that some Pathans of Bassi, near Hoshiarpur had taken his newly-wedded wife away by force. Sahibzada Ajit Singh offered to help the Brahman to recover his wife. As instructed by Guru Gobind Singh, on 7 March 1703 he took out 100 horsemen to Bassi, near Hoshiarpur. With this band of young brave Sikhs, Baba Ajit Singh fell upon Bassi during the night. He arrested the Pathans responsible for the wicked deed. He recovered the Brahman’s wife. He took the wicked Pathans to Anandpur the following morning. The Brahman’s wife was restored to him. The wicked Pathans were punished, suitably and severely.

3. In the prolonged siege of Anandpur in 1705, Sahibzada Ajit Singh again displayed his qualities of courage and steadfastness.  When, at last, Anandpur was vacated on the night of 5-6 December, 1705, he was given command of the rearguard.

4. An unequal but grim battle commenced with the sunrise on 7 December, 1705 – in the words of Guru Gobind Singh’s Zafarnamah, a mere forty defying a million.  The besieged, after they had exhausted the meagre stock of ammunition and arrows, made sallies in batches of five each to engage the encircling host with sword and spear. Sahibzada Ajit Singh led one of the sallies and laid down his life fighting in the thick of the battle.  Gurudwara Qatalgarh now marks the spot where he fell, followed by Sahibzada Jujhar Singh.

5. An annual fair is held in commemoration of their martyrdoms on the 8th of the Bikrami month of Poh (December/January). The martyrdom of two of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh in the battle of Chamkaur is substantiated by a contemporary record in the form of an official letter preserved in a MS., Ahkami Alamgiriby Emperor Aurarigzib’s official letter writer, Mirza ‘Inayat Ullah Khan Ismi (1653-1725). The relevant extract from the MS., translated into English, reads:


Received the letter containing miscellaneous matters including the arrival of Gobind, the worshipper of Nanak, to a place 12 kos from Sirhind; the despatch of a force of 700 with artillery and other material; his being besieged and vanquished in the haveli [i.e. large walled house] of a zamindar of village Chamkaur and the killing of his two sons and other companions; and the capture of his mother and another son.

6. Guru Gobind Singh thanked God for helping Ajit Singh to live up to his father’s expectations. The Guru thus proved that for the cause he was fighting, he would not hesitate to offer his own sons for sacrifice, while demanding the same supreme sacrifice from his Sikhs. The Sikhs were as dear to him as his own sons.

7. Ajitgarh, one of the largest cities in Punjab lying adjacent to its capital Chandigarh, has been named in the memory of Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Ajitgarh (‘Home of Ajit’). It is located in the district of the state which is also named after him Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar District.

8. When Baba Ajit Singh attained Shaheedi, Guru Sahib roared a Jaikara of “Sat Siri Akal” full of emotions and courage – a salutation to the Almighty for the blessing of such a brave son.

Sources: Sikhiwiki, DiscoverSikhism, and AllAboutSikhs.com

Boy Gets Tattoo of Deep Sidhu on Arm

A video has gone viral on social media which shows a young man with a tattoo of Deep Sidhu and Red Fort with the Nishan Sahib. The man got the tattoo on his hand in support of Deep Sidhu, he appears to be a fan of the Punjabi actor.

While many have supported Deep Sidhu on social media, there are a significant amount of people who oppose the actor also.

The actor has been part of the farmers protests since the start. He launched his own protest site at Shambu border with Haryana and Punjab in June and joined the farmer groups towards the march to Delhi.

Deep Sidhu was often seen in live videos late at night having food with farmers and getting their thoughts on the issue.