Basics of Sikhi’s YouTube account was disabled or deleted by YouTube outraging Sikhs worldwide. The account was not found when it was searched for in YouTube causing Sikhs to tweet and sent YouTube Support messages by the thousands.
Basics of Sikhi was founded by the late Bhai Jagraj Singh who motivated Sikhs around the world to learn about Sikhi and to embrace the faith. He created YouTube videos in a simple manner to teach the public how the philosophy of Sikhism. The Sikh youth connected with Bhai Jagraj Singh’s message and embraced the faith. Bhai Jagraj Singh travelled throughout the world to spread Guru Nanak’s message and founded the organization Everything’s13 to help support the various platforms in created such as Basics of Sikhi and the Sikh Press Association.
The legacy of Bhai Jagraj Singh laid in the hundreds of YouTube videos he created in a short span of time. The videos of him doing street parchar was seen by millions as it was the first time a Sikh speaker took to the streets to spread the message of the Gurus in a foreign country.
* BASICS OF SIKHI PAGE HACKED & REMOVED *— SikhPressAssociation (@SikhPA) January 19, 2021
The @everythings_13 Basics of Sikhi @YouTubeCreators channel on Sikhi(sm) has been hacked & suspended.
BOS, Sikh PA's sister org, helps millions everyday connect with Sikh philosophy, history & spirituality.#YouTubeReturnBasicsofSikhi pic.twitter.com/7hO5MQNVIZ
World Sikh Organization representative tweeted:
This is really unacceptable. @everythings_13 plays a critical role in the community and for Sikhs around the world. @YouTube please fix this hack and return the page to Basics of Sikhi and the entire Sikh community https://t.co/b2mOIDFpHt— Jaskaran Singh Sandhu (@JaskaranSandhu_) January 20, 2021
Ravi Singh of Khalsa Aid Tweeted:
guys, Basics of Sikhi youtube channel either got hacked or something went wrong on YouTubes end – it is now disabled.— Daily Sikh Updates (@DailySikhUpdate) January 19, 2021
This is a significant platform that caters to Sikhs & Non Sikhs alike to spread awareness of Sikhi. #BasicsofSikhiDown @YouTube @Google
Brother of Bhai Jagraj Singh (Late founder of Basics of Sikhi), Sunny Hundal Tweeted:
Here some more tweets asking YouTube to restore Basics of Sikhi account:
Vaheguru ji, @everythings_13 's YouTube channel, Basics of Sikhi, has been taken down from YouTube. This is really devastating as Basics of Sikhi has changed my life and so many others for the better. Please return the channel @YouTube @YouTubeCreators— Jasmin Kaur (@jasmin__ka) January 19, 2021
@everythings_13 is a non profit charity doing really inspiring work for the Sikh community through their YouTube channel – which apparently got hacked and they have lost access to. @YouTube @TeamYouTube please help them regain access and restore their channel.— SikhNet (@SikhNet) January 19, 2021