Gorkha Group Files Complaint Against ‘Pataal Lok’ Makers For Insulting Nepali Women

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma started a new commercial venture with a web series called ‘Pataal Lok’ and launched it on Amazon Prime Video.

The series was released and quickly garnered controversy surrounding objectionable content. Sikh groups wanted a rape scene removed which many in the community objected to.

A Ghorka group filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission for the use of ‘insulting, demeaning and derogatory’ language for women who speak Nepali in the second episode.

The group called the Arunachal Pradesh Ghorka Youth Association published the complaint on social media which they allege is sexist and the maligns their identity.

“The series seems to have hurt the community and there is a strong protest on social media by Nepali speaking people against this web series “Paatal Lok” for presenting such an insulting, demeaning and derogatory dialogue,” read the caption.

The community went onto say that the content is racist and stereotypes the Northeast people.

Sikhs Rescued Raped Women From West Pakistan

During the 1971 war against Pakistan in Bangladesh, General Jagjit Singh Arora and the Sikhs made a 90,000 strong Pakistani army surrender without any causalities. The Singhs shouting Jaikare (Sikh Slogan) Bole So Nihal ! Sat Sri Akal approached the war site.

After looking at the Sikhs and hearing the Jaikare the Pakistani General A. A. K. Niazi surrendered and all 90,000 Pakistani troops became prisoners of war.

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The Pakistani army fled the villages they had occupied along with many of the villagers. A Sikh soldier found a woman who was left behind in a Pakistani village. The soldier took care of the old lady, provided her with food, and tried to locate her family. This act of kindness was recorded in governmental files.

When the Sikh troops entered further into East Pakistan which is now Bangladesh, they found hundreds of woman left behind who were abducted by enemy troops and were raped. The Sikh Soldiers took off their jackets and many removed their turbans to cover the naked bodies of the woman.

One Bengali person who watched the incredible humanitarian effort unfold stated, “They took off their turbans and used them to wrap around the naked bodies of the women who were raped and left abandoned by the opposing forces.”

The Sikh troops provided protection for the women while they were under control of the country. The Sikhs soldiers made sure the woman were safe and returned them to their villages before leaving the country.

This kind act on part of the Sikh Soldiers is mentioned in the 1971 government files.

Sikhs have a very long history of protecting women on enemy grounds. Sikhs led the charge in the 1700s of bringing back abducted woman by Ahmed Shah Abdali from Delhi to be sold in Afghan markets. The Sikhs would attack the caravans of Abdali and bring back them women to their villages.

The Sikh faith teaches to help those in need with any means possible, it’s the essence of Sikhi and the Sikhi spirit.

How Pakistan Airlines Crashed in Karachi Killing 109 On Board

A plane carrying 107 people crashed into a residential neighborhood in Karachi Pakistan. The plane an Airbus A320 carried 107 people from Lahore. The plane crash was reported close to the Karachi airport. The plane was identified as a military plane operated by the Pakistan International Airlines.

A spokesperson for the aviation authority stated the following:

“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.

Here is how the plane must have crashed:

PIA AirPlane Crashed Today in Karachi Real Video

Posted by Pakistan Central on Friday, May 22, 2020

Abdul Sattar, the spokesperson for the Pakistan International Airlines stated that the plane carried 90 passengers along with 8 crew members and was to land at Jinnah International airport from Lahore. A rescue operation started in Karachi as emergency personnel arrived on scene. Videos of the incident went viral on social media showing the plane in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

Videos from the scene:

Densely populated area

Pakistan had recently allowed commercial flights to operate after the lock down due to the corona virus.

Raping Scene Draws Outrage from Worldwide Sikh Community

A worldwide outrage has occurred after a scene from the new Amazon web series ‘Pataal Lok’ shows a Sikh man raping a woman. The scene appeared on Episode 3 of the series which has caused anger among the Sikh community. The Sikhs are generally regarded to be the savior of women and have done so throughout history. Amritdhari Sikhs in particular are always protecting honor of women. There are always bad apples in an orchard but to highlight a Sikh man conducting rape is blasphemous to some.

The scene shows gross vulgar language and shows the entire Punjabi and Sikh community in a very poor light. The story was broken by SIKH24 editors who brought the attention of the story to Sikhs around the world.

An extremely vulgar language has been used in the dialogues of this episode to present the culture of Punjabi men in a very poor light.

Sikh community leaders are expressing disappointment that the entertainment industry has stepped to such low levels that they are showing Sikh man in such horrendous scenes.

Towards the end of the video link is where part of the scene is available:

Worldwide Sikh Outrage After Amazon Web series Shows Sikh Man Raping

A worldwide outrage has occurred after a scene from the new Amazon web series ‘Pataal Lok’ shows a Sikh man raping a woman. The scene appeared on Episode 3 of the series which has caused anger among the Sikh community.

Amazon Webseries ‘Pataal Lok’

The scene shows gross vulgar language and shows the entire Punjabi and Sikh community in a very poor light. The story was broken by SIKH24 editors who brought the attention of the story to Sikhs around the world.

An extremely vulgar language has been used in the dialogues of this episode to present the culture of Punjab in a very poor light.

Sikh community leaders are expressing disappointment that the entertainment industry has stepped to such low levels that they are showing Sikh man in such horrendous scenes.

Towards the end of the video link is where part of the scene is available:

    

Plane Carrying 107 Passengers Crashes in Residential Area in Pakistan

A plane carrying 107 people crashed into a residential neighborhood in Karachi Pakistan. The plane an Airbus A320 carried 107 people from Lahore. The plane crash was reported close to the Karachi airport. The plane was identified as a military plane operated by the Pakistan International Airlines.

A spokesperson for the aviation authority stated the following:

“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.

Abdul Sattar, the spokesperson for the Pakistan International Airlines stated that the plane carried 90 passengers along with 8 crew members and was to land at Jinnah International airport from Lahore. A rescue operation started in Karachi as emergency personnel arrived on scene. Videos of the incident went viral on social media showing the plane in the middle of a residential neighorhood.

Several houses were destroyed upon impact.

Densely populated area

Pakistan had recently allowed commercial flights to operate after the lock down due to the corona virus.

How a Sikh Officer Ranbir Kaur Helped Rescue Guru Granth Sahib Saroop in America’s Worse Flood

Picture credit: Sher-e-Punjab
New Orleans, LA (KP) – New Orleans Gurdwara Sahib on Morris Road has been functioning for the past fifteen years, but today it is under nine feet of water. When hurricane Katrina hit, the Gurdwara Sahib faced the brunt of the floodwaters. Due to the flooding, Sikhs across the USA became concerned about Guru Sahib’s Saroop, which was inside of the Gurdwara during the floods. The New Orleans sangat was unable to remove Guru Sahibs Saroop from the Gurdwara Sahib before the mandatory evacuation orders were issued by authorities.


Concerned Sikhs from the organization United Sikhs requested help from federal and state government agencies, they also sent a letter to U.S president George Bush seeking help in removing Guru Sahibs saroop from the flooded Gurdwara Sahib. However, United Sikhs volunteers did not receive any response in their appeal for help.
Receiving no help from government agencies, United Sikhs went to one of their volunteers named Ranbir Kaur of Bakersfield, CA, who is a member of the US National Guard. With her advice a private helicopter special response and training company in California was hired by United Sikhs. Now the plans for the rescue operation were set. Members of the rescue team included Hardayal Singh and Bhai Nirmal Singh of United Sikhs and David Cruz and Tom Bausmas of SRT. The equipment used by the team included Zodiac Boats equipped with underwater cameras and other rescue equipment. The team had to wait three days to get clearance from different agencies before the operation could be carried out.

As the operation began, the team knew that there could be danger ahead due to the curfews and random shootings taking place in the city. Upon entering, the team saw that the Gurdwara Sahib was completely damaged due to the ferocity of hurricane Katrina. However, the most amazing sight, which the team viewed, was that of Guru Sahib. Guru Sahib’s Saroop along with the Palki was amazingly floating on the five-foot high floodwaters. “I was amazed, looking at the Guru Sahib’s sukhasan on the Palki, floating on five feet of water and untouched by the flood waters,” said Hardayal Singh. Guru Granth Sahib Ji along with gutkas, pothis, khanda, kirpans and other religiously significant items were respectfully carried out the Gurdwara building. “I am overwhelmed and glad that Guru Granth Sahib has been recovered from the floods. I am honored to have been part of this rescue operation,” said Ranbir Kaur.


Along with taking part in the rescue operation, volunteers of United Sikhs in Donaldsonville, Louisiana are serving meals to more than 1300 evacuees. “More supplies and funds will be channeled to the United Sikhs command centre in Louisiana to meet the demand of Meal Ready-to-eat in Donaldsonville,” said Dr Satwant Kaur Dhamoon who is the New Jersey Director of United Sikhs. Still there are more volunteers of the United Sikhs who are flying in from cities all over the US to help in the GHANAIA Katrina Relief efforts.

Amazing Story of a special Mission to Save Guru Granth Sahib JI Saroop in 2005.
PANTHIC WEEKLY STAFF | Published on September 11, 2005.

Pakistan’s First Sikh General Recognized in 100 Most Influential Sikhs under 30

Pakistan based female Sikh Journalist selected as one of the 100 most influential Sikh personalities under 30 by a UK based ‘The Sikh Group.’

The Sikh Group is composed of community members from around the world who recognize contribution of Sikhs.

Manmeet was instrumental in raising key issues faced by minority women and came into the limelight over her reporting. Pakistan’s local government recognized her accomplishments before being known worldwide.

When contacted by the Express Tribune, she expressed happiness over the honor and looked forward to visiting the UK to receive her award.

BREAKING: Actor Manmeet Grewal Commits Suicide

Multiple Mumbai based news groups have broken the news of Manmeet Grewal’s suicide at his residence in Navi Mumbai. The actor appeared in ‘Aadat Se Majboor’ and ‘Kuldeepak’ shows. The reason for suicide was reported to be heavy debt and unable to make payments as work dried up due to the lockdown.

Manmeet’s wife found him hanging in his bedroom and his wife screamed and yelled for help but the neighbors didn’t come due to assuming Manmeet had the coronavirus.

Manmeet’s friend Manjit Singh told Spotboye, “He was very normal that evening, went to his room and locked it from inside. That time his wife was in the kitchen making food. When she heard the noise of a chair, she rushed to the bedroom and held him. She screamed a lot for the help and neighbours did come hearing the noise but no one came forward to help or get him down.”

A security guard arrived on the scene to take the body down and taken to the nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A report at the police station revealed the actor had a debt he could not pay and his rs 8500 in rent was cited. The actor apparently became overwhelmed with stress from the debt that he took his life.

Former VP USA Asks State Dept to Accept Afghan Sikh Refugees

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With the recent uptick in violence in Afghanistan, including a horrifying attack this week on a hospital maternity ward, I want to express my concern about the situation facing Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan, including the terrorist attack on Sikhs at the Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul in March. Sikhs and Hindus are not outsiders living in Afghanistan. They are Afghan, and a vital part of the country’s heritage. The intense persecution these communities have faced in recent decades is an unspeakable tragedy. I vividly recall when, in the mid-1990s, the Taliban sought to make Sikhs and Hindus wear yellow to identify them as non-Muslims. The recent attack against Afghanistan’s Sikh community demonstrates once again the dangerous conditions for religious minorities.

The Trump administration has decimated America’s refugee policy and ended our country’s role as the world’s leader in welcoming people fleeing violence and persecution — at a time when refugee numbers and needs are at their highest level since World War II. And, despite its purported commitment to religious freedom, the Administration has used the pandemic as an excuse to suspend refugee admissions and deny the right to seek asylum in the United States. If I am elected President, my administration will renew our commitment to refugees.

The United States has a long tradition of offering hope and safe haven to refugees and to those seeking asylum. As a senator, I co-sponsored the legislation creating our refugee program. As President, I will raise the annual global refugee admissions cap to 125,000, and seek to raise it over time commensurate with our responsibility, our values, and the unprecedented global need.

I stand with the Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan seeking safety for their families and the freedom to practice their faiths, and urge the Department of State to consider the request for emergency refugee protection.

Young Sarpanch Leads Fight Against Coronavirus in Punjab Village After Fixing Village Septic Problems

By: By Raza Naqvi Via: Water Supply and Sanitation Collborative Council Source: Logical India

Panthdeep Singh helped to protect his village in Punjab from diseases by leading its efforts to become open defecation free (ODF), and now he is putting many of the same sanitation and hygiene strategies to work in the fight against COVID-19.

Mr Singh, the Sarpanch (head) of the Chhina village of Gurdaspur district, is ensuring that correct hygiene standards are enforced and met in his village. “Ever since the lockdown was announced, I have been sanitizing the entire village every 48 hours, and I plan to do it until we overcome this crisis,” he said in a telephone conversation with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

When India enforced a lockdown on March 25, Mr Singh assessed the gravity of the situation and arranged for disinfectant (bleach) to combat the situation. “I have arranged for a good quantity of bleach concentration which has more than five per cent of sodium hypochlorite,” said Mr Singh. “Apart from that, I’ve also procured sanitizer to disinfect metallic surfaces across the village,” he added.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to loom over the world, India is among many nations making maximum efforts to combat this unprecedented pandemic. According to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, bleach is a strong and effective disinfectant. Its active ingredient, sodium hypochlorite, is effective in killing viruses.

Mr Singh has put up notices in prominent places to dissuade people from visiting the village and has been encouraging social distancing to the locals. “Attention, please! Outsiders are not allowed into our village. Kindly support the lockdown to combat the threat of COVID-19,” the notices read. When he realized the villagers were not aware of the need for social distancing, Mr Singh organized a workshop to improve their understanding of its importance. “During the workshop, they were made to stand at a distance of more than one metre,” said Mr Singh. “After the workshop, we distributed sanitizers so that they could sanitize their hands regularly,” he added. Confronted with the shortage of face masks in the market, he sought the assistance of the Chhina village and the Saflata Self Help Group (SHG) in producing masks, and took it upon himself to distribute them to all the people in his village, free of charge.

As India continues its lockdown, the Sarpanch has come up with a new plan to provide support to the poor. “I will run a community kitchen until the government lifts the lockdown. Food will be served to migrant workers, daily wage earners and the poor,” he said.

In his work towards achieving ODF in Chhina, Mr Singh was instrumental in connecting each house of the village to the sewer and putting in place solid and liquid waste management systems.

Under his leadership, the village of Chhina received a national Panchayat Award from the Government of India and owing to his efforts, is now considered a model village.

BREAKING: Former PM Manmohan Singh Admitted to AIIMS Delhi

Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS over chest issues. The Congress Party leader was admitted around 8:45pm due chest problems. Manmohan Singh is 87 years had has underwent bypass surgery in the UK in 1990 and 2009. He is also known to have diabetes

Other medical related issues of Manmohan Singh has been a cataract operation in 2008 and prostate surgery in 2007.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted “Much worried to know former PM Dr Manmohan Singhji has been admitted to AIIMS. I wish him speedy recovery and pray for his good health and long life”.

The former PM is being monitored by top medical experts and is not currently in serious condition according to reports.