Historian: Hari Singh Nalwa Never Got His Due Respect in India

Historian Harihar Sharma in a video on Sikh Empire General Hari Singh Nalwa stated that not get his fair share of respect in India.

He stated that students are often educated in schools about Marathi and Rajasthani generals but have rarely heard of Hari Singh Nalwa despite being the most winning general in Indian history.

Here is the video:

Scholar: Satinder Sartaj’s Zafarnamah Recitation Has 275 Mistakes

A Scholar has questioned the recitation of Satinder Sartaj’s version of Sri Zafarnamah. The scholar pointed out to 275 allege mistakes with a Punjabi media network. In response to the scholar’s media interview, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Udhoke released a video.

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Udhoke responded to the scholar with the following video:

Dr. Udhoke Speaks Out on Satinder Sartaj Recitation of Zafarnamah Controversy

The first ever Persian recitation of the original Zafarnamah made history but not without controversy. A few weeks after the release of the recitation by Satinder Sartaj, a complaint was filed at the Sri Akal Takht Sahib for improper recitation and text issues. The complaint allege that certain wordings were spelled in accurately and certain pronunciations were incorrect.

On the matter, Sri Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh gave orders to Dr. Gurpreet Singh Udhoke to research the matter and present a written and video report to Sri Akal Takht Sahib. The video report was issued by Dr. Udhoke which largely held Satinder Sartaj innocent of any offenses except 1 minor mistake in the writing of a certain word.

Here is the video report:

Sikh Boy Saves Life of Two Girls in Nagpur

Sikh youth saves honour of two girls. Monty Singh, a Sikh youth from Nagpur, Maharashtra, has taught lesson to four goons alone with his kirpan (small sword) and rescued two young girls from the clutches of the criminals who were trying to rape them. Monty without caring for his life he saved the honour of the girls.

The incident took place when Monty Singh was returning from Chanderpur after completing his work. At that time two girls who were on the road and four criminals surrounded them and tried to rape them. While this was going on, no one came to the aid of the girls but Monty Singh took out his kirpan and fought with the criminals to save the honour of girls.

During the ordeal, the criminals put dust in the Singh’s eyes and they ran away from the place. In this fight with the criminals singh suffered facture in his arm.

UP CM Includes Chapter on Sikh History as the First in History Book

A Facebook post has gone viral on social media which has received over 4,000 shares to date. The book which is on the history of the State of Uttar Pradesh included the first chapter on Sikh history particularly of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji.

Yogi Adityanath has often praised the sacrifices of the Sikh Gurus and their contribution the the region.


Attack on Sikh Man Handing Out Face Masks Not Communal Says Police

A man named Surender Singh Rana was attacked by a man after he told him to wear a face mask. According to media reports, Surender and his brother Inder were handing out face masks when an argument erupted with a man named Salim Siddique. Surender and Inder Singh handed a mask to Salim and he refused to wear it according to the police.

Police have stated the incident is not communal and it was primarily a disagreement which led to violence. A further clarification was provided stating it was due to a local rivalry.

A video went viral on social media which showed Surender Singh suffering injuries.

Media reports have sited that Inder Singh had an argument with another person in the area resulting in the men teaming up against Inder and his brother Surender. The men went to their home armed with axes and sticks and attacked Surender according to the local police inspector.

The police have stated that Inder shouldn’t have been in the area as he wasn’t allowed due to past incidents and a case was registered against him also.

16 Migrants Tragically Crushed by Train in Maharashtra

A total of 16 migrant workers were killed and five injured–who were sleeping on the railway tracks– after coming under a goods train. The incident took place near Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district on Friday at 6.30 in the morning.

These migrants had started off their journey from Jalna to Bhusawal on foot. They kept walking along with the railway tracks and slept near them after being tired. After this, they met with the accident and lost their lives.

According to the police, the migrants, who were headed to Madhya Pradesh, likely assumed that trains were not running due to the coronavirus lockdown and exhausted from walking a long distance, slept off on the tracks. They were run over by the passing train at 5.15 am today at the district 360 km from Mumbai.

Malayasia Gurdwara Creates World’s Largest Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Bir

A Malayasia Gurdwara Sahib created the World’s largest Sri Guru Granth Sahib JI Saroop weighing at 700kg. The Gurdwara committee in Malayasia told a reporter that the Saroop was created due to declining sangat and wanted to attract youngsters to the Gurdwara Sahib.

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s saroop was printed according to SGPC guidelines.

Sikh Heritage Destroyed with Restoring Method

A Facebook post received tremendous amount of engagement after breaking the news of a Sikh heritage restoration gone terribly wrong.

Below post of Satinder Singh:

The attached pictures show the current quality of restoration on frescos in Sikh shrines. Where we previously highlighted Baba Atal, here you can see the how the only surviving frescos above Bauli Sahib, Goindwal Sahib have been changed in the name of restoration. Only recently was this project undertaken. The result is a very poor repainting of the original, many original details lost and many factors changed. Infact, this cannot be called ‘restoration’ under any means, which is supposed to bring frescos back to their original glory. Here we see the opposite effect.

SIKH HERITAGE DESTROYED BY LOW QUALITY ‘RESTORATION’ ਵਿਰਾਸਤ ਦੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਨਾਮ ਤੇ ਗੋਇੰਦਵਾਲ, ਬਾਬਾ ਅਟੱਲ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਗੁਰੂਘਰਾਂ…

Posted by Satinder Singh on Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sikhs Donate Qurans to Muslim Refugees in Remembrance of EID

Sikh Humanitarian relief organization Khalsa Aid volunteer donated 5 copies and rugs to the Muslim refugees in Mosul, Iraq in remembrance of Eid. The interfaith gesture was seen being applauded by many on social media. The Sikhs have worked in IRAQ for a number of years helping the refugees particularly the Kurdish people.

Here is a Tweet by Ludhiana based Harjinder Singh Kukreja who broke the news:

Arnab Goswami Gives Undisclosed Amount to Bangla Sahib Langar Efforts

The Republic TV host Arnab Goswami donated an undisclosed amount to the Bangla Sahib langar efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic. The TV host known for his debates on prime time became humbled to know that the Delhi Gurdwara Committee was literally feeding millions of people each day during the lockdown.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa announced the news at Sri Bangla Sahib Gurdwara for the sangat’s knowledge. The Delhi Gurdwara Committee is providing meals to families all three times during the day. Thousands of families in Delhi are solely relying on the langar to survive as the lockdown caused businesses and shops to shutdown.

After learning of the mass humanitarian efforts by the Sikhs, Arnab Goswami wanted to contribute towards the sews. He reached out to DSGMC head Manjinder Singh Sirsa and praised the efforts and asked how he was able to contribute. Manjinder Singh Sirsa stated in a video posted on his social media that the dollar amount is not a concern but the thought of the person is more important. He also stated that an NRI donated $100,000 for the langar efforts.

Here is the video:

Thanking each and every one who is contributing

Thanking each and every one who is contributing so generously to Gurdwara Sri Bangla Sahib and helping us continue serving Langar to millions of helpless and poor people

Posted by Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

2 Sadhus Lynched to Death by Mob of 200 People

A small village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district has reported a horrific case of mob killing; three people, including a 70-year-old man, were attacked and killed on Thursday night after rumours they were kidnapping children to harvest organs, including kidneys.

Shocking visuals show angry residents of Gadchinchale village, armed with sticks and stones and were out of control.

Two of those killed are sadhus, the third was the driver of the car they were travelling in. The three men who were killed have been identified as Sushil Giri Maharaj (35), Nilesh Telgane (35), who was driving the care they were travelling in, and Chikane Maharaj Kalpavrikshgiri (70).

Two of them were sadhus. They were travelling towards Surat to attend the funeral of their guru.