Sikh Businessman Pays Off Student’s MBBS Tuition Fees After Being Unable to Pay

Sikh businessperson Vikramjit Singh Sahney gave a heartwarming gesture to a 3rd year MBBS student named Gursimran Kaur.

Gursimran Kaur receiving check

Manjinder Singh Sirsa broke the news on social media, he wrote:

“Vikramjit Singh Sahney Chairman, World Punjabi Organization once again set an example of compassion and care. He gave an amount of Rs 6 Lakhs to Ms Gursimran Kaur Student of MBBS ( 3rd year ) at Sri Guru Ramdas Institute of Medical Sciences who was unable to pay her Fees due to unfortunate Family Discord
What a heartwarming gesture!”

Outrage Over Terming Food Item as ‘Khalsa Ji Ke Vrat Laddoo’

An Akaal Channel investigation into a viral picture led to the discovery of many shops in Delhi selling a snack item under the name of ‘Khalsa Ji Ke Vrat Laddoo.’

It was found that several companies made the item and titled the product the same. Vrat or fasting isn’t a Sikh religious practice and using the term for a snack item with the word Khalsa has caused outrage among Sikhs in Delhi.

Here is the full report:

Rationale on Why Sikhs Are Not Voting For Trump

We greatly lack nuance in our discourse. The current two-party system is limiting and frustrating. Supporting a Biden-Harris ticket does not make them saints, and it does not mean that we stop being critical of their past, present and future policy choices and transgressions as politicians. And saying “Sikhs are Not For Trump” does not equate to a blanket endorsement and forgiveness of the Democratic party and their past decisions once and for all.

And it most certainly does not mean that there is only one political ideology that aligns with Sikh principles. If you contrive ALL that from my words, you lack critical thinking skills.

The fact that I have to make this disclaimer as a preempt to those who want to argue for sitting out elections AND those who can’t see past their bank accounts is evidence of this. Engagement requires reconciling with and navigating an imperfect set of circumstances and deriving the best outcome possible under said circumstances. And it requires constantly reevaluating as things progress.

That being said, let me make one thing clear: Sikhs are not for Trump. It’s that simple. If you call yourself a follower of Guru Nanak, who exemplified speaking truth to power in too many examples to count, you’re not allowed to sit this one out or vote for the guy who’s leading this country towards the same type of authoritarian rule that we left behind when we became immigrants.

If I need to give you a laundry list on why Trump is bad for women’s rights, immigrant communities, the literal planet, the LGBTQ+ community, public health and safety, the economy, the sanctity of earnest faith practices (to name a few), you need to check your privilege and insularity at the door.

This is a short piece I created for a couple fundraisers and I thought I’d share it here until the election is finished.

Friendly reminder: the election isn’t on November 3rd; it’s RIGHT NOW. Mail your ballots in / vote in person / encourage your friends and folks to do the same. I’m neither a political commentator nor a spokesperson for my community (I’m an artist with a day job), but I hope this can make a small difference.

6 Year Old Gangraped by Grandfather and Grandson in Tanda Hoshiarpur, Body Burned After Killing

A grandfather and his grandson from Tanda, Hoshiarpur village Jalalpur gangraped a 6 year old girl of the village. The mother told the media that she looked for her daughter and could not locate her anywhere.

Arrested man

A man identified as Surjeet Singh age 19 picked up the 6 year old from her house. Relatives of the family stated he would pass by the house frequently over the last month and had attempted to pick up the girl earlier in the month.

The 19 year old lured the girl by offering the girl a biscuit. The girl was later burned in a cloth and found by villagers.

Captain Amrinder Singh tweeted on the issue:

Here is the video of the incident:

https://www.facebook.com/RozanaSpokesmanOfficial/videos/668747640736876

Reporter: “Blood Everywhere at Gurdwara” Tensions Flare at Renton Gurdwara

Reporters on the scene of the fight at Renton, Washington Gurdwara Sahib stated that religious indifferences led to an ongoing fight at the religious place. Dozens of people were running and screaming to avoid the fight. A man was hit with a baseball and one person was seen carrying a sword.

A police man interviewed by the news agency stated that an incident occurred in Kent, WA that carried over to Renton, WA.

See full video: KIRO7

Sikh Woman Beaten on Mumbai Road, Thrown on Ground Five Times, Uses Kirpan

A Sikh Amritdhari woman Manjit Kaur was attacked in Mumbai by an auto driver. The auto driver punched the women in the face.

Manjit suffered vision loss and other injuries to the head. She told the media that no one came to her rescue and she was left to defend herself.

Amritdhari woman being beaten

Local lawyer Amritpal Singh told Akaal Channel that the women has a right to defend herself and she stood her ground and acted in self defense.

Amritdhari Woman Punched in the Face
Woman uses Kirpan to defend self

The Sikh community of Mumbai came to the rescue of the woman by speaking to the police as she was arrested.

What exactly happened?

The woman told the media that she was headed home from work and pulled onto the road with her scooter. The autodriver was coming in fast on the road and as she pulled out onto the road the two collided. She stated the auto driver started to verbally abuse her. She went on her way but the auto driver followed her to her house.

The woman went onto say that the auto driver gathered other auto and rickshaw drivers and attacked her by punching and hitting her. She said she was hit consecutively and fell on the floor 5 times and when she could not take the physical beating anymore, she resorted to taking out her kirpan.

The daughter of the woman was abused and threatened by auto driver and the woman says her life is in danger.

An FIR was registered against the Amritdhari woman.

The Sikh community came to the support of the woman by providing emotional support. They gathered outside of the police station to speak to the head officer in regards to the issue.

Sikh community in support of victim.

A Sikh charity organization conducted an investigation and reported the following:

Case of Manjit Kaur ji of Virar. Strong Singhni fought alone. Salute to her. We all are with her

Case of Manjit Kaur ji of Virar. Strong Singhni fought alone. Salute to her. We all are with her

Posted by Khalsa Helping Hands on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Incident video:

ਮੁੰਬਈ ਵਿਖੇ ਕੁੱਟਮਾਰ ਹੋਣ ਤੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਧਾਰੀ ਸਿੱਖ ਬੀਬੀ ਨੇ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਸ਼ਸਤਰ

ਮੁੰਬਈ ਵਿਖੇ ਕੁੱਟਮਾਰ ਹੋਣ ਤੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਧਾਰੀ ਸਿੱਖ ਬੀਬੀ ਨੇ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਸ਼ਸਤਰSelf Defense ਚ ਬੀਬੀ ਨੇ ਆਟੋ ਰਿਕਸ਼ਾ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਤੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਕਿਰਪਾਨ ਨਾਲ ਵਾਰਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਬੀਬੀ ਦੇ ਇਸ ਕਦਮ ਨਾਲ ਸਹਿਮਤ ਹੋ ?

Posted by Akaal channel on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Amritdhari Woman Punched in Face by Autodriver, Uses Kirpan to Defend Self

A Sikh Amritdhari woman Manjit Kaur was attacked in Mumbai by an auto driver. The auto driver punched the women in the face.

Manjit suffered vision loss and other injuries to the head. She told the media that no one came to her rescue and she was left to defend herself.

Amritdhari woman being beaten

Local lawyer Amritpal Singh told Akaal Channel that the women has a right to defend herself and she stood her ground and acted in self defense.

Amritdhari Woman Punched in the Face
Woman uses Kirpan to defend self

The Sikh community of Mumbai came to the rescue of the woman by speaking to the police as she was arrested.

What exactly happened?

The woman told the media that she was headed home from work and pulled onto the road with her scooter. The autodriver was coming in fast on the road and as she pulled out onto the road the two collided. She stated the auto driver started to verbally abuse her. She went on her way but the auto driver followed her to her house.

The woman went onto say that the auto driver gathered other auto and rickshaw drivers and attacked her by punching and hitting her. She said she was hit consecutively and fell on the floor 5 times and when she could not take the physical beating anymore, she resorted to taking out her kirpan.

The daughter of the woman was abused and threatened by auto driver and the woman says her life is in danger.

An FIR was registered against the Amritdhari woman.

The Sikh community came to the support of the woman by providing emotional support. They gathered outside of the police station to speak to the head officer in regards to the issue.

Sikh community in support of victim.
https://www.facebook.com/akaalchannel770/videos/809499933173470

Fight Between Two Groups at Renton, Washington Gurdwara Leaves Several Injured

A fight between two groups happened at the Renton, Washington Gurdwara Sahib injuring several people.

The fight between about 15 people took place causing serious injuries in a few people. One person was seen with his entire head wrapped in bandages.

The cause of the fight is unknown and still under investigation. Police in large number was deployed to the Gurdwara Sahib.

A first responder from a news agency arrived at the scene to record what happened at the Gurdwara Sahib.

Full video of the incident:

ਰੈਂਟਨ ਦੇ ਗੁਰੁਦੁਵਾਰਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ, 'ਚ ਚਲੀਆਂ ਕਿਰਪਾਨਾਂ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਗੁੱਟ ਹੋਏ ਲਹੂ ਲੁਹਾਨ!

ਰੈਂਟਨ ਦੇ ਗੁਰੁਦੁਵਾਰਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ, 'ਚ ਚਲੀਆਂ ਕਿਰਪਾਨਾਂ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਗੁੱਟ ਹੋਏ ਲਹੂ ਲੁਹਾਨ!#Renton #GurudwaraSahib #Fight

Posted by Rozana Spokesman on Monday, October 19, 2020

National Reporter Made to Apologize by Farmers

A national reporter from AAJ TAK arrived onsite a Punjab village to video tape the burning of the paddy and to highlight pollution created by the farmers.

However, the farmers questioned the reporter on why they only show farmers in a negative position and not on other issues such as farmer suicides and protests.

The reporter issued an apology and the video taping of the event was deleted.

Unseen Caves of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur made many caves and escape routes underground in the event of an unexpected Mughal attack. One of the caves is just north of Ropar near the Shivalik Hills that now has a Gurdwara built at the spot.

Created with GIMP

The caves have had infiltration of soil through the rain which has caused many of them to plug up. The surviving caves are not in great condition and likely due to rain water will end up being entirely plugged if not taken care of.

The caves are a tremendous reminder of history on how Baba Banda Singh used the caves to his advantage and where he would hold important meetings. The recent re-discovery of the caves have started to gain interest among people to visit the site.

Here is video of the cave system by Bhai Nishan Singh:

Punjab Man Killed 3 Attackers, Freed by UK Judge

For the first time in the history of the United Kingdom, a man named Gurjeet Singh will not face any charges for killing three men in self-defense.

Several men attempted to ambush Gurjeet Singh with knives and a hammer. Gurjeet was on his way home after visiting the Gurdwara Sahib in Ilford, London. After being assaulted on, he pulled out a knife and attacked the 3 men named Baljit Singh, Narinder Singh, and Harinder Kumar.

The three men died on the spot and the police did not charge Gurjeet with the murders. The other two men involved in the attack was sentenced for conspiracy and the driver of the four men was jailed.

Surveillance video of the incident showed Gurjeet defended himself against the attack. Court evidence presented at the Redbridge Magistrates showed that there had been a business dispute between the individuals which led up to the attack.

The attack did leave Gurjeet with multiple knife wounds to his head and evidence of being hit with a hammer on his skull.

According to court documents, Gurjeet was seen by the men at the Gurdwara Sahib prior to the attack and all were present at a birthday party the night before where the conflict started to take a violent route.

The incident occurred on Elmstead Rd where the entire street was filled with pools of blood.

One of the surviving attackers will be deported to India after overstaying his visa. The brother of survivor who was the driver will also get deported due to overstaying his visa.

Gurjeet Singh was found not guilty by the Snarkesbrook Crown Court. Gurjeet also overstayed in the UK since May 2015. It is unclear whether Gurjeet will be deported.

Lucknow Sikhs Angry After Wall Built In front of Gurdwara Entrance

Sikhs in the village of Mimora of Lucknow are angry after excavation work was started in front of the Gurdwara Sahib to block off the entrance to the Gurdwara Sahib.

Front of Gurdwara being blocked off by construction

About 200 local Sikhs gathered outside the Gurdwara Sahib to prevent the work of a all being built in front of the Gurdwara Sahib which was built 70 years ago.

The Sikhs of the area stated that the land around the Gurdwara was acquired but they were not told such a wall would be built. The Sikhs are unhappy that after the wall, there wouldn’t be any entrance to the Gurdwara Sahib.

Here is a video made by a local Sikh highlighting the issue:

Posted by Anurag Singh on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Manjinder Sirsa expressed his unhappiness over the incident and wrote on Twitter:

“Sikhs are deeply hurt with Lucknow Admn creating a wall at the front of 62 year old Gurdwara SahibWe urge @myogiadityanath Ji to consider sentiments of Sikh Sangat & preserve this Gurdwara Sahib constructed in 1958We urge@AdminLKO toImmediately order stoppage of this work & take action against insensitive officers”

Sikhs are deeply hurt with Lucknow Admn creating a wall at the front of 62 year old Gurdwara SahibWe urge @myogiadityanath Ji to consider sentiments of Sikh Sangat & preserve this Gurdwara Sahib constructed in 1958We urge@AdminLKO toImmediately order stoppage of this work & take action against insensitive officers

Posted by Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Sunday, October 18, 2020