Buddha Dal 96 Crori Response to ASI’s Hand Chopped Off Incident

Baba Balbir Singh of Buddha Dal condemned the act of ASI Harjit Singh’s hand getting cut off. He further stated that the act wasn’t committed by any Nihang Singh group because they have no relation to any particular group.

Baba Balbir Singh asked for a thorough investigation on the persons involved in the incident. He went onto say that Nihang Singhs have contributed a lot to the country of India and have always contributed to the nation. He emphasized that Nihang Singhs have arranged langar to those during the Covid 19 crisis.

Baba Balbir Singh said the police was doing their service and wasn’t at fault in the incident.

ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਦੇ ਘਟਨਾ ਤੋਂ ਕਿ ਕਿਹਾ ਨਿਹੰਗ ਸਿੰਘ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖੀ ਬਾਬਾ ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਬੁੱਢਾ ਦਲ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਨੇ

ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਦੇ ਘਟਨਾ ਤੋਂ ਕਿ ਕਿਹਾ ਨਿਹੰਗ ਸਿੰਘ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖੀ ਬਾਬਾ ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਬੁੱਢਾ ਦਲ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਨੇ

Posted by Akaal channel on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Operation Successful of ASI Whose Hand Was Chopped Off by Nihang

The severed hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was successfully re-attached after a 7 and a half hour long surgery at the PGIMER hospital in Chandigarh. The surgery involved the restitching of the hand which was chopped off by a Nihang in Patiala.

Eight persons were arrested inside a Gurdwara after the incident.

Captain Amrinder annouced on social media that the surgery went well and he thanked the PGI staff for the painstaking effort.

“I am happy to share that a 7 1/2 hour long surgery has been successfully completed in PGI to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh. I thank the entire team of doctors and support staff for their painstaking effort. Wishing ASI Harjeet Singh a speedy recovery,” the Punjab CM tweeted.

Captain Amrinder Singh broke the news on Tweeter:

Previous Report:

In a bloody clash in Punjab, a police officer’s hand was chopped off and two others got grievous injuries on Sunday when a group of people attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala town on being asked about curfew permission, police said.

A group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were asked to stop at a vegetable market in Patiala. “They were asked to show the curfew pass. They got angered and in retaliation, they attacked police personnel and government employees deployed there with sharp-edged weapons,” a police official said. The hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was chopped off and immediately admitted to PGI Chandigarh so that the hand could be stitched back.

Nihangs Chop Off ASI’s Hand in COVID-19 Curfew, Others Injured in Patiala

In a bloody clash in Punjab, a police officer’s hand was chopped off and two others got grievous injuries on Sunday when a group of people attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala town on being asked about curfew permission, police said.

A group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were asked to stop at a vegetable market in Patiala. “They were asked to show the curfew pass. They got angered and in retaliation, they attacked police personnel and government employees deployed there with sharp-edged weapons,” a police official said. The hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was chopped off and immediately admitted to PGI Chandigarh so that the hand could be stitched back.

ਖਬਰਾਂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਤੋਂ

Posted by News18 Punjab on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Eight people were arrested at a nearby Gurdwara Sahib.

Punjab CM Captain Amrinder Singh wrote on Tweeter:

Punjab DGP responded to the incident:

China Send Pakistan Masks Made from Underwear

China’s connivance with Pakistan by sending ‘underwear-made’ masks to combat the Coronavirus outbreak has created internet furor.

“China ne chuna laga diya” (China knew us) said the Pakistani channel and further informed that the provincial government of Sindh sent the masks to hospitals without testing. Here’s how the netizens reacted:

Major Gaurav posted on social media:

Republic TV posted the news:

Here is another tweet:

According to Business Standard:

“In the name of to-quality N95 masks, China has sent in masks made out of underwear. It was also a lacuna on the part of the provincial health authorities who received the medical aid. Without proper checking, the masks were sent to Qatar hospital in Karachi. Over there, the doctors and para-medical staff called it buffooning by China,” Lahore-based News Break TV

America Arranges Charter Flight for USA Citizens from Punjab

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens in Punjab that there will be a charter flight from Amritsar to New Delhi on April 7 at 19:15 / 7:15 p.m. that will connect directly to an onward charter flight from New Delhi to San Francisco at 2:25 a.m. on April 8.

To request a seat on this flight combination, please email: indiaevac@state.gov no later than 12:00 p.m., Monday April 6 using the subject line AMRITSAR REPATRIATION FLIGHT. You must provide the following information for all travelers: full name, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, gender, passport number, and passport expiration date.We will work to provide those who request a seat on this flight with appropriate documentation to allow for travel to the AMRITSAR airport.

We do not know if U.S. government-organized flights returning to the United States will continue after this week.We urge U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States to take advantage of the current opportunities.

All passengers MUST have a valid U.S. passport or other U.S. travel document (e.g. green card, visa) to board the flight.If any member of your party does not have a currently valid U.S. travel document, please note this in your email.

These flights are chartered by the U.S. government and the final cost per ticket has not yet been determined.Confirmed passengers must sign an evacuation loan repayment agreement; no payment is required up front.Passengers will be billed by the U.S. Department of State after the completion of the trip.Tickets are available through this billing mechanism only and may not be purchased directly or in advance.In addition to the cost of the flight, you will be billed for any U.S. government-chartered ground transportation.You are responsible for arranging and paying for any other expenses, such as hotel stays, meals, and onward domestic travel in the United States.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)
    C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
    telephone: +91-22-2672-4000
  • U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)
    220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
    telephone: +91-44-2857-4000
  • U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)
    5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071
    telephone: +91-33-3984-2400.
  • U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
    Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003
    telephone: +91-40-4033-8300.
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Last Phone Call Revealed Bhai Nirmal Singh Stating He Didn’t Get Any Treatment

The last phone call of Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji Khalsa revealed that he told his family members of not getting treatment. Bhai Sahib further revealed that his time on this earth is limited.

Bhai Nirmal Singh in the phone call kept stating he isn’t getting any treatment and that he wasn’t given any medicine.

Here is the phone call recording:

Here is another phone call recording:

Himachal Mountain Range Seen from Jalandhar After 30 Years Due to Drop in Pollution

People from Jalandhar woke up today to a spectacular view of a mountain range not seen in 30 years from Himachal Pradesh. The range is about 200kms away and was visible after 3 decades due to a drop in pollution. The usual smog hanging in the air cleared causing the blue sky to appear and visibility increased substantially.

The picture was posted by Susanta on Twitter:

He wrote:

“This Dhauladhar mountain range of Himachal , seen after 30 years, from Jalandhar(Punjab) after pollution drops to the lowest level in 30 years. This is approx. 200 km away straight,” wrote a Twitter user and shared an image. It was also shared by IFS officer Sushant Nanda. “What nature was…And what we had done to it,” Nanda wrote.

Here are some more pictures:

“A mesmerizing view of Dhauladhar Mountain range in Himachal Pradesh from my home in Jalandhar, Punjab… result of improved air quality and decrease in pollution levels only because of #21daylockdown,” wrote another Twitter user and shared an image.

Q&A With Author of ‘Afghan Hindus & Sikhs’ on Afghan Sikh Crisis

The Daily Sikh Updates spoke to Inderjeet Singh, author of the book, Afghan Hindus & Sikhs – History of a Thousand Years on the recent attack on the Sikhs in Kabul

DSU: Why do you think Sikhs were targeted in Kabul?

IS: The ISIS/Daesh has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Their ideology includes the killing for all kafirs/infidels and that includes Sikhs. In India people don’t know this but ISIS include Shia Muslims in their list of infidel community who should either be brought into Islam (strict form of Sunnism, their interpretation of Islam) or be killed. ISIS has declared an unofficial war against Shias in Afghanistan. Their places of worship, weddings, tuition centre and any gatherings have been targeted numerous times in past 5 years. Sikhs are also infidels in their eyes. This is a continuation of their war on infidels. The whole world knows their carnage of Yazidis. 

DSU: ISIS have claimed that this is their ‘revenge for Kashmir’

IS:It is a human tendency to justify their actions. Sikhs were targeted and killed on 1st July 2018 in Jalalabad then there was no Kashmir issue or Delhi riots. Sikhs are a small minority in India and recently it was well recorded that during recent Delhi riots, on number of instances Sikhs saved Muslims from the rioting crowd. Washington Post reported that one of the terrorists who attacked the Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib at Kabul was an Indian Muslim from Kerala. Indians know the difference between Sikhs and Hindus. The first person these terrorists killed was an Afghan Sunni Muslim security guard outside the Gurdwara Sahib. ISIS will kill anybody who so ever comes in their way to creating their so called ‘Islamic Caliphate’. 

DSU: What is the solution to this problem? 

IS: ISIS will not come to a negotiating table. They are the closest thing we have to pure evil on this earth. Their propaganda videos were so powerful that many Muslim youngsters in the West left their homes to join ISIS in Syria. Where is the counter narrative? It must come from Sunni Muslims clergy. Every ISIS terrorist believe that he will get ‘martyrdom’ after killing infidels and get 72 hoors/virgins in next world. The Islamic Hadith clearly states that killing a human is sin and non-Islamic population should be treated as dhimmis. We have lost the propaganda war. Where is the counter narrative? Where are the videos from intelligent Sunni Muslim clergy who can refute ISIS and related organisations interpretation of Islam? Unless you defeat this evil ideology, we can’t win over them. The world must work together to combat this wickedness. They are a threat to world peace and humanity. 

DSU: What is the future of Sikh in Afghanistan? 

IS: Very bleak. There are about 800-850 Sikhs in Afghanistan and they are ethnically Afghan, but most Afghans refute it. There are many are widows with children who have never left their house (which is Gurdwara). Who will provide shelter and food? In India they will be relatively safe, but the state does not provide welfare. The Sikh community need to set up an organisation with proper planning, funding to decide for their food, shelter and schooling for children. This all comes with a cost. Few may be able to migrate to Canada, but the above problem will remain. 

DSU: The Gurdwara which was attacked has a long history. 

IS:Guru Har Rai Sahib (1644-61), the seventh Guru sent Bhai Gonda to Kabul to preach Sikhi. He built a Dharamsaal (earlier name of Gurdwara Sahib) at that time. This Gurdwara Sahib was taken over by Ahmed Shah Masood in early 1990s as it was the strongest structure in the area, and it became his base where he attacked and defended from Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The Gurdwara Sahib was very badly damaged. The Taliban was removed in October 2001. In the subsequent years, the resilient Afghan Sikhs abroad funded and the Gurdwara Sahib was renovated again by 2014. It is the house of 150 Afghan Sikhs who lost their homes during 1980s and early 90s to the war and illegal occupation by powerful neighbours or warlords.

DSU: Sikhs have lot of history in Afghanistan 

IS: Guru Nanak visited the country in first decade of 16th century and we have historical Gurdwaras and places in Kabul, Jalalabad, Sultanpur, Kandahar and in other cities. His son, Baba Sri Chand, who started the Udasi sect also visited Afghanistan and we have Gurdwaras commemorating his visit in Kabul and Kandahar. Bhai Nand Lal, a close Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh (1675 – 1708), whose Persian verses are sung by Sikhs in Gurdwara Sahibs with great devotion, was born in Ghazni. We have a Gurdwara Sahib there as well. During the 1980s, as per the Afghan authorities the Afghan Sikhs and Hindus were close to three lakhs. As a Sikh, I would not like my historical heritage to be abandoned but security is a huge issue and we can leave few caretakers and rest if they wish could migrate to safer countries.  

DSU: Is there a hope for peace, with Taliban – USA deal? What does it means for minorities 

IS: It all depends upon Taliban if they are able to control ISIS? If not, then you will continue to have attacks on minorities. Taliban was particular harsh on women during their rule from 1996-2001 and women parliamentarians are genuinely worried. Sikhs found a way to deal and live under Taliban by giving them a payment (perhaps Jaziya). Everyone is concerned living under their rule. Personally I was really disgusted when over past 18-24 months Taliban attacks have resulted killings of many innocent (Sunni) Muslims civilians, just to have better negotiating power with USA. This is not a trait of organisation which wants to rule the country.  The Afghan media in the country and Europe condemn the killings but not the killer. 

DSU: How do local Afghans treat Sikhs? 

IS: The 40 years of civil war have made Afghans bitter and, in some cases, more fundamentalist. Sikhs boys are bullied in school and at times Sikhs are taunted and asked to convert but others are fine. Their houses have been illegally captured by warlords and powerful neighbours during the Mujahideen era. They are mostly living in Gurdwara Sahib. The regime is sympathetic to Sikhs and allotted 5 million for repair of Gurdwaras and Temple. The government is currently renovating the premises of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Jalalabad but no government has done anything to free the illegal occupation of the houses of Afghan Sikhs in Kabul. 

I personally know Afghan Sikhs who lived during 1960s to 1992 and they all state that Afghans would treat them very tolerably. Dr Joginder Singh Tej Khurana, Former Member of Afghan Grand Assembly (1990-92) has compiled a short biography of forty plus Doctors/Physicians among Afghan Sikhs and Hindus. 90% of the Afghan Sikhs and Hindus left the country in 1992 just before Mujahedeen captured the last bastion, Kabul city. Sadly those days are gone now and may never return. I feel privileged that I am the first person to write their rich history in English.   

After All Day Struggle to Cremate Body, A Family Donates Land for Cremation

Bhai Sahib Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji regarded one of the greatest Kirtaniye of all time had to have his body cremated after a significant struggle. Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa died due to the coronavirus and he left the earth at Amritvela 4:30am last evening.

In what has to be one of the most shameful things to have occurred on the land of five rivers that Panth’s most admired Raagi could not have his body cremated in peace until a family donated land for the cremation. The family of Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji ran around different places to get the body cremated but everyone refused until a family finally donated their land.

The family members of Bhai Sahib attempted to get his body cremated at the crematorium in Verka, Amritsar but he was refused. Sikhs around the area were unhappy that SGPC did not make arrangements for the cremation. Sikhs around the world expressed unhappiness over the village of Verka preventing the cremation from happening at the village’s crematorium.

The family members of Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji struggled to find a place to cremate the body. Several places in Verka refused to give land to cremate the body.

It wasn’t until late in the evening of April 2, 2020 that Bhai Sahib’s body was cremated after a family donated their land for the cremation at a land outside the village. Sikhs on social media express disappointment that not even 1 political leader or religious leader came to funeral of Bhai Nirmal Singh.

The people of Verka Village told the family according to Akaal Channel that since Bhai Sahib was not from the village that he could not get his body cremated at the village site.

https://www.facebook.com/akaalchannel770/videos/656317721859493

Here is a video of the incident:

https://www.facebook.com/akaalchannel770/videos/656317721859493/

Family of Bhai Nirmal Singh Struggles to Cremate Body in Amritsar

Bhai Sahib Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji regarded one of the greatest Kirtaniye of all time had to have his body cremated after a significant struggle. Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa died due to the coronavirus and he left the earth at Amritvela 4:30am last evening.

The family members of Bhai Sahib attempted to get his body cremated at the crematorium in Verka, Amritsar but he was refused. Sikhs around the area were unhappy that SGPC did not make arrangements for the cremation. Sikhs around the world expressed unhappiness over the village of Verka preventing the cremation from happening at the village’s crematorium.

The family members of Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji struggled to find a place to cremate the body. Several places in Verka refused to give land to cremate the body.

It wasn’t until late in the evening of April 2, 2020 that Bhai Sahib’s body was cremated after a family donated their land for the cremation at a land outside the village. Sikhs on social media express disappointment that not even 1 political leader or religious leader came to funeral of Bhai Nirmal Singh.

The people of Verka Village told the family according to Akaal Channel that since Bhai Sahib was not from the village that he could not get his body cremated at the village site.

Here is a video of the incident:

Canada Fails Afghan Sikhs: “Afghan Sikhs Not Considered Refugees” Says MP

Canadian Government official in an Interview with a Canadian Punjabi news outlet has stated Canada cannot bring the Afghan refugees directly from Afghanistan.

MP Randeep Singh Sarai told a Surrey news outlet that the Afghan refugees would have to seek refuge in a neighboring country and only than can the Canadian government provide them help. MP Sarai further stated that the attack on the Afghan Sikhs was not by the government. MP Sarai implied that in order to become a refugee the Sikhs have to flee Afghanistan on their own and than wait in line until the cases of those ahead of them are settled.

Sikhs in Canada expressed frustration over the Canadian government’s slow response to the Afghan Sikh crisis. Several Sikhs stated they were willing to spend 5 million dollars to bring the Afghan Sikhs to safety. However, the Canadian government has implied it may take several years for the Afghan Sikhs to arrive in Canada.

Here is the video where the MP makes the comments:

https://www.facebook.com/OmniPunjabi/videos/2508120796067377/

Pakistan Asks Afghan Govt to Shift Sikhs into Peshawar

Sharing the development with media, Kabul resident Gurnam Singh and Sarpal Singh informed that a terrorist organization has threatened them to quit Afghanistan within 10 days otherwise all of them will be killed.

They informed that the terrorist organizations are threatening them despite the deployment of more than 200 Afghan soldiers around Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji.

After this threatening, the Kabul Sikhs are instructing each other to avoid any movement out of their houses or towards Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji.

The Afghan Sikhs have demanded immediate travel arrangements for their secure evacuation from Afghanistan without naming any country.

Meanwhile, it is learned that the Pakistan government has asked the Afghan Sikhs to get shifted in Peshawar but the Afghan Sikhs have not responded yet.

At present, there are only 600 names of Sikhs and Hindus in the voter list of Afghanistan. There are only two Gurdwaras, one in Kabul another in Jalalabad, running in Afghanistan.