Discounting all the inflammatory statements, it's still an interesting read, even if the thesis is only barely plausible/credible in the absence of authentication by historians, etc.
I was standing at Jalandhar station when my attention went towards a Sikh youth standing near me, wearing a Black turban, having a long beard and wearing a kirpan over his shirt, looking similar to a terrorist.
After a while, one local train arrived, which was totally packed. The Sikh youth tried to get into the train but failed to do so. Just then a voice was heard from the back coach 'Sardarji Barah Baj gaye!' (Sir it's 12 o'clock!)
The Sikh youth looked over at that voice maker who was a young, mischievous type of person and instead of showing any anger, smiled at him.
The smile made was so enigmatic that it seemed as if some type of truth lies behind it. Not able to resist my temptation, I walked towards him and asked why did he smiled at that person who teased him. The Sikh youth replied, "He was not teasing me but was asking for my Help". I was surprised at these words and he told me that there was a big history behind that which one should know. I was eager to know the History and the Sikh youth narrated:-
During 17th Century, when Hindustan was ruled by Mughals, all the Hindu people were humiliated and were treated like animals. Mughals treated the Hindu women as their own property and were forcing all Hindus to accept Islam and even used to kill the people if they were refusing to accept.
That time, our Ninth Guru, Sri Guru Teg Bahadurji came forward in response to a request of some Kashmir Pandits to fight against all these cruel activities. Guruji told the Mughal emperor that if he could succeed in converting him to Islam, all the Hindus would accept the same. But if he failed, he should stop all those activities.
The Mughal emperor happily agreed to that. But even after lots of torture to Guruji and his fellow members, he failed to convert him to Islam and Guruji along with his other four fellow members, were tortured and sacrificed their lives in Chandni Chowk. Since the Mughals were unable to convert them to Islam they were all assassinated.
Thus, Guruji sacrificed his life for the protection of Hindu religion. Can anybody lay down his life and that too for the protection of another religion? This is the reason he is still remembered as 'Hind Ki Chaddar', Shield of India. For the sake of whom he had sacrificed his life, none of the them came forward to lift his body, fearing that they would also beassassinated.
Seeing this incident our Tenth Guruji, Sri Guru Gobind Singhji (Son of Guru Teg Bahadarji), founder of Khalsa made a resolution that he would convert his followers to such human beings who would not be able to hide themselves and could be easily located in thousands.
Asshole, who are cowards, loving peace is not cowardness. Because of cowarness, you people over react, use excessive force, shoot color people when they are waving their wallets ( remember how many coward police officers, kill innocent people in US ).
Gandhi fought the British, with out any weapon. You should have 100 times bigger heart to fight in nonvoilence mode. I am good in heart and same time aggressive. That's why I am not attacking your religions, attacking few assholes like you.
At the start, the Sikhs were very few in numbers as they were fighting against the Mughal emperors. At that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739 and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and nearly 2200 Hindu women along with him.
The news spread like wild fire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army at that time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah's kafila on the same midnight. He did so and rescued all the Hindu women and they were safely sent to their homes. It didn't happen only once but thereafter whenever any Abdaalis or Iranis had attacked and looted Hindustan and were trying to carry the treasures and Hindu women along with them for selling them in Abdal markets,t he Sikh army although fewer in numbers, but were brave hearted and attacked them at midnight(12 O'clock) and rescued women.
After that time when there occurred a similar incident, people started to contact the Sikh army for their help and Sikhs used to attack the raiders at Midnight(12 O'clock).
Nowadays, these "smart people" and some Sikh enemies who are afraid of Sikhs, have spread these words that at 12 O'clock, the Sikhs go out of their senses. This historic fact was the reason which made me smile over that person as I thought that his Mother or Sister would be in trouble and wants my help and was reminding me by saying off "Sardarji, Barah Baj Gaye"
Plz do forward this mail to all ur friends so they can know about Sikh history & it's a humble appeal: PLEASE dont make fun of RELIGIONS, as every religion is as pure as yours.
"Its easy to joke on a Sardar, but it's really difficult to be a Sardar."