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YOU ARE A COWARD SIKH

YOU ARE A COWARD SIKH

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  1. you are a coward sikh YOU ARE A COWARD SIKH

  2. A couple of years ago, some Sikh parents in Toronto were charged with child abuse, based on the evidence given by their children. • It is sad that a twenty-minute documentary was shown on television depicting the 'harsh' and 'dictatorial' behavior of the parents towards their grown up children. • The Sikhs felt bad, some even angry and raised objections against presenting this negative image of them by the media. • The community felt that the parents did no wrong because it was their duty to save their children from going on the wrong path.

  3. Everybody was very upset to observe the irresponsible behavior of our youth and the 'wrong' reaction of their parents. • Some students missed their classes to participate in daytime drink-and-dance gatherings. • The parents hit the children for ignoring their studies and failing their examinations.

  4. Some well-behaved senior students of Toronto were called them to an informal meeting to discuss the issue with them. • I wanted them to advise the rebellious youth that their primary responsibility is to study. • Further, they should convince their junior friends to listen to their parents and be respectful to them.

  5. To the responsible youth gathered in a friends house, I proposed, "Let us try to understand where we have failed to let that sad incidence happen, and what we can do to improve the image of our community." • Unexpectedly, everyone started blaming me as if I was the real culprit responsible for the problem. • It appeared as if the youth had summoned me to be thrashed by them for my failures.

  6. coward teacher. • "Uncle, you are a coward teacher. • You tell us to respect the Sikh tenets. • Why do you not dare to tell the same thing to the parents and the adults? • Are you scared to face them? • Are you a Sikh? • A Sikh is not scared to tell the truth?..."

  7. The tables having been turned on me, I became speechless. • Everyone had something to say to me as if they had planned to accuse me, or maybe, to awaken me to my duty, whichever way one may think. • They even named some responsible Sikhs, members of the gurdwara management, and even some preachers, who did not care to respect Sikh Maryada."

  8. Adults are the role model • This seemed to go on ad infinitum. • The break came when one youth said, "Why blame youth? Adults are the role model for us. • If these things are good for them, they cannot be bad for us. • If you are a fearless Sikh, you should advise the parents. • You did not dare to tell this even once to them."

  9. parents practice it. • Shooting of these allegations ended when one of them said, "It is no use telling us to follow the Sikh Reht, to avoid alcohol and not to dance at parties, unless you make our parents practice it. • As long as the parents do not listen to you, the youth will not care to listen to you."

  10. Mr. A. Singh got drunk at the party, his turban fell off, and his hair were spread; even Mr. B. Singh was found drinking. • Last Sunday, Mr. C and Mrs. C. celebrated the silver jubilee of their wedding. • Some Sikhs drank too much, they fought among themselves and were arrested by the police.”

  11. "The other day, the youth slapped me, of course, not with their hands, but with their words.... Unless the parents themselves observe the Sikh Reht, how can they expect the youth to follow it? • When we enter the gurdwara hall, all of us bow to the Guru Granth Sahib. • It means we respect Gurbani and promise to obey its directions. Gurbani says that a Sikh should not drink. • To save our children, whom we love so much, I request all Sikhs to throw away the bottle, and start reciting Nitnem from today onwards."