Bhai Gurbaksh Singh is currently undertaking a hunger strike until death to seek the release of 5 Sikhs from Indian prisons who have completed their jail sentences but have not been released.
This is a major issue within the Indian justice system - the unfair imprisonment of people who have already completed the jail sentence that they were required to serve. Not to mention that the Indian ‘justice’ system also holds people in jail for ridiculously long periods of time without having proved that they are guilty or innocent - many people have been in jail for YEARS and their case is still pending or uncompleted.
Obviously the Indian media fails to provide even the slightest coverage of this so most of us are unaware (although he is currently in the 20th day of this strike).
Secondly, another issue that I’ve come across is the ridiculous behaviour of, of course, the Punjab Police. If the Sikhs are PEACEFULLY doing Naam Simran on the street to show their solidarity, why must the these police officers come and start to push and prevent this? Very upset to see the disrespect shown to one of the Panj Piyare - whose Pagh was removed in the encounter. Lets not forget that this is the “Worlds Largest Democracy”. I fail, yet again, to see the democratic side to refusing people to peacefully get their voice heard.
I think this is very important that we stand in solidarity with Gurbaksh Singh - and everyone else who is fighting for justice of their people within their OWN homeland.
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”
His defiance of white minority rule and incarceration for fighting against segregation focused the world’s attention on apartheid, the legalised racial segregation enforced by the South African government. In a nation healing from the scars of apartheid, Mandela became a moral compass.
And with that said, today a great light has gone out in the world as we experience the loss of the world’s greatest freedom fighter who will be mourned by billions.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. You will forever be a hero in our hearts.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Rest In Power to a great soul !
Someday you could scroll past a Fez
never gonna happen
and satan said: let there be this gifset
Alexander McQueen Fall-Winter 2010