Protecting Religion and the Politics of Religion


By Balbir Singh Sooch, Advocate, Ludhiana

The world is burning in the fight of protecting religion or the politics of religion only to teach a lesson to each other in all respects, in a fraudulent way. Government agencies in India seem to have trained their men in various fields, to bring confrontation to peak levels and also to plant stories about the religious places in the country. The end to this is not in sight.

The forum of the Sikh Vichar Manch, says of this painful incident, “Sikhs along with all peace loving organizations in the world must register their protest strongly, adequately and effectively for meaningful and remedial action against torching London’s most important Gurdwara, which housed priceless religious books, in a suspected racist attack in Britain. The Sikh religion is another name of ‘Sri Guru Granth Sahib’ and its message is given through Gurdwara(s), worshiping place for all humans especially Sikhs to impart the message, meant for the peace, equity, dignity and the stability of mind in practice and actions and, that to avoid any confrontation among religions, communities, humans and so on in every field.

Religion must be allowed to be practiced and followed freely and reasonably with God gifted sanity, so long it does not hurt others in any manner. Guru Granth Sahib is the final and perpetual Guru of Sikhs. The disrespect in any manner to Gurdwara(s) should be taken in protest seriously as an insult to humanity and against the peace, equity, dignity and the stability of mind of all, the law abiding people following an unbiased way of life in the world.”

There was no end to provocations from the managed dramas by the agencies and the individuals in order to plan hatred, the killings, and the disappearances as was also seen in the process to destroy the valuable Sikh religious manuscripts and the historical books with the help of and in face of cheaters within and outside the Sikh community being experienced in Punjab and elsewhere in India.

It seems to me that some religious men from any community become a Sikh for commercial motives and accept Sikhism formally to imitate Sikhs for material gain and to exploit Sikhism for their ignoble ends. They are always asked to remain excited and claim against each other that his religion is supreme, and why don’t you follow and believe it alone? Like other serious drawbacks in humans, the so named religious men are not lagging behind in domestic violence and hypocrisy.

Some are acting the other way around for offending others to create distrust, hatred and nuisance and claiming that there is no God and not to believe HIM at all, though, they are quietly performing all their respective religious ceremonies in their families.

It is like a war of hatred among the religious functionaries themselves and with the other category who does not believe in HIM. The atheist looks as he was fighting for non-existing entity. The believers like me, that God is ALMIGHTY and PROTECTOR, are also fighting with so called atheists to press them to agree about the existence and the supremacy of God. The atheists and believers, both are restless and dissatisfied because of imperfection i.e. lack of adequate use of God gifted sanity.

In view of the above, “The truth must be brought on surface to check the disturbing forces and the elements anywhere and everywhere permanently and similarly for the meaningful action against torching London’s most important Gurdwara for the peace, equity, dignity and the stability of mind.”

Egoists have nothing to do with God or with religion, they are mostly creators of hatred, nuisance and restlessness in society for their own reasons and require to be checked for the sake of humanity but not ruthlessly.