| Opinion | Santokh Singh Rendhawa | Malaysia | 20 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |
It is heartening to hear, see and note the Sikh Diaspora throughout the world coming together in wake of recent happenings in Punjab.The desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is unforgivable and touches the very soul of the community. The coming together of the Sikhs to condemn the sacrilege and unite in the our of need is very touching.
It would be so heart warming if, we, the Sikhs could show such cooperation in ordinary times. We are rightfully sad and angry when we heard the ‘beadbi’ of the sacred pages of our beloved Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. If only we could show half the enthusiasm on what is written on those pages, I am sure our community would further unite and would be nearer to Waheguru Ji.
The second hot issue seems to be the visit of the Indian Prime Minister. First and foremost, its Government to Government affair. As citizens, we are Malaysians first. To boycott would also mean not showing support to our Government. Let us build bridges, not barricades. Let us engage, not boycott. [Even Palestinians engage Isreal].
Lets think twice before making any rash move in the name of Panth.
Lastly, this is my own personal view and not of any organisation. I may be wrong.
Santokh S Randhawa
[Santokh Singh Randhawa is the president of the Khalsa Diwan Malaysia. As mentioned in this letter, this is his personal opinion and not that of KDM or any other organisation]
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