LETTER TO THE EDITOR | MALAYSIA
Good day to you. I am writing pertaining to the matter stated in the header of this email. As this is a matter of utter importance, I would like to highlight some points.
Firstly, the Khanda is a symbol of our Sikh faith. The Khanda was brought about in the first decade of the 20th century. Khanda was the first thing created by Akal Purakh and used to create this universe. This makes the Khanda a very sacred object.
Secondly, a Sikh is initiated by the Khande di Pahul again which makes it so sacred. So how can such a sacred image be equalised with something so impure as alcohol? How can we allow alcohol to tarnish our holy image? Have our inner selves stooped so low?
Please recall the Mughal whom once stripped off a Sikhs hair and in the end he had to be beaten on the head by that very same Sikh’s shoes to be relieved of his illness. And this is a holy image. Should God be angered we will all be punished by his wrath.
There is a huge religious significance of the Khanda. The double edged sword symbolizes the power of God, chakra reminds us that there is no beginning or ending of God and also the two swords reminds us the concept of Miri Piri. We bow down our head in front of Guruji where by the Khanda is placed below him. If Khanda is used with alcohol image it means we have bowed down to alcohol being superior than God and it is utmost shame if we let that happen.
All the above points are my reasons for supporting on the ban of use of Khanda as image on alcohol promotion by SSU Kelab Aman. Please save our holy image or we will be a laughing stock to the rest of the world for failure of protecting our sanctity. Please also suggest to come up with a law of severe penalty for those who misuse religious symbols.
The above are based on my research. If there are any incorrect information and mistakes, phul chuk maaf. I sincerely hope a stern action is taken.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Harvinder Kaur, Malaysia
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