Why We Salute Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana

News of the Punjab bandh have overwhelmingly described it as a success. The community is in a wait-and-see mode. Unfortunately I feel that the political machine is already manipulating the system to create disenchantment and disillusion.

Some are claiming that the “stay” against execution should be read as a victory. First off this goes AGAINST the wishes of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana himself. He asked us NOT to do this. I, too, disagreed with this being read as a victory and described it in a previous post. A friend in Punjab expressed the same sentiment BEFORE the announcement as well:

they won’t hang Rajoana. they’ll commute it to life and cut off our legs at the knees by doing so, and by ‘our’ i mean the panth and Rajoana’s qurbani that landed him in jail to begin with and his wish to kiss the noose and go out with a jakara. [link]

Political pundits are weighing in with their laughable opinions. Jonathan Kay of Canada would wish we stopped lauding Rajoana and instead admire Tara Hayer. He really has no clue. The only editorial I found actually interesting, despite my disagreement, was that of Yug Mohit Chaudhry in The Hindu.

A beautiful and moving video called “The Salutation” gives the reason for why all of us are united in saluting Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana and why he represents a spirit that will not die – the spirit of the Khalsa and its commitment towards ensaaf/adalat (justice).

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7 Responses to “Why We Salute Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana”

  1. kiran says:

    this video is private =(

  2. jodha says:

    The director seems to have disabled 'embedding' now. Click on the link and follow to watch on youtube.

  3. khalsa says:

    can u please request the director to make the video public again

  4. jodha says:

    it is his choice. he has decided for some reason not to allow it to be 'embedded' any more. it can still be seen on youtube. Just click on it here on TLH and it will resend you there to watch it on the Youtube site.

  5. Harvinder singh says:

    its public now :)

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