Not Quiet, Not Idle – A Voice Against Sexual Abuse of Sikh Boys
Guestblogged by Daler Singh Warning: This post contains graphic depictions of sexualized violence. I was about 7 years old when a respected granthi and my dad’s friend sexually molested me. I would spend much of my afternoons and evenings at the gurdwara. My father is a devout Sikh and made sure he...
Fear and Loathing in the Gurdwara
Earlier this week in B.C., hundreds of Sikhs protested the arrival of Mann Singh Pehowa, a granthi accused of rape, misconduct, and blasphemy. There is, of course, an underlying issue here regarding whether or not Pehowa supports his own dera, has encouraged blasphemy, etc. There is pretty widespread...
A Witness in a Culture of Complicity – Part 1
Blogged by:Mewa Singh I haven’t written in quite a bit of time. Once in a while I share personal pieces, but as I like to protect my privacy I don’t do it too often. However, this one is fresh (occurring just this weekend) and in some way I am soliciting the readers’ opinions as I...