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Documentary to try and persuade the audience that Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale was a great, hard working inspirational man who has been portrayed as a terrorist by the society around him

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Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale The objective of this documentary is to try and persuade the audience that Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale was a great, hard working inspirational man who has been portrayed as a terrorist by the society around him. Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale (referred to as Bhindranwale) was known for what he believed about Sikhism and endured on a journey to preach the word of God to everyone. However, others believed he was the cause of many terrorist attacks in India and was the main reason why Sikhs and Hindus are now separated. As years have gone by many clashes have occurred between the two religions, involving into a controversial argument all around the world. Bhindranwale was born in the village of Rode in the Moga district of Punjab. He was the seventh of eight brothers. His family were brought up as strict vegetarians, and as he was a strong believer of Sikhism he took Amrit (holy nectar) at an early age. He joined the Damdami Taksaal (school for Sikh religious instructions) to get educated in Sikhism. He was a man known to many as a freedom fighter and respected everyone equally; however, on the other hand others believed him to be a terrorist. ...read more.

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When all hope is lost, what other action can be taken to protect vulnerable loved ones and members of your society? Indira Gandhi was assassinated, allegedly by two of her security guards who were Sikh. This triggered another orgy of violence against Sikhs and this orgy continued until November. Nearly 2,700 people were killed in Delhi some who weren't even Sikhs and many Sikh women widowed, allegedly by the leaders of the ruling Congress Party and officials of the Government organised and encouraged these massacres. Life's work Bhindranwale gained his popularity with the Punjabi people by launching an ideological crusade against the cultural corruption of Punjab. Firstly children and women, both became followers as they were relatively free of the new culture of degenerative consumption, and they were worst hit by the violence it generated. Men also joined his following replacing movies, drugs and alcohol by visiting gurdwaras and reading gurbani (Holy Scriptures) instead of 'disturbing' literature. During this period Bhindranwale toured many villages and encouraged Sikh youths to return to the ways of the Khalsa, started by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This was done by not cutting their hair, intoxicating their bodies by smoking or by taking alcohol or drugs, as Sikhs believe that the body is the temple of God and by harming yourself you are harming God. ...read more.

Conclusion

So as long as we have the spirit of love, so long as we have the support of Satguru Hargobind Sahib (the fifth guru), the Master of Miri and Piri (spiritual and temporal power), is there any power on earth that can subdue us?" his main objective in life was, he wanted Sikhs to 'come back to Anandpur, their home by taking Amrit (holy nectar) and become his brothers, sisters, sons and daughters of Siri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib (the tenth guru). Many people believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji (the first guru) was a great man, so how Bhindranwale who followed the teachings of a 'great man' could be perceived as a terrorist? Although does sound like a rehearsed speech, to try and convince people that what he was doing was right? Bhindranwale was very simplistic in his work and spoke in simple village idiom, and those who listened to him, were impressed by his simple living, personal charm and clear thinking. Bindranwale was known for his contributions towards his strong belief in his faith and was a role model for today's youth. Therefore it should be taken into consideration that he should not be seen as a terrorist, as he sacrificed his life for what he believed was right, and what was in the best interest for his society. ...read more.

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