Episode 2

Published on:

24th May 2024

Before the Storm | 1978-1982 | Podcast #EP2

πŸŽ™οΈ Welcome back to our 4-part podcast series commemorating the 40th anniversary of June 1984! In Part 2, we delve deep into a pivotal yet often overlooked chapter in Sikh history.

In this episode, we explore the emergence of various cults and sects within India, particularly Punjab, that sought to dilute the message of Sikhi and sow confusion among the Sikh community. Among these groups, the Nirankaris played a notorious role, with backing from the central government, openly speaking against Sikh principles and the revered Gurus.

πŸ“… Highlights of this episode include:

‒⁠ ⁠The rise of the Nirankaris and their controversial actions

‒⁠ ⁠The tragic events of 1978, where 13 brave Singh's were martyred during a protest against the Nirankaris' blasphemy

‒⁠ ⁠Insight into the influence and actions of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji during this tumultuous time

‒⁠ ⁠The profound impact on the Sikh Sangat worldwide

‒⁠ ⁠The inspiring martyrdom of Gursikhs like Bhai Kulwant Singh Nagoke

This episode is not just a recount of historical events; it provides crucial context leading up to the significant events of June 1984.

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Sant ji Speech 14 April 1978 - (mentioned by baljit singh)


A Big Thank You To:

Bhai Maniv Singh - Sikh Human Rights

Bhai Shamsher Singh - NSYF/Khalistan Centre

Bhai Baljit Singh - JangNama

Bhai Manpreet Singh - World Sikh Parliament & Babbar Akali



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Basics of Sikhi Podcast
A talk show about Sikhi (Sikhism) and all topics related.
Basics of Sikhi Podcast is a relaxed talk show about Sikhism (Sikhi) and topics related.

Most discussions and learning about Sikhi take place in a formal setting like a Gurdwara (Sikh temple), by way of Punjabi speaking Parchariks (educators) speaking to the congregation. In recent years, many educators have taken to online platforms such as YouTube & Facebook to inspire, educate and spread the message of Sikhi to the world, in English.

Our successful and popular YouTube channel, Basics of Sikhi (be sure to subscribe!) has been hugely appreciated as a new, interactive and modern way of learning about Sikhi, especially by the younger generation, some of which who cannot speak or understand Punjabi so much.

In a similar way, this Podcast, hosted by Sukhdeep Singh (Sikh educator at Basics of Sikhi) and Karanveer Singh (Sikh volunteer), is continuing that innovation by bringing learning about Sikhi to an informal and relaxed platform in the form of this talk show podcast. Sukhdeep & Karanveer will invite different guests to the Podcast to discuss various topics directly and indirectly related to Sikhi e.g. Sikh history, traditions, fitness, nutrition, mental health, music and the list goes on!...

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