JOKES ON SARDARS

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kaurageous_forever
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Re: JOKES ON SARDARS

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some jokes can be funny others are just plain insults and cant really be tolerated.
though i do agree with sarabjit veer ji to some extent we do over react, if you see the amount of jokes jews and blonds gets is much more than sicks and yet we do not hear of the complaing of it as much
but ifthe joke was intended to hurt then yes by all means do something about it, we shouldnt really mind about small jokes intended to lighten ones mood but nor should we be expected to tolerate blatent insults
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Re: JOKES ON SARDARS

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Fateh parwaan karr jiyo,

There is this Serial on SAB TV named Tarak Mehta ka oolta chashma. There's a Sikh character in this Serial and whenever he comes on the scene in the background you hear ' Oh Bhapaji'. There are other characters from different religions but when they come on to the scene there is no lampooning done in the background.

We must protest and make them stop this. I have already registered my protest and I would request you all to do the same

[url]http://www.sabtv.com...y/show.php?id=6[/url]

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Kabeer, I am the Lord's dog; Moti is my name.
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Re: JOKES ON SARDARS

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kaurageous_forever wrote:some jokes can be funny others are just plain insults and cant really be tolerated.
though i do agree with sarabjit veer ji to some extent we do over react, if you see the amount of jokes jews and blonds gets is much more than sicks and yet we do not hear of the complaing of it as much
but ifthe joke was intended to hurt then yes by all means do something about it, we shouldnt really mind about small jokes intended to lighten ones mood but nor should we be expected to tolerate blatent insults

Hello Kaurageous ji,

I'm going to have to ask why? Why should we not tolerate blatant insults? What power has an insult to do actual harm to anybody? Does it not seem just a little silly to let mere words effect us so? What do we teach our children about coping with the shoolyard bully who may call them names? Do we teach them to re-act in anger or do we advise them to ignore them?

It is very very strange to me, this power of words to effect people so. If a man insults me then I ask myself, is what he said about me true? Inveriably it is not, so I just cannot bring myself to be bothered with the untruthfull. Instead I walk away and sever ties with this kind of person.
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Re: Sant Muskeen ji views in Katha

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For Sikh jokes and other issues, Please see/listen the views of Sant Muskeen ji views in Katha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Tt4t5wk3g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ztecb8R ... re=related

I used to lived in U.P. North India, I experinced how humilated these jokes to sikhs...Jokes in the train/bus travelling, In the school class rooms, at Work place, at bus stop....every where ......

As per my views, Sikhs who live in the India, they should tell their co-workers or to other people, we the sikhs are geting offended by these jokes.....
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lot of people actually don't even realise how much these jokes hurt us.

My own best friend once sent me a Sikh joke on Orkut, the joke was very offencive, upset me deeply. My first action was to delete that joke. Secondly i replied to her telling her how much the joke hurt me and every sikh, and it was wrong and why. seconds later she replied saying she didn't know what the joke meant, since she didn't even understand punjabi language.
so there you have it, it might be as simple as just telling the person calmly that what they say is offensive, wrong and upsets you. you can tell someone verbly, by mail, sms, report abuse if it is discriminating or offensive, etc.

hope i helped. vadh-khutt boleya muaff karna.

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Re: JOKES ON SARDARS

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I was raised in Punjab, and until I went to college, never had lived outside Punjab. So, I was pretty shocked when I discovered that Sikhs were the butt of jokes among the (mainly) Hindu people of India. By the way, since I have also lived in south India at times, the jokes are far less common there than they are in northern India.

I just think that these jokes are an expression of insecurity and jealousy that many Hindus feel. So, while I do not befriend people who make these racist jokes, I do not needlessly confront them either. Be true to yourself, and like a lotus, rise out of the pond.
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ImperfectSikh ji,
I just think that these jokes are an expression of insecurity and jealousy that many Hindus feel. So, while I do not befriend people who make these racist jokes, I do not needlessly confront them either. Be true to yourself, and like a lotus, rise out of the pond.
Right on. I too think this is the case (insecurity and jealousy) and the right attitude (Be true to yourself).
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Against sikh jokes must watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpeFPuPYHts
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Re: JOKES ON SARDARS

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Hi
To react to Sardar jokes inthe fashion you have is showing lack of tolerance to a petty indulgense by people who will in the end laugh at them selves. I am a strong beliver of the attitute, if a community can not laugh at them selves that community must be very dim. End of the day there a lot of things Sardars have achieved as INDIVIDUALS that we can share the success in rather than narrow mindedly react to sardar jokes. i must admit some are funny, if it brings laughter to any one, see that as a positive contribution to humanity which is at best ladden with miserable time.[quote][/quote]
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Re: JOKES ON SARDARS

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Let the jokes continue. The reason these ppl make jokes is cos they have nothing better to do with thier time. Ask any person what thier views on sikhs are and you will 9 out 10 get a reply that sikh are hard working and good ppl.
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