Ban websites that defame and insult the Sikh community! #BanSikhJokes

I was subjected to racist ridicule as a young boy, even though I was a school topper. My two sons went through the same. It was the same joke, “12 baj gaye.”

For years now, the Sikh community has been ridiculed,insulted, poked fun at, and portrayed as naive idiots, foolish and an object of amusement, all “in good nature.”

While we are a fun loving community, and love our culture, the Bhangra, the language, we DO NOT like when “12 Baje Jokes” or “Santa Banta Jokes” are cracked at our expense. It is not about Sikhs not being able to take a joke, it’s about hurting our religious sentiments.

Bullying is not funny. Nor is making fun of my religion.

A PIL in the Supreme Court is asking for websites specialising in these jokes to be banned.  This is our time to take action.

Sign my petition urging the Supreme Court to ban the websites that defame and insult the Sikh community.

Progressive nations all over the world have become sensitive about racial or communal humour. Why is India still stuck in medieval times? Would jokes on Hindus, Muslims or Christians be considered funny or offensive? It’s time to stop casually targeting the Sikh community.

Little boys and girls are bullied in school. It is not okay to “crack a Sardar joke.” It’s not a harmless joke, if an entire community is being bullied under its weight.

Sikhs are a proud and brave community. We have occupied top positions like the President, Prime Minister, Chief of Army, Air Marshall. But it’s the Santa Banta jokes, they know us for.

This needs to stop. Sikh jokes are sick jokes.

President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee S. Manjit SIngh GK and many other organizations like Church of North India have lent their support to this petition.

The Supreme Court will hear the case soon. If thousands of us sign this petition, we can show it to Honorable Supreme Court of India that racism is not funny. 

I along with the PIL petitioner, Harvinder Kaur and President of DSGMC would deliver your signatures to the Supreme Court.
{PIL/WritPetition/CRL/160 of 2015 titled Ms. Harvinder Chowdhury vs Union Of India through Secretary, Ministry of Telecom and I&B}.

Sign and share this petition.

https://www.change.org/p/supreme-court-of-india-ban-websites-that-defame-and-insult-the-sikh-community-bansikhjokes?recruiter=578092544&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_page&utm_term=mob-xs-no_src-custom_msg&recuruit_context=fb_share_mention_control&fb_ref=Default