UP government in action to snatch hard-earned land from more than 30,000 Sikh farmers

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the BJP led Uttar Pradesh government has come in action to snatch hard-earned arable land from more than 30,000 Sikh farmers who have been living in the state for the last three generations. It is learnt that the Uttar Pradesh government sent police to displace these Sikh farmers from about 17 villages of districts Rampur, Bijnaur and Lakhimpur.

All these Sikh families had directly shifted to these villages of Uttar Pradesh during the 1947’s Indo-Pak partition and converted these desolate forests to arable land while enduring hardships. In 1980, all these Sikh farmers were given proprietorship rights, but now the saffron Uttar Pradesh government has suddenly launched a campaign to displace these Sikh farmers.

Jasveer Singh Virk, who heads the Sikhs of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, informed that the UP government sent police cops along with JCB machines to village Champatpur to displace Sikhs on June 3 but they didn’t succeed in their motive. “However, the police party returned back with hundreds of other cops and destroyed Sugarcane crop in several acres of village Champatpur,” he said while adding that all the 300 houses of village Champatpur belong to Sikhs.  

“Even the Panchayati land of almost all villages in this area has been under illegal possession of farmers belonging to the majority religion, but the Sikhs are being targeted specifically as UP government intends to build a State Armed Police’s Center here,” he said.  

“The police also tried to take over the hard earned land of around 300 Sikh families living in village Ran Nagar but the villagers didn’t let them do so after which a case has been registered against 35 identified and 250 unidentified Sikhs,” he informed.  

Virk further informed that the Sikhs have also not been given any compensation for the 3000 acres snatched from them for Guru Nanak Sagar Dam. “Now, around 30,000 Sikh farmers are at the edge of getting devastated in 15 villages of district Rampur only,” he said.

“The UP government is devastating Sikh farmers without any prior notice despite knowing that majority of these farmers have their cases pending in the High Court,” he said.  

Virk informed that they even approached the Deputy Commissioners of respective districts appealing them not to displace Sikhs in this tough time but their appeals were rejected.

Jasveer Singh Virk has appealed the worldwide Sikh community to raise voice for these Sikh farmers so that they could be saved from getting displaced from their lands.

बिजनौर और लखीमपुर में सिख किसानों पर हो रहे अत्याचार को।सिख संगठन कतई बर्दाश्त नही करेगा ।

Posted by Sikh Sangathan Uttar Pradesh on Friday, June 5, 2020

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  1. This happened in the late-50s and early 60s too. A once-prospering disenfranchised community of Sikhs settles in UP and turned jungles in rich, revenue-producing arable land after the partition. Then they are systematically denied the promised proprietary rights, designated “outlaws”, and finally told to leave. Back then CM Sardar Partap Singh Kairon put a stop to this nonsense – but was unable to get them the proprietary rights they were promised. Question is, does CM Amrinder Singh have the balls?

  2. The forest land of 1,000 acres under #illegal #kabza of #Sikh farmers in UP belongs to people of India (Govt).

    In the past, Congress, Samajwadi Party, and BJP Govts took no action to recover illegally occupied forest land because of #votebank politics, but @myogiadityanath is different.

    • This happened in the late-50s and early 60s too. A once-prospering disenfranchised community of Sikhs settles in UP and turned jungles in rich, revenue-producing arable land after the partition. Then they are systematically denied the promised proprietary rights, designated “outlaws”, and finally told to leave. Back then CM Sardar Partap Singh Kairon put a stop to this nonsense – but was unable to get them the proprietary rights they were promised. Question is, does CM Amrinder Singh have the balls?

      CM Sampurnanand (of UP) designated “Rai Sikhs, Jat Sikhs, Virk Sikhs, and Kamboh Sikhs” as criminal tribes, (quoting a letter I have a copy of, addressed to Sardar Hukam Singh, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha). This would allow UP government control over their valuable irrigated lands – either to appease it’s useless population, or distribute amongst those involved in shady deals with the CM (e.g. how former-COAS V.K. Singh’s family took control of several coal mines throughout the country while at the same time being the BJP’s “anti-corruption” face).

      Then they wonder why Sikhs look down on Hindus in distrust and disgust… I suppose the prejudice is justified after all.

      Churchill was right after all. When India becomes independent, it will be ruled by “Brahmin windbags” from Central/East India.

  3. The forest land under #illegal #kabza of #Sikh farmers in UP belongs to people of India (Govt).

    In the past, @INCIndia @samajwadiparty and @BJP4India Govts took no action to recover illegally occupied forest land because of #votebank politics, but @myogiadityanath is different.

  4. Indian government might be doing these incitefull acts to get the Sikh community to rise up after which they will use the media to paint them as anti Indian for their cries and demands for separate state. This will result in a repeat of that familiar situation where the Indian public will assist police to attack Sikhs all over India.

  5. We urge Silent People of India to wake up and support which is right.. Raise your voice unless it’s too late.. Rights of every Indian should be saved under constitution law and if lawmakers are not bothered then public should raise there voice for support

  6. Sikh, Muslim and Dalit must join hands to stop this hinutwa goons. Hindu rashtra is only for upper caste hindus and every one else will be destroyed and enslaved like lower castes. They are masters of this kind of inhuman abuse and enjoyed abuse and torture for 2000 years. If you understand this fact and stand united, resistance is good for you.

  7. delhi gurwara commity giving 800beds and has spent crores of rs to feed poor. BUT president sirsa jee when will you help sikh farmers whose crops are destryed and police arresting them at bijnaur etc you a ex bjp mla and bjpp torturing sikhs. no mainstream channel raising vllice as being anti sikhs. all sikhs should raise voice against this bjp govt has banned sikh sysat news few days back to curb sikhs.

  8. It is a clear case of land grabbing in which both Sikhs and non Sikhs are involved . Plz read the complete story and you will understand the situation . It is illegal occupation of the land which the Govt is trying to reclaim and is not about Sikhs or non Sikhs .
    Read this which is a part of the post 👇

    Even the Panchayati land of almost all villages in this area has been under illegal possession of farmers belonging to the majority religion, but the Sikhs are being targeted specifically as UP government intends to build a State Armed Police’s Center here,” he said.

  9. Before helping other, we should look upon our poor Sikh brothers first.Sikh must have a strong organization for giving legal and financial help to those Sikhs who suffer from injustice all over india.The action must be prompted.We should spend our wealth wisely.Charity begins at home.

  10. ਸਾਡੇ ਐਨੇ ਮਾੜੇ ਹਾਲਾਤ ਨੇ ਕਿ ਜਗ੍ਹਾ ਜਗ੍ਹਾ ਤੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੀ ਪੱਤ ਲਾਹੀ ਜਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਕੌਮੀ ਨੇਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਪੱਤਵੰਤੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਚੁੱਪੀ ਲਾਈ ਬੈਠੇ ਨੇ। ਅਸੀ ਖੁਸ਼ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੀ ਕੌਮ ਅੳੁਖੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਨ ਦੀ ਬਾਜੀ ਲੱਗਾ ਦੂਜਯਾ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਲਈ ਤੱਤਪਰ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਇਹ ਭੁੱਲ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ ਕੀ ਆਪਣੇ ਵਾਜਿਬ ਹੱਕ ਲਈ ਆਪਣੀ ਲੜਾਈ ਵੀ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਲੜਨੀ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ। 🙏

  11. This racial discrimination will make the minorities even stronger and United. Good..all minorities should unite and fight for their rights or this BJP and RSS will not let others live

  12. Extremely shameful & most unfortunate. Let’s condemn the act by highest possible degree as it’s illegal, unethical & immoral bcz Sikhs is a very very hardworking community & land in question belong to Sikhs only. They love India as much as any other persons love. Let’s pray to Almighty & seek HIS intervention in enabling Sikhs brothers to be able to get justice Aamean Summa Aamean

  13. When india departed Sikhs had freed india from the British and decided to be remain with the india .Muslim preferred to be in Pakistan.even now the Sikhs are fighting g on borders for india ..and what are they getting revert back .india is equally sikhs country .no one can regret it .who has given anyone right that we sikhs r not indian….

    • This a shame full act on behalf of the Indian BJP and RSS (hitlar) thinking people.i sincerely confirm this brutally

  14. ਹਿੰਦੂ ਬਹੁਮਤ ਨੂੰ ਖੁਸ਼ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੱਪ ਵਾਂਗ ਡੰਗਦੇ ਤਾਂ ਕਾਂਗਰਸ ਤੇ ਬੀ ਜੇ ਪੀ ਦੋਨੋ ਹੀ ਹਨ ਪਰ ਬੀ ਜੇ ਪੀ ਤਾਂ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾ ਹੀ ਖ਼ਤਰਨਾਕ ਸੱਪ ਹੈ

  15. Sikh community has steadfastly stood for the strong India. But, regime after regime have used their heroics and their loyalty and in return have given nothing. Sikh brothers deserves respect and honor.

    • Anti-Sikh , anti-Muslim , anti-Dalit and anti-Tribal apartheid , torture , hate speech , mob lynching and discrimination by BJP ( RSS ) fascist , racist , Hindutva , communal and anti-constitution government must be stopped by approaching to United Nations and International court of Justice. Even Supreme Court of India is with Hindutva BJP ( RSS ) government in India. The citizens’ rights of all religious minorities especially Muslims , Christians & Sikhs and aboriginal Dalit & Tribal citizens must be restored as guaranteed in the Constitution of India. The political leaders of India took their oaths in the name of God to uphold Indian constitution but … since those betraying their oath their membership from Parliament and legislative assemblies needs to be cancelled automatically. Jai Samvidhan hi Jai Bharat hai.

  16. How can this be I thought all Indians who live in india were allowed to live and own LAND anywhere throughout india. looks like these governments states have agenda against minorities, Punjabi should stop sending water and food to those states who discriminates against minorities.

    WHERE IS THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT if they don’t get involved, there will be riots.

    • You are quite right!! Separate Sikh nation is the only solution. But these nasty, criminal fascists who are raging in with ‘hindu only’ agenda must note that India would break in pieces and China would take over India very easily. Hindu only India fascists are not going to send there monkey Sena on the borders, it is the Sikhs, Bengalis, Bihari being sent in the front to fight with Chinese. Shame on the current Indian government who is uprooting people settled for the last 70+ years. If the government cannot help their people they should not be uprooting Sikhs or anybody else. ‘Hindu (Brahmins) only’ government is going to fail miserably and would take the nation back 2000 years. Every Sikh needs to learn Gatka, sword and arms fighting so they could Protect themselves from the atrocities of criminal governments.

  17. Each Sikh of UP must send their experience to Yogi , Modi , Shah separately on their tweeters read by lakhs of people, to spread the news of injustice . They should approach Jathedar Akal Takht to take stand by writing to UP & Central Governments .Sikh media must highlight these atrocities as voice of sikhs .

  18. Gulam lokan naal eh kuch hunda hai. Sade apne gulam reh ke khush ah. Baut lokan nu eh nahi pta ke eh sada desh nahi. Oh kade Congress or BJP nu dosh de ke chup ker jande ah, es da asli karan gulami hai.

  19. WEshould understand bjp congress all feel jealous of sikhs first modi uprooted sikh farmers from gujrat then madhyapradezh and now u.p. govt snatching land from sikhs in bijnaur lakhimpur etc. police destroyed their crops and jcp demolishing their houses. farmers living since 1950.and with hard work made these barrenlands fertile .NOWat carona time up govt asking togo out making them beggar all sikhs sbould raise voice against this

  20. ਜਿਹੜੇ ਸਿੱਖ, ਇਸ ਕੋਰੋਨਾ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਲੰਗਰ ਖਵਾ ਰਹੇ ਸੀ ਭਈਆਂ ਨੂੰ, ਜਿਹੜੇ ਗੁਰੂਦਵਾਰਿਆਂ ਚੋਂ ਹਰ ਰੋਜ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਭਈਆਂ ਲਈ ਮੁਫ਼ਤ ਖੀਰ ਪੂੜੇ ਸਪਲਾਈ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਰਹੇ; ਓਹਨਾ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਹੁਣ ਸ਼ਰਮ ਨਾਲ ਡੁੱਬ ਮਰਨਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ।  ਸੱਪਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦੁੱਧ ਪਿਲਾਉਂਦੇ ਆ ਇਹ ਘੜੱਮ ਚੋਦਰੀ, ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਸੱਪ, ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਹੀ ਡੰਗਦੇ ਆ।  ਸ਼ਰਮ ਕਰੋ, ਗੁਰੂ ਦੀਆਂ ਗੋਲਕਾਂ ਇਹਨਾਂ ਭਈਆਂ ਦੇ ਮੂੰਹ ਚ ਪੈ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹੋ।  ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਲੋਕ ਸਿਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਜਾੜਦੇ ਆ।  

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