Sikh truck driver confronts UP Police with a sword after officials ‘pulled’ his beard
A brawl broke out between a Sikh driver and cops when he was stopped. The Sikh truck driver confronted the UP cops with a sword after officials ‘pulled’ his beard. The driver allegedly did not give way to the police van behind. The incident happened on Shamli-Muzaffarnagar border. The entire incident has been caught on cam.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday retweeted video of a policeman tugging at Sikh man’s beard in UP. Amarinder commented on the tweet, “Deplorable incident. Shameful that a man in uniform should show such scant regard for the religious sentiments of a common man. Request @myogiadityanath to take the concerned to task. A strong message needs to go out that doesn’t condone such behaviour.”
The original tweet with a video read, “A Sikh truck driver confronted @Uppolice cops with his sword after officials ‘pulled’ his beard after the driver allegedly did not give way to the police van behind. The incident that occurred on Shamli-Muzaffarnagar border in Shamli.
“These five letters of K are emblems of Sikhism. These five are most incumbent; Steel bangle, big knife, shorts and a comb; Without unshorn hair the other four are of no significance.” By not cutting hair, Sikhs honor God’s gift of hair. Kesh combined with the combing of hair using a kangha shows respect for God and all of his gifts. So important is Kesh that during the persecution of Sikhs under the Mughal Empire, followers were willing to face death rather than shave or cut their hair to disguise themselves. The people are devout; not cutting their hair is/has been an emblem of their goodwill.
Source – Times Of India.