July 31, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Ludhiana, Punjab (July 31, 2012): Where as world media is praising Baba Fauja Singh (101) for completing marathon race at the age of 101 and he gets the honour of holding Olympic torch just before that opening of London Olympic games 2012; the Indian Hindi media tried to make mockery of this incredible man.
JaiHindTV in it’s program JaiHind Episode 229, segment 4, expressed it’s communal mindset and attempted to insult Baba Fauja Singh. This program presented by a so-called comedian named Sumit carries many disgraceful comments.
At the end of the show it is shown that Baba Fauja Singh is run-over by a heavy truc, while he was running in the middle of a raod, and further that Baba Fauja Singh dies in this accident.
In this program disgraceful comments were passed as regards victims of incident of crimes against Humanity, such as Sikh Genocide 1984 and Gujrat Muslim genocide 2002.
When presenter Sumit ask dummy Fauja Singh in his show that “why are you running?” he replies that “Sumit, what can I tell you? I am running since 1984. Firstly, I came to Canada by running in escape from Tytler.” and further that “If I stop running … don’t know who will come and kill me”.
Dummy Fauja Singh is shown as saying “My advise to my Muslim brothers is that they can become successful marathon runners, especially those living in Gujrat because they are accustomed to running – oh! Run away Modi has come”.
This video was available on YouTube till yesterday but today it is made private by uploader JaiHindTV. Yesterday when Sikh Siyasat accessed this video, we observed that 98% of the viewers who choose to vote on video “disliked”. Information available through YouTube search shows that this video was viewed 24,274 times during last 7 months. It is notable that this video is still available on for online viewing at dailymotion video service (last accessed on July 31, 2012 – 10:00 am IST).
People have rubbished this video by way of comments and JayHindTV was active enough to react on comments condemning the video. Comments posted by JayHindTV claimed that people are not taking this video in “right context”.
Even a note to this effect was to the description of video to this effect that people are “misinterpreting” this video.
Now Punjabi media has taken up this matter and people on social media are condemning JaiHindTV for producing this disgraceful video.
“But its ashamed to say that the Indian […] media is now making fun of our beloved Fauja Singh and making insensitive jokes about him, 1984 and 9-11. These guys are scum of the earth who can not accept a Sikh portrayed in a positive light” writes Sunny Goraya, an IT professional and passionate blogger at dewbloggers.com.
Loveshinder Singh Dallewal, UK based Sikh leader and spokesperson of United Khalsa Dal, has condemned JaiHindTV and called people to boycott racial sections of Hindi media who have insulted Baba Fauja Singh and made a mockery of genocides’ victims.
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