Khalsa Aid shuts up Hindutva troll brigade on Twitter, shows them humanity has no religion


UK-based international NGO Khalsa Aid volunteers have once again gone out of their way to help stranded refugees fleeing Myanmar. The volunteers had reached the Myanmar-Bangladesh border early Sunday morning thereby, launching a major relief operation for the marooned people.

Janta Ka Reporter had reported their exemplary work towards helping people in distress and applauded their team for their dedication towards this noble cause. Huge response had poured in from people around the globe encouraging them to continue their good work and how they had become a shining example of humanity.

However, the Hindutva brigade decided to demean the actions of Khalsa Aid and unleashed a foul and offensive attack questioning their intent and also labeling them as terrorists.

“I can see that you are going to Myanmar border to feed Rohingyas. Can you also go to Pakistan to save Sikhs paying jizya?” wrote Sonam Mahajan, who has a verified twitter tick and over a 100k followers and describes herself as “politically aware Dogra Hindu.”

Historically, Jizya is a protection tax minorities paid in Muslim-ruled states, however, there is no evidence of it being in practice now in Pakistan by the country’s government.

The Sikh charity group, which has come to aid for various causes irrespective of caste and religion, responded, “Not only Sikhs we also assisted Hindus too during the 2005 earthquake & 2009 SWAT crises. .and you (sic)?”

The Khalsa Aid handle also put out several other tweets to showcase their previous volume of work during floods in Chennai, Gujarat, Kashmir, Maharashtra drought, Syrian refugee relief and many more. In fact, even a BJP chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis to be precise, had applauded their work in drought hit Maharashtra in the past (see below).

Twitter supporters came out in full support of the Khalsa Aid, and condemned the comments of Mahajan.

Stating that langar is a core part of the Sikh faith, Singh said that there was no “timeline” for their efforts and they would continue to provide care for the refugees “until the crisis is over”.

The real identity of Sonam Mahajan is unknown and also a verified tick on her handle could be questioned. Her tweets largely include posts with anti-Islam rhetoric. Her account had been suspended by Twitter previously for alleged racist rants, however, a mass campaign to reactivate her ID was successful in bringing her back to the platform.

A beautiful description of the basis of Khalsa Aid NGO has been put by on their official website, which reads as below :

Let me take you through a tiny portion of the ocean of humanity that’s embodied for eternity in Sri Guru Granth Sahib – collective writings of six of the 10 gurus and of more than 30 other spiritual figures from various traditions.
But first, here’s a quick rundown of some of the authors other than the gurus themselves:
· Kabir: Iconoclastic poet-saint raised by a Muslim weaver and influenced by Hindu ascetic Ramanand
· Namdev: A celebrated low-caste saint who wrote in the Marathi language
· Ravidas: A mystic poet born in Varanasi in a leather-working low-caste family
· Sheikh Farid: A Muslim sufi saint
· Trilochan: A celebrated saint of the Vaishya caste
· Dhanna: a Jat from Rajasthan
· Jaidev: A poet laureate in the court of King Lakshman Sen of Bengal
· Parmanand: A saint-poet from Maharashtra
· Pipa: A Rajput ruler turned saint
· Ramanand: A Brahmin poet-saint
· Sadhna: A butcher by occupation
·Sain: A barber in the court of Raja Ram, the king of Rewa
Can you spot any geographical boundaries or distinctions of castes, languages, faiths or jobs in the wellspring of Sikh philosophy? You can’t because there’s none.