Satbir Grewal (Sep 27, 2004 10:03 a.m.):
I couldn't agree with you more. We shouldn't be hunting for divisive issues. We can only hope that one day everybody's going to think along the same lines. This is a mature and wise approach to the whole issue.
Having said that, what amuses me most is rajendra's illogical and self-consoling optimism about what he so fervently believes and wants others to do likewise.
Oh yeah, rajendra ji, so you believe that Dara Singh and Dharmendra Deol are not Jat Sikhs but Sikhs who have renounced their own faith and fallen into the Hindu fold. Well, keep deluding yourself if it makes you feel any better. I've personally seen some of the most anti-Hindu, rabid Jat Sikhs who are absolutely clean shaven. Please go to some village in Punjab and you'll come to know exactly what I'm trying to say. Try telling them that they're Hindu and well....the less said the better.
The most hilarious part of your post is the weird assumption that just because Dara Singh accepted the presidentship of the Jat Mahasabha, that immediately makes him a Hindu Jat. I've never encountered a more simplistic form of conclusive analysis. Have a heart, rajendra ji, don't snatch peoples' faith away just because it suits your point of view. How would it feel if somebody called you a musalman.
As far as your contention goes that Jats have never followed any faith religiously, you'll have to pick up your history books and study Sikh militancy. It was almost entirely fuelled by Jat Sikhs. If you really want to put your theory to test, try and meet some of the fanatic Jat musalmans of Pakistani Punjab who cross over into India on behalf of the Let or the JeM. Good hunting and Good luck.