(apparently a 'slap on the Jatt Bhapa issue', but all it really is, is poor acting and a bhapa's attempt to look like a bollywood hero)...obviously there was too much danger in interviewing a real Jatt about what they think of Bhappa's.
Well, here are my points towards the fallacy of the bhapas arguments in the video:
1. The bhapas attempt to portray Jatts as having to give land to debtors (1:40 to 1:45)...well, all I can say about that is, I can assure you the bhapa that they're are still plenty of Jatts whom have not provided security to any creditor for their land...they're are still plently of wealthy Jatt yeoman/gentry around, don't have to look very far.
2. The way the bhapa try's to portray the Jatt (being an agrarian, and thus income based on Land and agriculture) hating the bhappa (a shop-keeper) because he is a trader. (2:09 to 2:20)
Well, all I can say about that is, what a poor attempt at skewing the hatred between Jatts and Bhape. That is not the reason why Jatts look down on (or over, if we regard all as equal) Bhape. The most common reason is simply the Jatt stereotype of Bhape as being "pathetic", and "sneaky". In Doaba, where there are many Bhappa girls who have been in wedlock with Jatt men for several generations (my great grandfather being one of them, having two khatri wives along with two bahmini's and two Jattis - one muslim Jatti, and the other sikh Jatti), they are usually seen as the those who will offer a marriage proposal to any wealthy and well respected zamindaar...infact, many wealthy Jatt Sardars can recall of such episodes in their lives, I once came across an old man of my grandfathers generation whom not only hated bhapa's due to the religious polarization caused within the community of Punjabi zamindaars by master Tara Singh (a bhapa, whom had no land of himself, and was thus minimally affected by what he did to stir violence during the partition in 1947) but also because he recalled of an episode in his life where his own friend (a bhapa shopkeeper in phagwara) introduced him to his sister (whom he later told by her, had been instructed by her brother to act flirty to engage in a wedlock with the Jatt Sardar so he could have a grab at his land). IT IS THIS STEREOTYPE THAT JATT'S TEND NOT TO ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES WITH BHAPA'S.
3. 2:30 to 2:35, where the bhapa states that Jatts weren't the only people to have participated in the independance of India...
Though Jatts weren't the only people, they sure as hell have the right to be proud of the contributions Jatts did make. Apart from Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the Babbar Akali Lehar (both of great Jatt influence), the most feared reason for the British administration to leave India was the uprising mutiny in their most highely regarded and powerful regiments, The Sikh Regiment (where according to Cp. Falcon, and Phillip Mason, the main recruitment was 90% Sikh Jatts and wealthy Jatt Sikh yeomen/gentry), the Jat regiment (recruited from a majority Hindu Jat yeomen, and muslim Jats too), and the Punjab Regiment (where atleast 80 to 90% of the recruits had to come from a Muslim Jat or Rajput Zamindaar background)...a handbook on recruitment by the respective regiment's captain well confirm this (I don't even need to quote them, since most of Captain Falcons work in available via Google Books nowadays, quoted in many secondary sources). The very well researched book "Islam and Empire", and "A matter of honour" by Phillip Mason, and also old Kent and Norfolk regimental officers/soldiers (whom had close ties with Punjab's regiments) will only testify the fact that British administration left due to growing support of soldiers (and their yeomen/gentry families) having been influenced by Marxist ideologies (as was the case with Shaheed Bhagat Singh, and we all know the affect of that was heard in London).
4. 2:40 to 2:55, where the Bhapa states that lt. general jagjit singh arora is a famous bhapa general.
Well, suprise suprise bhapa, but thats only one officer (whom was in the first place lucky to be recruited within a regiment who where not a fan of recruiting bhapa's), throughout the history of the Jat Regiment, the Sikh Regiment and the Punjab Regiment, and even a majority of the Armoured and Cavalry corps saw MANY (a great number infact) of high-ranking Jatt officers which includes generals, major generals, brigadier generals etc...infact the history of these regiments relies on the basis that they where formed due to the availibility of high-quality Jatt husbandman, yeomen and landed-gentry recruits, men of honour and martial valour (something the non-rural "castes" and especially bhapas will always lack!)
5. 3:00 to 3:03, where the bhapa states that the PM of India is also a bhapa!
seriously, this must be a joke right bapa ji! First of all, not only does one get to hear the impotency of the one and only bhapa PM of India throughout the nation, but bhapa's affected by 1984's Delhi Riots too complain about his ability too do nothing about it, even whilst sitting on the highest present administrial post of India as a Prime Minister. Thats not something the Bhapa's should really be proud off.
And did I mention the fact that Jats as an ethnic group probably have the highest number of ministerial seats in North India (as Chief Ministers of various states including Punjab, Hariyana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pardesh, Uttar Pardesh, etc...)
Infact here is a list of Jat leaders:
Besides, I didn't even mention that the 6th's PM of India was a Jat too. Wait till Bhapa Ji hears this!
6. 3:20 to 3:25, where the bhappa blames Jatt Sikhs for being biased towards "lower castes" or "chamaars" (or practically speaking, members of certain ethnicities who have menial roles in society)...
well, the bhapa-ji in the video seems to be very ill informed about the social structure of modern India and it's laws. Besides, bhapa's seem to be the biggest castist around, especially as they have a greater affinity to brahminism and claim a pure "kshatriya" descent according to Manu's scriptures (bhapa, and a warrior at the same time? must also be a joke).
And most of all, can I ask the Bhapa community to state what they have actually done to uplift these so called "lower castes" themselves? Jats have provided overwhelming support throughtout history to actually uplift such communities, many Chaudhries of villages provided funding for such children to attend schools, and even funded the residential area of chamaars to build their own school (within "chamaarli"). Infact, in Doaba, Jatt leaders prior to reservation provided the greatest support for oppurtunity of "lower caste" reservation in politics, whose affect is still clearly evident today (most of Doaba's leaders are of "chamaar" descent). Again, may I stress that this is due to Jatt support and funding, what on earth have the so-called bhapa "gursikhs" done? I found such "blames" by the bhapa community absolutely hurendous.
7. 3:30 to 3:38, where the bhapa refers to Jatts as "thusi lok" is clearly an evident sign that bhapa sikhs to have bias towards Jatt Sikhs...and nothing could give a clearer indication than this directed youtube video.
The bhapa-ji in the video should really calm down, but he knows it's a directed video and their is no danger of a real Jatt, or in his words "Jatt Sikh", involved.
Also he claims that bhai daya was a bhapa who was the first to stand in the panj piare well Guru Gobind Singh asked for heads. This is a very silly argument, as the second man to stand was a Jatt of Histanapur (bhai daram), what is this supposed to prove? maybe bhai dharam wasn't really paying attention to Guru Gobind Singh's speach until he actually saw the first man get up and see his head chopped off. What is the bhapa trying to prove? that because one bhapa (amongst five men) was the first to stand up and offer his head to Guru Gobind Singh makes a bhapa the number one contributer of the Khalsa army at the time? there must be something wrong with the bhapa's logic here, surely.
And besides, I could argue that the second man who stood up (the Jat of Hastinapur whom was given the name Bhai Dharam Singh) probably had more courage than the first, because he actually saw what was going to happen to the first man (as the legend/account says, he had his head chopped off).
We all know that 9 of the 12 misls where founded by Jatt Sardars (where "Sardar" is actually a Jatt Chaudhary title equivalent too the muslim "Nawaab"), and even the remaining 3 misls relied on their local Jat zamindaar support (wether Chaudhries or not) to contribute to functionioning of the misl, and it was a martial confederecy and relied on Jatt recruits, who joined the army in larger numbers than other communities because at the time, the soldier was expected to fund for their own horse, armour and fodder (and Jatts just happened to be the most resourceful people at the time, because economy was based on Martial and Agricultural persuits, both of which the Jatts as a community have ALWAYS excelled at, naturally).
Source? well try Tribes and Castes of North-West India by H.A. Rose and Chiefs and families of note in the Punjab (published by a Bhapa in the 1940's!), Chiefs and families of note in the Delhi, Jalandhar, Peshawar and Derajat divisions of the Panjab (1890) by Charles Francis Massy.
8. 3:40 to 3:55 where the bhapa acts as if he is not aware of the "gadhari" or acts of deceit by the bhappa community.
He is portraying Sahib Rai Sandhu and Rama Randhawa as gadhaars. This must be one of the most insane and ludicrious argument the bhapa has put forward in the video to put down the sacrifice of many Jatt men for the Sikh movement and teachings (by many, I actually mean atleast 85% according to historical sources, where many of the men of Khalsa army have Jat gotras).
My counter argument for this is, "if one is not a Sikh himself, than how can he ever be classified as the gadhaar of Sikhs?", he may be an enemy, but NOT a gadhaar (trator). Sahib Rai Sandhu or Rama Randhawa where just wealthy zamindaar chaudhries who had nothing to due with the Sikh movement, and therefore opposed it (as they had no reason to become a Sikh, the teachings didn't appeal to them, and they had enough respect within the court of the Mughal empires to make them faithful and loyal to the present Mughal goverment.). Those men where simply enemies of the Sikh movement at the time, and by no means gadhars.
Infact, what really is devious is the gadhari Master Tara Singh bhapa-ji (a malhotra bhapa) did with the sikh community and punjabi community as a whole. He slowly and very deviously started to join hands with the right-wing RSS alligned politicians and societies, and had an active role in actually creating the VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishad), infact the very first issue of the VHP gazette is signed by him and openly available on Google Books!
Not only was he the instigator of many anti-muslim attacks (affecting sikh-muslim harmony, which is surely against the Sikh religion), but he denied Punjabis the oppurtunity of a seperate homeland, because he was in favour of a religious/secular-state rather than a language/cultural state. All his works stress that Sikhs must be alligned to Hindu movements to oppose the Muslims, this had a highly negative and violent impact on the Punjabi society currently living in harmony at the time. Obviously, none of this actually affected Master Tara Singh or his family(especially when partition did occur) as he was not a Zamindaar Jat or Rajput (whom actually suffered the worst of the partition), but just a bhapa (and thus had already established himself in urban Amritsar - stronghold of the Majhail Jatt Sikhs before the partition occured, so he had ample protection from Sikh-Muslim riots). If there was ever THE MOST EVILEST MAN TO INHABIT PUNJAB, the title would surely go to Master Tara Singh...No wonder he is called a "Haraami Kootha" or a "bastard dog!" by Zamindaar (Jatt and Rajput) men and women of both sides of Punjab!
Sources: try "Empire and Islam" by Gilmartin, its a great read!
by now we all know that the bhapa community have a heritage of betrayal and deceit. Not only did they cheat the Sikh Gurus, but even the Sikhs, and the wider Punjabi community which they lived in! Infact, what makes bhapas the most dis-honourable and shameless of people is the fact that they don't mind being "bastards". What I mean is, Jatts and Rajputs, no matter what religion or spiritual sect/cult they belong to, are PROUD of their Jatt and Rajput ethnicity and bloodline. The opposite is true with the bhapa community, whom become "guru's" or "gursikhs" when they become "sikhs", "kshatriyas" when they become hindu's, and "sayeds" when they become muslims, they actually have no blood-line or ethnicity of which to take pride in...they simply just adopt an honourable title used in the religious scriptures/traditions of the religion they convert too...possibly to only serve the purpose of hiding their identity and their affliation with their family/community/blood-line, only to make the gadhars/trators within their community harder to spot. It is a well known fact that the bhappa sayyeds only reveal their caste/gotra in public during time of marriage...shameless beings!
9. 3:55 to 4:00, where the bhapa is stating that todays jatt sikhs are gadhaars? well let me tell the bhapa that none of the 100,000 bhape in delhi would have been massacred during 1984 if it weren't for his devious bhapa forefather master tara singh (had he have allowed Punjabi's their seperate homeland instead of politically siding the Sikhs with Hindu's on a religious basis!)...and who's the PM in behalf of the "congress party, so called responsible for the 1984 massacre?" cough cough, it is infact the bhapa Manmohan Singh!
10. 4:40 onwards...i'm not even going to present a counter argument for this, as basically all the bhapa is doing now is claiming the Jatt Shaheeds of the Sikh faith as his own (because there are so many of them)...what did I say earlier about 'bastardisation amongst the bhapa community'?
However, I must state that many Jatts fought for the Sikh faith because it appealed to them and they thoroughly believed that the teachings should survive to be passed on to the next generation to make Punjab a better place (for all ethnicities, clans, communities etc...).
It wasn't about creating a seperate "so called Sikh quom" whom would merge Jatt, bhape, chamaar, tharkhans etc. into one "quom" -- that was not what Sikhism was, this is just a recent menial re-invention of Sikhs and the Sikh history by certain historians and organisations (pointing no fingers).
the "niyarakhalsagroup" is obviously a bhaba-led organisation (well, not even that, its seems like a petty youtube channel and a blog).