Posted by: Singh Is King | Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Saga of Kavneet (Singh) Pannu

ImageA Sick Mind at Work in anti-Sikh activities

This is the saga of Kavneet Singh Pannu, the man who calls himself ‘Singh’ as well ‘Gursikh’. ‘Singh’ and ‘Sikh; are not merely two words from the diction of a language; rather they represent an entire paradigm of a philosophy. Sikhism is a religion whose followers are considered and perceived in comparison to other faiths as harboring a wider world view with acute sense of responsibility towards all mankind. Ones who will dig in for truth and righteousness no matter what the concomitant consequences are. Ever since the founding of the Khalsa Panth, the Singhs have gone to war many a time either in their own defence or in defence of someone else who was on the principled side, but even at such a time of battle, the Singhs always stick to a certain core set of principles. This is important because without such a value system, all battles would have been futile.If Bhai Kanhiya became an example by quenching the thirst of even the injured personnel of the army, then even the average Sikh soldier too would always hail out to the enemy before attacking. ‘Lalkar’ always preceded the ‘attack’. Even a bigger crime than attacking an unarmed was the crime of attacking from behind or indulging in attack through cheating.

Now, the times have changed, the nature of the battlefield has changed, and so have the battle tactics. Within any nation which is passing through a crisis, internecine wars are often the norm but intelligent and saner elements always make their differences felt in a civilized manner. Verbal and written argumentation is part of a cultured tradition, and ‘cultured’ component of it must not be lost sight of. A minimum shame is a component of reasoned debate. Even in the political or religious field, the competitive power turf games are played on the stage or through the media, but whatever its level, at least such games are played out in the open, and publicly.

On the other hand that certain people with a streak of cowardice prefer to fight on other turfs. This is the tactic of indulging in fight from a place of hiding. These fighters have now found the garb of duplicity in the world of the internet. It may be acceptable with some stretch of justification that the email medium can be used to attack each other but to splash slush on others through false email ids? What does one say about this?

Once armed with a false identity, these elements suddenly metamorphose into predatory lions, out to spoil reputations. Once hidden under the burqa, jackals try to spout lion’s roars, forgetting in the process what their own real identity is.

Such fellows also forget that after 100 days of a thief comes one day of a ‘sadh’ too. And that is the day that truth rears its head, shaming the falsehood.

The saga of Bhai Kavneet Singh Pannu is the saga of such a paper tiger. Not only because of what this ‘gentleman’ has written and about whom but because Bhai Sahib has also been caught red handed. Still more significant is the fact that Bhai Kavneet Singh is not just an ordinary man. He presents himself as a pious Gursikh, prominent activist of the World Sikh Council, president of the committee on Human Rights and Religious Freedom.

Only recently has Kavneet Singh returned from the World Sikh Convention organized by the Sikh Federation UK, but what has he been writing about other organizations and Sikh personalities, what has he been thinking, writing and propagating about him and why?

This man called Pannu does what else, we are in the process to find out, but we already have much evidence of his false propaganda.

As we have said above, Kavneet Singh has assumed the name of Garja Singh for indulging in such guerilla attacks. Mainly, while attacking American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Khalistan Affairs Centre, Voices for Freedom, United Sikhs, Gurdwara Makhan Shah Lobana and Sikh Youth of America, Pannu has also tried to involve Amritsar Times in this attack, that too by writing a mail to the Amritsar Times, hiding behind a false id.

Here is the mail that the Amritsar Times received on September 24:

From: Garja Singh [mailto: <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy82277 = ‘garjasingh’ + ‘@’; addy82277 = addy82277 + ‘yahoo’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy82277 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n garjasingh@yahoo.com <!– document.write( ‘‘ ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> ]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 7:21 AM
To: <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy82277 = ‘garjasingh’ + ‘@’; addy82277 = addy82277 + ‘yahoo’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy82277 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n garjasingh@yahoo.com <!– document.write( ‘‘ ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–>
Subject: Inside Scoop on the American Gurdwara Parbandak Committee!

Expolsive info on the inner working of the AGPC! If you have the guts as Sikhs to print the truth and print this otherwise it proves a point that the Sikhs have sold themselves to vested interests!

What else has Kavneet Singh Pannu written in this long email and whom all has he tried to tarnish, we are not going into the details of that, but are only presenting specimens of his sick psychology. We have excised the names of individuals in order not to add to Kavneet Singh’s sick efforts. Just read these specimens of “cultured” debate:

…All the below mentioned rascals have come into the US illegally…
…son of a servant woman who worked for the infamous traitor…
…The Goonda leader/kingmaker of the Glen Rock Gurdwara…
_______ has been living with a Muslim Mistress
…This criminal has being charged with attempted rape and assault of a Caucasian woman in the mid 1990’s…
…Chela owns the Amritsar Times newspaper along with Harjot Singh Khalsa who is an insurance agent. The third being Jasjit Singh {Fremont Gang} a truck driver and a insurance agent. Chela and Jasjit Singh operate the Amritsar Times as the directors. Dalip Singh Sarna is the Editor…

…Both on the East and the West Coast the SYOA & AGPC are involved in drug running [10] on a regular basis. Money does not grow on trees as the old saying goes, but in the case of the SYOA it does grow on the marijuana plants and from the pockets of the thousands of uneducated naïve working class Sikhs…

…In San Francisco, CA and New York City alone have over 100 of these illegal gurdwaras registered in private homes. [E.g. The Makhan Shah Lobana Gurdwara is privately owned by 7 people one of their colleagues includes the other goonda leader [master] Mohinder Singh Lobana an ex-village school teacher with a terrible reputation who recently has got onto the Queens City Council…

…AGPC owners Manna, Kuku along with Harbhajan have collected money by fund raising on dozens of occasions on behalf of people like Kulvir Singh Barapind, Harpal Singh Cheema…

…AGPC co-head Pritpal … was involved in helping the Muslims of Pakistan [Feb, 2007] create an “Islamic Jantri Calendar” by Pal Singh Purewal to correct their religious dates. Hasn’t Pal Singh Purewal done enough damage with the, “Nanakshai Jantri Calendar” for one lifetime for the Sikhs that he is now being used by these rascals to do more damage to the Muslims also?…

Conclusion and Challenge?

…The final challenge to the Sikh sangat in the US, is if all the above information is wrong, then all these nefarious characters can very easily clarify themselves by being honest and candid about who they really are; where they came from; how they came into the United States of America; what is their individual personal, educational and political background? How do they operate their so-called organization? Why do they not show complete accountability on their finances to the Sikh public?  How did they manage to purchase their respective multiple Gas Stations and multi-million dollar Homes? The ease with which these folks get away with so much; it is very clear that they are not only double agents to save their own skin, i.e., working for the Indian government and spilling the beans to the FBI within the US also, but triple agents as these ultra greedy criminals are really working to fill their own pockets and do not give a damn about the Sikh panth or anybody else! Everything you see about them is only a charade and facade to continue their blood sucking business. Dr. Amarjit  has been the editor of the “Chardi Kala” a Panjabi newspaper from Canada for many years, therefore KAC; SYOA & AGPC have a perfect media outlet to respond to all the above statements! Some of the key figures involved in the SYOA are running “Amritsar Times” a Panjabi newspaper from California and another out of Canada, “Sanjh Savera”. They probably will never respond; in which case all the above will be the truth. If they do respond the public will can judge for themselves who these characters really are and what is their real modus operandi?…

Garja Singh

Our response to his email was :

Garja Singh ji,


It is Amritsar times’s policy to have address and phone # of the person who wants to publish something in the newspaper. First, please call our office and give proper information. Second, you need to provide factual information for  the allegations you made. We will be sorry not to publish unparliamentary words , it’s not acceptable in the cultured society.

Daljit Singh

Now, Garja Singh fell silent.  For us, it was important as to who was this person behind the attacks on organizations which have been proactively working for the Sikh fraternity. After all, who was this Garja Singh?

Thus, while trying to catch the mother of the thief, our investigations took us to find out that none other than Kavneet Singh was behind <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy25095 = ‘garjasingh’ + ‘@’; addy25095 = addy25095 + ‘yahoo’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; var addy_text25095 = ‘garjasingh’ + ‘@’ + ‘yahoo’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text25095 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n garjasingh@yahoo.com <!– document.write( ‘‘ ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–>

 

Kavneet is a well known citizen of the East Coast, with interests in real estate and brokerage. Respectable family, good image in society around. Well known activist of the World Sikh Council. Directly or indirectly connected with Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Society, Dayford

 

When  the reality came to the fore, we sent an email at Kavneet Singh’s original email id. Here is the email:

From: Jasjeet Singh [mailto: <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy68562 = ‘jasjeet’ + ‘@’; addy68562 = addy68562 + ‘amritsartimes’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy68562 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n jasjeet@amritsartimes.net <!– document.write( ‘‘ ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> ]
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:35 PM
To: ‘ <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy42953 = ‘gasstations123’ + ‘@’; addy42953 = addy42953 + ‘yahoo’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy42953 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n gasstations123@yahoo.com <!– document.write( ‘‘ ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–>
Cc: ‘Garja Singh’
Subject: inquiry

Kavneet Singh

We finished our investigation and came to the conclusion that you are the writer for the letter ‘AGPC’. We have all necessary documents to take further legal action.
We might run a story but we want to give you a chance if you want to say something. If you want to apologize, please contact yadwinder singh and we might give a second thought.

Jasjeet Singh

As expected, Pannu did not respond. He was not expected to in any case. But we are not prepared to let him run away or off the hook so easily now. Because if this time this prey gets away, then someone else will have the cheek to launch another attack against some other panthic person or forum.

On the other hand  when the American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the Sikh Youth of America’s East Coast members got to know about it, they acted sensibly and shared the issue with Sikh fraternity’s citizens and said whosoever is guilty should be put in the dock.

First of all, at the Sikh Society of Philadelphia’s Gurughar, at a meeting of the World Sikh Council last Friday, the management and gurughar’s president Sardar Lal Singh told S. Jaspal Singh Bains, Dr Bakhshish Singh Sandhu and S. Dharam Singh, who in organizational matters are close to Kavneet Singh that this person has tried to muddy the name of senior leaders of the Sikh Youth of America, so only after he is asked to clarify things will the meeting be possible. Sardar Lal Singh said that the Council should first of all condemn the allegations made against Sikh Youth of America and suspend Kavneet Singh from the membership and undertake further action.

When the World Sikh Council people failed to take a clear stand on the issue, the meeting slated at the Gurughar was cancelled.

On the other hand, the Sikh Society of Dayford’s Jagwinder Singh Billu has said that Kavneet Singh has been ousted from the Gurughar’s membership. It has been learnt that even earlier, Kavneet Singh had faced allegations of keeping the entire equipment at his house in the garb of running the computer project of the Gurughar. Further, in order to attend the England’s Sikh Convention, he had tried to get the Gurughar to pay for his airfare and limousine but the management committee put its foot down and told him that he had gone in his personal capacity and the misuse of the sangat’s money cannot be allowed.

During all this while, for one week now, we tried several times to contact Kavneet Singh, World Sikh Council’s office and people close to this faction so that their side of the story can also be published but no response was forthcoming. When contact was established with Dal Khalsa leaders and one cooperating with the WSC, Dr. Bakhshish Singh Sandhu and Jaspal Singh Bains, they said they were not prepared to say anything about the Kavneet affair.

We are surprised that about why the WSC, whose activities find pride of coverage along with photos in Amritsar Times as well as the World Sikh News, has chosen to remain silent on the issue?

Having seen all this, questions do come up as to what is the problem of Mr. Pannu (by the way, there is an entire army of such people in hiding), and why? But we will present this saga in brief for the Sikh fraternity and the court of our readers and will also await the side and response of Mr. Pannu himself.


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