Sikhs And The Indian Army

George Orwell wrote about it. Apple Computers ran a Super Bowl ad based on the Orwellian novel in question. What are we talking about here? 1984. Thankfully, the actual year did not turn out to be as tyrannical as Orwell may have predicted, but the world and society was changing. The decade entered into its middle period and, by now, “1980s culture” was very much a part of mainstream American society.

Unfortunately, I now have a bit of a brick wall with his Mother. I have her name, but she doesn’t belong to the parents I first thought. When I rechecked her date of birth it didn’t fit with the other persons details. So, back to the drawing board as they say!

Suddenly, 180 million people are forced to come to terms with the possibility that their armed forces might not be as awesome as they thought. The incidents imply that the army is ineffective, incapable and inefficient. The army is not infallible and is not top notch. In a world where the army is the only thing in Pakistan that is reliable and true, this is a fundamental shock to the nation’s value system.

An example of sacred sensitivity in cruelty is Abdul Majid. He said: My life revolved around rifles, revolvers, flying bullets and body dripping with blood. My task was to kill people be it a dark gloomy night or brilliant daylight. I do not know how I got enmeshed in atrocities, terror and rank cruelty. While talking thus his voice was full of pain and repentance. Majid was fair skinned, well built, handsome and of about 25 years in age. In Kashmiri robes he looked a handsome young man. On noting his thin moustache/beard and very shy nature it was very astounding to believe that only a few weeks back he was a killer terrorist searched for by many battalions of the Army Admit Card and BSF in dense jungles and harsh terrain mountains.

But the spokesman of the army contradicts it. Ohm Singh said that the statement that civilians are admitted to the army golf is wrong. He also said that nobody can say there is no mistake to play golf in such beautiful ranges. The private company involved also claims that they do it in the purpose to spread this graceful sport.

Along the way I did uncover more details about his family, his immediate family relatives, which all added to the sum total of my knowledge of him to add to the family tree.

There are not very fancy restaurants in Lansdowne, but at the main market you will find many small restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines. Two well frequented eating places are the Hotel Zayaka for its Momos and Hotel Mayur is well known for its paranthas so go ahead and try them!

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