If you are proud to be a jatt, don’t call yourself a sikh
**This post is directed towards the Sikh Jatts**
If you have access to a Punjabi music channel, tune in right now, and count the number of seconds before you hear the word Jatt. I bet it’ll be less than 30.
Why has the music industry worked tirelessly to promote caste-ism is beyond me. Even singers who aren’t jatt’s in real life, love to pretend to be ones in reel life. The sad part is that these music icons have a lot of impact on shaping the mind of the youth. The Punjabi youth is not only being brought up in a Jatt supremacist society but they are also told that being rude to girls, failing at education, picking fights will make them the “real cool jatts”.
These cool jatts have a very similar pattern to their life. Most of them start off by selling a big piece of their ancestral land and buy a Royal Enfield They follow it with big cars, houses. Unfortunately, what they forget to do is plan for the future. At the end of the day, this money they acquire by selling land will run out, and most of these “pendu jatts” won’t have the skills to carry the burden of running a family when that need strikes.
Alas, this discrimination based on cast has spread its web across the entire province of Punjab, and is so rampant that it has engulfed even sacred gurudwaras. Every cast seems to be happily building their own little gurudwaras. I hate to break it to you guys, but every time you step into a gurudwara which only allows people from a specific cast, you are damaging Sikhi, and disrespecting our gurus. In this race to get exclusive access to the almighty we have forgotten that our gurus worked so hard to eradicate caste-ism and other forms of discrimination. Everybody seems to be of the impression that as long they pray and spend enough time inside the premises of their “exclusive” gurudwaras, they are connecting to the lord. Understanding the values that the gurus wanted us to adopt is perhaps the first step towards becoming a Sikh, and we have abandoned the core fundamental which formed our religion, and made it so special i.e Equality.
I am Kudi Punjaban, I am a jatti, but not proud to be one.