Sikh history is rich and full of sacrifices made by Sikhs for the cause of freedom, justice and peace. Sikhs learnt their first lesson of sacrifice from the fifth Guru, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, who despite being completely innocent, peacefully endured all the tortures for a noble and a just cause and sacrificed his life willingly to uphold truth and righteousness. Sikhs learnt their lessons of martial arts from the sixth and the tenth Gurus. Sikhs learnt about sacrificing life to uphold the principle of freedom of religion from the ninth Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the savior of Hinduism.
Ever since India gained independence, it has tried to suppress Sikhs politically, economically, socially and religiously. Interference in Sikh religious matters, denying the Sikhs their basic rights, discrimination in employment, attacking Sikh holy places, undermining and misrepresenting the Sikh identity in movies and educational institutions, infiltrating Sikh leadership and massacre of the Sikh youth are some of the measures implemented by the Indian government, Hindu officials and nefarious Hindu terrorist groups like RSS, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal. The oppression and injustice took a new turn when India attacked Darbar Sahib, the holiest place of Sikhs. Since then, thousands have been martyred through a systematic and planned genocide via fake encounters, tortures and disappearances. Sikhs continue to face the same suppressive measures and the biased Indian media has turned a blind eye to the Sikh situation. Sikhs have made numerous sacrifices to free themselves from the clutches of India. The goal of the Sikh nation is to establish a separate country, Khalistan, where they can enjoy the true glow of freedom.