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Bhai Jaspal Singh who was gunned down in cold-blood by the Punjab Police
Bhai Jaspal Singh who was gunned down in cold-blood by the Punjab Police

GURDASPUR, PUNJAB (KP) – Shock, grief and anger quickly spread through the Sikh community as news spread that an innocent Sikh youth reciting naam-simran at a protest in Gurdaspur was killed on the spot by members of Punjab Police who attacked a Sikh gathering without any warning.  

Bhai Jaspal Singh of Sidhwan, an 18 year-old Amritdhari engineering college student, along with other members of the Sikh community had gathered together outside a local Gurdwara to protest the Wednesday assault on another youth by members of the right-wing Hindu Shiv Sena.

Eyewitnesses stated as the Sikhs were chanting "Waheguru" loudly, suddenly the police charged at them and began to lobby teargas and lathis (batons) on the protesters, and then opened fire on them outside the Gurdwara Sahib.  Bhai Jaspal Singh was shot during this unprovoked rampage by the Police. Another youth, Ranjit Singh Pandher was seriously injured due to a gunshot.

Video of Police Shooting and Rampage

Police Attack Sikh Behest of Shiv Sena

Ironically, the same police turned a blind eye towards the Shiv Sena perpetrators, and even collaborated with them during their attack on the Sikhs.

The murder of the Sikh youth was reminiscent of the December 2009 Ludhiana Kand in which another Sikh, Bhai Darshan Singh Lohara, was killed by the local police during a protest against Ashutosh Nourmehlia cultists.  

Incidentally, in both cases it was the Punjab police who had fired on the Sikh protesters without any warning or provocation.  Both incidents have occurred under the reign Badal’s Akali, which has yet to take action against Bhai Darshan Singh’s 2009 murder.

Scores of Sikh Activists Arrested

Meanwhile, scores of Sikh activists have been arrested throughout Punjab under the “preventive measures” of under section of 107/51 IPC.

Leaders of pro-Panthic Akali Dals, Sikhs for Human Rights and Sikh Students Federation have unanimously condemned the killing of Bhai Jaspal Singh and chided the Badal Government for allowing ruthless police atrocities on civilian Sikh population in Punjab.

Opposition leader Amarinder Singh criticized the Police action in Gurdaspur, and stated that the government was proving ineffective in maintaining peace and law and order in the state.

Gurdaspur Member of Parliament, Partap Singh Bajwa also condemned police action against protesters and stated “I am aghast with the audacious, irresponsible and inhumane act by the police authorities in firing on unarmed citizens in Gurdaspur. The police and district administration has been found lacking in its preparations once again. The government must act against the errant officers” .

The Dal Khalsa spokesman charged that “After lobbying teargas on Sikh protesters, the police opened fire on them. Many people in Gurdaspur had said that the police behavior was completely ruthless.”  Dal Khalsa and other Sikh organizations have demanded a judicial probe into the incident and suspension of the officer heading the police party.


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Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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