Winston Churchill taking about bravery of Sikhs

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Sir Winston Churchill was very well conversant with the bravery of the Sikhs, who had fought for Britain in the World Wars. Churchill while speaking in the British Parliament said:

".....It is a matter of regret that due to the obsession of the present times people are distorting the superior religious and social values, but
those who wish to preserve them with respect, we should appreciate them
as well as help them. Sikhs do need our help for such a cause and we
should give it happily. Those who know the Sikh history, know England's
relationship with the Sikhs and are aware of the achievements of the
Sikhs, they should persistently support the idea of relaxation to Sikhs
to ride a motorbike with their turbans on, because it is their religious
privilege."

Churchill, further added:

"...British people are highly indebted and obliged to Sikhs for a long time. I know that within this century we needed their help twice and they did help
us very well. As a result of their timely help, we are today able to
live with honour, dignity, and independence. In the war, they fought and
died for us, wearing the turbans. At that time we were not adamant that
they should wear safety helmets because we knew that they are not going
to wear them anyways and we would be deprived of their help.
At that
time due to our miserable and poor situation, we did not force it on
them to wear safety helmets, why should we force it now? Rather, we
should now respect their traditions and by granting this legitimate
concession, win their applaud."


Interesting. Found it on http://sikhquotes.org

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