Ban the Sardar Jokes. Its not funny to portray any community as naive idiots, foolish and an object of amusement. In many instances they have made India proud in many fields.
12 O'clock Joke:
For all of you who thought of the '12 o Clock joke' as a slam against Sardars, just read the following story.
When the Mughuls were little more than empty shadows of their ancestors, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739 and looted Hindustan carrying cartloads of Hindustani treasure, the fabled Peacock Throne, the Kohinoor and nearly 2,200 Hindu women in carts, back to Persia.
The news of this spread like wildfire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army at the time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah's Kafila at midnight, as they camped in fear of the night, fear of jins and other evils, as their Rasul had advised them to do.
Screaming out of the night, with cries of 'Jo Bole So Nihal' the Sikhs poured out of the forests around the invaders and rescued all the treasure and all the Hindu women, returning them later safely to their homes. The attack wasn't a one time occurrence; for anytime thereafter, whenever the Abdaalis or the Iranis had attacked and looted Hindustan they, on their treasure laden trek to their homes with captured Hindu wives, daughters and even young boys along with them for selling in the Abdali slave markets, the Sikh army, although fewer in number that those they were attacking, but far braver and bolder than the retreating invaders, continued their midnight (12 O'clock) raids and rescues of the helpless women and children of 'Hindustan' that no one else seemed willing to help rescue.
The midnight attacks
It soon became a routine thing, after similar incidences, for people to contact the Sikhs for help knowing they would pull another of their dare-devil midnight attacks.
Soon people were saying that at midnight, at 12 O'clock sharp, it was very dangerous to fight against Sikhs as, at that precise time, the Sikhs became charged with a ferocious power they used to save Religion, Nation and Humanity.
The word spread that nobody could fight and win against them at midnight; this saying is still repeated today.
Today many 'wise-crackers or smart alecks' and some who fear or dislike the Sikhs have altered the saying to say, "that at 12 O'clock Sikhs go out of their senses.