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A Story of my life

Written by admin on August 31, 2017. Posted in

Based on True Story

Once had a very close friend who grew to be very close to me. I was very possessive and never wanted to miss her company. She didn’t like my possessive nature.

Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool at Pune, she filled the palm of her hand with some water and held it before me, and said this:

  1. You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love. This is how I see it As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds.
  2. To truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those whom you love, and yet an unconditional caring.
  3. Love is an emotion ie an intense feeling of deep affection or fondness for a person that comes from the heart and soul
  4. That was the greatest mistake that i did.
    I closed my fingures.
    I tried to hold her very tightly. I tried to possess her I demanded I expected her to be with me always——
  5. And just like the water spilling out of our hands She slipped out from my life
  6. Moral of the Story
  7. We can not change the nature of love.
    as love is meant to be free,
    If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings. Give and don’t expect.
    Advise, but don’t order. Ask, but never demand.
    It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice.
    This is the secret to true love.

 

The Story of my life (Continued)

Written by admin on August 28, 2017. Posted in

To day i visited Schliersee hill station. It is located on the Mangfall Mountains or sometimes called Mangfall Alps mountain range at eastern most part of the Bavarian of Germany.
Though i thought i must stop sharing the moments of life but today’s incident had shaked my mind While i was relaxing on my chair an old man came & sat on another chair next to me
This old german gentleman knew english and therefore i could communicate with him.

During the short chat we discussed about the local german the culture & inheritance the beautiful places in Germany.
I asked him about the second world war. When i asked him about Second world war & hitler I could see anger & grief in his eyes.
He requested me to not to take hitlers name before any local german as people hate hitler.
I was surprised with his answer as i thought hitler must be the role model of local population.
As this gentleman was a christian I wanted to know the reason of his extreme hate as i believe hitler was also a christian.
He told me that hitler had burnt alive many thousands if jews and their families alive and almost every christian hates this leader.
I could see the tears in the eyes for those people who did not belong to his community. I wished if similar feelings had existed in the minds of people of rest of india India would have become heaven for many.
Exactly the same time i read a message
That whatever happened to me & my previous generations during & since 1947 was what they had deserved.
I never ever expected such insensitive answer from a citizen of India.
Eslecially the one, who had been sitting on his ass at Junter manter for OROP movement for hours & hours that also for a very minor injustice The worst part is this individual considered himself as an officer and people like me “unofficer like”
May i revisit the memories of my families past in short
During 1947 my grand parents and close to 60 relatives were murdered by muslim mob and their only fault was that they were so callex kafirs ( hindus) We lost our nears & dears our houses & our lands during the partition master minded by nehru & jinnah.
My father survived partition as he was a professor in Govt college.
During 1966 Indra Gandhi created bindrawale and hindus like us were subjected to another partition. Bhindrawale had prepared a hit list for hindus and had killed many.
My family shifted to haryana whete pinjabi hindus were not welcome. The then CM of haryana compulsorily retired every punjabi hindu as he wanted to promote people fromnhis own community. As my father had refused to select an individual for peon job as he was falling short of merit the CM terminated my fathers services in voilation of the provisions of the constitition of India. My father fouhhthis case reinstated but was again retired compulsorily in violation of the provisions constitution of india once again.
During this short period our family was subjected to a financial burden as there was no income. I was engg college student. Some how i spent several.months without money. I used to have having meals a kali kamli temple in kurushetra while i was a student of RECK now NITK

The difficult period was over and i got graduated.
But coming back to this insensitive message.
The discussions had started when one individual started praising the casty CM
I could not tolerate this as this individual had caused a big harm to my family. Rather his government and all succesive govts of haryana had cheated my parents since 1972. Obviously i replied saying that the then CM was a useless person and subjected my family to financial burden for a long period. I conveyed that this was duty of govt to be polite with 1947 victims.
The group people didnot show any empathy Rather they startedcalling me communal.
The message that my family deserved the lossesfrom a citizen of India had surprised me And once again
A question has started troubling my mind
Are we the Punjabi hindus ethnically different people ?
Background of this question is
Because muslim majority pakistan threw us out from partitioned India
Sikh majority punjab threw us out in 1966
Jat majority harya govts denied our previous generation Right of employmeny and subjected us to a big financial burden
Recently i got a call from a british lady that i must continue wrting story of my life. I think i should start sharing my experiences of my post retirement with people.
So my answer is
Yesi shall write now on wards I know my command over english language is not good but still I shall not feel shy in sharing my experiences

A Tribute

Written by admin on August 7, 2017. Posted in

Sudden Sad & untimely demise of Amit on 03 Aug 2017 is a big loss to our family.

I am standing at your funeral to say goodbye,

I am here at your funeral ready to mourn and cry.

I remember all those moments we spent together.

I remember all the jokes we shared.

I wonder why this relationship could have lost.

It is a chance to say goodbye now.

I am trying not to shed tears.

I hope i am able to write this tribute to my nephew (My real sister’s son) without breaking up too much.

Amit was a talented child. He did his schooling from RIMC Dehradoon a highly prestigious Institution. After his schooling he qualified UPSC exam and there after he was selected as a commissioned officer by SSB for Indian Armed forces He joined NDA and qualified NDA with flying colors.
He joined first batch of MARCOS marine commandoes of Indian Navy in the Year 1988 As a commando he participated in several anti terror operations and exhibited high standard of professionalism. Amitabh held three black belts, karate, taekwondo and unarmed combat.
Amitabh joined several operations against Tamil tigers (LTTE) as a Navy seal
I Wish to add that Amits first cousin was awarded Gallantry award PVC during IPKF operations at Sri Lanka. His first cousin’s name was Major Shah Maluk Bahadur Dutt who was martyred during IPKF operations at Sri Lanka. And his dad ‘s Elder brother Shamsher Jung Bahadur Dutt was matyred near Rome in the second world War He was also honored for the act of bravery.
Amit had also participated Kargil operations to drag out pakistani intruders.The war began in May 1999. On July 26, 18 years ago that the Indian Armed forces recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been illegally occupied by Pakistan’s army. (He was once deputed in Kashmir for anti terror operations also)

I take pride in stating that Amit had led a team of 17 commandoes during 26/11 attack on Mumbai by Pakistan terrorists and freed several hostages in Hotel Trident.
During rough seas we find several small boats get into distress. Being a deep diver, Amit was deployed in Search & Rescue operations several times during his service career which spanned close to two & half decades.

Amit was a calm person who believed in Action more then speech. He was blessed with a rough & tough body but soft heart and a noble soul.
We all love our life We all love to develop our own life but a commando lives to save other’s life. Amit lived his life as a commando.
I remember one incident while he was deputed for security of a VVIP. He participated in a function where a big python had created confusion among the gathering. People started running in panic in all directions.
He chopped the python into several pieces within no time and humorously told his friends that we shall get delicious dinner for tonight meals.
On hearing this sad news one of his batch mates has expressed following sentiments:-

“I haven’t met a person with stronger will and endurance than him…his appetite for life was insatiable…and despite being incredibly strong, he was never a bully…he was always going out of the way to help people..he was a kind person”

We all family members are proud to have this courageous child who spent his entire life for national cause.
Our family has a tradition to join military service. Our family members participated in various freedom movements of India before 1947 partition. Since 1947 partition our close family members participated in each war India fought at her borders as infantry officers & soldiers ie 1948, 1962, 1965,1971 And we are proud Amit kept the family tradition alive. We are proud of you Amit. Amit had lost his both parents recently ( My sister & her husband Wg Cdr M B Dutt ) May be he left heavenly abode because his parents needed him there in heaven.
Commander Amitabh Dutt is survived by his wife Sangeeta Dutt one daughter and one son.
May God give the family strength to bear a very big loss.

The mysterious chapati deliveries of 1857

Written by admin on March 17, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

Rumours about the anomalous chapati chain resulted in an uneasy atmosphere prevailing all over the country in 1857. When the revolt broke out that year, with the first armed rebellion at Meerut on May 10, it was widely believed that the circulation of the chapatis had been planned by an underground movement that had put it into motion.The harmless Chapati freedom movement had. once terrified the British in 1857

“There is a most mysterious affair going on throughout the whole of India at present. No one seems to know the meaning of it. It is not known where it originated, by whom or for what purpose, whether it is supposed to be connected to any religious ceremony or whether it has to do with some secret society. The Indian papers are full of surmises as to what it means. It is called the chapati movement.”

Dr Hadow was describing the bizarre and inexplicable distribution of many thousands of chapatis that were passed from hand to hand and from village to village throughout the country in 1857.

As can be seen by his words, the freckled, round and harmless looking chapatis had British officials in quite a tizzy during the mutiny of 1857. In 1857, tensions in British-occupied India were at an all-time high. Discontented Indians, sick and tired of an exploitative British rule, were quietly planning a rebellion. In February of that year, a strange thing began to occur.

Thousands of unmarked chapatis were distributed to homes and police outposts throughout India by runners at night, and the people who accepted the offerings would quietly make more batches and pass them on.

The movement was uncovered by Mark Thornhill, magistrate of the town of Mathura, who did some investigating and found that chapatis were travelling up to 300 kilometres every night – everywhere from the Narmada river in the south to the border with Nepal several hundred miles to the north. This mysteriously rapid distribution of the humble chapati was enough to convince him that something was going on.

Extensive enquiries into the meaning of this bizarre distribution produced plenty of theories but few facts. As there was not a word written on or sign made on the chapatis, the British were livid at being unable to find grounds for stopping or arresting the chapati runners who were quite often police chowkidars themselves!

Oddly enough, when the chapati runners were later questioned about the significance of carrying the bread from one home to another, they were absolutely clueless as to the purpose of their actions. The chapatis were real but no one, not even the runners, knew for sure what they were for. The police chowkidars would bake and hand over the chapatis, two inches each in diameter, to their colleagues. The colleagues would, in turn, make some more and pass them on to their counterparts in neighbouring villages.

Rare documents of the revolt of 1857 indicate that by March 5, 1857, the chapatis had reached far and wide – from Avadh and Rohilkhand to Delhi.

Panic spread among British officers when they found that the chapatis had made their way into every police station in the area and that around 90,000 policemen were participating in the activity. The fact that the chapatis were moving more swiftly than the fastest British mail was particularly disconcerting to them.

Even though there was no conclusive evidence, the baffled British suspected that the chapatis were some kind of a code, heralding a call to revolt against colonial rule. Opinions were divided as to whether the bread came from the east, near Calcutta (Kolkata), or from Avadh in the north, or from Indore, in the centre of the country.

All in all, the entire chapati ‘movement’ left the British Empire shaken to the core. The British controlled India with a relatively small number of men (100,000 in all), subjugating a huge population of 250 million, so they were well aware of just how inadequate these numbers would be in the event of a serious rebellion. Perpetually on the edge as a result, they regarded any type of communication by the locals they could not understand with deep suspicion, bordering on paranoia.

W Sherar a famous historian  admitted that if the objective behind the strategy was to create an atmosphere of mysterious restlessness, the experiment had been very successful.

The mysterious chapati deliveries of 1857 that put the British into such a tizzy turned out to be an effective weapon of psychological warfare against colonial rule.

It is said that chapatis were also a staple in the army of Tantia Tope and Lakshmi Bai when they moved around during the revolt. Kunwar Singh, the doyen of guerrilla fighting, also travelled with a handful of soldiers and would only stop at villages to fill his sacks with ghee laden chapatis & gur.

 

Islamic invasion of India

Written by admin on March 14, 2017. Posted in

“The world famous historian, Will Durant has written in his Story of Civilisation that “the Mohammedan conquest of India was probably the bloodiest story in history”.

India before the advent of Islamic imperialism was not exactly a zone of peace. There were plenty of wars fought by Hindu princes. But in all their wars, the Hindus had observed some time-honoured conventions sanctioned by the Šãstras. The Brahmins and the Bhikshus were never molested. The cows were never killed. The temples were never touched. The chastity of women was never violated. The non-combatants were never killed or captured. A human habitation was never attacked unless it was a fort. The civil population was never plundered. War booty was an unknown item in the calculations of conquerors. The martial classes who clashed, mostly in open spaces, had a code of honour. Sacrifice of honour for victory or material gain was deemed as worse than death.
The Hindu records about pre-Islamic foreign invasions present a striking contrast. The Greeks, the Scythians, the Kushans, and the Hunas are accused by them of savagery and lust for plunder. But they are never accused of making Hindu Dharma or its outer symbols the specific targets of their attacks. We have also the accounts of these alien invaders becoming good Shaivites, and Vaishnavas, and Buddhists after their first fury was spent, and they settled down in India. “  Sita Ram Goel in The Story of Islamic Imperialism in India.

Who are the Indian Muslims?

Indian Muslims form the third largest Muslim population (after Indonesia and Pakistan) and they form the world’s largest Muslim minority population.  Given this numerical strength which, in today’s Indian electoral scenario, is considered a game changer, we set out to analyze, understand and explore from historical archives (neutral and Islamic) as to who the Indian Muslims were (before becoming Muslims) and the circumstances which led them to becoming Muslims.
For our analysis, we are considering the undivided (politically) land mass that existed way before 1947. Specifically we are going to look at Sind and Kashmir. This analysis will also bust some of the myths that exist amongst Indian Muslims. For example, it is often said that Muhammad Bin Qasim came to India in order to avenge and help Arab traders that were looted by Hindu forces on the high seas and that Islam came to India only in a peaceful way and the invasions were just like an Alexander invading Sind ages before Islam & the invasions was about money and not about religion etc etc. Staying true to the cause of our research, we do not deny that the very first set of Arab Muslims landed in Malabar coast were mere traders. But this kind of an interaction was an exception when compared to how Islam landed in the above mentioned regions of India.

Without much ado we are heading to Sind. Let us start with the clichéd “In the Beginning.” The advent of Islam in Sind starts with the attack on Debal, near Karachi in 712 CE by Muhammad Bin Qasim. This was a coastal town near modern Karachi. When Debal was sacked by this barbarian’s forces, all men aged 17 and above were killed without compunctions irrespective of whether or not these men were combatants. The women and children were all enslaved. 700 women that had taken shelter in a temple were captured and enslaved. Of the booty obtained by sacking Debal, Muhammad dispatched 1/5th to Hajaj (including 75 damsels) and the remaining booty was distributed to the soldiers. [Source: Cambridge History of India, III, 3 and Chach Nama by Kàzí Ismáíl (English translation by Kalichbeg Fredunbeg)]. If anybody wants to know who Kàzí Ismáíl was, he was a close confidante of Muhammad Bin Qasim & the former documented the conquest of Sind.

Sind bore the brunt of Muhammad Bin Qasim’s atrocities. Debal became the template that he would follow in every town across Sind. The enslaved women of Sind were forcefully converted to Islam and married to Arab soldiers. Towns like Multan, Kuzdar and Mahfuza became Arab colonies in Sind. When the conquest of Sind was winding down, over twenty thousand infidels were brought as slaves. The women among the slaves that belonged to aristocracy of the Hindu king were veiled and set aside to be sent to Hajaj. The remaining women were distributed to the soldiers.  More about Muhammad Bin Qasim’s atrocities in Sind from historians before we move forward:
After Rawar was taken Muhammad Qasim “halted there for three days during which he massacred 6000 (men). Their followers and dependents, as well as their women and children were taken prisoner.” Later on “the slaves were counted, and their number came to 60,000 (of both sexes). [Please remember that we are talking about 7th Century during which such number would be much significant as compared to this era. Total population of Sind that time would be hardly few Lakh out of which more than one Lakh were either killed or enslaved. Brutality of this act can be equated today, in numbers, if someone kills and enslave 1 Crore people in Delhi alone]. Out of these, 30 were young ladies of the royal blood… Muhammad Qasim sent all these to Hajjaj” who forwarded them to Walid, the Khalifa. “He sold some of these female slaves of royal birth, and some he presented to others.” Raja Dahir’s daughters also were counted among slave girls.
[Sources: Chach Nama, Kalichbeg Fredunbeg (the name of English translator), pg 154.]

“From the seventh century onwards and with a peak during Muhammad al-Qasim’s campaigns in 712-13”, writes Andre Wink, “a considerable number of Jats were captured as prisoners of war and deported to Iraq and elsewhere as slaves.” Jats here is obviously used as a general word for all Hindus. In Brahmanabad, “it is said that about six thousand fighting men were slain, but according to others sixteen thousand were killed”, and their families enslaved. The garrison in the fort-city of Multan was put to the sword, and families of the chiefs and warriors of Multan, numbering about six thousand, were enslaved. [Sources: Andre Wink, Al Hind, 161 and Mohammad Habib, “The Arab conquest of Sind.”]

One question begs a definite answer. How did Hindu women react to Muhammad Bin Qasim’s barbaric acts? Here is more from Chach Nama… “Raja Dahir’s sister Bai collected all the women in the fort (of Rawar) and addressed them thus: ‘It is certain that we cannot escape the clutches of these Chandals and cow-eaters… As there is no hope of safety and liberty, let us collect fire-wood and cotton and oil (and) burn ourselves to ashes, and thus quickly meet our husbands (in the next world). Whoever is inclined to go and ask mercy of the enemy, let her go… But all of them were of one mind, and so they entered a house and set fire to it, and were soon burnt to ashes.” This practice came to be known as Jauhar (jova har, taking of life), for those hapless but valiant women that chose to die instead of being consumed by the Islamic invaders.
From Islamic chronicles of conquest of Sind: Futûhu’l-Buldãn by Ahmad bin Yahya bin Jãbir, is known as al-Bilãdhurî. His history is one of the earliest and major Arab chronicles. It gives an account of Arab conquests in Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Iran, Armenia, Transoxiana, Africa, Spain and Sindh.

Here are some extracts on Sind, from the above chronicle.
“The town (Debal) was thus taken by assault, and the carnage endured for three days. The governor of the town, appointed by Dãhir, fled and the priests of the temple were massacred. Muhammad marked a place for the Musalmans to dwell in, built a mosque, and left four thousand Musalmans to garrison the place.”
“He then crossed the Biyãs, and went towards Multãn… Muhammad destroyed the water-course; upon which the inhabitants, oppressed with thirst, surrendered at discretion. He massacred the men capable of bearing arms, but the children were taken captive, as well as the ministers of the temple, to the number of six thousand. The Muslamãns found there much gold in a chamber ten cubits long by eight broad, and there was an aperture above, through which the gold was poured into the chamber.”

Now let us see what the butcher Muhammad Bin Qasim wrote to his master Hijaj Bin Yusuf-
The forts of Siwistán and Sísam have been already taken. The nephew of Dáhir, his warriors, and principal officers have been despatched, and the infidels converted to Islám or destroyed. Instead of idol temples, mosques and other places of worship have been built, pulpits have been erected, the Khutba is read, the call to prayers is raised, so that devotions are performed at the stated hours. The takbír and praise to the Almighty God are offered every morning and evening.
So, there we go. Today’s Muslims of Sind had a Hindu lineage and we saw above how the lineages were broken by the marauding Arabs.

So now that it is proven factually as well that Islam came to India with sword and all Muslims of today’s subcontinent carry Hindu ancestry, it is high time that our Muslim Brothers and sisters stop hating their own culture, ancestors, and motherland and come back to their original home, Vedas…and stop associating yourself with arabs.

More on spread of Islam will be posted tomorrow!!

Picture is not to be taken otherwise…it is only to depict th bloodshed done by quasim!!

Raja. Dahir The Great Brahmin King

Written by admin on March 14, 2017. Posted in

Rājā Dāhir (661 – 712 AD) was the last Hindu ruler of Sindh. He presided over the Brahmin Dynasty of Sindh, which included territories that now constitute parts of the modern-day states of Afghanistan, the Balochistan region of Iran and Pakistan, and parts of Punjab. At the beginning of the Muslim conquest of the Indian subcontinent, his kingdom was conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim, an Arab general, for the Umayyad Caliphate. He was killed in battle by bin Qasim at the banks of the Indus River in Raor, near modern-day Nawabshah, while trying to resist the Umayyad invasion of his kingdom. The Raja was decapitated by bin Qasim,and his severed head was sent to Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, an Umayyad governor. Following the collapse of the kingdom, most Hindu women committed Jauhar to prevent themselves from being raped by the invading Muslim forces, and the remaining survivors were enslaved by the Umayyad forces and sold into slaverySindh in 700 AD, under the Raja’s Brahmin Dynasty. The Umayyad Caliphate can be seen advancing upon the Western frontier of India.

The Chach Nama is the oldest chronicles of the Arab conquest of Sindh. It was translated in Persian by Muhammad Ali bin Hamid bin Abu Bakr Kufi in 1216 CE from an earlier Arabic text believed to have been written by the Thaqafi family (relatives of Muhammad bin Qasim).

Dahir’s kingdom was invaded by Ramal at Kannauj. After initial loss, the enemy advanced on Aror and he allied himself with Alafi, an Arab. Alafi and his warriors (who were exiled from the Umayyad caliph) were recruited; they led Dahir’s armies in repelling the invading forces, remaining as valued members of Dahir’s court. In are later war with the caliphate, however, Alafi served as a military advisor but refused to take an active part in the campaign; as a result, he later obtained a pardon from the caliph.

“I am going to meet the Arabs in the open battle, and fight them as best as I can. If I crush them, my kingdom will then be put on a firm footing. But if I am killed honourably, the event will be recorded in the books of Arabia and India, and will be talked about by great men. It will be heard by other kings in the world, and it will be said that Raja Dahir of Sindh sacrificed his precious life for the sake of his country, in fighting with the enemy.”

— Raja Dahir
The primary reason cited in the Chach Nama for the expedition by the governor of Basra, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, against Raja Dahir, was a pirate raid off the coast of Debal resulting in gifts to the caliph from the king of Serendib (modern Sri Lanka) being stolen and a number of Muslim women who were also travelling using the ship were captured. Meds (a tribe of Scythians living in Sindh) also known as Bawarij had pirated upon Sassanid shipping in the past, from the mouth of the Tigris to the Sri Lankan coast, in their bawarij and now were able to prey on Arab shipping from their bases at Kutch, Debal and Kathiawar. in Sindh to a well-known follower of Imam Hussian, Muhammad Bin Allafi–a man much sought by the Umayyad in their deadly hunt for eliminating the last of the Ahl-e-Bait (Prophet Muhammad’s immediate family). That, according to some very believable sources, Dahir had even offered asylum to Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was being persecuted at home. That as a result of this offer, Hussain was on his way to Sindh when he was seized at Karbala in Iraq and killed most viciously. That according to G.M. Syed, the grand old man of Sindh, “the Sindhis weep for Hussain ibn Ali and they weep for Raja Dahir Sen.”

Hajaj’s next campaign was launched under the aegis of Muhammad bin Qasim. In 711 bin Qasim attacked at Debal and, on orders of Al-Hajjaj, freed the earlier captives and prisoners from the previous (failed) campaign. Other than this instance, the policy was generally one of enlisting and co-opting support from defectors and defeated lords and forces. From Debal Hajaj moved on to Nerun for supplies; the city’s Buddhist governor had acknowledged it as a tributary of the Caliphate after the first campaign, and capitulated to the second. Qasim’s armies then captured Siwistan (Sehwan) received allegiance from several tribal chiefs and secured the surrounding regions. His combined forces captured the fort at Sisam, and secured the region west of the Indus River.

The Chach Nama describes rule by successors of the Rai Dynasty as characterized by persecution of Buddhists, and Meds from the time of Chach; a prophecy of Raja Dahir’s fall encouraged defections to bin Qasim’s army. The king was a Brahmin, and the majority of his advisers were from his family. The ruler of Alor professed Buddhism. Nonetheless, there was a sense of “ideological dualism” between them.

By enlisting the support of local tribes Meds and Bhuttos) and Buddhist rulers of Nerun, Bajhra, Kaka Kolak and Siwistan as infantry to his predominantly-mounted army, Muhammad bin Qasim defeated Dahir and captured his eastern territories for the Umayyad Caliphate.

Sometime before the final battle, Dahar’s vizier approached him and suggested that Dahar should take refuge with one of the friendly kings of India. “You should say to them, ‘I am a wall between you and the Arab army. If I fall, nothing will stop your destruction at their hands.'” If that wasn’t acceptable to Dahar, said the vizier, then he should at least send away his family to some safe point in India. Dahar refused to do either. “I cannot send away my family to security while the families of my thakurs and nobles remain here.

Dahir then tried to prevent Qasim from crossing the Indus River, moving his forces to its eastern banks. Eventually, however, Qasim crossed and defeated forces at Jitor led by Jaisiah (Dahir’s son). Qasim fought Dahir at Raor (near modern Nawabshah) in 712, killing him. After Dahar was killed in the Battle of Aror on the banks of the River Indus, his head was cut off from his body and sent to Hajjaj bin Yousuf. His queens burnt themselves to death in the tradition set by the Rajput heroines. These included Bai, the unfortunate sister of Dahar. Other ladies of the royal household, who remained alive, were captured by the Arab conquerors along with other women of Sindh, and sold into slavery. Thus ended the dynasty that had sprung out of the ambitions of Queen Suhandi and Chach the Brahmin.

It seems that Dahar was nostalgically looking back towards the days of the pre-Islamic Persia when the glorious Sassanid Dynasty ruled over that vast empire with great pomp and show. It was difficult for him to accept that the ancient glory of Iran had gone forever, and he could never make up his mind to deal with the Bedouins of the Arab Deserts as successors of the great Persian Emperors.

The Arabs, at the same time, displayed no desire for establishing friendly relations with the other powers of their time. Specially in the case of Sindh, the Arabs had always been speaking in terms of whether it was difficult or easy to annex this state, and never in terms of whether or not the Sindhis have given them a cause for invasion. We must remember that “world peace” is a very modern term and has its origin in the Romantic Movement of the 18th and 19th Century. Even so it wasn’t until after the World War I in the 20th Century that the concept of world peace became a reality in the foreign policies of states. The modern Muslim historians, more than anyone else, are guilty of anachronism when they try to perceive of the early Arab colonialism in terms of the 20th Century notions of democracy and world peace.

Dahar, it seems, didn’t display any personal aversion to the Muslims or their religion. He welcomed the Arab talent at his court, and was a great admirer of the Arab military genius. Unfortunately, the Arabs who found refuge at Dahar’s court were the Allafi adversaries of the Umayyad Caliphate. It is said that one of their relatives, a dignitary of the Allafi tribe, was beheaded in Mekran by a deputy of Hajjaj bin Yousuf as he refused to pay proper honour to that deputy. His skin was taken off and his head sent to Basra. In true Arab spirit some of the tribesmen of the victim took their revenge upon the deputy, who had by that time become the governor of Mekran, and then fled to the court of Dahar.

We cannot be certain how far the famous story about the plunder of eight Arab ships at Debal is true. It has been recorded in most histories that the King of Sarandeep had sent some gifts to the Umayyad Caliph Walid bin Abdul Malik, and the caravan of eight ships also carried the orphaned daughters of deceased Arab merchants. These ships were forced by rough weather to take refuge on the coasts of Sindh, possibly Debal, and there they were looted by some outlandish tribes. The story even relates that one of the women called upon Hajjaj when she was being captured, and this message was conveyed to Hajjaj by a survivor. Hajjaj sent a letter to Dahar asking him to release the women, and we are told by historians that, “in that letter he couched many threats in very strong terms.” If that was the case then Dahar must be praised for his patience in replying only, “This is the work of a band of robbers over whom I do not have power.”

Mainly two facts make this story doubtful. Firstly, Chachnameh, the primary source of these events, narrates that when Muhammad bin Qasim later conquered Debal he found all the women in the castle prison. Why would those women be kept in the prison? Women captured in this manner were usually treated as slave girls and distributed among the captors for their pleasures, as Mohammad Bin Qasim reportedly did at the time of his capture of Sindh.

Secondly, the Chachnameh states again in the events of a year later that after the Arabs had conquered almost all of Sindh, the Hindu vizier Siyakar brought those Muslim women prisoners to Muhammad bin Qasim. How could they be freed now, if they had been already freed and sent home from Debal? Indeed, it seems that the story had become a folk tale and there were many versions of it. We can’t be sure that the version that has come down to us was closest to reality.

In the light of what we know, it is more plausible to believe that some ships were probably looted but that was an act of the robbers whom Dahar had banished from his lands with great difficulty and now didn’t want to provoke by challenging their hold over the seas. Dahar’s personal involvement in the events, as well as the captives’ release from the prisons of Debal and (or) Alore, seems to be a fabrication by the later storytellers for obvious reasons.

The events of Muhammad bin Qasim’s invasion of Sindh are well known. What isn’t so well known to most students of history is the manner in which Raja Dahar met his death. It is said that when the Arab conqueror had captured most of Sindh, and Dahar’s countrymen had changed their sides to join the Arabs, Dahar called his Arab friends, the Allafi rebels. In a way they were the cause of Dahar’s misfortune because it was by giving them refuge that Dahar had first annoyed the dreadful Hajjaj bin Yousuf. “O Allafi!” Dahar said to his Arab friend, “It was for such an emergency that we patronized you. You are best acquainted with the ways of the Arab army, and it is advisable that you should go with my forces in advance.” The Allafi replied, “O King! We are grateful to you, but we cannot draw our swords against the army of Islam. If we are killed by them we will earn a bad name, and if we kill them we will burn in hell. We agree that in return for the favours you have shown us, we must at least give you some advice on how to fight these invaders even if we do not draw our swords against them. But if we give you advice, then again, this army will never forgive us. Please be kind to us and allow us to depart quietly.” In a magnanimous gesture of royal grace, Dahar allowed these dubious characters to leave his camps in safety.

Sometime before the final battle, Dahar’s vizier approached him and suggested that Dahar should take refuge with one of the friendly kings of India. “You should say to them, ‘I am a wall between you and the Arab army. If I fall, nothing will stop your destruction at their hands.'” If that wasn’t acceptable to Dahar, said the vizier, then he should at least send away his family to some safe point in India. Dahar refused to do either. “I cannot send away my family to security while the families of my thakurs and nobles remain here. And I consider it shameful as well that I should go to the door of another prince and await his permission to see him.” Vizier Budhiman then asked Dahar what did he intend to do. To this Dahar gave a very dramatic reply, which was recorded faithfully by the early Arab historians despite their hostility to the unfortunate infidel.

“I am going to meet the Arabs in the open battle”, he said, “And fight them as best as I can. If I crush them, my kingdom will then be put on a firm footing. But if I am killed honorably, the event will be recorded in the books of Arabia and India, and will be talked about by great men. It will be heard by other kings in the world, and it will be said that Rajah Dahar of Sindh sacrificed his precious life for the sake of his country, in fighting with the enemy.”

After Dahar was killed in the Battle of Aror on the banks of the River Indus, his head was cut off from his body and sent to Hajjaj bin Yousuf. His queens burnt themselves to death in the tradition set by the Rajput heroines. These included Bai, the unfortunate sister of Dahar. Other ladies of the royal household, who remained alive, were captured by the Arab conquerors along with other women of Sindh, and sold into slavery. Thus ended the dynasty that had sprung out of the ambitions of Queen Suhandi and Chach the Brahmin.

Brahmin Kings

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Hindu Dharma has a glorious past of Righteous brahmin kings who personified fearlessness and valour. These kings were devoted to Righteousness and were always keen on the all round progress of their people. As per the saying ‘Raja Kalasya Karanam’ meaning the king himself is responsible for the times, the kings abided by Righteousness and hence their people were also happy, prosperous and of good moral conduct. The kings would rule under the direction of their Guru. They would patronise many artists and would wholeheartedly support the arts. They would never attack others except in self defence even though they were capable of conquering the entire planet on the basis of spiritual power. Similarly in the later part of their life they would hand over the reins of their kingdom to their heir and would perform spiritual practice further by voluntary acceptance of Vanaprasthasrhram.

The remembrance of such great kings who have created the glorious history of Hindus is an incessant source of inspiration. Every incident in the life of these great heroes is a witness to their brilliant capability. Some special events in the lives of these bright kings have been given ahead to awaken the extinct pride in the minds of Hindus about their religion, nation and culture and also to create a new urge and enthusiasm in them to defend their religion, nation and culture. It is our prayer at the feet of God that Hindus should ready themselves for any type of assault against them by taking a cue from this history.

King Vikramaditya

King Vikramaditya ruled over Ujjain. In his kingdom, all law and order arrangements were based on the Dharmashastras and were excellent. In order to ensure ideal rule, in his cabinet of ministers he had nine important ministers who were truly gems.

His kingdom extended up to Arabastan and he was a generous king who always looked after the welfare of his people. Vikramaditya’s father was Mahendradutt, mother was Soumyadarshana and brother was Barthuhari. Vikramaditya had defeated the rulers of Arabastan and had added that region into his kingdom. This victory is beautifully described in a poem by “Barham Bin Soi”. Of the sixty years that Vikramaditya ruled, he spent twenty five years in wars.  He was an ideal ruler who always ensured that everyone benefitted from his decisions. He was a generous ruler who always thought of the welfare of his people and ruled accordingly. Even though he was a follower of the Shaiva religion, he always treated all religions with equal respect. In his cabinet, his nine gems were Dhanvantri, Shapanak, Amar Singh Shanku, Vetal Bhatt, Kharpar, Kalidas, Varahmihir and Varruchi.

– Pujya Parshram Madhav Pande Maharaj, Akola

Nine Gems of his Cabinet

1. Kalidas: Author of the great epic, ‘Shakuntala’, great poet, dramatist and the most prominent scholar of Sanskrit language.
2. Amarnath:  Author of ‘Sanskrit Amarkosh’
3. Shapanak: Prominent Astrologist who had achieved mastery in Astrology.
4. Dhanvantri: A Doctor who had achieved mastery in the science of medicine; one who was an expert in diagnosis and one who could prescribe different treatments for a single disease.
5. Varruchi: Expert Linguist and an expert in Grammar
6. Varahmihir: Author of World famous epic, ‘Bruhatsahita’ and mastery in Astrology.
7. Ghatakpar: Expert in sculpture and architecture.
8. Shanku: Expert in Geography (This name is even well known today in the field of geography)
9. Vetalbhadra : Expert in black magic & tantric sciences

This is an example of how the Bharatiya rule was complete in all respects with peace and prosperity existing everywhere in the kingdom when there were no external attacks.

Muslims who were aggressive against Hindustan and Hindus fought back against this aggression.

Kings and Princess

Daughters of King Dahir: ‘For thousands of years no one even dared to look at Bharat with a view to conquer it. But in 711 AD there was an aggressive and deadly attack on Sindh province. At this time, Sindh was ruled by Dahir Raja. The king was killed. The Queen performed ‘Johar’ and ended her life. The palace was destroyed. The attackers were surely not braver than us. Maybe they had better weapons, but the terror which they created had no equal. Armed warriors entered the small towns and villages. Earlier battles were fought on the battlefield. Warriors fought against warriors. However these aggressive and cruel warriors killed innocent women, children and old people who were in their houses. They destroyed temples and the idols residing in the temples. They destroyed schools. They raped young women. The way they treated those who were their victims, was utterly cruel. That man can be so cruel was unprecedented and unknown to Bharatiya culture. This kind of demonic aggression left the entire society afraid and terrified. As a result the aggressors found literally no opposition.

In addition, since there was excessive adherence to the concept of non violence, even the army too was reluctant to fight. Sindh was defeated. Blood sucking, man-eating demons were dancing on the blood filled land and creating a ruckus.

In this way unfavourable anti-Hindu youth entered the western boundary of Bharat. In these adverse circumstances, our good qualities worked against us as they turned out to be our failings.’ – Prof. S. G. Shevde (Bharatiya Sanskruti, Page Nos. 35 & 36)

Salutation to daughters of King Dahir who avenged the insulting defeat of Sindh by killing Mohammad Bin Qasim 

‘Finally the Hindu kingdom of Dahir was destroyed. He had two daughters, Suryadevi and Parimaladevi who were sent to Baghdad as a gift for the Khalif. Our culture is one which treats a woman as a mother and here was another culture, which sent girls to their Dharma Guru for appeasement and enjoyment, which was a disgrace to mankind ! But both daughters of Dahir were very brave. They gained the confidence of the Khalif and he began to trust them. As they were given as gifts to Khalif, they were unable to prevent physical violation of their bodies but just see what they did do!  They sent a letter to Mohammad Bin Qasim’s generals bearing the stamp and signature of the Khalif. The letter contained an order – ‘Put Mohammad in a leather bag, seal the bag and send it here’. The order was from the Khalif. The generals followed the order word to word; they put Mohammad alive in a letter bag, sealed the bag and sent it to Baghdad on a ship. When the ship reached Baghdad after 10-12 days, Mohammad Bin Qasim’s corpse had decayed to such an extent that worms had begun to devour the corpse. The decaying smell was unbearable.

The Khalif investigated as to ‘Why was he sent to him like this?’ The two girls then told the Khalif, “We sent a letter bearing your signature and stamp. We have taken revenge on the demon who inflicted untold misery in our kingdom. We have done this. We feel proud of what we have done. We have fulfilled our national duty. We are ready to face any consequences for this action.”
An enraged Khalif tied the hair of the two girls to the tails of horses and made the horses run throughout Baghdad. The girls were being kicked by the horses and their bodies were being stripped of its skin in the process. Their hair was being pulled and their heads were dashing against the knees of horses. Except for the bloodied heads, both bodies were stripped and cut into pieces and were being dropped on the road.  But the two girls, who were proud of having avenged the insult to their kingdom, did not have a single tear in their eyes as they embraced martyrdom. (When Bharat gained independence, statues of these two girls should have been erected on the Sindh border.)’

Cold blooded massacre of kar sewaks in Ayodia

Written by admin on March 9, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

On September 16 1990, the then UP Chief Minister while addressing a public meeting , suggested that devotees who planned on undertaking the 14-kosi parikrama stay away. The 14-kosi parikrama entails a 45-kilometer walk around Ayodhya to mark the number of years that Ram spent in exile.

 

Meanwhile in Delhi, parallel meetings were taking place. Prime Minister VP Singh was in talks with VHP and RSS leaders to arrive at a plan wherein an ordinance passed by the Centre would permit the construction of a Ram Mandir. But the idea was junked after Zafaryab Jilani, convenor of the Babri Masjid Action Committee, confronted the leadership and expressed his surprise at not being made party to these talks.

This led to further distrust among those fighting to save the Babri Masjid and angered those leading the crusade for a Ram Mandir.

 Between Advani’s arrest on October 23 and the scheduled date of the kar seva (volunteering for temple construction), VHP and Bajrang Dal activists continued Mulayam Singh Yadav had mosque stricted entry into Faizabad, but the ban was difficult for security agencies to enforce considering the kar seva coincided with Kartik Purnima – a religious ceremony in which an entire family takes a dip in holy rivers like the Sarayu.

October 30, 1990

On the scheduled day for VHP’s kar seva, the police had barricaded the 1.5-kilometre-long uphill climb to the disputed structure. Defying the curfew, thousands of kar sevaks thronged the Hanuman Garhi crossing, which led to the monument.

Despite restricted entry, thousands of kar sevaks managed to converge at Hanuman Garhi between October 30 – November 2, 1990. 

At around 11 AM, a sadhu managed to gain control of an Armed Constabulary bus in which the police were piling up detainees. The sadhu drove the bus right through the barricades, making way for the others to follow on foot. The security forces who were caught off guard, were forced to chase about 5000 kar sevaks who stormed through the heavily-guarded premises.

With clear instructions from the Mulayam Singh Yadav-government to not allow any damage to the mosque, the police, that had so far been deploying teargas shells to disperse the crowd, resorted to firing actual bullets when a few kar sevaks managed to climb the dome of the mos

As per the official figures, five kar sevaks were killed in the firing in Ayodhya on October 30, 1990.

 

Angry kar sevaks claimed the death toll was being grossly understated by the state government and an uneasy silence prevailed in Ayodhya for the next 48 hours.

November 2, 1990

First-time BJP MP Uma Bharti, VHP Joint Secretary Ashok Singhal and Swami Vamdeo of the RSS led about 15000 kar sevaks through the narrow lanes that converge at the Hanuman Garhi crossing.

 The police had barricaded entry into the lane that goes through the Hanuman Temple right up to the disputed structure. Several armed policemen had taken positions on the roofs of the shops lining the ill-fated chowk.

This time, the kar sevaks adopted a clever strategy. Old men and women were ordered to go right up front. The elderly kar sevaks would touch the police officials’ feet and they would instinctively step back. Indian tradition, remember prohibits an older person from touching a younger one’s feet. Every time the cops recoiled, the kar sevaks would move a foot forward.

But the drama did not last long.

Then: A wooden barrier did little to prevent kar sevaks from storming into Hanuman Garhi.
 

Journalists who were watching from one of the roofs remember the police firing at the kar sevaks without any warning. It is only when foreign journalists tried to push through the police cordon into the battle zone, did the police stop firing.

Around 3 PM, the kar sevaks dragged the bodies of the deceased into a nearby temple, but refused to conduct their final rites. They demanded to march again at 6 AM. Swami Vamdeo tried to calm them down, but was forced to lock himself up in the strongroom of the basement of a temple after kar sevaks started heckling him.

 

It is here for the first time that Vinay Katiyar of the Bajrang Dal emerged as an inspirational figure for the kar sevaks. In a passionate speech, he held the police responsible for the death of the kar sevaks and issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Mulayam Singh Yadav government to open up the road and rail routes and allow devotees to pray to Ram’s idols inside the disputed structure.

Considering the brutal police action and the sheer number of kar sevaks who had managed to get inside Faizabad, the state government relented. The road and rail routes were opened up and kar sevaks were allowed to go inside the disputed structure and pray to Ram Lalla in batches.

No warning shots were fired by the police, according to journalists who witnessed the November 2, 1990 clash between kar sevaks and the police. 

Overall, around 15 kar sevaks or more were killed, as per disputed official figures. The incident earned the Chief Minister the title of “Mullah Mulayam” and the unfaltering loyalty of the Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh.

In a 2013 interview, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who formed the Samajwadi Party shortly after the firing, admitted it to be a “painful decision” that cost him the state assembly election that was held six months after the firing.

On November 4, the last rites of the “martyrs” were finally held. Their ashes were taken across the country to towns and villages to rouse the rage that would finally bring down the Babri Masjid two years later.

 

Intolerance

Written by admin on February 20, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

The dictionary meaning of intolerance is lack of tolerance ie unwillingness or refusal to 

tolerate or respect opinions or beliefs contrary to 

one’s own or unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect persons of a different social group.  

We have been recently reading  so many opinions, judgments, on  religious intolerance against minority communities on TV channels, news papers  internet etc consequent to one or two isolated cases ..

Yesterday I was watching a TV channel show wherein intellectuals of Pakistan were discussing on this subject and had opined that intolerance against minorities in India has increased to an alarming situation.

They are definitely right as they may have been unable to see this phenomenon in their own country or they must have deliberately closed their eyes as far as Pakistan is concerned.  It is pertinent to mention here that hindu population in Pakistan has reduced from twenty six percent to one percent  and that could be one reason of their myopic vision. They may not have been able to see intolerance against a micro community by their fellow country men.

We may congratulate them for tolerating the  rare species ie hindus in Pakistan ( just like we are tolerating tigers in any forest).

When I was a child, I did not know how grand parents looked like. I did not have a privilege to see large joint families. The so called high tolerant society of Pakistan had eliminated a large hindu population from the country during 1948 and my grand parents along with several community members were also among the victims of cold blooded massacres.

Of course prior their killings, they were all given option by highly tolerant Pakistan society to convert  their religion. This option like many other members of my marshal community, had  refused and therefore was eliminated.

Now coming back to the dictionary meaning of intolerance. The dictionary meaning of intolerance is  unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect opinions or religious beliefs contrary to one’s own and therefore most of us must agree that a large population of Pakistan is an intolerant society beyond any doubts and allowing individuals from that society to participate in such serious discussions is mockery of the subject.

Now let us come back to our indian society ie what the so called broad minded  tolerant congress leadership claims. I do not know what made congress party to make a constitution of our republic during 1950 which created a seperate dominating  governance class  through its reservation policy in government jobs.

The congress government therefore created a  community of people who hated individuals belonging to other communities ie from so called upper classes..

The discriminatory attitude of the congress government was also felt by  common Punjabi hindu in almost every walk of life.

A question always comes in the minds of average indians ,  Were we part of a  tolerant society before modi government took over ?  

Dont we think that congress leadership as well as “nation award return gangs had been making mockery of themselves when they say intolerance against minorities has increased consequent during modi regime.

The congress leadership of the state was therefore  intolerant to hindu idealogy in all spheres of life

Raising this issue of intolerance by congress and their followers, when Sun Moon and all planets are functioning in normal manner   is a mockery of the subject. Has congress forgotten large hindu exodus of Kashmir during their tenures. Have they forgotten kirana wherein it is difficult for a hindu girl to get out of her house.  Either   congress leadership had been  making fool of them selves or are not aware of the ground realities. Fact is hindus had always been a tolerant society and this is the reason of phenomenal growth of muslims in hindu india.

And the final word of truth is congress  is out of breathe and even heaven can not save her. Congress is awaiting its final funeral.  

 

 

 

 

 

Some Quotes from modern historians

Written by admin on February 19, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

  • Some Quotes from modern historians
  • Dr. Koenraad Elst in his article “Was There an Islamic Genocide of Hindus?” states:

“There is no official estimate of the total death toll of Hindus at the hands of Islam. A first glance at important testimonies by Muslim chroniclers suggests that, over 13 centuries and a territory as vast as the Subcontinent, Muslim Holy Warriors easily killed more Hindus than the 6 million of the Holocaust. Ferishtha lists several occasions when the Bahmani sultans in central India (1347-1528) killed a hundred thousand Hindus, which they set as a minimum goal whenever they felt like punishing the Hindus; and they were only a third-rank provincial dynasty.

The biggest slaughters took place during the raids of Mahmud Ghaznavi (ca. 1000 CE); during the actual conquest of North India by Mohammed Ghori and his lieutenants (1192 ff.); and under the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526).”

He also writes in his book “Negation in India”:

“The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter.”

Will Durant argued in his 1935 book “The Story of Civilisation: Our Oriental Heritage” (page 459):

“The Mohammedan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. The Islamic historians and scholars have recorded with great glee and pride the slaughters of Hindus, forced conversions, abduction of Hindu women and children to slave markets and the destruction of temples carried out by the warriors of Islam during 800 AD to 1700 AD. Millions of Hindus were converted to Islam by sword during this period.”

Francois Gautier in his book ‘Rewriting Indian History’ (1996) wrote:
“The massacres perpetuated by Muslims in India are unparalleled in history, bigger than the Holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis; or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks; more extensive even than the slaughter of the South American native populations by the invading Spanish and Portuguese.”

Writer Fernand Braudel wrote in A History of Civilisations (1995), that Islamic rule in India as a

“colonial experiment” was “extremely violent”, and “the Muslims could not rule the country except by systematic terror. Cruelty was the norm – burnings, summary executions, crucifixions or impalements, inventive tortures. Hindu temples were destroyed to make way for mosques. On occasion there were forced conversions. If ever there were an uprising, it was instantly and savagely repressed: houses were burnt, the countryside was laid waste, men were slaughtered and women were taken as slaves.”

Alain Danielou in his book, Histoire de l’ Inde writes:

“From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of ‘a holy war’ of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilizations, wiped out entire races.”

Irfan Husain in his article “Demons from the Past” observes:

“While historical events should be judged in the context of their times, it cannot be denied that even in that bloody period of history, no mercy was shown to the Hindus unfortunate enough to be in the path of either the Arab conquerors of Sindh and south Punjab, or the Central Asians who swept in from Afghanistan…The Muslim heroes who figure larger than life in our history books committed some dreadful crimes. Mahmud of Ghazni, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, Balban, Mohammed bin Qasim, and Sultan Mohammad Tughlak, all have blood-stained hands that the passage of years has not cleansed..Seen through Hindu eyes, the Muslim invasion of their homeland was an unmitigated disaster.

Mughals hacking children apart, wax statue reinactment in India.

Islamic methods of punishment in India.

“Their temples were razed, their idols smashed, their women raped, their men killed or taken slaves. When Mahmud of Ghazni entered Somnath on one of his annual raids, he slaughtered all 50,000 inhabitants. Aibak killed and enslaved hundreds of thousands. The list of horrors is long and painful. These conquerors justified their deeds by claiming it was their religious duty to smite non-believers. Cloaking themselves in the banner of Islam, they claimed they were fighting for their faith when, in reality, they were indulging in straightforward slaughter and pillage…”

A sample of contemporary eyewitness accounts of the invaders and rulers, during the Indian conquests

The Afghan ruler Mahmud al-Ghazni invaded India no less than seventeen times between 1001 – 1026 AD. The book ‘Tarikh-i-Yamini’ – written by his secretary documents several episodes of his bloody military campaigns : “The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously [at the Indian city of Thanesar] that the stream was discoloured, notwithstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink it…the infidels deserted the fort and tried to cross the foaming river…but many of them were slain, taken or drowned… Nearly fifty thousand men were killed.”

In the contemporary record – ‘ Taj-ul-Ma’asir’ by Hassn Nizam-i-Naishapuri, it is stated that when Qutb-ul- Din Aibak (of Turko – Afghan origin and the First Sultan of Delhi 1194-1210 AD) conquered Meerat, he demolished all the Hindu temples of the city and erected mosques on their sites. In the city of Aligarh, he converted Hindu inhabitants to Islam by the sword and beheaded all those who adhered to their own religion.

The Persian historian Wassaf writes in his book ‘Tazjiyat-ul-Amsar wa Tajriyat ul Asar’ that when the Alaul-Din Khilji (An Afghan of Turkish origin and second ruler of the Khilji Dynasty in India 1295-1316 AD) captured the city of Kambayat at the head of the gulf of Cambay, he killed the adult male Hindu inhabitants for the glory of Islam, set flowing rivers of blood, sent the women of the country with all their gold, silver, and jewels, to his own home, and made about twenty thousand Hindu maidens his private slaves.


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