According to Professor Peter Stanley, there were four Gurkha battalions, one Sikh infantry battalion (of 14th Sikhs which suffered 80% casualties in June 1915 alone) and many thousands of Punjabi mule drivers in Gallipoli. Unfortunately, none of their personal experiences seem to have ever been documented.
In 1971, Bangladesh emerged as a separate and independent country. The 50th birth anniversary of this country was celebrated in Dhaka on 26 March. Since the formation of Pakistan in 1947, it had been called the Eastern Province of Pakistan.
India is, in this aspect, now as autocratic as is Pakistan, and worse than both its neighbors Bangladesh and Nepal. In general, the Modi-led government in India has used laws on sedition, defamation, and counterterrorism to silence critics.
On January 29, a crowd of 150 to 200 people carrying Indian flags made their way to the protest site in Singhu screaming slogans as “empty Singhu border”, “shoot the traitors”, and “drive away Khalistanis”. The crowd threw rocks at the farmers and gas bombs at the tents where the women rested. Delhi Police and Rapid Action Force personnel stand aside as the crowd attacks farmers.
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To argue that the Radical Bhaktas advocated human equality but were not opposed, or were indifferent, to the problem of caste, is to suggest that human equality and caste are compatible. Again, to suggest that the Bhaktas attacked the pillars on which the caste system rested but not the system as such, is to show one’s ignorance of the genesis of the caste order, its structure and its functioning.
Three centuries ago Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Guru of Sikhs slept alone on the jungle floor of Machiwara in the frigid December night, after sacrificing his four sons for Sikhi and today in the ongoing farmers protests in Delhi, millions of people sleep on the roads and in their tractors in the streets of Delhi, fighting for the very land that he slept on.
There have been several rounds of high-level military and political talks between India and China but China is not ready to give up its control over the disputed territory. The region of Ladakh on which the two countries are fighting is also claimed by the Sikhs.
Hindi in Devanagari script is the official language of the Indian Union government. According to the 2001 census, 41.03% of the population are Hindi speakers. However, the definition of Hindi, as per the census, is strange. It’s largely a result of the pre-Partition competition between ‘Hindi’ upper-castes and ‘Urdu’ Ashrafs to enlist greater numbers in their favour.
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee died yesterday. He was 84 years old and held several senior positions in the Indian state. He underwent brain surgery last month and also tested corona-virus positive.