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Events Chronicle of Sikh Massacres (iv) Mir Mannu

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    Barbarity of Mir Mannu
    1748 A.D. - 1753 A.D

    Mir Mannu became the new governor of Lahore and Multan on the 9th April 1748 A.D. He appointed Kaura Mal as his new Diwan. After setting right the administration of his province, he deployed army patrol to finish the Sikhs of his province.

    The Sikhs left his territory and moved to other states.

    he first tried to attack them in 1748 on occasion of Diwalia nd surrounded teh fort of Ram Rauni in Amritsar in a bid to kill them all . But since one of his ace commanders jassa SIngh Ramgarhia-himself a sikh deserted him and joined teh Sikh Forces he could not materialise his plan and as soon as news of Afghan King Ahmed Shah Abdalis Invasin reached him instead he made peace with the sikhs and aske dthem to help him defend teh borders of india , the SIkhs still agreed.

    In this third invasion of Abdali all the Sikh Punjabis under Mir Mannu were together to face him. But when Mir Mannu's army of Lahore started attacking Dal Khalsa, the army of Dal Khalsa left the company of Mir Mannu after this mishap- that resulted in Mir Mannu's defeat in the battle.

    Mir Mannu held the desertion of Dal Khalsa responsible for his defeat. He again plan to finish the Sikhs of his province.

    Mir Mannu confiscated the estate of the Sikhs and deployed army patrols to eliminate them. He announced a reward of rupees ten for a person who brought a Singh's head. He also began to reward the informers for giving whereabouts of Singhs and their families. People in greed were getting Singhs and their families arrested.

    They were brought to Lahore where Singhs were beheaded and their families were put in jails. Every Sikh woman was given forty pounds of grain to grind for each day in jail. A very heavy stone was placed on the chest of one who could not grind.

    Their children were transfixed on javelins before their very eyes. Their children were cut into pieces and garlands of those pieces were put around their mother's necks. They were given a quarter of bread to eat and a bowl of water in the whole day. Bowing to the will of God, they tolerated it all. Not once did they ask for mercy.

    Not once did they agreed to change their faith. The bravery of SIkh Women is specially commendable with their children cut to pieces still they were steadfast in their resolve to resist and fight what more can be said- i think its one of teh greatest examples of COURAGE in the world !!

    On the 4th November, 1753 A.D.Mir Mannu died.

    After his death, Singhs set the prisoners free and took them away.


    See other chronicles at this site http://www.examiner.com/sikh-massacres-in-san-francisco

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