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Sikh News Apology From Mughal Emperor Family

Jul 10, 2004
Does anybody have any further info on this? Does it really matter now that a descendant of the Mughal emperor apologize for sins that she was no way responsible for?

International Human Rights Organisation
Head Office: Chamber 210, Judicial Complex, Ludhiana- 141 001
Tel & fax: 91 161 240 2453, Cell: 98147 02089


LUDHIANA, - The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has welcomed the step taken by India’s last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar’s great grand daughter-in-law to atone at the Golden Temple for the atrocities committed on the Sikhs and Hindus by the Mughal rulers on the Vaisakhi Day at Amritsar, India.

While expressing its dismay at the cold shoulder response, before now, shown to this cause of utter humility and friendliness, by the Akali leadership at the helm of Sikh affairs, the IHRO said that the step taken by Mughal Bahu, Sultana Begum, would, if responded in right perspective, usher an era of goodwill, peace and harmony among communities living in this part of the world.

The IHRO chairperson D S Gill, secretary-general Mohinder Singh Grewal and administration secretary Avtar Singh Gill, in a statement issued here today, called upon the Hindu and the Sikh community leaderships alike to show interest in this cause of humanity and receive the Mughal Bahu at Amritsar and help her atone at Sri Darbar Sahib, the Mecca of the Sikhs, for the sins committed by her ancestors centuries ago.

The IHRO, in its core-group meeting held here yesterday, resolved: “… we also urge Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti to do the needful when the Mughal Bahu after the atonement appears at Sri Akal Takht, in order to undo the “historical bitterness” which had been created and shaped by individuals and the pages of history.”

The lawyers activists of the human rights NGO have also asked the Punjab government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh to extend all help and make proper arrangement for her security, etc and to see that “some” vested interests may not be able to create any hurdles in this noble cause of humanity.

The Mughal Bahu and her grand daughter have also expressed their willingness, in a section of the media, to pay a visit to the Sheesh Gunj Gurdwara in Delhi where Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in 1675 by their forefathers, they said.
Jul 13, 2004
historical bitterness!!!

I dont think there is anything like that. You will find lot of sikh and muslims as business partners in western countries. The Ten Gurus didnt have enmity with any one, even Tenth Guru raised saint army not as a hatred wave. The purpose of saint soldiers was much more than some bitterness etc.

However, such steps are good at bringing out amicable environment, and increase understanding too, and commendable ones.

One of the goals of a Sikh is to be nirvair - without any enmity.

Best Regards