Yesterday i posted on Guru Gobind Singh with his 40 Sikhs and 2 sons who fought with one million Mogul army. In support to verify this truth and on valor of Khalsa till date which is blessing to his Khalsa, i further continue with some more facts which are relevant to Amrit given by 10th master still inherits in veins of Khalsa and they have fancy for martyrdom to their country, honor and religion.
ਚਿੜੀਉਂ ਸੇ ਮੈਂ ਬਾਜ ਤੜਾਊਂ, ਗਿਦੜਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਮੈਂ ਸ਼ੇਰ ਬਨਾਊਂ,
ਸਵਾ ਲਾਖ ਸੇ ਏਕ ਲੜਾਊਂ, ਤਬੈ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਮ ਕਹਾਊਂ॥
“Chirian to mein baaz tudaun,Gidran to mein sher banaun, Sawa lakh se ek ladaun, Tabe Gobind Singh Naam kahaun.”
I will make sparrows break falcons, I will turn Jackals into Lions, I will make 1 fight 125000, then my name shall be Gobind Singh.
Those historians who translate Dah Lak (one million) as infinitive, they are totally unaware of power of Amrit inherits in veins of khalsa given to them by 10th Master Guru Gobind Singh ji which till date inspires them to get martyred in battlefield.
1)- I would like to ask these historian if the Mogul forces supported by Ranghars and hilly kings was infinitive or only 800 as they claim, what about 21 brave Sikh soldiers who fought against 10,000 Afridi pathans and all got martyred in Saragarhi on 12 Sep. 1897?
On 12th Sept. 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of 36th Sikh Regiment were beseized by ten thousand Afreedi Pathans (who claims to be the descendants of mighty king Faridun of Persia) at Saragarhi near fort Lockhart, distt. Kohat of N W F Province (now in Pakistan). The fierce battle known by the natives as ‘Teera battle’ or Saragarhi battle was fought on 12th Sep. 1897 under the command of havildar Ishaer Singh who caused maximum casualities of the invaders. According to the accounts of Afreedi Pathans, more then two hundred pathans were killed in this battle and more then more then one thousand seriously injured. At the fag end of the battle only Havildar Isher Singh was left alone with twenty bodies of his brave fellow fighters Amritdhari Gursikh soldiers lying all around him. Unfrustrated by the attack of huge enemy, the lone soldier fought the battle for hours in the spirit of Chardi-kalaa and showing exemplary courage unparallel in the history of wars, continued firing and fighting till the last drop of blood kept him alive. He and twenty of his other brave Sikh soldiers practically proved in the battlefield the prophetic pronouncement of Guru Gobind Singh that’ Sava lakh se ek laraoon, Tabhai Gobind Singh naam kahaoon’, All these twenty one Sikh soldiers who laid down their lives heroically were awarded the highest gallantry award —— the INDIAN ORDER OF MERITT (IOM) equalent to existing PARAM VEER CHAKRA for their supreme valor and sacrifices by British govt. The highest gallantry awards were given on that day to 21 Sikh soldiers which were the highest in strength awarded for any single day anywhere in world.
2)- And leave aside valor of these 40 Sikhs or 21 Skhs martyrdom, is there any other example to Baba Deep Singh ji who fought and chased Moguls after he was beheaded and hold his beheaded head in his left hand and continued fighting? He fought for many hours and reached outskirts of old city of Amritsar (now known as gurudwara Shahidan at Chattiwind gate), after he covered a distance of about 8-9 kms? Then he threw his head in the periphery pf Darbar sahib which is about one kms from Gurudwara Shahidan as a crow flight?
Is there any match to this valor in Islam or any other faith?
3)- Why to go back in history? Let us take some examples from modern history.
Let us go through a brief narration of the brave Sikh soldiers of present day Indian Army from a retired Major General Mukeem khan of Pakistan army. What he has penned down about the Sikh soldiers, is available on page 250 in his book ‘Crisis of leadership’. This book is written by him about Indo-Pak war of 1971.
‘….the main reason of our defeat was Sikhs fighting facing us. We were helpless to do anything in front of them. Sikhs are very brave and they have great craving for martyrdom also. They fight so fiercely that they are capable to fight an army many times bigger than them,’
‘…..On 3rd December 1971 we fiercely and vigorously attacked the Indian army with our infantry brigade near Hussaini wala border. This brigade included Pakistan army’s fighter Panjabi regiment together with the Balooch regiment. Within minutes we pushed back the Indian army quite far back. Their defence fell under our control. The Indian army was retreating back very fast and Pakistani army was moving forward with a great speed. Our army reached near the Kausre-hind post. There was a small segment of Indian army appointed to defend the post and their soldiers belonged to the sikh regiment.
A small number of the Sikh regiment stopped our way forward like an iron-wall. They loudly greeted with the ovation of ‘Bole-so-Nihaal’, and attacked us like the blood thirsty hungry lions and hawks. All those soldiers were Sikhs. There was even a fierce and dreadful hand to hand battle. The sky filled with the roars of ‘Yaa Ali’ and ‘Sat –Sri-Akal’. Even in this hand to hand fighting the Sikhs fought so bravely that all our desires, aspirations and dreams were shattered.’
“…….In this war Lt. Colonel Gulab Hussain of Baloach regiment got killed. With him Major Mohammad Zaeef and Capt. Ari Alim also died. It was difficult to count the number of our soldiers who got killed.
We were astonished to see the courage of those handful of Sikh soldiers. When we seized the possession of of three storey defence post made of concrete, the Sikh soldiers went onto the roof of the defence post and kept on persistently opposing us.. The whole night they kept on showering fires on us and continued shouting the loud ovation of Sat-Sri-Akal. These Sikh soldiers kept on the encounter till the next day, when the Pakistani tanks surrounded this post and bombarded it with guns. Those handful of Sikhs got martyred in this encounter while resisting us, but other Sikh soldiers then destroyed our tanks with the help of their artillery. Fighting with great bravery, they kept on marching forward and thus our army lost it’s foothold.”
“…..Alas a handful of Sikhs converted our great victory into a big defeat and shattered our confidence and courage. The same thing happened with us in Dhaka (Bangla Desh). In the battle of Jaissur the Singhs opposed the Pakistani army so fiercely that our backbone was broken and our foothold was lost. This became the main and important reason of our defeat and Sikh’s fancy for martyrdom and mockery with death for the sake of safety and honor of the country, became the sole cause of their victory.
4)- And then invasion of Indian army on Darbar Sahib in June 1984 in which handful, unskilled Sikh youths numbering in between 200-250 stopped advance of 50,000 strong Indian army for 72 hours? This is unimaginable but true. The total loss counted on hand in Amritsar was (Casuality 15307, wounded 17897).
The Indian army didn’t suffer this huge loss in all its battles fought with China and Pakistan.
This figure is provided by Major General KS Brar who himself took part in this invasion in his book ‘Saaka Neela Taara’
General Brar ——- when asked by reporters; if large number of Sikhs surrendered -HE SHOT Back that -“They fought very strongly-nobody surrendered”.
Then how could the Guru and his 40 disciples, committed Sikh soldiers were not able to fight with one million army? The number couldn’t scare them as in own words of Guru ….Sava lakh se ek laraoon, Tabhai Gobind Singh naam kahaoon’ was proved.
All doubts thus vanishes but a common human being can’t believe it. He can’t even think of fighting army but Sikhs are having fancy for martyrdom and mockery with death for the sake of safety and honor of the country and their religion.
Humble servant of Panth:
Ajmer Singh Randhawa.