Like children we count it, That’s how far we have learnt so far through media. This video game generation equates everything with their virtual encounters perhaps. Most accounts are ignorant about ‘follower’ Daad’s presence. Col. Haughton could only hear the Sikhs shouting their battle cry, "Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal". I take pride in rebels and freedom fighters who were declared terrorists and enemies by the rulers and in Indian National Army which was fighting to free India from British rule. Battle of Saragarhi. Si… The battle is considered worlds No 2 last stand. He is a professional soldier, belonged to the very unit that fought at the battle and has actually seen the official record. https://youtu.be/pXVEnXocWUw, Twitter response from Panag who claims to have seen the documents of 36 military accounts. The Sikhs have been the most prominent part of the Indian Armed Forces…..Sikhs have always been used by the so called people in power…. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between two sub-nationalities of the subcontinent – the Sikhs, who were in the service of the British, and the Pashtuns, who were fighting for their freedom. As a reader, I must acknowledge efforts put by both parties for whatever cause they were fighting. It was not practical for more than 80-100 men to attack at one time, but adequate reserves were available for repeated attacks. Post with kindness. As Akshay Kumar’s new movie “Kesari” (which is based on historical battle of Saragarhi) is expected to release this month, one reader requested me to explain the historical context of it. Soon the battle, which was being fought with guns, turned into hand to hand combat. A 30-feet pyramidal cairn, using stones from the ruins, was constructed at Saragarhi and a more formal obelisk was built at Lockhart as memorials. So like I said many times earlier, shame on you and being a disgraced LT of our country. Folks. The detachment at Saragarhi had 1 NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) and 20 ORs (Other Ranks) and commander Havildar Ishar Singh was the leader of this unit. Post retirement, he was Member of Armed Forces Tribunal. It’s a shame that a retired LT of India is spreading non confirmed accounts of unknown military to his own fellow Indians to dignify the bravery of the great Sikh warriors. They can also add that there were no casulties on afghan side, one crow died and few trees uprooted. However, since it was a literal ‘last man, last round’ battle, which lasted six-and-a-half hours, there should be no doubt that all that can be imagined in terms of individual and collective bravery and human emotions would have been on display. But slowly the sounds died along with the 21 bravehearts who kept 10,000 Afghans a bay for almost three hours. Teresa helped Surgeon Captain Cedric Prall and tended the wounded under heavy fire, she was later awarded the Royal Red Cross by Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. The Battle of Saragarhi is related to this place about which you can read through the sets of 10 lines on Battle of Saragarhi below. The frontier between colonial India and Afghanistan in the 19th century was a place of danger and unrest. The critical comments by commentators – set out under the usual cowardly cover of anonymity – simply expose their dullness of intellect and hypersensitivity. Weren’t they the ones who fired at the innocent children and women and old ag the Jaliyawala Bagh? With Suzanne Bernert, Mukul Dev, Alexx O'Nell, Mohit Raina. The movies are known to exaggerate and dramatize stories for obvious reasons. I can see many comment which want to accept bollywood fiction as fact, I hope they realise that history and bollywood are different. Battle of Saragrahi was a brave fight put up by a handful of Sikh soldiers against heavy odds. If you were there at the saragarhi, you definitely chose to escape than to fight. They appeared to be in thousands, roughly around 10,000-12,000. It’s the report that is suiting your taste because of the hatred within you. Dont forget that you were also a hindu before taking rice bag to convert. It was the British who were winning and successfully screwed up Asia for their benefits. I heard a colloquial and exaggerated account of this story when I was growing up as a primary school student in Amritsar. On the morning of September 12, 1897 at 9:00 am, the detachment commander, Havildar Ishar Singh, happened to discover rows and columns of Afghans approaching the post at Saragarhi. The Sikh soldiers (of the 36 th Sikh regiment of the British army) fought with bravery against the Afridi and Orazkazia tribes of Pashtun. Those who were fascinated with the movie '300' would be even more impressed by what a group of 21 young Sikh men did in the Battle of Saragarhi. I am a Gujrati and I have read the British accounts of the battle and it’s not consistent with LT Panag’s. Much to Gen. Panag’s discomfiture the Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari has done more than 100 cr. Saragarhi is the incredible story of 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment (currently the 4th Sikh Regiment) who gave up their lives in devotion to their duty. Also read: As Indians watch Uri, time for Army to talk about other daring and unsung operations. Between 28 August and 11 September, Fort Gulistan and the outposts around Fort Lockhart were attacked a number of times without success. British also build hospitals, English teaching schools, railway tracks, parliamentary building and so on. I don’t know if it were anti Sikh or anything else. Links I posted somehow do not show in my responses (search for panag as authors on IDR website. Please excuse us civies. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. [1] The Pashtuns later admitted that they had lost about 180 killed[15] and many more wounded[16] during the engagement against the 21 Sikh soldiers, but some 600 bodies[8] are said to have been seen around the ruined post when the relief party arrived. Do you know that Vaithiyam Khilji conquered Bengal with just 18 horsemen??? First if all I would condemn the statements made by Jignesh Patel and others defaming a lieutenant general who served Indian Army for 40 years. Neither the Nizam, nor the Marathas, nor even “Ranjit Singh” possessed the courage and enterprise to undertake the job…”, Reference: The Life and correspondence of Charles Metcalfe, Vol. Although a recent Bollywood film chronicled the events from 12 September 1897, much more needs to … New Delhi: In an homage to the 21 soldiers from the 36th Sikh Bengal Regiment that valiantly defended their signal post against over 10,000 Afghan tribesmen in the Battle of Saragarhi on 12 September 1897, a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of their leader Havildar Ishar Singh is set to adorn the streets of the United Kingdom. Can’t you see the commitment and bravery. Also suspect is the timing of the article with the obvious use of the full military titles trying to underscore an intention of provoking rightist and nationalist sentiments by saying that the author is telling the truth (because he is the authority on the subject) and everyone else is falling for the myths. Also read complete information on academy awards, Oscars, golden globe, various … Forget they were Sikhs. At 12 noon, the signaller reported that one sepoy had been killed, one non-commissioned officer wounded and three rifles damaged due to firing. He is stated to have killed 20 Afghans, the Pashtuns having to set fire to the post to kill him. British accounts clearly states that the 21 Sikhs had all option to escape. It’s a shame. ), The Gen just wants to earn some brownie points and is in habit of running down own brethren..this was not expected when each of the soldier at Saragarhi attained martyrdom…..The war digest under war conditions is written everyday…it is not assessment or study of the battle but mere reporting of the situation….The accounts of Commanding officer at Coy cdrs at the adjacent forts gave details about waves of the pashtuns nd other tribal warriors…and it was daytime….counted 10…14000.! The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. Afghans too were aware of a certain victory and tried to entice the Indians to surrender. The Battle at Saragarhi is one of eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). For the next 50 years, a bitter struggle ensued for the control of Punjab. LT Panag is one of those Indian Army LT who fights war behind a closed closet and comes out only when it’s over and takes retirement with healthy pension to sit back and write fake account articles like these. Like children we count it, That’s how far we have learnt so far through media. A very small religious community which still doesn’t leave a chance to serve mankind be it in any part of the world. This Indian was the only Indian King who was able to badly defeat and pacify British forces, until the Britishers had a peaceful agreement with him. Our Lily lowered vanity is too fragile to handle reality or discussion with data. The IOM has been equated with the Victoria Cross by most writers. should read it again and point how it is so. India.they The Battle of Saragarhi almost marks a forgotten chapter in the history of India. His account is authentic and strictly factual. After the decline of the Sikh empire these posts were taken over by the British for the same purpose. 1. pp 209/11. what a joke. The Battle of Saragarhi was the bravest battle ever fought in India. At 3 pm, Lt Col Haughton with Lt Munn and 98 other ranks set out to create a diversion and ease the pressure on Saragarhi. September 1897 zwischen Pashtunen der Afridi sowie Orakzai und der Britisch-Indischen Armee geführt.:126. Mr. Panag’s claim are false even if you read the accounts of British. The baby was named Violet Samana, as a memorial of the Samana Ranges and the Battle of Saragarhi. In any war or sport, you support one of the teams. Saragarhi war ein Kommunikationsposten in der Samana-Bergkette in Britisch-Indien, heute Pakistan. But that genocide was ordered by christoislamist family – the fake gandhi. And we Indians should embrace and salute such bravery. If they were heroes the first people to recognize them would have been Indians first (BJP or Congress). By the time the mud walls fell, the 21 brave hearts had repulsed two attacks from the Afghans. Most writers estimate Pashtun casualties in the Battle of Saragarhi to be around 600 to 1,000. Sikhism as a religion and ideology stands for justice and freedom and not for slavery. Brothers. Battle of Saragarhi was shelved and it was Akshay Kumar who played the braveheart in Anurag Singh’s Kesari. Although, the Britishers have the right to do so. The Sikh successfully repulsed two Afghans attacks to rush open the gates of the post. So Stop defaming our martyrs and use your writing skills to improve the present day situation of our country. Not jerks like Panag here. Pashtuns/Pathans were masters of field craft and minor tactics and never indulged in foolhardy head-on attacks on well-defended positions. In this tumultuous region, … Saragarhi was introduced back into the UK by writer and filmmaker Jay Singh-Sohal. That said I go by the movie’s yarn for now.. sikhs have been brave, every one knows. Also, the British Army launched the book ‘Saragarhi: The Forgotten Battle’ in 2013 at Old College Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Cannot People nowadays want to believe exaggeration. Our Lily lowered vanity is too fragile to handle reality or discussion with data. The Battle of Saragarhi is considered by many military experts as one of history’s greatest last stands. By 1800, the Sikhs had prevailed and over the next 30 years, they had pushed the Afghans to the later-era Durand Line (1893), which forms the present western boundary of Pakistan. But the two forts lacked inter-visibility, and therefore, a post was set up at Saragarhi, named after the destroyed Pashtun village of Saragarh, which acted as a heliograph (signalling device using sunlight and reflectors) communication post. Ridiculous. The battle is also described in the personal letters of Lt Col John Haughton, who was the commanding officer of the unit, as reproduced in his biography The Life of Lieut.Col. this is how brahmins have created false stories and some sikhs have also adopted the same propaganda tactics due to the casteist mentality of Brahmin culture. LT Gen Panag is clearly a disgrace as he doesnt want to recognize these 21 Sikhs bravery because they were part of British Army. Punjab at that time was ruled 100 yrs after the rest of the India. But at Saragarhi, it was face off in the open. But I just wonder how can this reputed ex-military person be so sure (as it appears from this article) that the military records are foolproof, that too British Military records of colonial era. They fought for their honor. The battle had raged for over six hours and while there were a couple of patrols launched from Gulistan and Lockhart to distract the enemy, which reported there were around 14,000 attackers, the tribesmen had stayed focused on Saragarhi. Post the battle, Col. Haughton narrated the heart wrenching story of the battle to the top brass of British Indian Army. Apart from garrisoning the area, the British had to send military expeditions to quell the tribal rebellion. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between two sub-nationalities of the subcontinent – the Sikhs, who were in the service of the British, and the Pashtuns, who were fighting for their freedom.The Sikh-Pashtun rivalry went back 150 years, beginning with the first invasion of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1748. 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