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The Forgotten Sikh Soldiers in the British Indian Army

The Akshay Kumar starring film "Kesari" will be out in theatres on March 21. It is based on the true story of the Battle of Saragarhi, where 21 Sikh soldiers bravely fended off thousands of Pashtun tribesmen for hours. They were defending a fort for the British empire. Why is there so little recognition for Sikh soldiers in the British Indian army? 📽⚔👳

03/10/2019 12:01 PM
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  • Zuber A.
    03/10/2019 12:02

    WTF

  • Awais K.
    03/10/2019 12:03

    Now the sikhs of punjab defending pakistan as they cant see burning their holy land

  • Awais K.
    03/10/2019 12:04

    INDIA CAN ONLY RETALIATE IN BOLLYWOOD MOVIES. 😀😀 MODI CALL HIGH COMMAND BOLYWOOD DIRECTORS TO GIVE PAKISTAN BEFITTING RESPONSE.

  • Aaish N.
    03/10/2019 12:06

    Kalank

  • شاہ ز.
    03/10/2019 12:06

    This happens to people serving expensionist desires of first the Brits and now the extremist Hindus ...

  • Sattar A.
    03/10/2019 12:07

    21 Sikh soldiers died fighting for the British looters. There. I fixed it.

  • Rajesh K.
    03/10/2019 12:07

    #Indians were always enslaved by #British what we got in return 🙏🙏🙏

  • Mayukh P.
    03/10/2019 12:09

    Britishers kept punjab economically weak & compelled them to join forces.

  • Farhan H.
    03/10/2019 12:17

    Hindu kept thinking Sikh would fight for their country while they play politically and let Sikh die, now Sikhs are more awared about it.

  • Dibbs P.
    03/10/2019 12:34

    It`s all bull shit from the colonialists ! There`s no such thing as the ''Martial race'' ! The colonialists suited themselves by choosing a linguist or a religious , geographically specific community & got their purpose served by ''branding'' them something or the other ! I say this with all due respect & love for the Sikh community ! The Marathas , for instance were much more vicious fighters in the battle field as the history would testify ! Go further beyond in history - u ud find the Cholas were great fighters & conquerors too ! Not to forget the the citizens of the great Magadha empire , the Gangahridi race from Alexander`s time , the Kalingaites , who fought a bloody battle against emperor Ashok ! Lastly - more Bengalis sacrificed their lives in the gallows than all freedom fighters of the entire subcontinent put together ! Just visit the Cellular Jail in the Andamans & read the list of political convicts - u`ll know ! Bengali names overwhelm all others by 25 / 01 . Bengalis were NEVER known to be even remotely ''Martial'' !

  • Asif B.
    03/10/2019 12:36

    The english thieves made the sikhs fight while they robbed india

  • Mobeen Z.
    03/10/2019 12:37

    The Britishers wanted to end the race of sikhs but later terrorist country India formed which continues the killing of sikhs.

  • Hari S.
    03/10/2019 12:43

    Jadotville

  • Mushtaq A.
    03/10/2019 12:45

    Sikh exploitation. Then: Britishers Now: Indians. Sad..

  • Fidan G.
    03/10/2019 13:05

    There is a saying for Jatts. Lang jaan te truckaan de truck lang jaan, Na langan deye te ek keeri vi na langan deye. (y)

  • Jasdeep B.
    03/10/2019 13:17

    21 Sikh Soldiers didn't die fighting for British Empire... But for their regiment and the honour of the community and die rather than look at themselves in the mirror like cowards.. They were just ordinary men who were employed by British army to protect the fort. The Afghans even offered to let them go free and unhurt in exchange for zero resistance but I guess the Fight instinct seperates us from the Flight instinct a lot of communities in the subcontinent have.

  • Nabeel T.
    03/10/2019 13:24

    Sikhs are brave people...

  • Mayank S.
    03/10/2019 13:29

    DrPriyanka Shakarwal

  • Pratyush A.
    03/10/2019 13:34

    Sirf sikh hi nhi pure Indian ka jo contribution rha world war I and II me usko nazarandaz kar diya gya jo war hamari thi bhi nhi

  • John N.
    03/10/2019 13:38

    Shouldn't be, if we say were advanced then were back in time killing got to go lol ais collecting data all the time lol