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    • I think the below is a darbaar record reference (from Suri's UUT) to the previously posted account of the mutilated Akali (from Honigberger's work which I reposted below also). It looks like the nihang was severely beaten too:   I introduced to our distinguished guests. Col. Wade and Dr. Murray, an Akalee or Nahung, whose nose, ears and hands had been cut off by order of Runjeet Sing (he had even deserved the gallows ), and whose nose had been so well restored in the mountains that we were all surprised, and confessed it could not have been better done in Europe. As we know, from history, this operation was even in the remotest antiquity, practised by the Hindoos ; and they fermed the nose out of the cuticle of the forehead, which proceeding is now, and always will be the same. In Europe, where cutting off of noses is only in use, in exceptional cases — as when ulceration or other circumstances make it requisite — this operation is usually performed with the cuticle of the arm, and judiciously too, as, according to our custom, the head mostly is uncovered, and a scar on one's forehead, with a new nose on the face, makes rather an ugly appearance ; whilst, in the East, the scar remains hidden beneath the turban.   In time of peace, the Nahungs gave a great deal of trouble to Runjeet Sing. On one occasion, he was even forced to place two pieces of cannon outside the Delhi Gate of Lahore, in the vicinity of Seidgenj, where the robbers congregate, because this band dared to intercept the communication of that city. They shut themselves up in Meea-Meer, five miles distant from Lahore, thence they made their appearance as rebels, but they were defeated, and forced to depart, and from the town also, to Umritsir.   The individual just alluded to as deserving the gallows, had cut off the arm of a sentinel, for having prevented him from entering the tent of the king by a private entrance. The Nahung had a servant with him, who underwent no punishment, because he did not behave in an aggressive manner ; but the offender, by the order of Runjeet Singh, lost his ears, nose, and hands, by the same sabre with which he had so skilfully cut off the arm of the soldier on royal duty. After the sad execution, he ran to drown himself in a well, but was prevented by the people who were accidentally present. When the king was informed of the fact, the culprit was sent to me, and put under my care and medical attendance, with strict orders to watch him, to prevent his committing suicide, and to present him, when cured, to the king. According to his own statement, he was drunk with bhang ( hemp ) when he committed the crime, and his only intention for intruding on the king had been to ask a gapa ( gift ). These robbers do not like to enter military service ; they prefer begging, and living by pillage.
    • Wonder who the 'street racers' are?    https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/hundreds-sikhs-gather-outside-west-21138103 'Hundreds' of Sikhs gather outside West London temple to confront ‘street racers who threatened them’ The Met Police are 'aware of anti-social behaviour associated with car meets' A video shows 200 members of the Sikh community gathered outside a temple in West London to confront "street racers who threatened them". The community came together outside the Garib Nawaj Ji Gurdwara Sikh temple, on Springfield Road in Hayes, on both Friday and Saturday night (July 23 and 24) after experiencing issues with local street racers causing disturbances to prayers. According to one of the attendees, street racer groups in London threatened to return to the Gurdwara last night (Saturday, July 24) so the community wanted to be there to make sure nothing happened. The Metropolitan Police issued a Section 35 Dispersal Order in response to what they described as “anti-social behaviour” as a result of "car meets in the vicinity." READ MORE:'We planned to have a funeral today': Southall residents devastated after Sikh temple fire The Dispersal Order was been issued from 4.30pm yesterday (July 24) until 7am today (Sunday, July 25). Amarjeet Singh joined approximately 200 other men yesterday evening (July 24) to protect the temple and protest against the presence of the street racers. Police officers were also present. Amarjeet said that the Gurdwara had logged multiple complaints with police and local authorities.   Roughly 30-40 cars reportedly arrived at Springfield Road on Friday despite complaints by the local Sikh community He explained: “On Thursday night (July 22) all of a sudden [street racers] were racing up and down the road. One of the Singhs [a Sikh man who was praying in the Gurdwara] came out and nicely spoke to them. “Five minutes later they came outside and properly made a point of doing handbrakes, turns, everything outside the Gurdwara." The picture below shows members of the community gathered outside the Gurdwara on Friday to protest the car meets. Roughly 100 Sikhs arrived at the Gurdwara on Friday (July 23) (Image: Amarjeet Singh) According to Amarjeet, 40-50 cars came to Springfield Road on Friday July, 23, as an estimated 100 men arrived to protect the Gurdwara and protest their presence. Police officers were also present at the time. He said: “We didn’t cause any trouble, we just want them to stop them. “They get here in the evening and they make a racket.” A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers are aware of ongoing issues of anti-social behaviour associated with car meets in the vicinity of Springfield Road and are liaising with the local community. “Officers attended the location and dispersed a number of groups."
    • and of Course Baba Buddha ji trained Guru Har Gobind ji in shastra vidhiya  
    • The cracker method is in full force. 
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