Exactly bro, the reason why the british imperialists was so fearful of the Sikh empire and the last indian kingdom to be conquered was because of their economic system of governance and military derived from the Sikh faith. So once they had managed to wage war and take it over they then installed their christian missionaries all over the place to subdue the people. This is why I wrote the other thread what is the reason for all these missionaries? Its because its a continually of oppression of the same british empire system that enslaved the people in the first place and why the natives of punjab resisted christianity and resisted islam when they first came to the lands. The punjabi's are hot blooded they do not take kindly to oppressive regimes that steal from the people overtly or covertly.
When general o'dwyer opened fire on the peaceful protestors at the jallinwala bagh it wasnt because he wanted to massacre people for the sake of it. He said in his own words he feared rebellion in punjab and so it was his way to crush it early on and teach the people a lesson not to rise up even if they was peaceful because he wanted to set an example that the rulers were willing to murder and genocide them. Similarly we saw what indira gandhi and her establishment did they did that because they feared punjab feared Sikhs they wanted to teach the rebelious Sikhs that they are in power and a genocide was their way of the same system of oppression to show them not to oppose their unjust rule.
And if we go back to the examples of our Guru's our 6th guru built the sri akal takht sahib as a sovereign challenge to the brutal oppressive mughul rulers of the day. After the martyrdom of guru arjan sahib ji it was game on:
(kar sewa and rebuilding of sri akal takht sahib after destruction of it by the indian state in 1980s)
The original takht was a simple platform, 3.5 meters (11 ft.) high and stood a little taller than the Mughal Emperors throne in Red Fort Delhi intentionally as a statement about the soverignty of the Sikhs outside the other worldly Governments. Guru Hargobind Sahib would sit in court to receive petitions and administer justice. He was surrounded by insignia of royalty such as the parasol and the flywhisk. Many Sikhs gathered here for the redressal of their grievances. The Guru desired the Sikhs to bring arms and horses as part of their offerings in order to uphold the sovereignty of the Guru and the Sangat. This was readily done and some of them personally joined Darbar Sahibs armed gaurd. Here, Guru Hargobind Sahib watched the Sikhs performing exercises in the art of warfare.
How big should a male's kachhera be ideally ?
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As big as a male in question’s backside of course! How big is his backside if you don’t mind telling us here on a public forum.
tbh i think the Sikh empire is made out to be a lot secular and inclusive than it actually was. During the early years it was quite harsh on Muslims. Before M.Ranjit Singhs raj the Bhangis actually taxed the Muslims lol just how their people taxed us. The Masjid in Lahore was turned into a horse stable while the minars were used as watch towers, cannons were placed in the masjid, much of it had to be repaired during the British period. And even when M.Ranjit Singh came into power things weren't all that nice and cosy for the Muslims. The Empire continued taxing Muslims for many years. The Sunheri Masjid in Lahore was raided by Sikhs and held for several months, can't remember but they either turned into a Gurdwara or wanted to turn it into a Gurdwara but had to be persuaded by other Sikhs to return it back to the Muslims. The Azaan was not allowed to be sung out loud, there actually were a lot of restrictions on them! Many Mughal buildings including the Masjids were actually raided by Sikhs as well. Basically the way the Muslims had treated Sikhs/Hindus the Sikhs treated them the same way minus the persecution.
The only Mosque that was built by him was one for the kanjris of Lahore after Morans request, because the muslims never used to let kanjris enter.
During his latter years he did become more lax and lifted a lot of the restrictions on the Muslims, many say it was because of Morans influence? who knows ...
As for Hindus i think the line between Sikhs and Hindus was a lot more blurred than it is today, like Jatt Sikhs and Hindus married, just how the Rajput Sikhs and Hindus married and so on.
But despite this even back then many Sardars of the darbar were strongly against the role of the Dogras and other Hindus in the empire, like the Sandwaliya Sardars. More orthodox Sikhs like the Akalis and people like Hari Singh Nalwa were against the position that Hindus like the Dogras held and they were quite loud and clear about it as well. Why M.Ranjit Singh trusted the Dogras so much is confusing! many sardars from the darbar used to warn him.
I think the main problem was M.Ranjit Singhs offspring were rubbish and had no leadership qualities. His Grandson Nau Nihal Singh on the other hand was very much like his grandfather, he was intelligent and very popular among Sikhs, he even knocked his own father off the throne and briefly ran the empire, the people within the empire who were aware of his potential got him killed off on the very day he became Maharaja.
I think too many personalities who were just regular farmers or shopkeepers one day and then rose to unimaginable power and position the next all wanted a piece of the cake. Then there was the internal family feud.
But the whole secular thing has hugely been blown out of proportion! and the sjw types love using the whole Sikh empire secular thing, when in actual reality it wasn't the case! Secular people do not raid and overtake other places of worship or tax them!