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Raja Ranjit Singh's statue vandalised in Lahore

Imran GabolUpdated August 13, 2019
Two men arrested for vandalism say they were religiously motivated towards the act. — Photo courtesy Twitter.
Two men arrested for vandalism say they were religiously motivated towards the act. — Photo courtesy Twitter.

Two men allegedly vandalised a statue of Punjab’s ruler Raja Ranjit Singh placed near his grave in Shahi Qila, Lahore.

The incident occurred on Saturday when the Qila had been routinely opened for visitors.

Two men — one pretending to have a leg disability carrying a wooden rod and another "helping him to walk" — entered the Qila.

Both men went straight to the statue and started hitting it with the wooden rods, resulting in the breakage of one of its arms and damage to other parts of the statue.

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Security guards rushed to the spot and captured the attackers who were chanting slogans against the former rule of the Punjab.

Later, the attackers were handed over to the police, who registered a case against them on the complaint of Walled City Authority.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Syed Ghazanfar Shah told Dawn that the attackers were motivated and vandalised the statue "on the basis of religious biases".

He said that investigation revealed that the attackers were claiming to be reincarnations of Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi — a famous warrior in South Asian history.

He said the attackers were of the view that its against their religion to erect a statue in a Muslim country and they would repeat the act if the authorities did not remove it.

The statue of Singh was unveiled at the Lahore Fort, at the Mai Jinda’s Haveli, on June 27 — the warrior's 180th death anniversary.

The nine feet tall statue, made of cold bronze, showed the regal Sikh emperor sitting on a horse, sword in hand, complete in Sikh attire.

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Well,  it was only a matter of time.   Wouldn't be surprised if there's more to come   

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40 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

Yeah what do people expect and what grave? He shouldn't have a grave 

yh   i was only thinking the other day that its only a matter of time that theres gnna be an incident involving jihaddis/islamists and the sikh yatrees.   all the love and hugs is just on the surface.  Islam does not and never will allow a growing presence of another faith, its against what islam stands for.

by grave they mean samadhi which is basically like a memorial/tomb. In those days powerful/rich sikhs used to have a tomb/samadhi built for themselves. M ranjit singhs samadhi has his ashes in it.   

thats his samadhi/tomb  

Image result for ranjit singh samadhi

 

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19 minutes ago, puzzled said:

yh   i was only thinking the other day that its only a matter of time that theres gnna be an incident involving jihaddis/islamists and the sikh yatrees.   all the love and hugs is just on the surface.  Islam does not and never will allow a growing presence of another faith, its against what islam stands for.

by grave they mean samadhi which is basically like a memorial/tomb. In those days powerful/rich sikhs used to have a tomb/samadhi built for themselves. M ranjit singhs samadhi has his ashes in it.   

thats his samadhi/tomb  

Image result for ranjit singh samadhi

 

Didn't know we were allowed to have Tombs 

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18 hours ago, Redoptics said:

Didn't know we were allowed to have Tombs 

a lot of the prominent Sikhs from the empire have tombs

heres nawab kapur singhs and jassa singh ramgharias in amritsar

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general sham singh attaris near amrtisar 

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akali phoola singh has one crumbling in pakistan

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1 minute ago, puzzled said:

a lot of the prominent Sikhs from the empire have tombs

heres nawab kapur singhs and jassa singh ramgharias in amritsar

b13949857642.jpg 

 

general sham singh attaris near amrtisar 

Related image

 

akali phoola singh has one crumbling in pakistan

Image result for sham singh attari samadhi

Your talking about empires not Gurus I will respect the emperors does not mean they are correct

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3 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

Your talking about empires not Gurus I will respect the emperors does not mean they are correct

yh i dont agree with tombs lol     but simply for their historical and architectural value they should be preserved lol 

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4 minutes ago, puzzled said:

yh i dont agree with tombs lol     but simply for their historical and architectural value they should be preserved lol 

Why does it even matter ? When we can't even preserve sikhi

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1 minute ago, Redoptics said:

What does it matter when can't even preserve sikhi

its important to preserve heritage, heritage is part of your history and story as a people. its a part of our roots. these places are the last remains of the empire that we once used to have. 

disagree with not preserving sikhi. people who live the lifestyle of gurmukhs are preserving sikhi through their day to day lives, no matter where in the world they are. 

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7 minutes ago, puzzled said:

its important to preserve heritage, heritage is part of your history and story as a people. its a part of our roots. these places are the last remains of the empire that we once used to have. 

disagree with not preserving sikhi. people who live the lifestyle of gurmukhs are preserving sikhi through their day to day lives, no matter where in the world they are. 

No history goes in an eye blink when was the last time you heard of the German wall ? Since it fell? Never,  it's all in the moment,  we can't even get 5 Panj Pyare together,  I mean proper Gursikh , you got to remember real Gursikhs, Guru Ji bowed to.

 

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7 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

No history goes in an eye blink when was the last time you heard of the German wall ? Since it fell? Never,  it's all in the moment,  we can't even get 5 Panj Pyare together,  I mean proper Gursikh , you got to remember real Gursikhs, Guru Ji bowed to.

 

thats why Europeans have no culture, they have abandoned their culture, history and church. europe is fast becoming atheist and produces more porn than any other place. 

history is our roots, forget your history then you forget your roots.  thats why listening to ithias is part of our religion.

these crumbling buildings are also a part of our history, of the empire that we once used to have. 

 

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You should have no culture,  punjabi is a culture , you dont seem to understand culture and history,  however in saying what I'm saying,  there are Gudwaras we need to hold on to only those the Gurus went to because touching those steps you will learn from.

But anyone else their stuff is theirs let it go .

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