Nah, I get it. I grew up in skinhead infested territory. It was 'gang' types that fought them, and f**ked them over, making it safe for people on street.
Still, these guys weren't angels and could do really bad stuff to vulnerable members of their own community. That's how it goes.
Yeah I read he killed his own mother because she was having an affair, but I only ever read that in one book.
The Brits created a lot of false rumors about Ranjit Singh, especially that none of his sons are his! the reason they did that was so when Ranjit Singh died people would question his sons right to the throne. The Sikh Queens were even more restricted than the Muslim Mughal Queens were.
Even the rumors they spread about Ranjit Singhs sons were quite stupid! like apparently either Duleep Singh or Sher Singh was the son of a Muslim water carrier but Ranjit Singh apparently had no problem with that! What red blooded Punjabi man would be Ok with his wife having a baby with another man!
What's even more pathetic is that Sikh "historians" like Amandeep Madra use British propaganda as fact.
They also started defaming Maharani Jind Kaur, by creating inappropriate paintings of her with the Kohinoor diamond on her belly and spread it around South Asia and Britain.
The suffering is what made us strong.
It's what made the Khalsa what it is, it's what made us fight against oppression and tyranny.
It's why Sikhs are filled with the bravery and courage of lions, and why we aren't afraid when it comes to battle or war.