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Differences between Majha, Doaba and Malwa Sikhs

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10 hours ago, NaamTiharoJoJape said:

most sikhs here in doaba are from lehnda punjab and many from the himachals (pahari raje and sipahis) , something to do with that perhaps? 

I highly doubt most doaba Sikhs are  from Lehnda Panjab. I would doubt it's anything more than 10-15%. 

I think many of the Lehnda Sikhs were settled in what is now Haryana

@proactive is knowledgable on this

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6 hours ago, proactive said:

The resettlement depended on what background the migrants were. If they were colonialist from the canal colonies of Lyallpur, Sargodha or Montgomery then they were resettled in their own home districts from which they had gone from to the canal colonies a few decades earlier. If the allotment of land abandoned by Muslims in their village was not enough then they would be allotted land as close as possible to their village. 

For non-colonialists, that is those who had lost their ancestral lands in west Punjab, they were resettled in east Punjab and PEPSU depending on which district they came from in Pakistan. For landholders from Lahore district which was a part of Majha there was no enough agricultural land abandoned by Muslims in Amritsar district to replace the land lost in Lahore, so they were resettled in Ferozepur district. Even the colonialists who had gone to the canal colonies from Amritsar originally, even their losses could not be compensated in Amritsar such as the lack of land abandoned by Muslims, they were resettled in Ferozpur, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar. Landholders from Gujranwala and Sheikhupura were resettled in Karnal and PEPSU (Patiala and East Punjab States Union) . From Shahpur and Gujrat went to Ambala. From Multan to Hissar. Jhang and Mianwali to Rohtak. Dera Ghazi Khan and Mianwali to Gurgaon. From Sialkot to Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur. 

The compensation that these landholders received was restricted because they lost 6.7 million acres and there were only 4.7 million available. So graded cuts were made. If someone lost up to 10 acres they got 75% compensation, if between 10-30 acres they got 70%, 40 - 60 acres got 60%. All the way up to those who lost 500-1000 acres they only got 5-10% compensation. So if someone lost 10 acres they got 7.5 acres as compensation but if they lost 1000 acres they only got a maximum of 127 acres. 



Is there any truth to what @SikhKoshhas said regarding the resettlement of Sikhs outside of core Panjab, what you think?



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10 hours ago, proactive said:

Depends if it is rural or urban settlers.  As I stated above the vast majority of landholders from Lahore district were resettled in Ferozepur district. Out of a total of 341K acres allotted to landholders from Lahore 274K acres were allotted in Ferozepur district. Ludhiana got only a few thousand acres. This was mainly because Ludhiana had  many colonialists who had moved to the canal colonies in the early 1900s and they were settled in their own villages and their losses were compensated by land left by the Muslims in nearby villages. Even though these colonialists had only left a few decades earlier from these villages, for many years they were still referred to a BAARIYE' meaning from the Bar which were how the wastelands were referred to prior to them becoming canal colonies. The only non-Ludhiana settlers they got were Rai Sikhs from Montgomery who were settled in the 'Bet' villages close to the Satluj river abandoned by the Muslims. Many urban Sikhs from Lahore itself settled in Ludhiana. 

@proactive so much knowledge, how ?!

Super impressed

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