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5 hours ago, 5aaban said:

I found a bit on Shingara Singh https://www.andrewwhitehead.net/partition-voices-shingara-singh.html 

Partition Voices: Shingara Singh

Shingara Singh (who died in 2006 when reputedly aged well over 100) lived through Partition and by his own account was part of a group nicknamed the 'crows' which harried and attacked Muslim refugees in Punjab. He was a Jat Sikh and very much the patriarch of his farming family. I interviewed him in a village outside Amritsar on 19 March 1997 with Asit Jolly translation to and from Punjabi.

Shingara Singh also recounted that he had been present at the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919, and says he was then 19. He talks briefly about this before moving on to his memories of Partition.

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I knew Babaji was a Majhail from his dastar and bolie 😂. Looked like an OG you wouldn’t want to mess with. 
 

I read a little bit more about him and found out he had family members murdered by the Panjab Police in the 80s-90s. 

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5 hours ago, dharamyudh said:

I knew Babaji was a Majhail from his dastar and bolie 😂. Looked like an OG you wouldn’t want to mess with. 
 

I read a little bit more about him and found out he had family members murdered by the Panjab Police in the 80s-90s. 

I also heard that when younger he attacked some colonial official and was imprisoned for it.  

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22 hours ago, dharamyudh said:

I knew Babaji was a Majhail from his dastar and bolie 😂. Looked like an OG you wouldn’t want to mess with. 

He also seemed strong from his voice in the interview despite being close to 100. People like him are rare to find these days. 

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On 7/31/2022 at 2:43 AM, 5aaban said:

As Shingara Singh stated, the main reason Sikhs attacked Muslim in 1947 was for retaliation. Sikhs were first targeted by aggressive Muslim mobs before the partition was formally announced. One of the first attacks was in 1946 in Hazara region After that, Muslim league grew violent in east Panjab cities such as Amritsar in February and Sikhs were again massacred in March 1947 in Toha Khalsa, Rawalpindi. 

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Found an account about Thoha Khalsa. I remember listening to Babaji in that partition documentary as well. Dhan are those bibis who chose death and didn't let their Sikhi go. 

 

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