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THE ISLAMIC HINDUS OF LAHORE; KHARBOSA DEKH KAY KHARBOSA ,RANG PAKARTA HAI: CO-EXISTENCE!

THE ISLAMIC HINDUS OF LAHORE
KHARBOSA DEKH KAY KHARBOSA ,
RANG PAKARTA HAI: CO-EXISTENCE!

There is a saying in our culture. It says ‘Kharbosa dekh kay kharbosa rang pakarta hai’, which is plainly saying that if you put a melon , near another melon, that melon picks up the colour of the other melon. Lahore has always been a Muslim city, proven by documentation as well as archaeology. The mythical Lahore of a Hindu city, if it ever existed has not been discovered yet. And certainly somewhere else. The Muslims brought in their culture here with the advent of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, although it is said that Arab quarters existed here even before that. The recent discovery of remnants of a flood dam in Mahmood Booti proves that, with its huge pillars of wells for water control, The culture of the Sultans as well as the Mughals certainly affected the heart and minds of the Hindus which started co-existing with their Muslim companions here. Baihaqi (historian 11th century) talks of the Hindu Slave boys brought here, and how they were very much loved and pampered by the people. It was natural that cultures get through people with love and affection.

An Anarkali curio dealer, the late Manzoor Hussain Sahib was a man of many dimensions. He rang me one day of a Quran (plain, not decorated) which had been brought by a Pathan, residing in Qaiser Hotel Lahore. There was nothing special about the calligraphy, but it was written by a Hindu calligrapher of Lahore. Manzoor Sahib was reluctant about it, for he thought in terms of blasphemy, but I was very excited about it. I gave him permission to buy it, but the Pathan vendor slipped away, and our library was never able to acquire it. Of course there were many manuscripts being written in Lahore in Persian and Arabic by Hindu calligraphers, as proven by their presence. A number of QITAS are also there with Hindu names on it. I was offered a royal copy fully stamped of ‘Masnavi Maulana Rum’, written in Lahore, by a Hindu in Aurangzeb’s time. So much for the so called bigotry of Aurangzeb Alamgeer. And that was not enough!

We hear of a Kalyan Mimar son of Hira Mimar of Lahore making Islamic buildings in Aurangzeb’s time. The name is mentioned in many official documentation. Mausoleums as well as mosques were in his preview. Other Hindu Mimars were attached to the famous Ustad Ahmad Mimar’s family in Lahore, and attested to their involvement in Mughal buildings. The name of Hindu supervisors and administrators like Haibat Rai even refer to the construction of the Mausoleum of Rabia Durrani, wife of Aurangzeb Alamgeer at Aurangabad in Hyderabad Deccan. The architect was Attaullah Rushdi but the supervisor was Haibat Rai. But there is more!

Masjid Wazeer Khan Mosque Lahore was a scene of many MUSHAIRAS (poetry reading groups) and there is record of many such events in the mosque itself. Even the Wazeer Khan mosque itself was inaugurated with a mushaira in 1044 AH as attested by the Diwan of Mahmood Lahori. One event is particularly recorded and published in book form. It is a mushaira known as NAATIA MUSHAIRA, which is a group of poets of the area, reciting their poems in praise of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The said event is dated in 1875 AD, and records the name and poetic outlets of about 25 poets. Names as well as poems are given. All in praise of the prophet, and all such poems are called ‘NAATS’. The surprising part is that there are two Hindu names in it. The poet TARA HALWAI (of Chowk of the Masjid) with the poetic name of ‘Tara’, and ARORA RAI, known as ‘Rai’. Two Hindus of Lahore reciting poems in praise of the Muslim prophet. Incredible isn’t it!

Domes-Mandir
This admixture of designs appear all over India and Pakistan and reflects more than a thousand years of co-existence.

M.A. Rahman Chughtai used to talk of his dear friend MALIK RAM, who was a resident of Chabuk Sawaran Lahore, too. With other boys, Malik Ram, received his Quranic teaching at the Masjid Mulla Ghous ( same place where Mirza Ghulam Qadiani met Baba Hiyadatullah) as well as the Chinay wali masjid in the same area. Malik Ram was very proud of those days and being a literary giant, has written about those days and his Quranic education. It was in the same spirit that the famous singer Lata Mangeskar sang a NAAT for the film Mughal-e-Azam in her full spiritual candour. These incredible incidents of Lahore remain unrecorded and most interesting for future of our two countries.

We know of Hindu Mandirs designed and made by Muslim Architects, but do we know of Jamia Masjids, designed by Hindu Architects. Take Bijapur and the Masjid of Karimuddin there. Karimuddin was son of  Malik Kafur, famous General of Sultan Allauddin Khilji. A Jamia Masjid was made in Bijapur in 1242 AH or 1320 AD by Revoya of Salhasdage. It exists to this day, famous due to extensive use of pillars in it.

QUAID E AZAM’S COMMITMENT TO THE PALESTINE CAUSE – BATTALION ARMY, 250,000 GUNS and DIPLOMATIC BACK-UP

QUAID E AZAM’S COMMITMENT TO THE PALESTINE CAUSE
BATTALION ARMY, 250,000 GUNS and DIPLOMATIC BACK-UP

Quaid e Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah

A veteran journalist Tariq Ismael Sagar (full respects to him) in an internet broadcast, mentioned the role of Quaid e Azam in helping the Palestine cause. Obviously, it required research, and our dear lady, Ms. Saleena Karim offered to do so. That will take time. Till then the news is like this.

E. Epstein a leading Israeli personality and diplomat in Russia corresponded with another diplomat, Editor of the Hindustan Times, namely K.M. Panikkav, in 1948, and it is also in the personal diaries of the Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion. It is suggested that these documents are also in the Government of Pakistan records but perhaps suppressed by those in power. The facts mentioned are the offer of a Battalion of Army to the Palestinians, guns 250,000 bought from Czechoslovakia, and three fighter planes to Egypt. Help was not mere words. It was an actual help. Why do we not hear more about it? Is the present set of leaders afraid of the past, and the solid commitment of our initial leaders to the Islamic cause and Identity? If Israel can document same, why cannot we? Till then, feel proud of those who made Pakistan. Is it not time to make Pakistan, Pakistan again!  And get rid of these moronic, self-serving politicians, who have made mockery of our national life. Pakistan Forever!

THE FALCON AND THE PEACOCK BEING STORY, OF TWO INSIGNIAS OF M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI

THE FALCON AND THE PEACOCK BEING STORY,
OF TWO INSIGNIAS OF M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI

The Ideology of Pakistan was well understood by the National Artist of Pakistan, M.A. Rahman Chughtai. And Ideology is best understood by using icons which people can understand. The main person behind all these insignias was Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, and after his death continuation by Chughtai Sahibs’s best friends like Agha Bashir, Director General of both Radio Pakistan, and Pakistan Television Corporation. He also lived not very far away from the house of Chughtai Sahib.

I met him personally when I went to see him on request of a friend who wanted one of the official Televisions imported by PTV. The first thing he told me was to let Chughtai Sahib know that a set of 23 inches Phillips was reserved for him. Convincing Chughtai Sahib was a different matter. Not everyone could afford Rs 960 at that time. It really touched our daily life.

It was in 1946 that Liaquat Ali Khan started writing to Chughtai Sahib about designing various things. The design of the Pakistani flag, the first insignia of Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Postal Stamps, and yes the insignia for Radio Pakistan. Various letters are on record, but phone lines were also used. A set of designs were carried to Delhi, by the neighbour Majeed Al-Makki, which is on record too. Not much is on record with us about Radio Pakistan, and Radio Pakistan’s audio records have been donated to the Library of Congress, in the USA. Strangely we picked up an article in the Civil and Military gazette of Lahore, dated 27th April, 1949, and there is a review by “Raz”, on the  radio coverage on Iqbal day. Raz writes:

“Of all the government institutions, Radio Pakistan is the most indebted to Iqbal. His Shaheen has given it its insignia through the ACT OF CHUGHTAI  and Iqbal’s poems are the very life blood of its daily programmes.”

And the Quran says:

The Quranic Arabic Corpus 2:83

And speak to people good [words] – وَقُولُواْ لِلنَّاسِ حُسۡنٗا

This review confirms two things all at once. The insignia was in place by 27th April, 1949, and that it pictures nothing else than an iconic image of a SHAHEEN. A Shaheen in Iqballian terms, spells Ideology. A logo is a design symbol that hints at the icon and does not show the icon in realistic terms. It is shown as a step of Idealistic aesthetics. Plus the instructions for Radio Pakistan are clear from the Quran itself. Yes, speak to people with good words! A researcher gives us the following solid information:

INSIGNIA, MOTTO AND LOGO

Radio Pakistan’s insignia was designed by the well-known artist, Abdur Rahman Chughtai. It is composed of the figure of an eagle in flight, the wings spread out in the form of a crescent enclosing a star, giving it a two-fold association. Firstly, the crescent and star are symbols of Islam, and secondly it incorporates Iqbal’s concept of ‘Shaheen’ as the independent spirited bird with a keen eye, lofty flight and divine attachment. In the original insignia, the words ‘Radio Pakistan’ were inscribed in Urdu within the crescent. These were replaced by Quranic words in 1951. The *Ahang \ Radio Pakistan’s programme journal, carried the insignia for the first time with the Quranic inscription and the motto in its issue for the second fortnight of August 1951.

The Arabic script inscribed within the Radio Pakistan insignia are words from the Holy Quran, verse (Ayah) No. 83 of Surah Al-Baqarah (speak fair to the people)* and form the motto of Radio Pakistan. These Divine words have been a guideline for Radio Pakistan both in the concept and execution of its policies and programmes. A former Director General of PBC, Qazi Ahmad Saeed, selected these words at the behest of Z.A. Bokhari who wanted a Quranic verse to be adopted as Radio Pakistan’s motto. Another claimant to the honour of choosing the motto is M.H. Shah, a former Administrative Officer of PBC. The calligraphy of the motto is the work of Muhammad Yousuf Dehlavi. (Later known as Hafiz Yusuf Sadeedi). Syed Saleem A.Gilani, a former Director General of PBC contributed the logo:

I know a little about its history, for it was done in front of me. The first design was for Lahore Station only. Vey simply done and done in a hurry, for there was no understanding of television at that time. A TV display was arranged by USIS before that of a Panoramic review. The success of TV led to revisions after revisions. Then Agha Nasir came to the house and met me. It was decided to use the Lahore design for the Federal level too. Chughtai Sahib himself modified same and Aghas Nasir picked it up himself. Later it was subject of many revisions. But essentially from day one the idea of Chughtai Sahib was two fold. One of the Peacock spreading beauty all over Pakistan. And the other the design invoked the idea of a transmission pole spreading information in the country through direct waves. It was a revolutionary idea, and today’s imbeciles see it as outdated, when it was ahead of its time. Design copiers of the West see no ideology in their design studies but Ideology mattered most to M.A. Rahman Chughtai. Radio Pakistan and PTV lives through the icons as well as Chughtai Sahib lives through the designs.

AN AMAZING ACCOUNT OF ONE MUGHAL PRINCESS;FROM AN AMAZING PASSIONATE WRITER RUBY LAL.

AN AMAZING ACCOUNT OF ONE MUGHAL PRINCESS;
FROM AN AMAZING PASSIONATE WRITER RUBY LAL.

India and Pakistan are two countries. We have things in common, and we have things different. Usually writers of both wings, take the perception of history in their own ways. Documentation does not serve any purpose, the aims are usually sinister. Presenting history, manipulating history, and rewriting history. Few people seek the truth.

This is the amazing part of the personality of Ruby Lal. Even choice of her subjects reflect passion, interest, and in no way involves any kind of bitterness. I always compliment her as the smiling and laughing writer. And in her narration, we also come across the tragedy of her father’s death, and the lack of her ability to be there, due to the epidemic of those times. Well done to her!

My interest in her latest subject is multi-fold. First there are many families in Lahore, who came with Emperor Babur to this region. And we are one of them. And another bizarre thing is that we live a little more than a mile away from the Lahore Fort. This is where Princess Gul Badan wrote her “Awal”. Not much of Akbar time’s remain, as these buildings were demolished by Emperor Jahangeer himself. Recently an Akbari hamam was excavated there. Perhaps Gul Badan used to take a steamy bath there herself. Open to our wildest imagination. Not that anybody could have access to same. An unknown miniature from Jahangeer’s album in Gulistan Museum in Iran, could perhaps spotlight her, on the illness of Lady Sahib Jamal, wife of Prince Saleem. Perhaps not, open to our imagination. 

I do not think the abundant details in the narrative of Ruby Lal on Princess Gul Badan, can even by superseded by more research. Facts are scarce. Her analysis is more than complete. But she makes up for lack of material, with narratives of other travelers in the same era.  And the details of the Haj travel is actually unbelievable and reflects the time spent on her research by Ruby Lal. And Haj accounts even exist of 1579 AD when Gul Badan was still there.

All praise for Ruby Lal. Congratulations on a splendid job. The only objection I had I noted long ago. I said this to Ruby Lal herself. If Sultan Murad had an objection over economic upheaval with the visit of Mughal ladies and issued farmans to kick them out of Khanna Kabba, it is his issue and issue alone. All Mughal ladies were adventurous, naturally as part of their DNA and upbringing in that world. One can call her anything, but the word “vagabond” is a negative connotation, and does not apply to her. With her penchant for endlessly giving sadaqas to the poor, “HUMANITARIAN PRINCESS” more like it. Or to her core, namely

“ADVENTUROUS PRINCESS”. Giving charity is in no way being a vagabond. I apologize in advance, for this is a suggestion only. I never impose on others! Freedom is essential for all writing.

WELL DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF MOSQUE OF WAZEER KHAN; STUDY FINDINGS ALONG WITH THE DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE: IMAM GHULAM MUHAMMED GAMMU OWN WIRASAT NAMA 1824 A D.

WELL DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF MOSQUE OF WAZEER KHAN;
STUDY FINDINGS ALONG WITH THE DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE:
IMAM GHULAM MUHAMMED GAMMU OWN WIRASAT NAMA 1824 A D.

One thing is discovered and our people jump to conclusions. The history of the Mosque of Nawab Wazeer Khan is well documented. By now a lot is known, and a lot published as research, in various sections of historians.

The sarcophagus dated 1101 Hihjri is an enigma, which can be solved. It is no way the original sarcophagus of Imam Gamu, who died in 1828 A D, and has written a wirasat nama dated 1824 A D. He even has a lot of books to his credit dated the same period. Even one in Punjabi language. We are sending this interim information. We will have more to tell soon.

In the meantime refer to the book on Wazeer Khan mosque by my uncle Dr Abdullah Chaghatai, which also clarifies many things. In my book I have added a host of documents to augment the case for Wazeer Khan. The miniature being used by all was brought by me from Germany, from a collector there, who allowed me use of it. Nobody even refers to source of the same. More to tell, very soon.

REVOLT OF MALIK EKTARUDDIN KABIR KHANNI NAZIM LAHORE; AGAINST RAZIA SULTANA; FIGHTING IN SUBURBS OF LAHORE; INTERCESSION BY SAINT SAID MITHA LED TO RECONCILIATION.

REVOLT OF MALIK EKTARUDDIN KABIR KHANNI NAZIM LAHORE;
AGAINST RAZIA SULTANA; FIGHTING IN SUBURBS OF LAHORE:
INTERCESSION BY SAINT SAID MITHA LED TO RECONCILIATION.

Sultan Iltutmish tested the qualities of his daughter Razia Sultana, and found her fit for ruling the country well. After the victory of Gwalior, he declared Razia Sultana as his heir. His judgement was not questioned by his trusted courtiers, and the main objection was by a group of Forty people, who wanted control of the Sultanate in their own hands. These were the Forty Turkish slaves who lacked the talent required for the good of the state. Self serving group dangerous to the Sultanate. In contrast Razia was a woman of many talents, and her bravery was unquestioned. Once a lion had attacked Sultan Iltutmish (separated from the convoy), and Razia rushed to the rescue and slaughtered the ferocious animal. The father knew she was dependable on all counts.

The years of reign of Sultana Razia Begum are 1236-1239 AD or 634-637 AH. The Viceroy of Lahore at that time was Malik Izzuddin Kabir Khanni Ayaz. He rejected the idea of a woman becoming Sultan. In contrast the people of Lahore, loved Razia Sultana, as she was the granddaughter of Sultan Qutbuddin Aibeg, the flaming star of Lahore. A rebellion took place, and Razia Sultana marched to Lahore, and fighting started between the two armies. Razia Sultana led her own army, and fully participated in the battle. Saint Said Mitha was very much in Lahore, and approached the Nazim of Lahore, for truce and peace talk. Hazrat Said Mitha was with his sweet and eloquent talk tried to calm things between the two-opposing forces. In war of succession between Sultan Iltutmish and Sultan Iram Shah; one a son in law and the other a son of Qutbuddin Aibak. Obviously Iltutmish one. But Izzudddin Kabir Khanni Ayaz was not willing to accept Razia Begum as Sultan and was rebelling against her. Said Mitha calmed him, as well as Razia Sultana on the subject. The reason was that the group of Forty Turkish Slaves were backing the Nazim of lahore. Both parties realized their follies, and Razia Sultana like a true monarch, forgave the Nazim of Lahore, and in fact included the fief of Multan in his domain. The rebellion had ended peacefully. There were other crises but she survived most, till she was assassinated in a rebellion. History remembers her well!

AN UNIQUE MAZAR OF LAILA MAJNU IN SANGHAR SINDH; RARE ILLUSTRATION OF LEGEND ON WALLS OF MAZAR.

AN UNIQUE MAZAR OF LAILA MAJNU IN SANGHAR SINDH;
RARE ILLUSTRATION OF LEGEND ON WALLS OF MAZAR.

Sindh is a land full of surprises. Like all civilizations, romantic legends are part of its history. For our living memory, the love of Qasim and Ladi is legend for us.

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But that is not all. The romance of Laila and Majnu swept all over the Islamic world, and the derivatives of the story are many. It was indeed surprising to know that in Sanghar Sindh, there exists a mazar of Laila and Majnu.

Manuscripts and story tellers as well as poets sing the song of Laila and Majnu all the time. And many generations highlight same in their own way. Interesting we discover many mazars in Sindh with romantic tales painted on their walls.This mazar in Sanghar Sindh cannot be clarified as there are no documents about it. It exists in a large graveyard with many mazars in it. It is unique in many ways. The architecture is old and Persian, Central Asian and Arab in many ways, but it cannot be dated. It could be anything from 200 to 800 years old. But the inscriptions are written on marble which suggests a later date of say 250 years or so. There are faded inscriptions but the ones readable take the name of AMIR UMAR, ALI HAIDER and SAQT HUSSAIN MIMAR (which means constructed by Hussain architect). If one reads history, Amir Umar could be the son of Muhammed bin Qasim, who was at one time Governor of Sindh.

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But who is buried there, as we can see remnants of a grave in it. Anything to do with real Laila and Majnu. Who knows? No real documents are available.

The most remarkable feature is a number of paintings on the inside wall of the Mazar. It is difficult to access same and we have to do with conjectures. The paintings tell a tale full of camels, and horses, and thrones, and musicians as well as food. But the style is not Persian or Punjab Hills. The costumes are different, the waists naked means a certain reference to the times. But facial expressions are of high value. Ralph Pinder Wilson of British Museum once published an illustrated Sindh manuscript and we see closeness of same to these paintings. Certainly research is required. Our job was to let people enjoy the most unique mazar in the world with its illustrated history. There are others but many are collapsing with loss of artistic history. Saving even one will be great. Make an effort. Well done!

MERE ILLUSIONS STILL STAND ABOUT THE GATES OF SOMNATH MANDIR; FACTUALLY MYTH OF STORY TELLING ABOUT SULTAN MAHMUD GHAZNAVI.

MERE ILLUSIONS STILL STAND ABOUT THE GATES OF SOMNATH MANDIR;
FACTUALLY MYTH OF STORY TELLING ABOUT SULTAN MAHMUD GHAZNAVI.

The myth is evident even today. Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi stole the Golden Gates of Somnath. The illusion of being golden itself seems a joke. The accusation gets repeated again and again and has led to so many misunderstandings that it needs to be corrected once or all. Truth must prevail now about these actual Sandalwood Gates (or even Deoar) of the Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi.

The Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi was built by his son Sultan  Masud Ghaznavi, and in no way are relics of a Mandir could have been placed on a sacred monument of the Muslims. Could his son have committed this outrage against his father? The myth was perpetuated to the extent that the most silly Lord Ellenborough made it his personal ambition to get them back to India around 1845 AD. Some writers have written that the Gates were removed and taken to the British Museum. Others talk of them being placed in the Agra Fort. What was the truth? Captain Van Orlich published a detailed engraving of the same in his ‘Travels to India’, published in 1845. They were then in the Agra Fort. One look at the Gates should have made people hang their heads in shame. Pure Islamic designs with Arabic Kufic inscriptions on them. Masud Saad Sulaiman the Lahori poet has given the existence of wonderful carpenters and naqashi carvers in Lahore. The illustration is self-evident. There is nothing even remotely Hindu about them. Made by Muslim craftsmen in pure Islamic traditions.

Syad Muhammed Latif in his ‘History of the Punjab’ eulogizes Lord Ellenborough for bringing them back after centuries , and placing them in British Museum. Dr Nazim corrects the same in his history of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi by writing:

“the misguided enthusiasm of Lord Ellenborough who believed that the gates were of the temple, which the Sultan was supposed to have carried away.”

The image is rare and here we give it to you. The Gates of Somnath stolen from Mandir of Somnath are Islamic designed Gates with Arabic Kufic inscriptions. The temple of Somnath was a LINGAM carved out of mountain and that is a another story worth telling. What is next about story telling? Utter shame! Truth breaks the shackles of falsehood.

Muslim sentiments? Not in a million years. Spreading lies part of the Divide and Rule policy, and the British were very much part of it. One could perhaps face Dr Ellenborough for trying to perpetuate evil designs against Islam and its people. The Laws of Allah are such that falsehood becomes exposed on their own, but it is a duty of truth searching person to set records straight. To win the heart of Hindus, Ellenborough brought the gates back by removing them from the mausoleum (stole), and then realizing that by placing  them back, it would become the joke of the century, and including blasphemy of placing an Islamic object in a Hindu temple. India should send them back to Afghanistan as a homage to things gone wrong.

ENIGMA OF BURIAL OF SHAHABUDDIN GHAURI; WHILE LEGEND,EXISTED OF TRANSFER, GRAVE EXISTED IN DHAMAIK VILLAGE.

ENIGMA OF BURIAL OF SHAHABUDDIN GHAURI; WHILE LEGEND,
EXISTED OF TRANSFER, GRAVE EXISTED IN DHAMAIK VILLAGE.

Sultan Shahabuddin Ghauri was in Ghazni, when he was informed of the revolt of the Khokhars in Hindustan. He came back and hand in hand with Qutbuddin Aibak, the two warriors crushed the revolt. Sultan Shahabuddin Ghauri took leave of Qutbuddin Aibak, and headed back to Ghazni. When he arrived at the village of Dhamaik, the Fidai Mulahidah all of a sudden appeared in the night. He was in his tent, and fought back. But the assassins were too many for him to handle single handedly. On March 15th, 1206 AD, he died. Khawaja Hassan Nizami in Taj ul Maasir, a contemporary historian writes:

“At this time a number of accursed heretics, armed with daggers, rushed like clouds and wind towards the tent in which the king of the world was sleeping and quickly killed three sword bearers and two chamberlains, who were on duty. Then a couple of these ferocious looking men made for the tent of the king and in a trice inflicted five or six wounds on the body of the king of the seven climes. Forthwith the bird of his soul eagerly flew towards the palace of seven heavens and the battlements of nine skies. flipping the wings all the way. “

Many history books tell us that the body of Sultan Shahabuddin Ghauri was taken to Ghazni and buried there. When his brother Sultan Ghiyasuddin Ghauri is buried in the portal of Jamia masjid Herat, why could he not be buried in Herat itself? But there is no grave in Ghazni or Herat, and it points out that due to rampant wounds of the body, it was facing petrification and it was on ground not possible to do the same. We present here two absolutely rare photographs of the grave and the enclosure at Dhamaikh. It proves that the heavy stones used to house the same, the body in fact remained in the village of Dhamaikh. And there it remained in the custody of the villagers who used to light divas on it. Then the modern hero of the Ghauri missile saw it first hand, and felt compassion for a Sultan, who brought the reign of Islam to this region. A really beautiful mausoleum was built and finally handed over to the Department of Archaeology for preservation. Not much can be expected from Governmental employees, but the modern hero did his job for an older hero of Islam. Well done!

For the enigma of the grave of Prithviraj Chohan in Ghazni is another issue awaiting research. Here too various conflicting theories abound. Factual research ignites two nation theory.

P.S. For details see my book “Sultan Qutb-ud-din Ai-Beg: Flaming Star of Lahore 2012.

PARTITION STORIES AND THE NEW DECEIT PROGRAMME; BUT HERE IS A HAPPY STORY YOU WOULD NOT HAVE HEARD BEFORE; NO ONE CAN COMPLETELY WASH THE REALITY OF THE MASSACRES;

PARTITION STORIES AND THE NEW DECEIT PROGRAMME;
BUT HERE IS A HAPPY STORY YOU WOULD NOT HAVE HEARD BEFORE;
NO ONE CAN COMPLETELY WASH THE REALITY OF THE MASSACRES;

We know the realty of partition well. We know the factual background of the Two Nation theory and how certain lobbies maneuvered the massacre of millions of innocent lives, all the more so in West Pakistan, and particularly in the Punjab. The Sikhs were made to go on rampage prodded by others, with promises of a Khalsa land of their own. My own mother was in Amritsar with my sister and how she escaped from there is an adventure story in itself. Brought to Lahore on a jeep of her brother in law from Hall bazaar to Shahdara with five armed gunmen to protect them. But others were not lucky. She saw all this on the way here. My father also saw the train loads of beheaded women, cut into pieces, after being raped by villagers. With writings in the blood of the martyrs mocking their freedom struggle. Littered with blood of the martyrs, Pakistan was made for the freedom and for the promise of the first Islamic State in a thousand years. Now that is being mitigated with creation of partition stories being attributed to mouth of people, who say different, and the recordings are different, after careful editing of things. A conspiracy is already in the making.

Here is a story you would not have heard. I came across an official document signed by various officials and coming from the coffers of the Intelligence Bureau. A list of ABDUCTED HINDU AND SIKH WOMEN AND CHILDREN were made by the Pakistani authorities, and each case was investigated properly. The total missing persons were 7956 from West Pakistan. Out of these 5609 were from Punjab and 2347 from other provinces. Each name is written. Most of the women and children were recovered and handed over to India by 1952. Yes, no rapes, and no one killed them. They were found, and sent to their families in India with respect and dignity. The funny part is that many did not want to leave Pakistan. The complete list is in our archives. Was there such a list from India, I do not know!

For India truth is something they do not believe, and want to falsify things. Their reporters look mockingly simpletons, trying to befool the world with trumpeted falsehoods. Truth wins in the end. And that they will find out eventually. The modern Privthviraj has forgotten the fate of the original one. Remember that before you go to sleep!