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Tomb of Zafar in Yangoon: slide show by BBC.
In 1857 Bahadur Shah Zafar had warned the Indian people against this policy of the British. The Shahi Firman issued on May 12,1857 declared," To all the Hindus and Mussalmans of India-
"Taking my duty by the people into consideration at this hour, I have decided to stand by my people. Whoever shows cowardice at this delicate hour, or whoever in innocence will help the cunning English, believing in their promises, he would stand disillusioned very soon. He should remember that the English will pay him for his faithfulness to them in the same manner as they have paid the rulers of Oudh. It is the imperative duty of Hindus and Mussalmans to join the revolt against the English. They should work and be guided by their leaders in their towns and should take steps to restore order in the country. It is the bounden duty of all people that they should, as far as possible, copy out this Firman and display it at all important places in the towns. But before doing so, they should get themselves armed and declare war on the English".
In another Firman he warned the people of divisive schemes of the English, "..The English will try to raise the Hindus against Mussalmans and vice versa. Do not give heed to what they say, drive them out of the country."
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Neither 'Hindu' Nor 'Muslim' But a Bit of Both: Rajasthan's Cheeta-Merats
By Yoginder Sikand, TwoCircles.net
65 year-old Naseeb Khan recently arranged for his son Prakash Singh to marry Sita, daughter of Ram Singh and his wife Reshma. Three months ago, Hemant Singh's daughter Devi married Lakshman Singh in a nikah ceremony solemnized by a Muslim maul...
Maulana Kalbe Sadiq's Unity School in Lucknow. Pictures taken in August 2007
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