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Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Saragarhi, one of the greatest last man standing actions in military history, when 21 Sikhs held of 10,000 Afghans against all odds, going down to the last man. A tale of sacrifice, honor and courage. #LestWeForget
To understand the significance of Saragarhi, one needs to take a look at the backdrop. The Afridi tribe had a deal with the British to protect the strategically important Khyber Pass for 16 years, who in turn created a local regiment composed of the Afridis entirely.
However the Afridi tribesmen, turned against the British, and began to capture all the outposts in the Khyber, espeically on the Samana Range near Peshawar. Saragarhi was one of the posts, here, manned by the Sikhs. The British started the Tirah campaing in response.
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Inspired by the hatred thrown around by the self-proclaimed journalist @saliltripathi, I am starting the Congress years- in 100 images. Please see the thread, crowdsource and RT. #TheCongressYears
#TheCongressYears Image 1: The unforgettable Bhopal Tragedy. When Rajiv Gandhi and Arjun Singh treated human lives as trash the Gandhi family still thinks us to be.
#TheCongressYears Image 2: The 1984 #AntiSikh Riots. This is the face of a man who survived the massacre by Congress goons. The leaders who led are still in positions of power in Congress.
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Chandrashekhar Sitaram Tiwari aka Chandrashekhar Azad, one man surrounded by an entire police force, fough till the last, one bullet remaining, shot himself than surrender on this date in 1931, #Naman on his Punya Thithi.
Chandrashekhar Azad was born Chandrashekhar Sitaram Tiwari on July 23, 1906 in the village of Bhabara, now located in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Located in the midst of thick jungles, surrounded by hills and valleys, this is where he would spend his growing up years.
Though Sitaram Tiwari, was not very well off, and had to struggle due to poverty, he remained honest and never sought to earn money by illegal means. Chandrashekhar grew up under the loving care of his mother Jagrani Devi who wanted her son to be a Sanskrit scholar.
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