Thoha Khalsa would have been another nondescript albeit picturesque and peaceful village if not for a blood-curdling event in 1947. Muslim politicians demanded the partition of India. It would be a country for Muslims, and all the kafirs would be killed, converted, or evicted. They designated “Direct Action Day” to send their message across through violence.
The misdeed would ignite riots and the hatred that festers to this day. At first, they tried to bully the Sikh minority at Rawalpindi. However, the latter were well-armed and defeated the attackers. Embarrassed by the defeat, the mobs attacked vulnerable villages in the surrounding areas. Thoha Khalsa was one such village.
There, dozens of Sikh women jumped into a well and performed Jauhar; in other words, they committed suicide. The handful of Sikhs had resolutely defended their hamlet against a frenzied Muslim mob. Vastly outnumbered and undermined by hostile jurisdiction, their position became hopeless. The fanatics had eyes on the ultimate prize– the women of the kafirs. Nothing was going to stop them – their preaching sanctioned their actions. It was a reward for their jihad.
They would be denied the plunder that day. After performing prayers, the Sikh girls, led by elderly ladies, jumped into the well. Some were pregnant, and others had infants with them. They jumped till the well was full of death and couldn’t receive more. The sight unnerved the raiders, who left without looting or claiming any prize. The military later rescued a few survivors.
This event was not an isolated tragedy. Across the land, Sikhs killed their daughters and sisters, usually by beheading, drowning, or poisoning. Many willingly went through this fate and encouraged others to ‘save their honor’. It was euphuism for rape. Mothers performed self-immolation with their daughters beside them while the fathers and brothers fought the attackers. It always happened as a last resort when all was lost, and the jeering mobs hovered to inflict indignity.
The unlucky women were captured and openly gang-raped over days, killed with crude weapons, mutilated, or sold into slavery. Though Muslims, at the receiving end of vengeful attacks, also practiced such killings and suicides, Sikhs are condemned the most by historians.
Such behavior is prevalent worldwide and throughout history among the victims and the vanquished to write their fate instead of an enemy sealing it with humiliation. The wounded soldiers pled with their comrades and mates to deliver them from agony or what would befall them in enemy hands. And the friends with grief honored the last wish. It wasn’t done out of some ritualistic code of ethics in the name of superficial honor. It was to save the victims from the worst.
What is more despicable than the tragedy of the actual event is several decades later, some sick vermin are judging the actions and fate of these hapless victims. The pseudo-liberals, aping the trendy Western intellectual labels, have the audacity to blame the victims for their misfortune. Not having seen an honest day’s work and living in cocoons, it is easy to take the high road. Hiding behind cliches and disguising themselves as peaceniks, they have misled by calling it honor killings. Unfortunately, brainwashed stupid Sikhs have jumped on this bandwagon and are marching with self-loathing cowards of the fifth column.
Instead of understanding and sympathizing with the tormented souls forced to extinguish the life they lovingly brought into this world, the wretched eunuchs are defiling their memory. Where is their condemnation of the raiders who brought upon this misfortune? The vocal warriors become dumb and mute when questioned about the one-sided tirade. I curse that eternal hell awaits them or, better yet, let them find themselves in the same situation.
Almost all writers are spoiled brats of traitors whose parents had ill-gotten money and were lapdogs or copycats of the British or corrupt Indian bureaucrats that followed. They got their education at English schools; some went to England for higher education. This gave them a false sense of snobbery and a delusional sense of intelligence. They mimic the West but utterly fail. They are crows that have attached a peacock feather to their tails and think they have become peacocks.
Here are a few examples of suicides and assisted killings: hara-kiri amongst the Samurai, suicides by self-inflicted gunshots during the American civil war, poisonous pills used by resistance fighters during world wars, etc. In addition, Japanese women jumped off cliffs with children in their arms in the Pacific war.