Singh's scalp was removed by orders of Nawab Zakaria Khan.
Nawab Zakaria Khan's orders were carried out and Bhai Taru's
scalp was removed. On Harbhagat Naranjania's complaint, Bhai
Taru Singh of his village was arrested and accused of providing
rations to the Sikhs. Bhai Taru Singh admitted the facts.
Nawab Zakaria Khan ordered the removal of his scalp. Bhai
Taru Singh said that the Governor would suffer as much torture.
And Bhai Taru would take Zakaria Khan along with him to the
Upon carrying out Nawab's orders, Zakaria Khan's urinary
system stopped functioninh, puttiung him in great pain. The
Qazi addressed Bhai Taru Singh "Oh Kafir, what have you
done? The Nawab can't urinate. He is in great pain."
Bhai Taru Singh told him to take his shoe and beat it on Zakaria's
head to make him urinate. On the fifth day of shoe beating,
Zakaria Khan died on July 1, 1745. on hearing of that the
same day Bhai Taru Singh left his mortal remains.
Now innocent Sikhs were being killed. Thum Sahib Girdwara
in Kartarpur, Jallandar, was burned down. Here the brave Bhai
Bagh Singh Halowalia killed Kutabdin, responsible for this
After Jakaria Khan, his son Yahiha Khan took control of Lahore.
His brother Shah Niwaj Khan became the commander of Jallander
and started edging for controling Lahore.
-Ref. "Amritsar Ji Dae Darshan Eshnan Utay 500 Sala
Di Ethasak Directory," Satnam Singh Khalsa Advocate,
Khadak Singh was dethroned by Dogras and Maharaja's chief advisor,
Sirdar Chaet Singh Bajwa was murdered. This event took place
barely three months after the demise of Ranjit Singh and marked
the beginning of a long drawn tragedy of intrigues and murders
of royal princes and high officials.
Sant Akali Dals merged. Sikh sovereignty was accepted as the
manifesto of the new joint Akali Dal.
Master and Sant Akali Dal merged into Shiromani Akali Dal
and redefined the political goals of the Sikhs in the context
of present day India. Their reaffirmation of Guru Gobind Singh's
litenay "Raj Karega Khalsa," published in the official
organ of SGPC reads as:
exegensis, in the current political situation is hereby affirmed
in the following terms :
political objective of the Panth, well grounded in the commandments
of Guru Gobind Singh and concretely shaped by the Sikh History,
is world-famous and well known.
order of the Khalsa, as ordained by Guru Gobind Singh and
in accordance with the Commandments is a soverreign People
by birthright and a sovereign-orinted party sui generis. The
political goal of Khalsa Panth, as publicly inscribed on a
gate of the Golden Temple in the Formula "All decision
making powers to the Khalsa: is known throughout the world.
A sovereign Sikh People, within a free country, to achieve
this goal within a free India, as the birthright of the Khalsa
to be established within the framework of a well demarcated
territory, enjoying a constitutional autonomous status, is
the very foundation of the organization and Constitution of
the Shiromani Akali Dal."
this document S. Kapur Singh, Ex. ICS who had drafted the above
this statement, a new interpretation has been given to the
divinely fixed goal of the Khalsa Panth and that interpretation
has been accepted by the Shiromani Akali Dal, the essence
of which is that the Sikhs are sui generis, a free and sovereign
people and this right is inalienable of this status of the
Sikh people is possible withinthe sovereign and territorial
integrity of India, India being the matrix of clan which vivifies
the political aspirations of the Sikh people."
Singh went on to propound that in such countries as the USSR
and the USA there were many nations brought together in one
free, sovereign counrty and in the Constitution of India it
should be possible to reconcile teh sui generis status of
the Sikhs within a seovereign, united India. It cannot be
beyond the ingenuity of the political thinkers and constitutional
experts to devise a framework in which this sui generis right
of the Sikh people as well as the integrity of the country
and the indivisibility of the nation is reconciled.
"History of Sikh Struggles, Vol. 1," By Gurmit Singh,
Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 1989. pp. 53-54.