Punjab: Jihadists allegedly celebrate barbaric murder of Guru Govind Singh’s sons

The stories of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s sacrifice and the tragic martyrdom of his four sons resonate prominently in Indian history. The brutal murder of his sons is a sorrowful incident, commemorated as a moment of tribute. A recent video circulating on social media depicts members of certain Islamic groups celebrating this sombre occasion by setting off fireworks. This has sparked discussions within society regarding the appropriateness of such actions.

The viral video is from Punjab and captures fireworks. The person recording the video expresses concern, stating that ‘Mourning week is going on in Punjab in the memory of Sahibzadas. However, fireworks have been done by a particular community. Which is extremely condemnable. 4 Sahibzades of Guru Gobind Singh Ji were martyred during these days and this special community is bursting with fireworks during these days. My heart is feeling sad and I am not feeling good. It is condemnable. Don’t they know what the days are going on and why people of this particular community do this? ,

Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, emerged as a remarkable figure encompassing the roles of warrior, poet, and spiritual leader. Confronting the tyranny and oppression of the Mughal Empire, which sought to impose Islam on the people of India, he valiantly fought against such endeavours. In addition to his military endeavours, Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa, a community of baptized Sikhs dedicated to upholding the tenets of Sikhism and safeguarding their faith and freedom.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji had four sons: Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh, and Fateh Singh. They were all brave and devoted to their father and their religion. He accompanied them in many battles and faced many difficulties and dangers. He also witnessed the sacrifice of many Sikhs who sacrificed their lives for their Guru and his cause.

The most tragic and heroic event in the history of Sikhism was the martyrdom of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This happened in the year 1704 when the Mughal army surrounded the city of Anandpur, where the Guru and his followers were living. All Sikhs take pride and inspiration from Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s martyrdom of his four sons. It reflects the supreme sacrifice and dedication of the Guru and his family for his religion and his people.

After watching the viral video, users shared many reactions. One user writes, ‘Shameful on their part and more shameful is no action has been taken’.

Another user writes, ‘This is what they do as expected.’

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