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The British Raj #6

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Adnan Rashid

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One of the British soldiers came not knowing he was a sultan, put his hand on the belt the sultan was wearing which was studied with gems. So obviously this was looting. So the British soldier when the sultan was injured lying on the,

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with other dead bodies, he was there. So the British soldier reached out for the belt. And when he tried to take the belt, the Sultan with whatever strength he had in his body, he struck him with the sword again, okay, and the soldier stepped back and shot him in the temple or hopefully, people will burn, died on the battlefield, fighting for his right and for his people aren't for his religion, most importantly.

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Long story short and 1799. They bring the same coalition back the Muslim, the minority, and the British to defeat him and the overpower overpower him in this war, and he decides to fight and die in battle.

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He decides to fight and die in battle. His servants is military generals tell him escape. There were many escape routes. He was upon many, many escape routes, he could go to another city within his state, he had many cities. It was one of the richest states in India. Right? So one of his servants told him for urban escape.

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And he said to him, Have you lost your mind? Have you lost your mind? Have you ever seen covered is from me, and then he fights and he gets shot a few times, in his arm, in His sight. And the bullet that killed him was in his temple, one of the British soldiers came not knowing he was the Sultan, put his hand on the belt, the sultan was waiting, which was studied with gems. So obviously, this was looting. So the British soldier when the sultan was injured, lying on the,

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with other dead bodies, he was there. So the British soldier reached out for the belt. And when he tried to take the belt, the Sultan with whatever strength he had in his body, he struck him with the sword again, okay, and the soldier stepped back and shot him in the temple or how to lay people's will done died on the battlefield, fighting for his right and for his people, and for his religion, most importantly, okay, there is a book on him. It is titled The tiger, the tiger, okay. And why, why he was called the tiger, you have to go and read the book. It is by Kate brittle bank, Cage, brittle bank, it is a very powerful book. It is a very good biography of people. So can you can read

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it. So long story short, we're going to move forward very quickly. So the British having defeated two people, sometimes they get this confidence now they think, Okay, now we are superior. Our religion is superior, our race is superior. Our economic tactics are superior and military tactics. We are superior people. And then there are philosophers in Britain behind them who are writing philosophies that kind of inflate this sense of superiority. So the British administrators, British soldiers, British generals, British governor generals, they become racist. They openly express the racism and they start to marginalize Indians from all important posts, they put them aside. They

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don't want the Indians to have any important positions, especially after 1803 People Sultan warned all these local Indian rulers, you fight against me with the British watch what happens to you, you will all be enslaved one after another, one after another and it rings a bell in our current day and age, right. So, keep us both on one Nizam of Hyderabad you will be reduced to a slave to a step to the to to the status of a slave. The Murata has the page was he want them you do not join me against the British East India Company, you will be reduced to the status of being slaved and this is exactly what happened in 1803. Having defeated the Bhutan winter Murata in 1799. Four years later,

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the British defeat the Murata has in 1803 in the Battle of Aligarh. And the take the city of Delhi, in Delhi Now, last Mughal emperor or for the last unfortunate Mughal emperor, not the last,

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the very last, the third last year, consider Sharland the second who has already been on the throne for nearly four I mean, more than four decades. So when the British take daily in 1803.

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The scholars of Islam are question now. And one of them was Shah Abdul Aziz who was alive the son of Sharia law then if you haven't a lolly, what do we do?

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The British have taken over and

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what do we do? How do we. So, he was of the opinion that India now under the sway of the British, their dominion, because they are a Christian power, they are forced, they were in their occupied Muslim territory, India is Dharohar, India is Dharohar. In other words, India is like a hostile territory now, for Muslims, it is hostile territory, that's what he said, right? So, even though he said that our freedoms, we are allowed, we are allowed our read our salah, other Islamic rituals are allowed, but we are under the dominion, this is the Muslims, this is a Muslim territory. So, this is basically because it's taken by a foreign occupying force, it is a hostile territory now, as far as

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we are concerned, right. So from 1803 to 1857, the next 50 years, almost 50 years, the British or becoming extremely oppressive repeatedly against the Indians, the Hindus as well as the Muslims, Muslims more so because they were more in fear of Muslims and the Hindus, because the British East India Company knew that they have taken power from the Muslims, not from the Hindus. So the Muslims will always try to do something against our rule. Right? Long story short, in 1857, the volcano the volcano of feelings, or UPS, how there is always that straw that breaks the camel's back. And the straw at this time was the British came up with this idea. And while all of this is taking place

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from 1803 to 18, in between this time, the British bring in missionaries, Christian missionaries, from Britain from different British persuasions, they come in and they start to convert or they try to convert using the might of the government because a lot of government officials working for the East India Company till two I mean, still up to this time in your company is ruling in name. Okay, even though a lot of the people who are ruling are directly linked to the British government in Britain, but still the name that's being used as the ruling entity in India is the bit East India Company. Right. Okay. So the officers were coming in, a lot of them are actually Christian

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missionaries. Right. These people are being given high positions in the government.