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Sikh news from Pakistan – Memorial erected for Saka Nankana Sahib Sikh martyrs

May 9, 2014 | By

Nankana Sahib, Pakistan (May 09, 2014): It is learnt that the Pakistan government has built a memorial for Saka Nankana Sahib of 1921 inside Gurdwara Nankana Sahib – the birthplace of Guru Nanak Ji. The memorial is first of its kind in post-1947 Pakistan.

Saka Nankana Sahib

Saka Nankana Sahib

Around 86 Sikhs were killed during Gurdwara Reform Movement when Mahant Narayan Das and his mercenaries attacked a Jatha of 200 Sikh men, women and children on February 20, 1921 inside the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib. Bhai Lachman Singh, who led the Sikhs, was caught, tied to a tree and burnt alive along with other Sikhs.

According to Times of India (TOI), Nankana Sahib Sikh Yatree Jatha president Swaran Singh told TOI that a function was held at Gurdwara for unveiling the memorial.

As per information the memorial has a small slab with details of the massacre inscribed on it. It has been erected on a small platform with four small pillars on each corner having small domes.

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