July 12

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1675 Guru Tegh Bahadhur along with leading personages of his Darbar, Dewan Mati Das, Sati Das, and Dayal Das, were taken into custody at village Malikpur Ranghran, Pargana Ghanaula near Ropar. At the time Furu was camping with his three companions on his way to Delhi. They were sent to Sirhind where they remained for four months before being sent to Delhi on receipt of formal orders from Aurangzeb. During this period Aurangzeb remained at Hasan Abdal. 1955 The ban on Punjabi Suba Zindabad slogan was lifted. 1993 At 8am, Anup Singh Minhas, a Supretendent of Police (SP), and six members of his family including 2 year-old grandson were subjected to a horribing ordeal at the Mugal Sarai train station in U.P, India. 10 to 15 Hindu youngmen forced their way into a train compartment occupied by the SP and his family. What ensude for the following eight hour ordeal can only be described as a direct attack on Sikhs everywhere. The mob would grow and Minhas family would be attacked with iron rods, sticks, stone, and fire. Their compartment would be laid to seige by venomous hordes demanding that the Sikh family aboard be handed over to their designs. Relentless stoning filled the cabin with shards of broken glass. When the mob threatened to set it abalze, Mr. Minhas fired shots from his service revolver in air. In response he was pummeled with stones. His blood filled the cabin and he fell unconcious. Only through courage and endurance did the Minhas family survive this ordeal which was allowed to transpire while high level police officials and at least 70 armed police officers simply stood by and watched.