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Kabits 21,22,23 & 24

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21 Uproar at Anandpur and Amritsar
There was a similar uproar at Anandpur in 1922-23 Bikrami.
He was accorded a warm welcome by the Government officials when he visited Amritsar during the Diwali festival in 1924 Bikrami.
He camped outside Chativind Gate with nearly twenty thousand Kukas in company.
He went to the Golden Temple with abundant offering of Prasad; but again, the Pujaris (Clerics) acted malevolently.

22 Conditions imposed
Some of them demanded thousands of rupees as bribe, while others insisted on imposition of a religious fine as big as four to five lakh of rupees.
There were some other conditions too:
No Kuka shall take off his turban while in ecstasy, nor shall he call himself your Sikh. And, he shall wear a blue dress.
Replied Ram Singh:
These conditions can be enforced by none but the Guru himself. It is beyond me to change the very psyche of the people.
You have only to prove that I have committed anyone of the Four Deadly Sins* and I would pay the religious fine without demur.

*Four Deadly Sins (1) Killing a Brahmin. (2) Killing a cow. (3) Killing one's daughter or giving away one's daughter for money, (4) Accepting food from a corrupt or immoral person.

23 The happenings in Amritsar
A lengthy wrangle ensued. Realising that the situation could further aggravate,
Ram Singh said his prayers in front of the Gurdwara and distributed Prasad.
Reciting hymns, all of them circumambulated the Gurdwara and returned to their camps.
The 'Pujaris had behaved in a similar fashion towards the Nirmalas.
The meanly Pujaris, acting like Kanji* that splits milk, would oppose all attempts towards unity of the Panth.

* Kanji: A beverage prepared from black carrot by mixing salt and mustard

24 Kukas sacrifice in the cause of Dharma
The Pujaris persisted in their hostility towards them.
Nevertheless, both the Kukas and the Nirmalas blessed by the Guru, flourished.
And now, listen, how the Kukas sacrificed their lives in the cause of Dharma
and found their place among the martyrs of faith.
In between the second and the third decades of the (19th Century)
Bikrami Samvat, cows came to be slaughtered in larger numbers and at various places.
The Hindus felt miserable and helpless.
They were not powerful enough to seek remedy with the Government.


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