Amidst the ongoing protests against the historic farm laws enacted by the Union government, the protestors from Punjab have set up a mobile museum at Singhu border, depicting the history of Sikhism.
As per reports, the museum has been brought from Mohali in Punjab to educate the young generation about Sikh history. Parvinder Singh, the founder of the museum, said, “There should be a museum that can educate our youth generation about the history of Sikhism.”
Delhi: A mobile museum depicting Sikh history has been brought to farmers’ protest site at Singhu Border from Mohali.— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2021
Museum founder Parvinder Singh, a resident of Mohali, says, “There should be a museum that can educate our youth generation about history of Sikhism”. (11.01) pic.twitter.com/pRX8Kqjvgd
The museum shows how Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur was tortured and then beheaded by Mughal invader Aurangzeb when he refused to convert to Islam.
The Islamic persecution of Sikhs
The barbaric nature of the Mughals is exemplified by the fact that the 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Singh was tortured to death by making him sit on a burning sheet while boiling hot sand was poured from the top. It was executed on the orders of Mughal tyrant Jahangir in 1606. He was imprisoned in the Lahore Fort where he was tortured and executed.
Similarly, 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in 1675 on the commands of Aurangzeb for taking up the cause of Kashmiri Pandits and refusing to convert to Islam. Gurudwara Sis Ganj in Delhi is the place where he was beheaded and Gurudwara Rakab Ganj in Delhi is where he was cremated.
Prior to this tragic event, Bhai Mati Das was sawed in half by Aurangzeb’s soldiers and Bhai Dayala boiled alive in oil. Notably, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh’s young sons named Sahibzada Baba Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Baba Fateh Singh were bricked alive after they refused to convert to Islam.