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  The news "Muslims step in to repair damaged Punjab church" published along side carries an inaccurate historical fact.

Many seething Punjabis, including Hindus, massacred hundreds of Muslims during the unfortunate 1947 holocaust as a retaliatory and revengeful act.

However, not a single Muslim was touched, rather they were protected, because of a gratitude that the local non-Muslims have always been nursing towards them. It was there because of the fact that while Guru Gobind Singh's two younger sons were being persecuted at Sirhand by the Mughals, by burying them alive in a brick wall, the then Nawab of Malerkotla had opposed that inhumanly act rather vehemently.

In fact, Malerkotla, with which I have some close association (I had studied there in the local Government College for two years), never has witnessed any communal tension in the recent past. I cannot recall of any such situation when curfew had to be imposed in the walled city.

Thus thanks must be given to the current Akali-BJP regime that could achieve this rare first. Political manipulations reportedly worked behind the current tension that allegedly was created to contain the small but crucial Christian voting chunk, and for this the very first opportunity was well grabbed. First thrash clandestinely and then come in the open as saviour is the simple but dirty trick of the political trade.
  By  Balvinder Singh Posted at 18/09/2010  12:58:16  
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