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UK may reveal names of Kalianwala Khu martyrs

Amritsar, Punjab: The UK Government may soon reveal the names of Kalianwala Khu martyrs, claimed the president of Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Committee, Ajnala, Amarjit Singh Sarkaria, today. Sarkaria said a UK-based individual with roots in Punjab had written a letter to the British Government in this regard. Responding to his letter, the UK Government said it had directed the ministry concerned ...

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Ajnala martyrs’ remains immersed in Ganga

Haridwar, India: The mortal remains of martyrs of the 1857 uprising, which were recovered from a historic well in Ajnala, were immersed in the Ganga here today. Surendra Kochar, a historian, said a total of 282 Indian sepoys who had revolted against the British rule in 1857 were shot in Ajnala. Their bodies were dumped in a well, which was later ...

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‘Hurdles’ in way of cremating remains

Amritsar, Punjab: MRITSAR: Despite being exhumed in February this year from a well in Ajnala, where they were dumped unceremoniously 157 years ago after being gunned down by the British during the Mutiny of 1857, a decent send off still seems to be a far cry for the skeletal remains of 282 martyrs of the Sepoy Mutiny, as the Defence ...

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No land to cremate Ajnala martyrs!

Amritsar, Punjab: Researcher Surinder Kochhar, who played a key role in digging out the mortal remains of 282 martyrs from historic Kalianwala Khu in Ajnala, today hit out at the state government for not facilitating a piece of land for performing the last rites of the martyrs. In a statement released here, Kochhar said he recently held a meeting with the ...

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DNA testing of Ajnala martyrs to begin soon

Amritsar, Punjab: The DNA testing of the martyrs of the 1857 mutiny, whose remains were dug out from a well (Kalianwala Khu) near Ajnala, would begin soon. The aim would be to establish the identity of the martyrs of the First War of Independence. While the initial testing would be done by experts from Panjab University (Chandigarh), the final examination and ...

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