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Sikh History: The 21 Sikhs of Saragarhi

A small body of Sikhs defended a vital North-West Frontier post against 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai attackers. Tomorrow marks the 117th anniversary of their heroic effort. Britain’s Parliament interrupted proceedings and rose to give a standing ovation on 12 September 1897 to 21 valorous soldiers — all of them Sikhs — for what was undoubtedly a tremendous act of collective ...

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