A village of  Punjab(Pakistan) situated in  tehsil Kallar Syedan is  identified as dera khalsa. The name was given by the  administration of Sub continent of this region during 18th century on demand of Sikh  community. This name is still used to refer this village. Presently entire population of this village is Muslims, having strong religious believes and 95% of existing families are migrated from Jammu in 1947.   

History of dera khalsa

 This is a historical village and during Sikh,s rule on Punjab in the 18th Century it was a kind of religious center of Sikhism. In 1855 this  village was  entirely a Sikh village and  in the later days of the Sikh rule in the Punjab, this village was the head quarter of  Sikh Sardars. There was a Sikh Dhara-mshala where all strangers and preachers could come and stay and enlighten the village people who gather every morning and evening to listen to the holy chanting of the Great Gurus’ hymns of Sikh religion. In the early fifties and sixties…

History of Muslim-Sikh,s in Punjab

1. Relations at Rawalpindi and other areas  of Punjab
 The Muslims and Sikhs enjoyed harmonious relationship throughout the rural Punjab. They had been living for centuries door to door as good friends though they had an antagonistic historical past more deep-rooted than the Hindu-Muslim enmity. Hindu and the Muslim heroes had different regions and times while the Muslim rulers and the Sikh heroes were contemporary and in the same land. Therefore, we see a direct clash between the Muslim rulers and the Sikh religious personalities. Both the communities sought the way to live together and ostensibly they were living with the Muslims on the basis of social inter-action and interdependence. The other factors may be summarized as:
    * Saints and legacy of their teachings     * Conversions within caste     * Communitarian dominance     * Feudal structure of the rural society based on economic prosperity     * Poverty     * Punchayat system/ village administrative system     * Absence of politic…

True History of Partition 1947

Sacrifices of Jammu Muslims during partitionOut break of violence Launch of terror on Jammu MuslimsMassacres on Jammu MuslimsNumber of Jammu Kashmir refugees setteled in Punjab Refrences 

1. Sacrifices of  Muslims during partition of Sub   continent in 1947

The inter-religious violence that occurred in Jammu and Kashmir against the backdrop of the 1947 Partition of India and its aftermaths included a possible ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Jammu’s Muslims. One million Kashmiri Muslim refugees were uprooted and an estimated 2,500,00 to 300,000 were massacred in the Jammu region alone in August-October 1947. Violence was directed in the main by the Dogra Hindu state troopers aimed at driving them out from fear of death. Despite the grwoing concerns of the ‘new history’ of Partition, until recently it has been dominated by the Punjab experience of violence and mass migration. This has been to the detriment of other regions such as Jammu which experienced a similar pattern of di…