Facts & Fiction
Following picture and commnetary was forwarded to me. Someone with more interest in history asked about the picture, associated story and procedure of blowing up from canon as punishment. Others have previously asked about capital punishemnt in sevneteenth & eigteenth century India. Only for those intersted in history of the Raj.
“Lets salute the first martyred journalist in the Independence movement against the British back in 1857.
Moulvi Mohammed Baqir editor of ‘Urdu Akhbar Dehli’ was the first journalist to be martyred by the British army through Taliban-e-Pakistan style execution.
He was tied with canon and blown up for his ‘seditious’ writing against British colonial rule in the First War of Independence 1857.
Unfortunately the brave martyr hardly got any recognition in the history books.
The photograph below shows how the “benevolent” and “humane” British army blew up these unarmed captured Muslim civilians with cannon. This even beats the “humanity” of the Taliban-e-Pakistan.
Share as much as you can, if you want his legacy to live on.”
“The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice”. Mark Twain