12 clock Story
During 17th Century, when Hindustanwas ruled by
Mughals, all the Hindu people were humiliated and were
treated like animals. Mughals treated the Hindu women
as there own property and were forcing all Hindus to
accept Islam and even used to kill the people if they
were refusing to accept.That time, our ninth Guru, Sri
Guru Teg Bahadarji came forward,in response to a
request of some Kashmir Pandits to fight against all
these cruel activities. Guruji told the Mughal emperor
that if he could succeed in converting him to Islam,
all the Hindus would accept the same.
But, if he failed, he should stop all those activities
. The Mughal emperor happily agreed to that but even
after lots of torture to Guruji and his fellow members
he failed to convert him to Islam and Guruji along
with his other four fellow members, were torture! d and sacrificed their
lives in Chandni Chowk. Since the Mughals were unable to convert them
to Islam they were assassinated.
Thus Guruji sacrificed his life for the protection of
Hindu religion. Can anybody lay down his life and that
too for the protection of another religion? This is
the reason he is still remembered as "Hind Ki
Chaddar", shield of India. For the sake of whom he had sacrificed his
life, none of the them came forward to lift his body, fearing that
they would also be assassinated .
Seeing this incident our 10th Guruji, Sri Guru Gobind
Singhji (Son of Guru Teg Bahadarji) founder of khalsa
made a resolution that he would convert his followers
to such human beings who would not be able to hide
themselves and could be easily located in thousands.
At the start, the Sikhs were very few in numbers as
they were fighting against the Mughal emperors. At
that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhiin the year 1739
and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and
nearly 2200 Hindu women along with him. The news spread like a fire
and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army
at that time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah's Kafila on
the same midnight . He did so and rescued all the Hindu
women and they were safely sent to their homes.
It didn't happen only once but thereafter whenever
any Abdaalis or Iranis had attacked and looted
Hindustan and were trying to carry the treasures and
Hindu women along with them for selling them in Abdal
markets, the Sikh army although fewer in numbers but
were brave hearted and attacked them at midnight ,12
O'clock and rescued women.
After that time when there occurred a similar
incidence, people started to contact the Sikh army for
their help and Sikhs used to attack the raider's at
Midnight , 12 O'clock . Nowadays, these "smart people"
and some Sikh enemies who are afraid of Sikhs, have
spread these words that at 12 O'clock , the Sikhs go
out of their senses. This historic fact was the reason
which made me smile over that person as I thought that
his Mother or Sister would be in trouble and wants my
help and was reminding me by saying off 'Sardarji
Barah Baj Gaye' ."