|1710||Sikhs successfully attacked and killed RustamDil Khan near Sadorae.|
|1888||The final straw,
causing a breakup among Singh and Arya Samaj, came at the Lahore Arya
Samaj anniversary celebrations. Here Lala Guru Datt Arora in a speech
sharply criticised Sikhism. Pertinently, he said that is Swami Daynand
called Guru nanak a fraud, what did that matter? Swamiji had the sum
of the Vedas in his hands! He continued that "Guru Gobind Singh
was not even a hundredth part like our Maharishsi Sawami Dayanand
Saraswati and it is difficult to say whether the Sikhs have any religion
or not, but surely they have no knowledge of any kind." Other
Arya speakers, speciafically Pandit Lekh Ram and Lala Murli Dhar rose
to second Lala Guru Datt's comments and added ctheir own words of
sarcasm to the criticism of Sikh religion.
The reaction was immediate. Bhai Jawahar Singh, Bhai Ditt Singh Giani, and Bhai Maiya Singh immediately resigned from their membership and were welcomed with open arms by Prof. Gurmukh Singh into the Lahore Singh Sabha. Each one of them became staunch defender of Sikhism.
-Ref. "The Sikhs in History," by Sangat Singh, 1995.
|1967||Lachhman Singh Gill became the Chief Minister of Punjab.|
|1981||Second Akali-Government talks. As expected the government announced failure of talks.|