9th February

The Greater Holocaust

Wadda Ghallughara

The Sikh holocaust of 1762 Wadda Ghallughara "the great massacre or holocaust" was the mass killing of the Sikhs by Afghani Durrani Forces that happened during the years of Afghan influence in the Punjab region owing to the repeated incursions of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1764. Wadda (major) Ghallughara (|Holocaust) occurred on 8th February 1762 at a place named Kup Rahira, located approximately 12 Km north of Malerkotla in the Punjab state of India. On receiving information from his informer Akal Das of Jandiala Ahmad Shah Durrani during his sixth invasion of India came to attack and destroy Sikhi down to its roots. Ahmed shah Durani reached Lahore on 3rd Febrary 1762 with a large army, huge armaments and artillery. Recognizing the danger, S. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and S. Charat Singh Sukarchakiya the sikh chiefs left Lahore and proceeded towards Malwa after crossing the Satluj. Singhs were 40000 in number at that time including 10000 women, children and elderly folk. The Singhs wanted to move their women folk to Bikaner for safety. Ahmed Shah instructed Zain Khan his subedar of Sirhand to keep the Singhs engaged till his arrival. They intended to kill them altogether the next day .

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09, 2023

The Greater Holocaust

Wadda Ghallughara

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11, 2023

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21, 2023

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13, 2023

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