18 January 1872

After the gruesome executions of  the day before, a further 16 Namdhari Sikhs were blown up by cannons at Malerkotla on 18 Jan. 1872. Four Namdhari Sikhs out of those involved in the armed attack on Malerkotla were given life-imprisonment (Kala Pani).

Sir Henry Cotton in his book, Indian and Home memories on page 112 says “For my part I can recall nothing during my service in India, more revolting and shocking than these executions and there were many who thought as I did and still think that the final orders of the establishments were lamentably inadequate”.

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