Did you read that? A Sikh freedom fighter who altered his name because he knew the hate the British colonizers had wasn’t just for him, but for Muslims, for Hindus, for Sikhs. So he called himself Mohammed Ram Singh.
Mohammed. Ram. Singh.
Muslim. Hindu. Sikh.
This is why I’m proud to be Desi. Our culture has heroes transcending borders, faiths and identities for one single purpose: Solidarity in the face of brutality. Don’t let another tragedy become a chance for hasty dialogue. We were known throughout the world for throwing the Empire out of our lands, for fearlessly facing those who tried enslaving us. For standing up for each other.
Let’s do this again, mere desi pyaron.