Pakistan, on the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh the legendary Sikh emperor who ruled Punjab around four decades from 1801-39, unveils 8 foot statue of him at Mai Jindan Haveli, which was made for her youngest wife. The Pakistani government took 8 months to complete the 8 foot statue that weights around 250-330 kg. Despite of this generosity many Islamist conservatives are opposing the statue and are not happy which have unfortunately bound the Pakistani government to construct grills around the statue. Is this really make sense? a statue is made to represent the dignity of a person, to showcase it’s historical achievements, and if the statue would have to surround around grills then what is the purpose of making the statue if one can’t give respect.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born on Nov 13, 1780 Gujranwala, now in Pakistan,also known as “The Lion Of Punjab” when he successfully overthrew Misis from his provinces. His army was the most upgraded and well equipped as he uses the western as well as the Indian traditional methods of weapons, techniques and method to combat. During the second Anglo Sikh war in the Chillianwala, region his army killed the maximum number of British soldiers every recorded in the history of India.