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Title Punjab Legislative Council Debates July 1922 to May 1923
Description The Third decade of twentieth century was a very significant period in the Sikh history. It was a decade of agitational movements for the Sikhs which resulted in the liberation of historical Sikh shrines from the illegal occupation of British government supported udassi Mahants and passing of a legislation for the Sikh control of Gurdwaras. These reports described the initial drafts of Gurdwara legislation which were debated upon and improved subsequently. Three reports also described the Akali movement launched for the liberation of Gurdwara 'Guru ka Bagh' at village Ghukewali in District Amritsar and sacrifices of Sikh volunteers. Another report deals with the handing over of the keys and administrative control of Sri Darbar Singh by the British Deputy Commissioner to the Sikhs. The khilafat movement started under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi for the restoration of Muslim Caliph in Turkey in also described in one of the reports. All these reports taken together describe the political and religious sentiments and mood of the Sikh and Muslims and Indians, in general, during the 1920s
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