Our Delhi Sevadaar (Amaninder Singh) does Street Parchar at India Gate, Delhi. He speaks to locals about Degh Tegh Fateh.
Prior to independence Sikhs were less than 1.5% of the population, but their contribution to the freedom struggle was immense:
77% of those sent to the gallows were Sikh as were 81% of those sentenced to life imprisonment. During the Quit India Movement many indiscriminate arrests were made and Sikhs contributed 70% of the total Punjabis arrested.More than 60% of the 20,000 who joined the Indian National Army were Sikhs. 100-150 million refugees resulted from partition in August 1947 with 40% of all Sikhs becoming refugees. Partition resulted in up to 2 million people being murdered and another 10-50 million being injured.