The Worth of a British Queen’s Promise


 

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria’s_Proclamation

This is after the 1857 Revolt of India..British got it..that to play with religion in India is to play with FIRE in India…

Read the full declaration at the above line

We hold ourselves bound to the natives of our Indian territories by the same obligations of duty which bind us to all our other subjects, and those obligations, by the blessings of Almighty God, we shall faithfully and conscientiously fulfill.

Firmly relying ourselves on the truth of Christianity, and acknowledging with gratitude the solace of religion, we disclaim alike the right and desire to impose our convictions on any of our subjects. We declare it to be our royal will and pleasure that none be in anywise favoured, none molested or disquieted, by reason of their religious faith or observances, but that all alike shall enjoy the equal and impartial protection of the law; and we do strictly charge and enjoin all those who may be in authority under us that they abstain from all interference with the religious belief or worship of any of our subjects on pain of our highest displeasure.

And it is our further will that, so far as may be, our subjects, of whatever race or creed, be freely and impartially admitted to offices in our service, the duties of which they may be qualified, by their education, ability, and integrity, duly to discharge.

We know, and respect, the feelings of attachment with which the natives of India regard the lands inherited by them from their ancestors, and we desire to protect them in all rights connected therewith, subject to the equitable demands of the State; and we will that generally, in framing and administering the law, due regard be paid to the ancient rights, usages, and customs of India. “

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria’s_Proclamation 

HOW THE PROMICE WAS KEPT by the British Empire…..?

 

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1912/mar/05/indian-empire-royal-proclamation-of-1858

 

Indian Empire (Royal Proclamation of 1858).

HC Deb 05 March 1912 vol 35 cc184-5 184

Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that in the Royal Proclamation of 1858 Her late Majesty Queen Victoria guaranteed to the inhabitants of all those territories which had hitherto been administered by the East India Company that, so far as may be, her subjects, of whatever race or creed, should be freely and impartially admitted to offices the duties of which they may be qualified by their education, ability, and integrity duly to discharge; whether the Indian Government hold that this guarantee is compatible with a regulation absolutely excluding from the civil and police services of the territories affected all persons who are not of pure European descent on both sides; and whether he will take any steps to assure the people of India, who regard this Proclamation as the charter of their rights, that its guarantees will be adhered to?

§ Mr. MONTAGU

So far as the territories for which I am responsible in this House are concerned, no such regulation as my hon. Friend describes, exists. As regards territory which has been transferred to the Colonial Office, the Govern- 185 ment of India has expressed no opinion, nor has the Secretary of State received any complaints. I would suggest that my hon. Friend should address himself to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this Proclamation is regarded by the people of India as a charter of their rights, and that the interpretation placed upon it by a Member of the Cabinet completely nullifies the Proclamation?

§ Mr. MONTAGU

If there is any discontent with the regulations affecting the welfare of the Indian people a memorial should be sent to the Government of India and the Secretary of State. No such complaint has been, received.

Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT

If the right hon. Gentleman receives complaints from India will he remonstrate with the Colonial Office?

§ Mr. MONTAGU

We will always be ready to communicate with the Colonial Office concerning any complaints of substance we receive.

Now lets look at the Deeds  of her Royal Servants in India

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Dyer

Amritsar Massacre

Threatening language

On the day after the massacre, Mr. Kitchin, the Commissioner of Lahore as well as General Dyer, both used threatening language. The following is the English translation of Dyer’s Urdu statement directed at the local residents of Amritsar on the afternoon of 14 April 1919, a day after the Amritsar massacre:

“You people know well that I am a Sepoy and soldier. Do you want war or peace? If you wish for a war, the Government is prepared for it, and if you want peace, then obey my orders and open all your shops; else I will shoot. For me the battlefield of France or Amritsar is the same. I am a military man and I will go straight. Neither shall I move to the right nor to the left. Speak up, if you want war? In case there is to be peace, my order is to open all shops at once. You people talk against the Government and persons educated in Germany and Bengal talk sedition. I shall report all these. Obey my orders. I do not wish to have anything else. I have served in the military for over 30 years. I understand the Indian Sepoy and Sikh people very well. You will have to obey my orders and observe peace. Otherwise the shops will be opened by force and Rifles. You will have to report to me of the Badmash. I will shoot them. Obey my orders and open shops. Speak up if you want war? You have committed a bad act in killing the English. The revenge will be taken upon you and upon your children.”[23]

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre

http://www.amritsar.com/Jallian%20Wala%20Bagh.shtml

Now look at the Reason why the 1857 Revolt really took place and what were the reasons of the revolt.. from Indian Perspective ..

The Indian War of Independence 1857 (with Publishers note)

http://www.savarkar.org/content/pdfs/en/the_indian_war_of_independence_1857_with_publishers_note.v001.pdf

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