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Re: Jatt Biradari
Posted by: Pak Historian (ID *****9551) Date: April 25, 2006 at 03:35:12
In Reply to: Re: Jatt Biradari by Mr Jatt of 671

History on Jatts before Islam and how Jatts and Brahmans have never been friends.

Following history is recorded priour to invasion of Muhammad bin Qasim of Sindh.

Dahar patronized Ilaifi very much. but he turned out to be a traitor. He hatched a conspiracy with heads of Budhist Devals and Lohana Jats and organised a rebellion against the Sood Emperor. Soods were isolated and all the population stood up against them. A great bloodshed followed. Soods as a class were.the targets of attack everywhere. The country remained in turmoil and taken by strife for many days. Vashishat Brahmins were Raj Gurus of Soods. They performsd yajnas and organised prayers in temples for the victory of Soods. The great Bengali
historian Mr. R. C. Dutt writes on page 16 of his book "History of Ancient India". The Vashishats prayed as under :—

Hindi Phrase (?)
English Translation : "0 India ! God of Rains, we worship you. Perish with your bow all those who are enemies of Soods and protect all the
brave Soods with your strength. The athiests raise their voice. All are against us. O Indra ! help ws and command that the brave Soods of Rigvedas may win.

O Indra !God of rains. This world has to parish, Cries of war penetrate the skies.Our enemies confront us. O God ! listen to our prayer, come close to us Save vedas and soods.

Ultimately the rebellion was crushed. All heads of lohana Jats were killed. Budhists were converted to Hinduism and all their Devals (Maths) were taken over. Only from one Math at Jarah. near Attock. gold coins worth six crores and diamonds and bricks of silver and gold worth many crores were taken in possession by the Sood armies. Following restrictions were imposed on Lohana Jats:—

1. No Member of their community could ride a horse.

2. No one was allowed to have a turban on his head.

3. If he meets a Sood on the way. he should kneel down,put off his cap and should fold his hands in salutation.

4. Lohans should provide firewood in the house of every sood, etc. etc.

Rai Mehta - uncle of Dahar - who was ruler of Babia State, asked Dahar to get rid of Ilaifi, as he was the root cause of all trouble, but he did not listen to his advice.
Although the rebellion was crushed, but there was dissatisfaction all round. Ilaifi again became active. He invited Mohd Bin Qasim to invade India.

and further down we have mention of Lohana jats again ...

" Lohana Jats and Budhists did not help their ruler in this fight but. help in all respects was given to the invader. " ie Muhammad bin Qasim

2nd source from Historical work "Chach-Nama"

CHACH-NÁMA is the name now universally given to the work which details the usurpation of the Brahman Chach and the Arab conquest of Sind;

Chach stays at Brahmanâbád, and determines the amount of the revenue. Chach stopped in the fort of Brahmanábád till all ministerial affairs were settled, taxes were fixed, and the subjects re-assured.
He humiliated the Jats and the Lohánas, and punished their chiefs. He took a hostage from these chiefs, and kept him in the fort of Brahmanábád. He obliged them to agree to the following terms:
That they should never wear any swords but sham ones: That they should never wear under-garments of shawl, velvet, or silk, but they might wear their outer-garments of silk, provided they were of a red or black colour: That they should put no saddles on their horses, and should keep their heads and feet uncovered: That when they went out they should take their dogs with them: That they should carry firewood for the kitchen of the chief of Brahmanábád. They were to furnish guides and spies, and were to be faithful when em­ployed in such offices. They were to live in amity with Sarband, son of Akham, and if any enemy came to invade the territory, or fight with Sarband, they were to consider it incumbent on them to assist him, and steadily adhere to his cause.

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