Sepoy Mutiny

Night of May 1857 was one of the violent when the sepoys

Seized weapons from three regiments.

The sepoys attacked the British officers

At the St. John’s Church in Meerut and this

Incident  announced the ‘Rising’ that managed

To shake the British Raj in the country.

When the introduction of the Enfield rifle and its

Cartridge rumoured to be covered by pig and cow membrane,

Trouble broke, and the troopers of the Light Cavalry

At Meerut Cantonment refused to use their rifles.

The British called it the Mutiny and others called

it  the uprising or the great rebellion.

The uprising is known to be called the beginning of

The Indian freedom struggle.

                                                                                  ~ Bhupesh Karmakar

                                                                                       Delhi, India

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