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Ferozshah Tughlak

Ferozshah Tughlak
Ferozshah Tughlak who grabbed the throne after the death of Mohammed Tughlak is yet another Muslim tyrant who has been suffered to masquerade in Indian history as a great benefactor of Hindusthan.

Mohammed Tughlak, reduced to impotence through lechery, had no son. His paternal cousin Firozshah being the nearest male relation assumed command of the retreating army. He was born in 1309 A.D. to a harem brother of Ghiyasuddin, the founder of the Tughlak dynasty.

Allauddin, the notorious Khilji, had among his hirelings the three Tughlak brothers - Ghiyasuddin, Rajab and Abu Bakr. These Tughlak hoodlums had been let loose by Allauddin to ravage the Hindu kingdom of Dipalpur. Hearing that the Hindu ruler of the place, Rana Mall Bhatti, had beautiful daughters the lecherous Tughlaks plotted to abduct them. The Muslim miscreants demanded of the Rana surrender of his daughters. The Rana was not a man to entertain this outrageous demand. He conveyed to them a strong rebuke and rebuff. Chafing under that insult and itching to rape the Rana's women, the Khilji-Tughlak combine set out to rape all women in the Rana's territory and loot and burn defenseless homesteads. The Rana's old mother hearing of the torture and torment let loose on the people was sorely grieved. Hearing her loud lament, the Rana's daughter Neela offered to sacrifice her own chastity to Muslim lechery if that was going to stop their depredations and save the homes and hearths of many women. Ultimately, the Rana yielded to the Muslim mischief and Neela was surrendered. She was sent to Rajab's harem and named Kadbanu. Firozshah, an only son, was thus born from the rape of a Hindu damsel.

Ferozshah's father, the lecherous abductor, Rajab, died seven years after Firozshah's birth. Firozshah had been trained in Muslim atrocities both under Ghiyasuddin and Mohammed Tughlak.
Firozshah's succession to the throne was not undisputed. Ghiyasuddin's daughter proclaimed her own son as the sultan while Firozshah was said to be victorious against the combined attack of the Moghuls and the Thatta garrison. Far from gaining any victory Firozshah had to run for his life. He had a good excuse. The campaign was not of his choosing. Moreover he was in a hurry to return to Delhi and proclaim himself king lest others succeeded in foreclosing his ascension. Afif, a cheat and a liar, who clothes all of Firozshah's shameful defeats in words of glorious victories, tells us: "The Moghuls fled, the victory was complete." (Pg. 278, Vol. III, Elliot & Dowson) Then on page 281 the cat is let out of the bag when he adds, "the army had been reduced to great straits and had been compelled to retire toward Delhi."

Firozshah led the defeated dispirited rump to Multan and then planned to attack Delhi where Khwaja-i-Jahan was resolutely opposed to let Firozshah in. Since the treasury had been empty there was nothing to eat, Firozshah opened his stewardship by ravaging Multan, Dipalpur, Ayodhya and Saraswati (Sarsuti) and collecting whatever he could get by such dacoities. Money and arms were cruelly extracted from all the residents of the towns and villages that he traversed. People were also arrested, forced to become Muslims under pain of torture and made to fight for Islam to terrorize and menace the lives of other Hindus.

Firozshah spent his first two years in Delhi suppressing his enemies. Soon he felt the need for filling the empty treasury. All medieval Muslim rulers in India or satans and bastards ruling from lesser seats like Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Ahmednagar, Golconda, Hyderabad, Mysore, Oudh or Bengal, were king-dacoits or dacoit-kings who used to send out gangs of marauders to comb the country-side for wealth and fill their coffers. Nay, they were far worse than dacoits. Real dacoits were content with robbed wealth while the Muslim hordes used to rape women, kidnap children, desecrate temples turning them into brothels and mosques, sell their prisoners as slaves in Muslim markets of west Asia and retain minor boys for sodomy.

Firozshah decided to attack Lakhnauti in Bengal in the year 1353 A.D. "When he arrived on the banks of the Kosi (river) he found the army of Shamsuddin posted in force on the other side. Firozshah carried with him 70,000 Muslim hoodlums, who fed like vultures on the Hindu countryside on their way to Bengal. The Delhi army besieged Shamsuddin's stronghold. A number of skirmishes took place every day. Firozshah was forced to fall back. He had to abandon most of his baggage, leave his camp and flee precipitately. Shamsuddin's forces were close on Firozshah's heels. To atone for the shameful defeat, Firozshah decreed that the poor defenseless Bengali Hindus be slaughtered by lynching. For each lynched Hindu, he announced a reward of a silver tanka. The whole army went busily to work and brought in the heads of the slain Hindus and piled them high. The heads were counted and found to be 180,000. Murdering defenseless Hindu farmers, peasants, artisans was a pleasant pastime for the Muslim hordes."

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