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Feb
13

Citizen Harassment by Govind Singh and his Goons

Citizen Harassment by Govind Singh and his Goons

Conspiracies by Govind Singh Bisht of Ravain -2

History of King Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Riyasat – 120

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 120

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1349

By:   Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

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Getting assurance by British officials, Govind Singh Bisht and Shiv Datta started living the life of king only from 1830.   Both started collecting more tax than decided from Kamin, Sayana, Padhan and land owners of Ravain region. If anybody used to oppose them they used to catch him on false charges, used catch and to sell their women and children   in Sabathu.  Govind Singh and Shiv Datta killed four men  those opposed them and spread fear among citizens. (2)

When citizens could not bear the harassment by Govind Singh and Company,  they took their issues before Tehri King Sudarshan Shah (1)

King Sudarshan shah also got information about oppressive acts by Govind Singh in Ravain from other sources too.(1)

Dabral elaborates about citizen harassments by Govind Singh and company that Sudarshan Shah came to know that the goons of Govind Singh restarted looting Pilgrims coming from Badrinath to Ravain (1).

The Goons of Govind Singh looted British officials too. British officials threatened the King for taking matter to British high authorities. The King compensated the amount from treasurer and requested officials to keep quite (2)

When Govind Singh and Goons guessed that the King would take action s against them they decreased tax nominally .In the meantime, Govind Singh and Company. Govind Singh and his mean started inciting people against the King too. (2)

References

1-Dabral, Shiv Prasad, (2009, Their Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Uttarakhand ka Itihas part 1, (2nd edition) Veer Gatha Press, Garhwal India, page106

2-English Pre Mutiny Kumaon Records, Pau.Le. received series 2, vol. 1, 1831-1836

 

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