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News.D.No.29 F. No.26 F.C.,dated Camp Jacobabad, the 14th January 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, C.B.,K.C.S.I., R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.1,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Taki Khan, 6th January 1893.

4. It is reported that the son of Badshah Khan, Ahmedzai, has been ordered to proceed to Urzagan from Kabul with 4,000 families of the Ahmedzai tribe, and undertake the control of a portion of the Urzagan district.

5. The Hakim of Gizu has reported to the Governor that the troops, under the command of General Mir Atta Khan at Gizu, are guilty of great excesses in respect of the Hazaras, and that Cheap Jerseys the officers make no endeavour to restrain their men.

6. A large quantity of supplies is to be sent to Urzagan from Pusht-i-Rud and other districts of Kandahar. The supplies being sent to Urzagan appear to be in excess of requirements, e.g., the Hazaras of Mian Nishin have been ordered to send 2,000 kharwars of bhoosa to Urzagan. This they are compelled to carry on their own backs for want of transport.

7. The men of the Kandahar garrison are seizing all the Hazaras, who have lately come in to Kandahar from Chureh or Gizu, owing to their having no means of subsistence. They give out that these men were taken prisoners during the late expedition, but succeeded in escaping. On these grounds they claim them as slaves and treat them as such. No attention is paid to the complaints of the aggrieved Hazaras.

 

 

News. D.No.38 F. No.83 F.C., dated Sibi, the 23rd January 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, C.B.,K.C.S.I.,R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News. letter No.2,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 13th January 1893.

His Highness the Amir has issued stringent orders, directing the Kandahar authorities to cause granaries to be constructed in Urzagan without delay. The orders add that, unless 7,000 kharwars of grain and 9,000 kharwars of bhoosa are stored in these granaries before the commencement of the Muhammadan new year, His Highness will regard the Kandahar authorities as the enemies of the Afghan Government. The Governor is doing his http://www.nflauthenticjersey.com/ utmost to comply with the orders as soon as possible. Some 80,000 transport animals will be required for the purpose. The inhabitants will therefore be put to great inconvenience.

2. The authorities have issued orders directing shop-keepers of all classes to proceed to Urzagan. Every shop-keepers, who has volunteered to go, is to receive Rs.300 or 400 from the other shop-keepers of his own class.

3. It is rumoured here that His Highness the Amir has ordered the enlistment of 12 infantry regiments from among the Jaghuri and Urzagan Hazaras.

4. A consignment of ten camel-loads of tools and plant e.g., picks and shovels, &c., has been despatched from Kandahar for the construction of the proposed frontier posts (near Kadanai, Ghatai, &c.).

5. Repairs to the cantonment and Manzil-i-Bagh at Kandahar are being executed. It is rumoured that a garrison, consisting of four regiments from Ghazni, 2 from Hazarajat and one from Farrah, is to be located here. The rumour adds that His Highness the Amir’s son is expected to visit Kandahar. The lower classes attribute all these preparations to unfriendliness towards the British Government.

 

 

News.D.No.48 F. No.124 F.C.,dated Sibi, the 27th January 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-Letter No 3,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Taki Khan, 20th January 1893.

3. The inhabitants of Maiwand were reduced to extremities owing to the excessive demands made on them in connection with the supply of grain required for Urzagan. They rose in rebellion, and beat the Hakim of Khakriz. The Kandahar authorities have imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 on them.

 

 

Diaries.D.No 62, No. 177 F.C., dated Sibi, the 6th February 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I., C.B., R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.4,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan,
27th January 1893,

4. The Governor mentioned in Darbar that His Highness the Amir had issued orders, directing supplies of grain to be despatched to Urzagan from Herat. He said that 60 kharwars of wheat had already reached Tirin, and that more was expected to reach shortly.

5. During the Urzagan rebellion all the ammunition at Shinkai was sent to Kandahar. It is now being returned to Shinkai.

 

 

News.D.No.73 F. No.233 F.C.,dated Sibi, the 14th February 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B., R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.5,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Taki Khan, 3rd February 1893.

The Governor said that he too had never visited the place, and consequently was not acquainted with the locality. He added that he had sent Dad Muhammad for the express purpose of making enquiries on the spot and communicating the result to him, but that Haidar Khan’s behaviour would, in all probability, lead to a collision before satisfactory enquiries could be completed. I replied that, thanks to God, the officers of both Governments were friendly and shrewd; and that even admitting Haidar Khan’s inclination to pick a quarrel, this would make no real Cheap NFL Jerseys impression. As I had no wish to be addressed in person or to embark upon a discussion with the Governor on this subject, I succeeded in turning the conversation. The Governor then proceeded to address the assembled Darbar at length on the same subject. The Darbar was thronged with military officers, Khans and other notables. The Governor informed Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan that His Highness the Amir had ordered two more regiments of infantry to Shinkai, and remarked that 5,000 matchlocks, taken from the Hazaras, were stored in the Kandahar arsenal.

 

 

News. D.No.85 F. No.300 F.C., dated Sibi, the 25th February 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.6.,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 10th February 1893.

2. Some of the more notable Hazara Chiefs, such as Aka Muhammad, Karbala-i-Raza and others, made their escape after the Hazara outbreak. They have now been arrested in the vicinity of Lall and Sar-i-Jangal, and brought to Kandahar en route to Kabul in chains.

3. Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan represented to the Governor that the people were put to the utmost inconvenience in conveying bhoosa to Urzagan on their own beasts of burden at a season when a single horseman found the journey a most trying one.

 

 

News.D.No.91 F. No.323 F.C.,dated Sibi, the 28th February 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, C.B.,K.C.S.I.,R.E.,Agnet to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No 7,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 17th February 1893.

3. The Governor directed the elders of all the quarters in the city to be on the look-out, and report whether an individual, named Khuda Bakhsh, Hazara, had come to Kandahar. He said he had heard from Quetta that Khuda Baksh had left for Kandahar as a spy. The elders searched for the visitor, but failed to find him.

 

 

News.D.No.128 F. No.1537, dated Quetta, the 24th March 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Balochistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.11,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 17th March 1893.

In consequence of having been badly treated and tortured by the revenue officials, the Hoti Hazaras, who inhabit the tract bordering on that peopled by the Mian Nishin Hazaras, have risen and killed a sowar and a Khassadar. They have also turned out a few other Khassadars who were located in their country. It is said they were called upon to pay one Kabuli rupee for each goat in their possession as a biennial tax; but, as they had no cash and no buyers of goats were forthcoming, they offered the goats in satisfaction of the Government demand. This the revenue officials refused to accept, and commenced torturing them which resulted in their rising in rebellion against the Government.

 

 

News.D.No.186 F. No.2257, Quetta, the 28th April 1893,
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.16,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 21st April 1893.

6. The Hazaras are again rising. According to the Governor, the Dehzangi and Dehkandi Hazaras have arrested the Governor and Kazi of Gizu, who with 14 sowars had gone to collect arms in their country, but according to other people the Governor and Kazi have been murdered. The Hazaras of middle Urzagan have also left their homes, and have gone up to the hills. The Governor has written to their headmen that, if they were being ill-treated by the Amir’s servants, they should have made a representation, and he would have listened to them. Even now if they would return he would go fully into their grievances, otherwise he would have to send troops to punish them. The Governor is now awaiting the Amir’s orders and a reply from the Hazaras before he orders the advance of the troops. Grain and fodder are still being sent to Hazarajat, and it is with the greatest difficulty that the people of Kandahar can furnish these supplies. There is no fodder from last year’s crops, and the persons sent out to collect it use abusive language towards the people and otherwise ill-treat them. There is no doubt that the Hazaras have been driven to rise up again through the oppression of the Amir’s officials.

 

 

News.D.No.210 F. No.2546, dated Quetta, the 12th May 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent of the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.18,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 5th May 1893.

4. Eleven sowars of the Hazaras from Kila Nao in the Herat district were sent from Kabul to be stationed at Zurmat. They deserted from Zurmat and reached Kandahar, intending to escape to Quetta via Arghistan. They fell in however with the Afghan Sarhad-dars, who prevented them from continuing their journey. A conflict ensued in which the Hazaras shot two of the Afghans dead. The neighbouring inhabitants collected and succeeded in arresting the Hazaras who have been sent to Kandahar. Their horses and arms have been confiscated, and themselves sent in chains to Kabul.

No fresh news has been received from Hazarajat of late.

 

 

News.D.No.218 F. No.2704, dated Quetta, the 20th May 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.19,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Taki Khan, 12th May 1893.

The rebellion raised by the Dehkandi and Dehzangi Hazaras has resulted in the rise of Urzagan Hazaras also.

The authorities have found it impossible to quell the rebellion (without resorting to force).

The Governor and Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan have received orders from His Highness the Amir, directing the Brigadier to march against Dehkandi and Dehzangi with a force consisting of two regiments of infantry and six guns via Gizu. His Highness further informs the Governor that he has ordered General Mir Atta Khan to proceed towards the Hazaras with four regiments of infantry and a battery of artillery from Ghazni, and that Brigadier Amir Muhammad Khan with a similar force will march from Kabul, while the Commander-in-Chief, Ghulam Haidar Khan, will march with the troops in Turkistan against the rebels. The combined force, His Highness adds, will then attack the insurgents from all sides.

All the other preparations for the movement of Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan’s force have been made, but sufficient transport animals are not procurable for them. Camels belonging to traders are accordingly requisitioned daily. The troops under the Brigadier will march next week.

The Governor has received no orders from His Highness the Amir to join the expedition.

The people of the districts bordering Hazarajat are again being subjected to the utmost hardship and inconvenience.

 

 

News.D.No.243 F. No.2903, dated Quetta, the 5th June 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.20,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Taki Khan,
19th May 1893.

2. The Governor informed the Khans who attended Darbar that he had heard from General Sher Muhammad Khan that the Hazara rebels had attacked one of the Afghan regiments, and had killed* and wounded about four hundred men and captured four guns. The Governor added that a large army had marched against Hazarajat from Kabul. He observed that it was the intention of His Highness to exterminate the Hazaras this time. The Governor went on to say that the Afghan Government would not ask the Duranis on this occasion to furnish Eljaris (levy sowars) to join the expedition against Hazaras. But if they, as a matter of religious zeal and national honour, voluntarily came forward, as brave men would, to assist in subduing the infidel and evil-disposed Hazaras, they would, no doubt, obtain a good name in this world and rewards in the next. None of those present uttered a single word in reply to the Governor’s observations, which were received by the Darbar in dead silence. The Governor was annoyed at the remarked that he knew that the Duranis had lost their zeal and honour; and that he would be glad if the Hazaras were victorious, and if they were to capture and carry off the wives of the Duranis in the same way as the Duranis had taken the Hazara women.

 

 

News.D.No. 242. F. No.2909,dated Quetta, the 5th June 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.21,
By Khan Bahadur, Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 27th May 1893.

1. I hear from the Governor of Kandahar that His Highness the Amir has presented the Chiefs of the Gizu, Kimsan, and Chura Hazaras, who were kept as hostages at Kabul, with khilats, and has permitted them to return to their respective districts via Urzagan.

2. Recent arrivals from Hazarajat report further fighting in the Gizu district between the Hazaras and the force under General Sher Muhammad Khan. The engagement, they say, lasted for twelve hours, and a great many of the General’s men were killed and wounded.

3. It is reported that the troops under General Mir Atta Khan have marched for Hazarajat from Ghazni.

 

 

News.D.No.256 F. No.3100, dated Quetta, the 12th June 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No. 22,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 3rd June 1893.

7. No news has been received from Hazarajat this week.

 

 

News. D.No.266 F. No.3275, dated Quetta, the 19th June 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter, No.23.
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 10th June 1893.

2. General Sher Muhammad Khan is still encamped at Gizo expecting the arrival of Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan’s force.

It is reported that General Sher Muhammad Khan had detached some of his men towards Tamazan from Gizo. Fighting took place between this detachment and the Hazara rebels at Kotal-i-Sang-i-Sheikh. Firing was kept up on both sides the whole night. Six or seven men were killed and wounded on the side of this detachment, but the loss of the rebels could not be ascertained. On hearing this, General Sher Muhammad Khan recalled the detachment to Gizo. Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan has not yet joined General Sher Muhammad Khan.

A regiment of infantry called Taraki regiment is stationed at Kaf. The Hazaras of Kaf district have now risen in rebellion, and the regiment is left without supplies. General Sher Muhammad Khan has ordered five hundred Hazaras of Gizo to carry grain on their backs to Kaf for the regiment there.

Kaf is five day’s journey from Gizo.

 

 

News.D.No. 281 F. No.3379, dated Quetta, the 28th June 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.24.
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 17th June 1893.

The Amir has written to the Governor of Kandahar that his troops have attacked and dispersed the Hazaras, who had assembled for the purpose of creating disturbances at Yokalang.

2. Some of the Hazara Chiefs in the neighbourhood of Kandahar, like Aska, &c., who have been vacillating between rebellion and loyalty, wrote to the Governor excusing their inaction, which they explained was due to their not being strong enough to take the field against the rebels. They said they were anxiously waiting for the Amir’s troops, and on their arrival would render what services they could. This letter has been regarded by the Governor as a piece of diplomacy, but still he has sent them a courteous reply, and has addressed them as the faithful servants of the Amir.

4. Two detachments of cavalry from the Tokhis of Kalat-i-Ghilzai and Alizais of Pusht-i-Rud Helmund, who were called out for service in the Hazara country, reported themselves at Kandahar, and were ordered to proceed to the Hazarajat.

 

 

News.D.No.313 F. No.569 F.C., dated Ziarat, the 25th July 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.27,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Taki Khan, 8th July 1893.

6. The column under General Sher Muhammad is still at Gizu. I have heard nothing worth reporting either from this column or from the Hazarajat.

 

 

News.D.No.314 F. No. 570 F.C.,dated Ziarat, the 25th July 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.28,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 15th July 1893.

2. The column under General Sher Muhammad has marched from Gizu to Tamazan, and has had two skirmishes with the Hazaras. General Sher Muhammad has brought to his camp at Tamazan all the Gizu Hazaras, so as not to be troubled by them in his rear, and at the same time to make use of them in looking after the wants of his column. The crops at Tamazan had been cut and collected by the Gizu Hazaras, but one night they were burnt by the Hazara rebels. The further advance of the column appears from all accounts to be very difficult-firstly, for want of transport; and secondly, on account of the large number of Hazara rebels who have collected there and are holding strong positions.

4. All the camels, which used to ply for hire in the Kandahar district, have again been impressed for the carriage of supplies to Hazarajat.

 

 

News. D.No 332 F. No. 609 F.C.,dated Ziarat, the 2nd August 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.29,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khanm 22nd July 1893.

5. The Governor states that the Hazaras of Dehkandi and Dehzangi have left their districts, and have moved towards Takht-i-Shera and Takht-i-Mom. He adds that he has received no news of any further fighting between the Hazaras and the Amir’s troops. The column under General Sher Muhammad Khan is reported to be still encamped at Tamazan.

 

 

News.D.No. 339 F. No. 665 F.C.,dated Ziarat, the 8th August 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.30,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 29th July 1893.

2. The people of the districts near Hazarajat, namely, Dahala, Tirin, Dahrand, and other places, have been ordered to take their revenue grain to General Sher Muhammad Khan’s camp and to Urzagan. They complain bitterly at the want of transport animals, but no attention is paid to them.

 

 

News.D.No.353 F. No.756 F.C.,dated Ziarat, the 21st August 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.31,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 5th August 1893.

A letter from General Sher Muhammad Khan has been received by the Governor, saying that the Hazara Chiefs have left their people, and it is not known in which direction they have gone. The Hazaras have submitted, and the columns under him and Sipah Salar Ghulam Haidar Khan have entered the Deh-Kundi country where they are engaged in disarming the Hazaras. He sends this information in order that the Governor may warn the frontier guards under him to be on the alert and arrest the fugitives in case they should try to escape to foreign territory. Up to the time of writing, no reliable information as to the whereabouts of these Chiefs had been obtained from the Hazaras themselves. According to some they intended going to Quetta, and according to others to Meshed*, but nothing was known for certain. The Governor has issued orders to the Kandahar frontier guards to remain on the alert, and to prevent their crossing the frontier. He has sent similar orders to the Pusht-i-Rud and Farrah districts, and he has also sent some of his own orderlies to Major Nur Alam at the Reg Thana.

*Meshad – one of the cities in Iran

 

 

News.D.No. 359.F. No.802 F.C.,dated Ziarat, the 25th August 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter,No. 32,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 12th August 1893.

2. The news from Hazarajat this week, according to the Darbar officials, is that the column under Sipah Salar Ghulam Haidar Khan has gone back to Yakalang, and that those under Generals Mir Atta Khan and Sher Muhammad Khan and Brigadier Muhammad Sadik Khan were employed in disarming the inhabitants of the Dehkandi and Dehzangi districts. They were also by order of the Amir collecting all the horses, mares and mules in the country. All the Hazara tribes have now completely submitted, and are offering no further resistance: but nothing is yet known as to the whereabouts of the fugitive Chiefs and headmen.

 

 

News. D.No.390 F. No.921. F.C., dated Ziarat, the 11th September 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter. No.34,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 26th August 1893.

A letter from the Amir has been received by the Governor of Kandahar to the effect that the Hazara elders, such as Mir Muhammad Husain Beg, who were besieged in the Ghare Likan Valley, were reduced to extremities by the 20th Muharram (3rd August 1893) and surrendered and begged that their lives might be spared, and that they might be sent to Kabul. They were accordingly, along with their families, sent as prisoners to Kabul where they are expected very shortly. The rebels have now been cleared out of the country and Hazara affairs have settled down.

 

 

News.D.No. 397 F. No.958 F.C., dated Ziarat, the 15th September 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.35,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 2nd September 1893.

5. During the week the Governor became rather worse and went for a change of air to the Munzil Bagh. He is now a little better. I went to the Munzil Bagh to enquire after his health, and in course of conversation the Governor asked me how Gauhar Khan’s affair was progressing. I told him that I had received no information on the subject. The Governor said that Gauhar Khan had collected a large number of men and had occupied certain places in Kalat, and that many of the Baluchis had joined him. I remarked that even if that were the case, what could Gauhar do. He could only be considered as, for instance, the head of one of the Hazara tribes, and beyond ruining himself he could not possibly do anything. In this the Governor quite agreed with me. He added that, if there were any people who could fight with the English they were the Afghans and not the Baluchis. I considered silence to be the best answer to this and therefore said nothing.

 

 

News.D.No.496 F. No.6395,dated Quetta, the 21st November 1893.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter No.44,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 4th November 1893.

9. Six guns, which were sent to Hazarajat from Farrah during the Urzagan rebellion, were subsequently moved to Girishk as a temporary measure.

 

 

News.D.No.236. F. No.3531, dated Quetta the 26th May 1894.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter,No.20.
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 18th May 1894.

4. Some of the Hindus here purchased small Hazara boys as slaves to work in their houses. It was reported to Kazi Abdul Shakur Khan that the Hindus were teaching these boys to tie the Brahminical thread and follow the precepts of Hinduism. The Kazi ordered four of the offenders to pay a fine of Rs.100 each and to forfeit their claim to the slave-boys. He also reported the matter to His Highness the Amir, who has ordered each offender to pay a fine of 3,500 Kabuli rupees.

 

 

News.No.280 F. No.4260,dated Quetta the 21st June 1894.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,R.E., Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter,No.24.
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 15th June 1894.

His Highness the Amir has sent medals for presentation to the officers and men who were engaged in the Urzagan Expedition. Medals have already been issued to the troops still stationed in Hazarajat. Those received for distribution to such of the troops as have returned to Kandahar have been presented this week. Officers of the rank of Captain and upwards receive gold medals according to rank. Others receive silver medals weighing 1.50 Kabuli rupees each.

 

 

News.D.No.352 F. No.754 Z., dated Ziarat, the 6th August 1894.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter, No.30.
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 27th July 1894.

4. His Highness the Amir has issued orders prohibiting the sale of Urzagan Hazaras as slaves.

 

 

News.D.No. 460 F. No.1326 Z., dated Ziarat, the 4th October 1894.
From-Major-General Sir James Browne, K.C.S.I.,C.B.,R.E.,Agent to the Governor-general in Baluchistan,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
News-letter.No.38,
By Khan Bahadur Mirza Muhammad Takki Khan, 21st September 1894.

4. A party of Hazaras residing at Kandahar set out for Chaman with out passports. They encountered the Khassadars guarding the roads and were forbidden to continue their journey without passports. A quarrel ensued, in which two Hazaras were killed and seven were arrested and sent back to Kandahar. The remainder of the party succeeded in making their way to Chaman.