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Remembering freedom fighter Mangal Pandey on his 192nd birth anniversary

Mangal Pandey was born in Nagwa village in the Balliya district of Uttar Pradesh on 19th July 1827. He was a soldier in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry of the British East India Company at the tender age of 18. His mutiny against British officers triggered the 1857 War of Independence. Pandey revolted against his officers on March 29, 1857, while stationed at Barrackpore in Bengal. Mangal Pandey revolted because of a new cartridge that reportedly contained fat from cow or pig meat and had to be bitten off before being loaded into the rifle. From a religious point of view, this was unacceptable for Hindus as well as Muslims.

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