Talk:Sialkot

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cleanup[edit]

This article needs cleaning up, the grammar is poor (though that is in the nature of places relatively unknown in the rest of the world, where english is not the first language). There are lots of anecdotes, and a LOT of information that could be moved elsewhere if it is truly notable. BananaFiend (talk) 16:03, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Native name[edit]

Is سیالکوٹ the Punjabi for Sialkot as well? If so/not, why isn’t this specified? —Wiki Wikardo 23:26, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

People[edit]

The people of sialkot are very simple , rich and honest. The always work hard and make Sialkot batter day by day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.186.48.31 (talk) 06:25, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

History Section[edit]

The history section is incredibly long. It should be shortened considerably and users can be redirected to "History of Sialkot" page. Just look at this:

"A popular belief is that the city was re-founded by Raja Sáliváhan or Sálbán, in the time of Vikramaditya, when it became a part of Kashmir under Raja Sama Dutt. Raja Sáliváhan built a fort (Sialkot Fort) and the city and gave the place its present name.it is believed that the word "Sialkot" means the 'Fort of the Sia'. Legend also says that Raja Sáliváhan had two sons: Puran and Rasalu. Puran got punished by his father, Raja Sáliváhan, due to the actions of his wicked stepmother and thrown into a well, still the resort of pilgrims near Sialkot, called "Puran di Khui", (Puran's Well). A mohalla (town) in the city is also named "Puran Nagar". The other son of Raja Sáliváhan, Rasalu, became Raja after the death of Raja Sáliváhan. Attacks from the neighbouring Raja of Jhelum ruined the city. Raja Rasalu got involved in wars with Raja Hudi, popularly stated to have been a Gakkhar chieftain. Being worsted in battle, Rasalu, as the price for peace, was forced to give his daughter in marriage to his conqueror, who gave the territory he had conquered to Rasalu's adopted son. After Rasalu's death in 400 AD, there are no significant accounts of Sialkot for the next 300 years in the known history except that, after the invasion of the Húnas (Huns or Hephthalites) in the last quarter of the 5th century AD, it became the capital of Toramána and his son Mihirakula until he was defeated by a native Indian Prince, Yasodharman."

Who is going to read all of this with these strange Sanskrit names? It is cumbersome, and decreases the quality of this page.131.183.0.122 (talk) 01:40, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Opression under Sikh rule[edit]

Hello mates. I would like to bring into the notice of especially the active editors of the wikipedia page for Sialkot. It has been alledged in one of the section that there were severe restrictions over Muslims under the Sikh rule (or in Sikh Empire). This claim doesn't seem to be holding any citation or background check. As mostly written history by even non-Sikh authors have highlighted the cosmopolitan attitude of governance during this period. As immortalized by famous Punjabi-Poet Shah Muhamad, the relations between the Sikhs and other people (Muslims and Hindus) were very emicable. Even the British historians have not made any claims of discrimination especailly against Muslims. I would request the reviwers/editors to have a look at it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vickle1777 (talkcontribs) 11:13, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encylopedia that anyone can edit. You can also become an active editor! But what is at the Kashmir Aticle is due to the provided references. The Kashmir article provides references of Muslim discrimination. Faizan (talk) 07:39, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Map image breaches policy & has been removed[edit]

There is currently a deletion discussion taking place at Commons regarding File:Map on Dialects Of Punjabi Language.jpg, which can be viewed here. Regardless of whether the map image is deleted at Commons, I think that it needs to be removed from all English Wikipedia articles because it breaches our synthesis policy. The image creator has provided a long list of sources in the deletion discussion and it is evident from those that none contain all of the information shown in the image, nor is it a simple task to work out which bits of information were gleaned from which source(s). We simply do not permit people to aggregate information in this way. It should also be noted that the chances are very high that the various sources did not even adopt the same methodology in compiling their data, which makes the analysis of the creator even more suspect.

I have removed the image because the Commons discussion may end up as something other than "delete" and yet the thing is still invalid on English Wikipedia. - Sitush (talk) 19:25, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Map was deleted on two reasons. 1... Commons deletion discussion but now Deletion request by Sitush has been rejected on Wikimedia Commons. 2... Sitush has a self perception that map is synthesis, which is actually not because it is based on latest research of 2007 in the Publication named 'The Indo-Aryan Languages' by George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain. So I am re inserting it. Unless Sitush prove it again as a synthesis and refer me the areas of map being synthesized also mentioning the different publications along with page numbers where from in his kind opinion I have synthesized the map.Maria0333 (talk) 08:23, 22 March 2013 (UTC)