A Documentary on the Remarkable Uprising of Indian Muslim Soldiers Refusing to Fight the Ottoman Caliph
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However, being disorganized, these soldiers were soon overpowered, with assistance received from other European naval forces. A court of enquiry was held and 200 sepoys faced court-martial, with 47 executed publicly by firing squad at Outram Prison, in front of over 15,000 spectators. Some 73 more were given terms of imprisonment ranging from seven to 20 years while 64 others were transported for life, bringing to an end one of the more curious episodes of the Great War
Among those who were killed by the firing squad, mainly consisting of volunteers, were a local religious leader Nur Alum Shah and a pro-Turkey Gujarati coffee shop owner, Kassim Mansur.