In 1 827, news came from Peshawar that one Khalifa Sayyid Ahmad had created a stir among the Yusufzais. 182 Sayyid Ahmad, formerly known as Mir Ahmad, was the resident of Barelli. 183 Khalifa incited his followers against Sardar Yar Muhammad who was accused of having accepted fealty to the Sikhs and had become an apostate. 184 An army of forty thousand crusaders attacked Peshawar and occupied it. Yar Muhammad was killed 185 in the fighting and his artillery was captured by Sayyid Ahmad in 1830.

The occupation of Peshawar by Sayyid Ahmad upset the Maharaja. He immediately ordered Prince Sher Singh and General Ventura to reoccupy Peshawar. There was a sanguinary fighting in

Peshawar, Sayyid Ahmad and his men fled away and Peshawar came into the hands of Lahore forces. 186 When the Lahore army returned from Peshawar Khalifa Sayyid Ahmad again raised insurrection in May 1831. The Khalifa and his adviser, Maulvi Asmail, were killed in an action 187 and the Afghan rebellion came to an end.

References :-

  • Ganesh Das. op. tit., p. 317.
  • Amar Nath, op- tit, p. 179.
  • Bute Shah, op. tit, V, p. 279.
  • Ganesh Das, op. tit., p. 318.
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