Fellow sepoys, join me to end the rule of the company!
Arrest him immediately!
Mangal Pandey will be hanged tomorrow
In 1857, the Enfield rifle was introduced. The cartridge was covered with a greased paper wrapper, which the sepoy had to bite off to load. The grease was made from the fat of cows and pigs, which hurt both Hindu and Muslim sentiments. The sepoys felt that this was a deliberate move to defile both Hindus and Muslims. Mangal Pandey was the first to protest against this. He fired at his British commander and asked the other sepoys to join him to end the rule of the company. However, he was arrested and hanged on 8th April 1857.