(a) Hindu-Muslim divide
The Azamgarh proclamations of 25th August 1857 stressed on the issue of unity among Hindus and the Muslims of the country. The proclamation constantly appealed to people belonging to different caste and creed to remain together in this hour of crisis.
Majority of the proclamations were carried out under the name of the Muslim princes or by them but they also addressed the sentiments of Hindus.The rebellion act was considered as a war in which both Muslims and Hindus were to be affected equally in case of loss or win.
The ishtahars drew attention to the pre-British era where both the Hindu-Muslim experienced a glorified past and the coexistence of various communities during the reign of Mughal Empire.
The proclamation which was issued under the name of Bahadur Shah made a heartfelt request to the people to come together and fight under the acceptance of both Mahavir and Muhammad. It was commendable that there was hardly any noticeable incident of religious divisions between the community of Hindus and Muslim during the uprising despite attempts were carried out by the British to create one.The British spent Rs 50000 in Bareilly, western Uttar Pradesh to instigate the Hindu community against the Muslims but failed.