Martyrs of Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Movement
The Indian Government has killed 300,000 Sikhs in last 17 years, since 1984. Below are pictures of some of the Martyrs.
Over 52,000 Sikhs are still being held unlawfully in Indian jails to this day.
Sukhjinder Singh Sukha who assassinated General Vadiya
Harjinder Singh Jinda who assassinated General Vadiya
Saheed Gurbachan Singh Manochal
Served as the leader of the Sikh Freedom Fighting Organization : Bhindranwala Tigers Force.
Saheed Navneet Singh
General Labh Singh Saheed
Saheed Bhai Gurjant Singh Budh Singh Wala
Served as the second Jathedar of the the Sikh Freedom Fighting Organisation : Khalistan Liberation Force.
Saheed Bhai Avtar Singh Brahma Ji
Bhai Talwinder Singh Ji Saheed
Saheed Sukhdev Singh Babbar
Martyrdom in 1992)
For 18 years he served as the leader of the Sikh Freedom Fighting Organisation : The BABBAR KHALSA.
Bhai Sahib was a puran Naam-Abhyasi GurSikh, he was inspired into the Khalsa way of life by Shaheed Bhai Sahib Bhai Fauja Singh Ji. Bhai Fauja Singh's Martyrdom had a deep affect on his life which transformed him into one of the greatest generals known to the current Sikh Independence Movement. May Akal Purakh Sahib Ji bless the Khalsa Panth with more GurSikhs of Bhai Sahib's calibre.
Saheed Dilawar Singh who killed Beanta
Saheed Bhai Amarjit Singh, Shamsher Singh
Saheed Bhai Kulwinder Singh
Saheed Bhai Dawinder Singh
Saheed Bhai Harminder Singh
Saheed Bhai Harminder Singh
Saheed Bhai Kulwinder Singh
Saheed Bhai Surjeet Singh
Saheed Bhai Surinder Singh
Shaheed Bhai Kulwant Singh Ji Nagoke
Bhai Sahib Ji was a student who was very active doing Gursikhi Parchaar in Universities. Disillusioned by the way the Government had let the Nirankaris go unpunished for the murder of Gursikhs, he organised sikh youth who punished the guilty Nirankaris. After many successful operations, the police caught him. He was the first Sikh youth to be killed in a police cell. He was Shaheed due to excessive torture by the police. He never revealed the names and whereabouts of his fellow Gurskihs. He left a wife and a son
Bhai Sahib Ji served the Sikh Nation for many years under the forces of Jathedar Sukhdev Singh and the Babbar Khalsa. He was killed in the most ruthless manner on August 30th, 1987. Like his companion Shulkhan Singh "Babbar", Bhai Sahib's arms and legs were torn apart, his eyes gauzed and his abdomen ripped. Even after so much torture, Bhai Sahib Ji remained calm and in High Spirits. With Akal's Hukam, he reached the the Highest State known to the Sikh Warrior : Martyrdom.
Shaheed Bhai Mengha Singh Ji Babbar
Bhai Sahib was one of the five Singhs who led the group. He was a most humble Gursikh, most often seen doing Jorian de sewa at Siri Harmandar Sahib Ji. His face was always radiant, shining with the essence of Naam. Always ready to serve the Khalsa Panth, he was the first Gursikh to be Shaheed during the attack of 1984. Even after he was shot, he continued to do Sukhmani Sahib, and only left for the heavenly abode when he finished.
Shaheed Bhai Amarjit Singh Dhaheroo -
Bhai Sahib Ji did sewa in the group of Sikh youth organised to punish the Nirankaris, who were guilty of murder. Bhai Sahib was a highly inspirational Gursikh, full of Nam Raas and Bir Raas. He inspired many youth to attain the Gursikhi lifestyle. He was the one who gave the other Gursikhs weapons training. After successful operations, he also was targeted by the Punjab police. His house was surrounded and he was Shaheed in the ensuing gun battle. After his Shaheedi, his Singhnee continued fighting against the police by herself for another day, before she too attained Shaheedi. It was after this Shaheedi, that this group of Sikh youth, due to many Sikhs being targeted by the police, began to call itself the Babbar Khalsa.
Bloody Vaisakhi: Amritsar - April 13, 1978
Fauja Singh Ji Shaheed
Bhai Fauja Singh ji
– Bhai Sahib Ji was a most extra-ordinary Gursikh, who
exemplified the highest ideals of the Khalsa. Gifted with Pyar, humility, and amazing courage. Bhai Sahib went from village to village doing parchaar, creating a generation of Gursikhs who were always ready to be Shaheed for the Guru Khalsa Panth. Bhai Sahib himself attained Shaheedi in 1978, when he with other Gursikhs peacefully protested against the Nirankaris. Bhai Sahib could not tolerate anyone speaking against Sahib Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji.
page in Sikh History was created in Amritsar, on Vaisakhi day, April 13, 1978.
Over 1 million Sikh
pilgrims had assembled at Amritsar on the Vaisakhi day of 1978. At the same
time, the Nirankari-called Sect of bohemians from Delhi and other parts of the
Indian sub-continent held a procession and a conference at Amritsar. During
their Conference the speakers made venomous attacks on Sikhism, Sikh Gurus, Sikh
scriptures, etc. A few Sikhs, under the command of Bhai Fauja Singh, marched
from the Darbar Sahib to protest against this fake Nirankari procession in which
Gurbachan Singh Nirankari had seated himself on a higher position than Sri Guru
Granth Sahib. Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the prevalent Guru of GurSikhs, is always
respectfully seated at the highest platform in any congregation. Anyone seated
on a platform higher than that of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is considered
disrespectful and sacrilegious among Guru Khalsa Panth.
Further, the Nirankaris
were hurling grave and malicious insults against the GurSikhism religion,
beliefs, and sentiments. Oblivious to the GurSikhs, the Nirankaris had other
plans, including a para-military platoon armed with lethal weapons, guns,
revolvers, acid-filled bottles and mechanical propellants for shooting
poison-tipped arrows, all well positioned behind a row of trucks. The GurSikh
protestors were persuaded by the police officers on duty into believing that
steps were being taken to stop further provocations of GurSikhism sentiments.
Then the voice of Gurbachan Singh, Nirankari chief, was heard over the sound
system, saying "these Sikhs think they can stop us from freely carrying out
our program. Let them know today, how mistaken they are. Time has come to be
active for those, who have come here for this job". Suddenly the para-military
platoon briskly advanced toward the GurSikh protestors. The police on duty
hurled tear-gas bombs against the unarmed GurSikhs, converting them into sitting
ducks for their hunters. Even some Hindu police officials like O.D. Joshi joined
the Nirankaris' attacks on the protesting GurSikhs. When it was all over 13 lay
dead and over 50 were seriously injured. The batch of protesting GurSikhs were
from Akhand Kirtani Jatha and Bhindranwala Jatha, led by Bhai Fauja Singh,
included the following 13 who laid their lives:
Bhai Amrik Singh
Bhai Avtar Singh
Bhai Darshan Singh
Bhai Dharamvir Singh
Bhai Fauja Singh
Bhai Gurcharan Singh
Bhai Gurdial Singh
Bhai Harbhajan Singh
Bhai Hari Singh
Bhai Kewal Singh
Bhai Piara Singh
Bhai Raghbir Singh
Bhai Ranbir Singh
The irony of the Sikh
situation was this that Punjab was being ruled by a so-called Sikh Party;
Amritsar was one of the holiest cities of the Sikhs; one minister, Mr Jiwan
Singh was also present in the city; the city was the headquarters of the Akali
Party and the Sikh Parliament (SGPC) and the Nirankaris had long been attacking
the Sikh religion and this was known in the Government. Furthermore all the
killers of the Sikhs escaped from the Punjab safely, even with the help of
officials of the Punjab Government (including Niranjan Singh, an official of the
Punjab and, allegedly, the Chief Minister of the Punjab).
Throughout the world the
Sikhs exhibited their fury. However, the Akali ministers of Punjab province
bowed before the Central (Hindu) Government and refused to ban the activities of
this gang of bohemians. Meanwhile these ministers addressed various Sikh
congregations and spoke against the Nirankaris so that the Sikh masses should
not become furious against them for their indifferent (or pro-Nirankari)
Thus this became the
starting point of the new phase of the struggle of the Sikh nation. The lead was
given by the Sikh Youth under the guidance of the Sikh intelligentsia. They had
to fight various platforms: the Hindus, the Communists and some of the pseudo-Akalis,
who loved their office more than their nation.
This Amritsar massacre was
one of the most significant incidents of this century for GurSikhs. It led to
the murder of Lala Jagat Narain, the rise of the Khalistan demand, attack on the
Golden Temple and Sri Akal Takhat, and enormous destruction of lives and
properties in Punjab, Delhi, and other locals of GurSikh population. It should
be noted that although Gurbachan Singh's movement call themselves Nirankaris,
they do not have anything in common with the original Nirankari movement that
made enormous sacrifices and significant contributions for Gur Panth’s reform.
On October 6, 1978, a
Hukumnama bearing the seal of Sri Akal Takhat (by the Jathedar of Sri Akal
Takhat, Amritsar) was issued, calling upon GurSikhs all over the world to
socially boycott these fake "Nirankaris" and not allow their faith and
creed to grow or flourish in the society. This Hukumnama was prepared by a
committee comprising of the following:
Giani Lal Singh
Giani Partap Singh
Giani Sadhu Singh Bhaura
Sardar Kapur Singh
Sardar Parkash Singh
Sardar Satbir Singh
Through this Hukumnama,
all GurSikhs were asked to stop "roti beti di sanjh", food and marital
relations, with the fake Nirankaris. Gurbachan Singh was subsequently killed by
the GurSikhs on Apr. 24, 1980. However, the repercussion of the initial event
continue to persist.