On this Day in Sikh History

Thursday, July 18th, 2024 / ੩ ਸਾਵਣ, ਨਾਨਕਸ਼ਾਹੀ ੫੫੫

1982 Bhai Amrik Singh and Baba Thaara Singh, associates of Sant Jarnail Singh Binderanwale, were arrested. Sant Jarnail Singh launches agitation for the release of the detained Singhs.
1986 Police, BSF and CRPF besiege the Mand areas of Punjab and began a terror campaign of harassment of Sikh residents under directions from Surjit Barnala government.
1991ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Kundan Singh Nihang Singh (KLF) was tortured and killed at the Beeko interrogation complex in Batala under the directions of SSP of Batala, Sita Ram.
(Source: Khalsa Fatehnama – August 2013/1984tribute.com)
1992ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Shaheed Bhai Amrik Singh Kohli (AISSF/BKI) and Bhai Kuldeep Singh Khyala Chogwan were killed in an encounter with police near Kalowal, Amritsar.
(Source: 1984tribute.com)
2008ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Harmandir Singh Dabwali was attacked and killed by Ram Rahim Sirsa cultists using sharp weapons and latthis in the town of Dabwali.
(Source: 1984tribute.com)

ਜਿਨ੍‍ ਕੇ ਬੰਕੇ ਘਰੀ ਨ ਆਇਆ ਤਿਨ੍‍ ਕਿਉ ਰੈਣਿ ਵਿਹਾਣੀ ॥੬॥ (ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ - ਅੰਗ ੪੧੮)

Extrajudicial killings and disappearances in Punjab by Indian Authorities during the 1980's - 90's as documented by ENSAAF

1984Extrajudicial execution of Gajjan Singh
Chak Sikandar, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1988Extrajudicial execution of Gursewak Singh
Chirak, Moga, Moga
1988Extrajudicial execution of Rashpal Singh
Chirak, Moga, Moga
1989Extrajudicial redition of Pooran Singh
Uppali, Patiala, Patiala
1990Extrajudicial execution of Balwinder Singh
Chhina Bidhi Chand, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1990Extrajudicial execution of Desa Singh
Buchar Kalan, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1991Extrajudicial redition of Mukhtiar Singh
Hirewala, Mansa, Mansa
1991Extrajudicial execution of Sarabjit Singh
Panjwar Kalan, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1991Extrajudicial redition of Sukhpal Singh
Bhagta, Rampura Phul, Bathinda
1991Extrajudicial redition of Tikka Singh
Hirewala, Mansa, Mansa
1992Extrajudicial execution of Nachattar Singh
Rode, Bhagha Purana, Moga
1992Extrajudicial execution of Sawinder Singh
Manga Sarai, Amritsar I, Amritsar
1992Extrajudicial execution of Surinder Singh
Baba Bakala, Baba Bakala, Amritsar

Details of the dissapearance for hundereds of other individuals could never be fully ascertained.

Source: ENSAAF Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab, India