On this Day in Sikh History

Monday, May 20th, 2024 / ੬ ਜੇਠ, ਨਾਨਕਸ਼ਾਹੀ ੫੫੫

1704 Anandpur Sahib was attacked by combined forces of the Shivalik Hill Hindu Rajas.
1912 Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha began the compilation of his monumental work- the MahanKosh encyclopedia
1930 An Akali Jatha left for Peshawar to help the Pathan followers of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. They were brutally lathi charged and not allowed to proceed.
1989 Terrorist Santokha Kala, a government tout, was eliminated by Panthic Singhs.
1990ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Vakeel Singh 'Bullet'
(Source: 1984tribute.com)
1991ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Jaswant Singh 'Leela'
(Source: 1984tribute.com)
1992ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Tarsem Singh Nella 'Sema' (KCF)
(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

1987Extrajudicial execution of Anonymous Sikh (between May 20, 1987 and May 21,1987 )
1987Extrajudicial execution of Jaswant Singh (between May 20, 1987 and May 21,1987 )
Killi Chahlan, Moga, Moga
1989Extrajudicial execution of Avtar Singh
Baba Bakala, Baba Bakala, Amritsar
1989Extrajudicial execution of Harminder Singh
Baba Bakala, Baba Bakala, Amritsar
1989Extrajudicial execution of Jasvir Singh
Maksudra, Payal, Ludhiana
1989Extrajudicial execution of Lakhbir Singh
Shangarpur, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1989Extrajudicial execution of Rajinder Singh (between May 20, 1989 and July 21,1989 )
Bilga, Phillaur, Jalandhar
1991Extrajudicial redition of Jaswant Singh
Akanwali, Budhlada, Mansa
1991Extrajudicial redition of Magar Singh (between May 20, 1991 and May 21,1991)
Dalel Singhwala, Mansa, Mansa
1992Extrajudicial execution of Balwant Singh
Hajipur, Patiala, Patiala
1992Extrajudicial execution of Jagga Singh
Tapa, Barnala, Sangrur
1992Extrajudicial redition of Kulwant Singh
Daggo Romana, Faridkot, Faridkot
1992Extrajudicial redition of Lekh Ram (between May 20, 1992 and May 31,1992)
Taranji Khera, Sunam, Sangrur
1992Extrajudicial execution of Mahal Singh (between May 20, 1992 and May 22,1992 )
Asal Uttar, Patti, Amritsar
1992Extrajudicial execution of Summiter Singh
Mulanwal, Gurdaspur, Gurdaspur
1993Extrajudicial redition of Balwinder Singh
Sakhira, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1993Extrajudicial execution of Beant Singh
Bakhshiwala, Budhlada, Mansa
1993Extrajudicial execution of Davinder Singh (between May 20, 1993 and June 20,1993 )
Kiri Afgana, Batala, Gurdaspur
1993Extrajudicial redition of Gajan Singh
Sakhira, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1993Extrajudicial execution of Surjit Singh
Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
1994Extrajudicial redition of Anonymous Sikh
2005Extrajudicial execution of Paramjit Singh
Bajuha Khurd, Nakodar, Jalandhar

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

Source: ENSAAF Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab, India