On this Day in Sikh History

Friday, June 9th, 2023 / ੨੬ ਜੇਠ, ਨਾਨਕਸ਼ਾਹੀ ੫੫੫

1716ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, his son Ajai Singh, and the remaining Sikhs under detention were tortured to death under orders of Badshah Farrukh Siyar.
1726ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Tara Singh Van, a respected Gursikh of the 18th century, was killed along his associates battling the forces of Zakariya Khan's deputy Momin Khan.
1946 Sikhs rejected Cabinet Mission proposals.
1949 Hindu members of the Punjab University went on record and opposed Punjabi as a medium of instruction.
1968 All Parties Sikh convention demanded Vatican like sovereignty status for Nanakana Sahib.
1982 A right-wing Hindu Sadhu desecrated and burnt several copies of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji's Saroops.
1984ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Major Singh Nagoke and Bhai Dalbir Singh Abhyasi were killed battling the Indian army from the Ramgrahia Bunga. They were the last of the Sikh fighters to become shaheed during Operation Blue Star.
(Source: Khadku Yodhe – Maninder Singh Baja/1984tribute.com)
1984 "Operation Woodrose" continues, in which thousands of Sikh youths and Amritdhari Sikhs are systematically rounded up, harassed, and eliminated across Punjab.
1989ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ   Bhai Baljinder Singh Raju (KCF) was tortured and killed in police custody at Jalandhar.
(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 Gyan Singh
Amritsar, Amritsar II, Amritsar
1986Extrajudicial execution of Balwinder Singh
Sultanwind, Amritsar II, Amritsar
1987Extrajudicial execution of Sukhdev Singh
Badhai, Gurdaspur, Gurdaspur
1988Extrajudicial execution of Inderjit Singh
Jatana, Rupnagar, Rupnagar
1989Extrajudicial execution of Manjeet Singh
Jandanwala, Bathinda, Bathinda
1991Extrajudicial execution of Angrej Singh
Sada Singhwala, Moga, Moga
1991Extrajudicial execution of Nirmal Singh (between June 9, 1991 and June 10,1991 )
Kartarpur, Jalandhar II, Jalandhar
1991Extrajudicial execution of Sharanpal Singh
Singhpura, Patti, Amritsar
1991Extrajudicial execution of Sohan Singh
Samirowal, Anandpur Sahib, Rupnagar
1992Extrajudicial execution of Gulzar Singh
Sultanwind, Amritsar II, Amritsar
1992Extrajudicial execution of Mangaljit Singh
Khabba Rajputan, Baba Bakala, Amritsar
1993Extrajudicial execution of Paramjit Singh
Manuke, Jagroan, Ludhiana
1993Extrajudicial execution of Rawinderpal Singh
Nangal Khurd, Raikot, Ludhiana

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

Source: ENSAAF Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab, India