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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

Served as the first Jathedar of the the Sikh Freedom Fighting Organisation : Khalistan Liberation Force.



Bhai Talwinder Singh Ji Saheed



Saheed Sukhdev Singh Babbar

(Attained 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.

Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Ji Babbar was a very special Gursikh with many admirable qualities. During Vaisakhi 1978, when the Indian Government sponsored "Nirankaris" were parading around Amritsar, hurling abuse at our Gurus, Sahibzaadai and Panj Pyarai, Bhai Fauja Singh collated together a group of Gursikhs to protest at the insults. At the same time, Bhai Sukhdev Singh Ji was getting married. When Bhai Sukhdev Singh Ji heard about the martyrdom of his close friend Bhai Fauja Singh Ji, he called a meeting of Gursikhs who decided that they had no alternative but to defend the Khalsa Panth against these increasing attacks by using arms. From that day forward, Bhai Sukhdev Singh was to be known as Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Babbar, Commander-in-Chief of Babbar Khalsa International.
Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Babbar was a highly spiritual Gursikh as well as being a great military Commander. His daily prayers would last many hours, as he meditated peacefully on God. He was a very humble and caring man, soft-spoken, yet very determined and strong of charachter. He was a perfect example of a Gursikh.
 In 1984, just prior to the Blue star operation in which the Indian Government set out to finish off Sikhism, Jathedar Sukhdev Singh received intelligence reports a few days earlier. Jathedar quickly formulated a defensive plan and began to fortify the Golden temple complex. As the Indian army arrived with its tanks, helicopters and thousands of troops, a few Gursikhs fought like true Warrior-Saints of Guru Gobind Singh and held out for almost a week. The first Singh to be martyred in operation Bluestar was Jathedar Sukhdev Singh's close friend, Bhai Mengha Singh Ji, who received a single sniper shot to the head.
The Gursikhs within the complex fought so courageously that they sent shivers down the spines of the Indian Army commanders. Eventually, however, the Gursikhs also suffered many losses and Jathedar Sukhdev Singh's men pleaded with him to leave the complex and to continue the resistance soon afterwards. Jathedar Sukhdev Singh had no choice but to leave, but his heart never healed having seen with his own eyes, the desecration of our holy Akal Takhat and Harmandir Sahib. For the next eight years, Jathedar Sukhdev Singh commanded attacks on the evil and merciless police and army forces who had direct orders from the Indian Government to rape all Sikh women and kill all Amritdhari Sikhs.
In August 1992, Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Babbar was ambushed by the Indian Army. He was executed immediately. He will always be remembered as a true Warrior-Saint of Guru Gobind Singh and a brave patriot of the Khalsa Nation.



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





Shaheed Bhai Labh Singh Ji

Served as the leader of the the Sikh Freedom Fighting Organization : Khalistan Commando Force. 



Shaheed Sukhdev Singh "Sukha" and Shaeed Harjinder Singh "Jinda"

To the Panth these GurSikhs are known as simply "Sukha" and "Jinda". Responsible for bringing Fasicst Indian General Vaidya to Justice for his role in the June 1984 massacre of thousands of GurSikhs, these Singhs were hanged by the Facist Hindoo Government for this un-parallel bravery. When the hangman's noose was put around their necks, these heroes eagerly entered the state of Martyrdom with battle-cries of "Sat Sri-Akaal", and "Raaj Krega-Khalsa !!"



Shahid Bhai Jasbir Singh Ji, Babbar Khalsa International



Bhai Anokh Singh Ji, "Babbar"

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 Anokh Singh ji Babbar  -  Bhai Sahib Ji was a highly illuminated gursikh, recognised by all as the one who was special amongst a generation of Shaheeds. During 1984, he not only fought, but all spend many days ferrying Sikhs, who were there for the Gurpurb, to safety. After 1984, he continued on the struggle, praised highly by everyone for ability to always uphold the highest sentiments of  Sahib Guru Gobind Singh ji.  Bhai Sahib was the one who punished the notorious torturer of Sikhs, Gobind Ram. Eventually when Bhai Sahib was captured, he was given severe torture, but he never revealed the whereabouts of his companions.  First his eyes were removed, then he was cut limb by limb. His Shaheedi was comparable to the Great Bhai Mani Singh ji. A Unique Gursikh, blessed with Bhakti and Shakti, a perfect example of a Khalsa.



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.






The Bloody Vaisakhi: Amritsar - April 13, 1978


Bhai Fauja Singh Ji Shaheed

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.


This new 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) attitude.

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 Gurdit Singh
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.