Thursday, April 10, 2008

Marking 30 Years

Nakli Nirankari Procession

On the day of Vaisakhi 13th April 1978 about 125 Singhs from Jatha Bhindran and Akhand Kirtani Jatha went to peacefully protest against the Nirankari procession deliberately held through the city of Amritsar and against Nakali Nirankari Gurbachan Singh's hurtful insults and direct attack against the Gurus.

Nakli Nirankari Guru - Gurbachan

Bhai Fauja Singh was barefooted and all the Singhs were reciting Gurbani. The Nakali Nirankari army fired at the unarmed Singhs, and Bhai Fauja Singh and 12 other Singhs became Shaheeds and 70-75 Singhs were wounded. After his Shaheedi, the Leaders and Jathedars of the Panth stated that Bhai Fauja Singh and the other Singhs had given "Shaheedi" for the great task from which we had been hiding. They had not only woken the Panth, but also made us stronger, so that we can pay more attention to this in the future.

13 Gursikh martyrs

Injured Bhai Amolak Singh jee (now in Australia) being held by Baba Jarnail Singh jee Bhindranwale.

“These are Sikhs who are prepared to live and die for righteousness, who exemplify the courage of Guru Gobind Singh in their daily life, who love Naam Simran as their life breath and who recognize the same spirit, the same love and the same infinite vibration of Naam which flows through the Nation of the Khalsa… There was none there to defend these courageous Sikhs, except God and Guru. Each one who fell uttered “Waheguru” and surely was received into the arms of the Guru as he died this martyr’s death.”

13 Gursikhs

The funeral took place on Saturday 15th April 1978 outside Gurdwara Ramsar Sahib, in front of a congregation of about 25-30,000. All the Shaheed Gursikhs were cremated together.

Funeral of Gursikhs

Panthic leaders, including Baba Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale, Bhai Joginder Singh Talwara, Singhs from Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Jatha Bhindran and rest of the Sangat together at the site where the Antim-Saskar of the 13th Shaheeds was performed. Bhai Fauja Singh Ji's shield can be seen amongst the ashes.

Wake up call by Sant ji and Panth after 1978 Massacre.

Fore more info about Bhai Fauja Singh & 1978:

Upcoming Event:

30 Years Of Saheedi Smagam, 11-12th April, Bedford, Suported by Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Damdami Taksal, BOSS, Sikh Federaton etc.

Program Details

The programme will start with a 24 hour Akhand Jaap of Sri Sukhmani Sahib in the beloved memory of the Shaheeds of the last 30 years:

* Aramb Friday 11th April at 6pm
* Bhog will be on Saturday 12th April 6pm

After the bhog there will be a Mahaan Smagam, including international kirtanees

Bhai Satvinder Singh/Harvinder Singh Delhi Vale

Kirtanees From Damdami Taksal

Akhand Kirtanee Jatha


Live speech by Former Jathedar of Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib, Singh Sahib Bhai Ranjit Singh

Talk in English

Speakers from panthic jathebandis


Money Singh said...

manvir singh would be ok if i put this artical in a blog that i`m thinking of making?

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Hanji veerji that is fine.