Gursikhs from the Past

Bhai Harjinder Singh 'Jinda' & Bhai Sukhdev Singh 'Sukha'

sukhajinda-artBhai Harjnder Singh Jinda and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha are two martyrs in the 20th century history. Sukhdev Singh and Harjinder Singh stood for the truth and accepted the sikh historical traidition of acting against enemies of the Sikh nation. They repeated history and proved that the sikh spirit of the past is alive and well in the present. They are part of the new chapter of ongoing sikh history. 

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In the 20th century the Indian state and underground inhumane brahmanical forces attacked Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwara’s throughout India. The entire Indian political apparatus embarked on a massive terrorist campaign against the sikhs became responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent sikh men women and children.

At this point in sikh history Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha took action to insure that the sikhs who died did not die in vein. They knew the Indian state who openly terrorized its own citizens would never mete out justice to the sikhs. In todays modern world the Indian state continues to justify the massive planned killing of innocent sikhs. Perhaps the modern world is prepared to allow state sponsored terrorism however the Khalsa is not.

In the spirit of the sikhs of the 18th century Harjinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh stood and claimed justice in a hostile environment;fully aware of the consequences of their actions. They assassinated general A.S. Vaidya in pune. General Vaidya was the commander against the Darbar Sahib and other gurdwara’s.

Most hindu fundamentalists anti-national and extremist organisations gave full support to the army and distributed sweets to the army after it pillaged and destroyed the Akaal Takht Sahub and Sri Darbar Sahib complex. This was a dark day for the sikh community on this day hindu fundamentalist organisations repeated history. The first time the Rashtriya Swamsewak Sangh (RSS) distributed sweets was after the killing of Mahatma Gandhi by RSS activists Nathu Ram Godsey and then in June 1984 they shared sweets with the Indian army for their attack on the Sikhs.

The governments actions against the Sikh nation caompelled many to pick up arns and defend their faith and lives. They know knew that the state would bever treat them as citizens but instead as unwanted second class inhabitants inhabitants who continue to resis assimilation into the hindu majority. The kasha takes inspiration from gurbani and Sikh history Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji wrote the zafarnama.

“Chun kar aaj haman heelte dar guzast hallal ast burden da shamsheer dast”
“When all peaceful means to resolve a crucial problem fail it justified to wield the sword.”

Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha took arms in the light of gurbani they died for the Sikh faith and Sikh homeland. They are men of their word. Both of them had no fear of deathm they had won death. They shared sweets with each other and jail staff after the magistrate pronounced theid death sentence. They fully repected the magistrate’s decision and accepted the consequences of their actions. These men were not fighting against and single person or religion they stood up against the brahmanical forces that had created divisions between the people killed innocent people and encouraged injustice they revived the Sikh tradition of insuring justice.  They were full of faith in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and declared that our nation is Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.