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A potentially fruitful area of enquiry would have been to probe

further the aspect of Punjabi Hindu presence amongst the Sikh

militants which Puri et al. rightly call 'interesting' but do not

follow up. This is an aspect of Punjab militancy which remains hugely

understudied. There is some interesting information on Roshan Lal

Bairagi, the first known Punjabi Hindu turned Sikh 'terrorist',

provided by the left-wing magazine Link: "Bairagis are a Hindu

Brahmin sect. This particular Hindu sect has closest links with

Sikhism. They are generally poor. Some villages in Amritsar district

have one or more Bairagi families each. Traditionally, they earn

their living by doing daily labour occasionally, begging and

performing religious ceremonies, including in Sikh families."2 Some

of the other Punjabi Hindus whose names were reported in the media

for having joined the ranks of Sikh terrorists were Pardeep Kumar

(Sher Singh Sher after baptism), Rakesh Kumar (new Sikh name Ranjit

Singh Pappu, killed 1992), Balwant Rai (Gurdit Singh Gullu killed

1992), Ashok Kumar Billa, Ramesh Lal (Kabul Singh), Vikas Pandit

(killed), Vishnu Dutt (killed) and his brother Prem Kumar (Panthjit

Singh), Sarwan Kumar (Palwinder Singh, killed) and his brother Ashok

Kumar (Sukhwinder Singh, killed), K C Sharma (killed), Sushil Kumar

(killed), Sham Sunder Shastri (Ranjit Singh Bittu, killed 1992), Bhai

Des Raj Desa Salem Tabri (killed 1992), Tarsem Raj ('escaped' police

custody 1992) and Ram Sarup Pandit (Surjit Singh killed 1992).

It is difficult to say much regarding some Punjabi Hindus' turn

towards Sikh militancy on the basis of the limited information

available of these individuals. Had the authors done in-depth case

studies of the two Punjabi Hindus in their sample, that might have

yielded some refreshing information on the question of Punjabi Hindu

participation in the Sikh militant movement. If we place this aspect

into the larger context of Hindu-Sikh relations in Punjab, we can

move closer to solving this apparent paradox. An overwhelming

majority of members of the Punjabi Hindu community have genuine and

deep reverence for the Sikh Gurus and the gurdwaras, especially the

Golden Temple. Similarly it will be difficult to find a Sikh who does

not have deep religious respect for the Hindu Gods and the temples.

Despite differences in some religious practices/beliefs, the Punjabi

Hindus and the Sikhs share a common universe of feelings. They

understand and empathise with each others' collective 'structure of

sentiments' (to borrow Raymond Williams' term

Shared Sorrows

Though the media did not adequately report it, a large number of

Punjabi Hindus were as emotionally injured at the destruction caused

by the army action at the Golden Temple as were the Sikhs. It is not

unreasonable to argue that many young Punjabi Hindus, especially in

the rural areas where they are more imbued with the Sikh ethos than

the urban Hindus, shared their Sikh friends' sense of anger and

revenge against the 'Delhi Durbar' for the destruction of the Akal

Takhat and other acts of sacrilege. To the Punjabi youth, the Sikh

militants' actions of armed attacks at targets belonging to the

'Delhi Durbar' seemed an act of retrieval of self-dignity against the

humiliation inflicted by 'Indira's Delhi'. The act of some Punjabi

Hindus joining the ranks of Sikh militants was an act of identifying

with the Sikh militants' bravery and courage - the values admired and

emulated by Punjabi youth

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  • Review: Punjab Terrorism: Truth Still Uncovered
    Pritam Singh
    Reviewed work(s): Terrorism in Punjab: Understanding Grassroots Reality by Harish K. Puri; Paramjit Singh Judge; Jagrup Singh Sekhon
    Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 40 (Oct. 6-12, 2001), pp. 3829-3831
    (review consists of 3 pages)
    Published by:
Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4411200

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newtosikhi ,you forgot to mention Bhai Mohar Singh and his minor daughters Bibi Satnam Kaur and Bibi Wahegruru Kaur who attained Shaheedi during Operation Bluestar.

Google these names with reference to Operation Bluestar and find out who they were.


Their shaheedi is also a slap on the GOI controlled Indian media propoganda.

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The so called militancy or Khalistan movement was neither Economical nor due to backwardness in education .

In fact a number of kharkoos were very well educated doctors,engineers,MA's,MBA's etc.Similarly a number of them were from well to do families .

The reason for Khalistan movement was to restore the dignity and self respect of Punjab and Punjabis.Unfortunately the GOI does not seem have learnt any lesson despite killing around 2 lakh Sikhs .

No one should be surprised in case the Khalistan movement revives as all the demands of Punjab remain unaccepted even till today.Moreover a number of Punjab's youths still feel that their dignity and self respect has not been restored .

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  • 3 years later...

A case regarding a Nepal Hindu who became a Sikh and joined the Babbar Khalsa
Regarding Balbir Singh, the SSP said that he was a Nepalese who had converted to Sikhism some years back and was arrested by the police in 1996. It was Balbir who helped Jagtar Tara and Devi Singh cross over into Nepal after their escape from Burail jail in 2004, he added.

A case regarding a Nepal Hindu who became a Sikh and joined the Khalsa Zindabad Force
Khuram Masih alias Manjit Singh alias Kala alias Akaal, a Christian-turned-Sikh and a close associate of Neeta, was shot dead by the police during an encounter at village Dablehar in the RS Pura Sector of Jammu on December 28, 2000. Reportedly a ‘hit-man’ for Neeta, Khuram Masih was involved in at least 20 explosions in Jammu, Punjab and New Delhi.

N.B. – Mr. Devon Saggers is an Anglo-Saxon Canadian who is a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and is deeply interested in Sikhism. He keeps us informed about the Sikh independence movement and has now done some research into non-Sikh’s who converted to Sikhism in the hope of getting the Sikh’s justice after the evil Operation Bluestar in which the Hindu state resorted to vandalism of the holiest Sikh shrine and then perpetrated the genocide of the Sikh race. Mr. Saggers writes to us of those non-Sikh’s who embraced Sikhism and fought in the ranks of the valiant Sikh militants and subsequently sought martyrdom.

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This 1 person I know who was in the police at that time with a minor position said that if we asked the people captured who are you? Majority of them would say Mazhbi Sikhs

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Bhai Sahib this no paradox. The trend is prevalent in every religion and every country. The gareeb (poor), those with good hearts and deep love for humanity because they know first hand hard it is to earn and how it feels to be looked down upon, are generally at the forefront when it comes to giving shaheedis. These are the real practitioners of religion. Not some lazy a**** like me who find it hard to wake up in the morning for Nitnem. These are the people like Bhai Dhir Singh and Bhai Bir Singh who fight with each other to present himself to Dasam Pita because Guru Gobind Singh Ji needs to test a rifle. Or the 40 mukte or the Singhs martyred in Golden Temple.

Moreover Sikhi is such a beautiful religion that who wouldn't want to go all the way when its time.

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

With 'Psychology' in mind,

Humble request, when using the words 'extremist''hardliners''kharkoos''miltant''terrorist' please do not use them with the word Sikh...

People are falling for a surreptitious campaign that eventually leads to Sikh genocide.

The words above are being increasingly recognised with the word 'Sikh' without Sikh being mentioned. This has been identified as part of the first 4 stages of genocide, as follows...





For further info, read http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/tenstagesofgenocide.html

Need an alternative... try 'freedom fighters' and those against 'oppression and tyranny'.

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The Brave Hindu brother, Bhai Dula Singh,who joined Khalsa fauj of Baba Jarnail Singh ji and became a Shaheed fighting for defense of Darbar Sahib in Operation Bluestar.He was just 17 that time. He had a Blue Gol Dastar on his head during the Battle.He was given this name by Santji! Dula means 'Beloved Son'.


The Hindu Brahmin brother,Hardev Singh(Bhola Pandit) who sacrificed his life fighting for defence of Darbar sahib alongside Khalsa fauj.

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