06 January 2008

Remembering Our Great Shaheeds - Bhai Satwant Singh Ji and Bhai Kehar Singh Ji

Today is the anniversary of the shaheedi of these two who each played a vital role in the execution of [Indira Gandhi].

I don't know who wrote this, but I can do no better.

6 January – Shaheedi Bhai Satwant Singh and Bhai Kehar Singh

On 6th January 1989 the thoughts of the whole Sikh Nation were with Bhai Satwant Singh and Bhai Kehar Singh. They had taken this most important task, and with it all the heartache for them and their families. Both were in Chardi Kala as they walked towards the noose. Early at 4am their voices could be heard from outside the jail, shouting, "Bole So Nihal ! Sat Siri Akaal !" Then a few moments silence as both of them stepped forward and kissed the hangman's noose. Very heavy rain started to fall.

The Indian Government did not hand over the bodies of Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh and Shaheed Bhai Kehar Singh to their next of kin. Their bodies were cremated within Tihar jail. When the cruel authorities started cremating the bodies, the rain suddenly stopped. Nature was doing its bit to respect the Shaheeds.

The thoughts of the whole Sikh Nation are with Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh and Shaheed Bhai Kehar Singh. They will live forever in the hearts of all Sikhs.

Please read this very moving account in the Panthic Weekly: Two Lions Awaken.

Some see things as they are and ask, Why?
I dream things that never were and ask, Why not?
Bobby Kennedy

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