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Today in Sikh History :26th April


26th April


1969 Lachhman Singh Gill died of heart attack. He could not bear the insult of his arrest by Gurnam Singh’s government which in actuality was an act of revenge
1982 Hindus perpetrated sacrilege acts on Sri Darbar Sahib.

Hindus perpetrated sacrilege acts on Sri Darbar Sahib. Between April 26 and May 3, about 20 cases of sacrilege perpetrated on the Darbar Sahib were reported to the police. The Gurdwara officials actually handed over six Hindus to the police but all were set free. Since 1947, dozens of Hindus have been caught red-handed while committing acts of sacrilege on Sikh and Muslims shrines but none of them has, so far, been punished. On the other hand rewards are announced on the heads of Sikhs who are merely suspected of being responsible for such an act; and the amount of the rewards are in Lakhs, whereas murderers of 13 Sikhs were declared Proclaimed Offenders after one month and the amount on each head was Rs. 1000.

1984 15 GurSikhs Killed killed at Gurudwara Bibi Kahan Kaur, Moga.

The Border Security Forces (BSF) of India killed 15 GurSikhs and injured 25 others at Gurudwara Bibi Kahan Kaur, Moga. Water, power and the electrical supply to 20 Sikh shrines including three at Moga were cut. 300 Sikhs were detained in these Gurdwaras.

-Ref. THE SIKHS’ STRUGGLE FOR SOVEREIGNTY, An Historical Perspective By Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer and Dr. Awatar Singh Sekhon. Edited By: A.T. Kerr Page 110-119.

1998 Justice Kuldip Singh, in his capacity as the Founder-President of the World Sikh Council, announced a 3-member People’s Commission to enquire into disappearances in Punjab during the militancy days. Former Supreme Court Judge Justice K. Reddy, would head the commission while the other two members of the commission are former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Justice D.S. Tevalia, and former Judge of the Mumbai High Court Justice H. Suresh. The victims of the police atrocities could present their cases with documentary proof to the commission.

– The Hindustan Times, April 27, 1998.



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