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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Punjab - Shaheed Bhai Kanwaljit Singh Ji

Shaheed Bhai Kanwaljit Singh Ji

kabeeraa marathaa marathaa jag muaa mar bh n jaanai koe
Kabeer, the world is dying - dying to death, but no one knows how to truly die.

aisee maranee jo marai bahur n maranaa hoe
Whoever dies, let him die such a death, that he does not have to die again.

Shaheed Bhai Kamaljeet Singh (1978-2007)

Shaheed Bhai Kamaljeet Singh (1978-2007) was born in village Jogimajra near Koop Kallan (Malerkota, District Sangrur) in the house of Sardar Bant Singh and Sardarni Malkeet Kaur. Bhai Sahib left behind his elderly parents, Brother Jasveer Singh, two sisters (both married), his wife – Bibi Parminder Kaur and his six month old daughter Manjot Kaur.
Bhai Kamaljeet Singh was a Gursikh of very high caliber and was fully devoted to Sikhi. Bhai Sahib was serving as a member of twenty-one member executive committee of Bhai Ghaniya Ji Seva Dal (Reg) Sangrur. Bhai Sahib took an active role in religious programs held throughout Punjab with complete dedication and at numerous times, he was also included in the Punj Pyare at amrit sanchaars held in Sangrur. Bhai Sahib affectionately adorned the baana of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and at the time he was martyred, he was fully dressed in Gursikhi attire.
It is worth mentioning that on May 17, 2007, when Sikh Sangat of Sunam and Sangrur was returning from Damdama Sahib after attending the meeting held by Takhat Jathedars, several Dera Sacha Sauda followers challenged them at Mor Mandi. The Sikh Sangat was under the mandate of Akal Takhat Sahib to maintain peace, thus the calls of the Dera followers were ignored.
According to close associates of Bhai Kamaljeet Singh – Bhai Manjeet Singh and Bhai Amritpal Singh, after returning to Sunam, the local Sikh Sangat approached Dera Sacha Sauda (Bathinda) to hold a peaceful protest. The main motive of the protest was to acquire an apology from the Sacha Sauda leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim. As a response, the Sacha Sauda followers threw glass bottles - some broken, while others filled with petrol (gasoline). Despite the mischievous response of the dera followers, the Sikh Sangat continued protesting while chanting ‘Satnam Waheguru’.
A few moments later, the actions of Sacha Sauda followers took a more violent turn as they started firing gunshots at the Sikh Sangat. As a consequence of the shooting, Bhai Balbir Singh was severely injured while Bhai Kamaljeet Singh passed away at spot after being hit in the chest.
Talking to the press regarding the killing of their son, parents of Bhai Kamaljeet Singh said that they are proud as their son became a martyr for the cause of Sikh Nation. They asked the State and Centre Government to invest more interest in solving the situation as soon as possible as the rising number of deras in Punjab is a big concern for the Sikhs.

Shaheed Bhai Kanwaljeet Singh Jee honoured by Canadian Sikhs

Sangat Bans Parkash and Sukhbir Badal from Ontario Gurdwaras
Missisauga, Ontario (KP) - In response to the sudden violent condition in Punjab caused by Dera ‘Sacha’ (Jhoottha) Sauda, concerened Sikhs in Canada gathered to express their disgust with the Punjab government, the S.G.P.C and Dera ‘Sacha’ (Jhoottha) Sauda. Countless Sikhs of different Panthic Jathebandees voiced their opinions on the matter at Dixie Road Gurduara on May 19th at a meeting organized by the Ontario Sikh and Gurduara Committee (O.S.G.C).
At this gathering, the Sangat passed several resolutions such as asking Sree Akal Takht Sahib to recognize the sacrifice of Bhai Kanwaljeet Singh Jee and declare him a Shaheed (Martyr). Additionally, the O.S.G.C has promised to support Shaheed Bhai Kanwaljeet Singh Jee’s family. Arrangements have also been made for an Akhand Paatth Sahib to take place at Dixie Gurduaaraa in memory of Bhai Sahib. Furthermore, they requested the S.G.P.C. to provide jobs for Bhai Sahib’s family and those who were wounded by followers of Gurmeet Ram Raheem.
The Sangat also decided that the S.G.P.C should find Deray which go against Sree Akaal Takhat Sahib’s Maryada and have them shut down. A notice regarding the actions of the Sirsa Dera chief will be given, by the O.S.G.C, to the "Sanyukat Raashtar Sangh", as well as the Canadian and Indian Governments.
In another resolution, the Sangat demanded that the Punjab government take steps towards solving the current problem in Punjab. The damning pictures of Prakash and Sukhbir Badal sitting inside Dera ‘Sacha’ (Jhoottha) Sauda were also shown to the Sangat. In response to this the O.S.G.C. recognizing Prakash Badal’s true character, decided to boycott him and his son. Despite much argument; in the end, Chairman Harbans Singh Jandali had to read out this resolution because of pressure from the Sangat.
Upon reading out these resolutions, the Sangat bellowed Jakairay and raised their hands, showing support for the resolutions that were passed.


PanthKiJeet said...

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਹਿ ॥

Just wanted to say - Parnaam Shaheedan Nu!!!

Never forgotten! Will be remembered in every Ardaas to WaheGuru!

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਹਿ ॥

Anonymous said...

parnaam shaheeda nooh sada amar rain geh!