Shaheed Bhai Aafat Singh Gora
Shaheed Bhai Paramjit Singh Pamma alias Aafat Singh Gora
Khalistan Commando Force
Kauma Jiondyan Sada Kurbania Te
Ankh Maray Tan Kaum Hai Mar Jandi.
Os Kaum Nu Sada Ithiaas Pujay
Bipta Has Ke Kaum Jo Jar Jandi.
Sir De Sardar Kahae Appan
Taahio Siir Dastaran Sohdiyan Ne
Taahio Singh Hai Appan Nu keha Janda
Maut Taahio Assan Ton Darr Jandi.
“Khalsa Ji, we all have to die one day. If one wants to be Shaheed, then today is the day to get married to death. Never look back, keep on moving forwards and don’t let anyone doubt the doings of Guru Sahib and Puratan Singhs.” These were the words of Jamalpur village’s sarpanch Pandit Bihari Lal during the Dharam Yudh Morcha as he sent his daughters to give their arrest.
“Khalsa Ji, there is nothing to be sad about, when we chose this path we knew the consequences. Our history is in front of us. Sarbansdani Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj is the one who blessed us to walk on this path, he himself sacrificed his father, mother and 4 sons. The lovers of freedom must always remain ready to make such sacrifices.” These words were said by Bhai Aafat Singh Gora and Bhai Bakshish Singh Kalyug to Bhai Joga Singh Kanpur, at the time when 7 family members of Bhai Kanpur’s family were massacred by the dogs of Indian government. At that time Bhai Sahib and Bhai Kalyug did Ardas that until they did not take revenge for the merciless killings of this family, they will not eat a single grain. The next morning, within 24 hours these warriors killed the men responsible for the Kanpur massacre and took revenge.
There is a never ending list of Sikh warriors that gave their lives to maintain the respect and pride of the Sikh panth, amongst the list is the name of Bhai Paramjit Singhs alias Bhai Aafat Singh Gora. Bhai Sahib was born on 10th August 1964, in the house of Sardar Manjit Singh in the village of Bassi Pathana, district Fatehgarh. Bhai Sahib completed his primary education at the government school in the village. Bhai Sahib was in love with gurbani kirtan from childhood and for that reason he started learning kirtan himself. Whenever Sardar Manjit Singh did kirtan Bhai Sahib would join him and play the table, because Bhai Sahib loved kirtan, he soon learnt the art of Gurbani kirtan.
Bhai Sahib had a step mother who he never felt comfortable with and for this reason he moved to Sri Anandpur Sahib. Bhai Sahib continuously did sewa at Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib and stayed in deep meditation by doing Gurbani kirtan, it was during this time when the government attacked Sri Darbar Sahib in June 1984. Even Sri Anandpur Sahib was attacked by the Indian army. It was here that Bhai Sahib did ardas, “Hey Akaal Purakh, give me the knowledge and strength to take revenge for the destruction of Gurughars and the murders of innocent Sikhs.”
Few days after that Bhai Sahib met Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kidh of Dusht Sodh Commando Force. Bhai Sahib started doing actions with this group in secret. One day all of the sudden, Punjab police arrested Bhai Sahib with the help of an informant. For 4 months Bhai Sahib was blindly tortured and in the end he was charged with 12 murders and sent to jail. During his remand Bhai Sahib was kept at different jails such as Ropar, Patiala, Nabha and Sangrur. No one from Bhai Sahib’s family came to see him in jail. In Sangrur jail Bhai Sahib met Bhai Bakshish Singh Kalyug son of Pandit Bihari Lal, sarpanch of village Jamalpur. Both Singhs became religious brothers. It was during this time, Pandit Bihari Lal took Bhai Sahib as his second son and after selling one and a half acres of farms, Pandit Bihari Lal managed to bail both of his sons from all cases. After being released from jail, the butchering police did not stop harassing these two brothers, due to which both Singhs said farewell to their homes.
Bhai Sahib and Bhai Kalyug met the chief of Khalistan Armed Force, Bhai Sarabjit Singh Dharamkot and jumped into the battlefield to fight against the doers of injustice. Bhai Sahib and Bhai Kalyug shared their views and agreed to join two different freedom fighting groups to increase unity. When the time came it would be easy for Singhs to combine different Jathebandis into one. Following these views Bhai Sahib joined Khalistan Commando Force under the command of Bhai Paramjit Singh Panjwar. With this group Bhai Sahib did many big actions and at the same time did parchar of Gurbani as well as doing parchar of the Sikh freedom Movement. Whenever Bhai Sahib went, he brought Aafat (panic) to the enemies of the Sikhs. This was the reason why Singhs named Bhai Sahib Bhai Aafat Singh Gora.
In the end a friend of Bhai Sahib forced Bhai Sahib to come to the village of Ghuman district Gurdaspur, but this so called friend had informed the police. When Bhai Sahib reached the Ghuman village he was surrounded by the Indian security forces and a fierce battle started between the thousands of trained soldiers with the latest armoury who were paid to defend the atrocities of Indian government and on the other side, one Singh of guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj who was equivalent to 125,000 (Sava Lakh). After a lengthy encounter and causing damage to the Indian security forces equipment and lives, Bhai Sahib attained Shaheedi fighting. Bhai Sahib attained Shaheedi smiling and added his name in the golden ink in the Sikh history. Bhai Sahib remained in high spirits till his last breath and beyond.
Pandit Bihari Lal sacrificed a lot in Sikh Freedom movement. He has had 6 members of his family made shaheed in the Sikh Freedom Movement and he has helped the Khadku Singhs who have been locked up in jail by selling his land, farms to bail Jhujarus. Pandit Bihari Lal even married one his daughters to a Khadku Singhs, Bhai Anar Singh Para. This family of Pandits deserves our respect because they have contributed so much to the struggle for Khalistan. The Sikh families must learn from this family.
Wangar 52 – December 1992