Shaheed Bhai Amarjit Singh Khalsa
Shaheed Bhai Amarjit Singh Khalsa
Babbar Khalsa/Khalistan Liberation Force
Shaheed Bhai Amarjit Singh Khalsa was among those saint soldiers who lived their lives for the Guru and then died for their Guru. These Singhs, like Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar, Bhai Gurpal Singh Babbar, Bhai Sulakhan Singh Babbar, Bhai Ravinder Singh Babbar and many more were abhiyaasi Gursikhs who joined the Sikh Freedom Movement, not for any personal gain, but to stand up for their brothers and sisters and to defend the name of their Guru.
These Singhs were not just Shaheeds when their souls left their bodies, they lived as alive Shaheeds. They had given their heads to the Guru the day they received the gift of Amrit and for every moment after that, they did not live for themselves anymore. They accepted every Gurus order completely. They didn’t fear death, because they belonged to the Guru who could take them as he wished.
After being freed from police custody, Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar appeared at an amrit sanchar smagam. Bhai Sahib’s closest friend, Bhai Sulakhan Singh had recently become a Shaheed.
A Vaak was taken and the shabad came,
ਜੋ ਦਿਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਦਿਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥
ਕਰਨਾ ਕੂਚੁ ਰਹਨੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ॥
ਸੰਗੁ ਚਲਤ ਹੈ ਹਮ ਭੀ ਚਲਨਾ ॥
ਦੂਰਿ ਗਵਨੁ ਸਿਰ ਊਪਰਿ ਮਰਨਾ ॥1॥
The Singhs doing sewa and Bhai Anokh Singh knew what this meant. Shaheedi was not far off now. One of the Singhs in the Panj Pyare became emotional and a tear escaped his eye and rolled down his cheek. Bhai Anokh Singh smiled and said, “Jio, when we came on this path, was there any doubt where we would finish? Was death ever a question? So why be sad over this?”
Shortly after, Bhai Sahib was arrested and tortured to death in the most brutal manner.
These are the Singhs whose sacrifice will bear fruit and bring Khalsa rule. These Singhs of the Guru who have dedicated their lives for the Khalsa. These are the true Babbars.
Shaheed Bhai Amarjit Singh Khalsa, a true warrior of the Sikh nation, Bhai Sahib did sewa as well as simran, from the village of Hans Kalan near Jagraon, district Ludhiana, born in the house of Sardar Guljar Singh and from the womb of Mata Gurdial Kaur. Bhai Sahib had 2 brothers and a sister. Bhai Sahib studied at the local primary school and also studied at the local secondary school. Bhai Sahib loved playing hockey, he was chosen as the captain of his village hockey club.
In 1985, Bhai Sahib passed his exams with 92% marks, Bhai Sahib always got high marks in his studies. In the same year, Guru Nanak Engineering College of Ludhiana had accepted the admission of Bhai Sahib.
From a young age Bhai Sahib had taken Amrit from the 5 Beloved Singhs and joined the Khalsa army. Bhai Sahib was never scared to say the truth to anyone. At college Bhai Sahib would get into fights against the gangs that harassed the students and taught them a lesson. Bhai Sahib’s personality was of a cheerful, welcoming person, he was always seen doing sewa and if not sewa then he would be doing simran. Bhai Sahib never spoke to anyone in a rude manner instead treated everyone with love.
Bhai Sahib was a strict follower of Sarbloh rehat maryada, he would wake up at amritvela, have a bath and wash his hair then do the full nitnem followed by Sukhmani Sahib. Then Bhai Sahib would go to the local gurudwara and do sewa there then he would do anything else. Bhai Sahib was strongly against drugs and alcohol, Bhai Sahib never attended wedding parties, birthday Parties or any sort of party.
Bhai Sahib was worried about the Khadku Singhs that were taking drugs and cutting their hair. Along with Bhai Hardeep Singh Rimpy, Bhai Sohan Singh Sheikhapura and Dr Darspreet Singh Rumy, Bhai Sahib started doing preached against the drugs and the cutting of hair. Bhai Sahib said, “Sikh warriors like Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh have died but not cut their hair. Today the people that call themselves a Singh and cut their hair, can they answer my question, to which guru they belong to? Guru Gobind Singh Ji has made it clear, that Guru Ji will only give darshan to a Khalsa. These Khadkus that cut their hair are not Khalsa, instead they are sheep.” Bhai Sahib preached on becoming a full Sikh and following the rehat maryada. Bhai Sahib preached Sikhi in his area to the fullest and also gave out free books on Gurmat. Bhai Sahib stopped the anti-gurmat ideologies at local gurudwaras and smagams, Bhai Sahib was always seen reciting bani and encouraging others to take amrit of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Bhai Sahib would always attend Rehnsbhai smagams of Akhand Kirtani Jatha and Bhai Sahib was also close with the singhs of Damdami Taksal. Through Rehnsbhai Bhai Sahib came in contact with Bhai Harbhajan Singh of Babbar Khalsa.
While studying at college, Bhai Sahib would go stay with his Massi in the village of Kalan Raipur, there Bhai Sahib made as close friend, Bhai Amarpreet Singh who studied at the college of Kalan Raipur. Bhai Sahib and Bhai Amarpreet Singh did undercover sewa for the Sikh Freedom Movement and got to know some of the A-class Khadku Singhs. Bhai Sahib was also doing undercover actions with Bhai Harbhajan Singh Babbar and Bhai Kuldeep Singh Sheikhapura while studying at college. Bhai Sahib was good at keeping a low profile, that’s why a 3rd person never knew about the actions Bhai Sahib was doing within the Sikh Freedom Movement.
An insider had given information of Bhai Sahib to the police. Bhai Sahib was arrested at Amritvela, while doing nitnem. The police tortured Bhai Sahib brutally, when the police took off the 5 Kakkars from Bhai Sahib, he continuously recited Waheguru and did not eat or drink a single drop off water. When the police failed in everything to get information from Bhai Sahib about other Khadku Singhs, they killed Bhai Sahib in a fake encounter in the village of Kaneean on 11th March 1992.
Soon after Bhai Sahib’s shahadat, Bhai Amarpreet Singh was also killed by the police in June 1992.
Sant Sipahi – March 1994