Shaheed Bhai Bakshish Singh Shisha Tur

Khalistan Liberation Force

Bhai Bakshish Singh Shisha was born in the house of Sardar Gurdeep Singh and from the womb of Mata Kulwant Kaur in the village of Tur, near Dhotian. Bhai Sahib was the second eldest of 3 sisters and 1 brother. Sardar Gurdeep Singh made the living for his family via farming. Bhai Sahib studied till 8th class at school of a nearby village Dhotian. After school and his studies, Bhai Sahib started heling his father in their farms. Bhai Sahib was engaged and later got married to start his average family life.

Bhai Sahib’s good friend and also a neighbour, Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu alias Hari Singh Canadian was active in the armed struggle for Khalistan under Khalistan Liberation Force’s Bhai Pipal Singh Dolewal. Bhai Sahib also started doing Jhujaru activities in secret with Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu. In the year of 1988, 2 Jhujaru Singhs were arrested from Bhai Sahib’s group, and it was from here the Punjab police found out about Bhai Sahib’s Jhujaru activities. The Punjab police then arrested Bhai Sahib and Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu from their homes. Both Jhujaru Singhs were charged with roughly 14 cases in relation to Jhujaru activities and jailed. Bhai Sahib along with Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu spent almost 3 years in Gumtala jail, then in 1991 both came out on bail. Even after being released Bhai Sahib and Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu continued to do actions under Bhai Pipal Singh Dolewal.

On 5th May 1992, Bhai Sahib, Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu and Bhai Avtar Singh Bota Kang were travelling on a tractor to the village of Jaura. As they approached the village of Jandoke Sarhali, they encountered a CRPF check post. Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu had broken his leg and was in a plaster. Soon as the CRPF noticed these Jhujaru Singhs an battle of bullets started. These 3 sons of Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj fought with courage even though Bhai Kuljit Singh Bittu was injured he showed great bravery as well as Bhai Sahib and Bhai Avtar Singh Bota Kang. This battle continued for 3 and a half hours. In the end all 3 Jhujaru Singhs attained martyrdom fighting the security forces of a racist and oppressive government.

Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Bakshish Singh Shisha Tur