Shaheed Bhai Bhupinder Singh Kooner

International Sikh Youth Federation/ Khalistan Liberation Force


Bhai Bhupinder Singh Kooner was the youngest member in his family and fondly known by his friends and family by the nick name ‘Bhinda’. Bhai Sahib’s family had moved to British Columbia in Canada from his maternal village Fatehpur in the Jalandhar district. The atrocities committed by the Indian Government during Operation Bluestar in 1984, awoken the sleeping conscience in Bhai Sahib’s mind following which he became Amritdhari. Bhai Bhupinder Singh left his family to join his brothers in arms. After travelling to Pakistan, Bhai Sahib resurfaced in India as a Khadku Singh. Bhai Sahib’s group targeted in killing sprees specifically those who were anti-Sikh or overly supported of the Indian Government and their policies against the Sikh faith.

On one occasion, Bhai Bhupinder Singh and his group went to kill a notorious Indian Government official and his family. They killed the family but the son of that family managed to escape and hid away from the Khadku Singhs. Later, this boy was the one that identified to police the people that had killed his entire family in front of him.

Most of these Khadku Singhs used to keep their money and belongings with specific people in specific locations. The person who Bhai Bhupinder Singh had trusted with his money and other belongings had betrayed his trust and informed the Police as to his whereabouts. On one fateful occasion, Bhai Sahib was taking a bath in electric water tubal, when the lapdogs of the Indian Government came to get him. Bhai Sahib had nowhere to go. Bhai Bhupinder Singh was also killed in a fake encounter following torture by the Punjab Police. Bhai Sahib’s body was never returned despite many attempts by family members.

Information gathered from the friends and family of Shaheed Bhai Bhupinder Singh Kooner