Shaheed Bhai Kulwant Singh Kanta

Khalistan Commando Force

The land of Punjab with the blessing of Sikh Gurus is the land of warriors, warriors that punish and install fear into the corrupt political system, into the enemies that harass and rape women, into the police officers that kill innocent people in fake encounters, into the people that talk bad about Sikhs and Sikhi, this land of Punjab has given birth to warriors to do exactly that. Sikhs have always defended people of other faiths, may it be Hindus, Muslims or Christians, but when Sikhs are attacked no one stood by them, due to which Sikhs took it upon themselves to fight off slavery and oppression.

Bhai Kulwant Singh Kanta is one of those brave warriors of the Sikh Panth who was born in the house of Sardar Mohan Singh and from the womb of Mata Gurmeet Kaur in the village of Cheema Khudi. Sardar Mohan Singh has always encouraged his children to learn and follow the principles of Sikhi. Bhai Sahib had four brothers and one sister. When the Indian Army attacked Sri Harimandir Sahib in June 1984 and another 38 historical Gurudwaras, they killed thousands of innocent pilgrims in these Gurudwaras, this had a deep impact on Bhai Sahib and his whole family. Bhai Sahib saw the ill treatment Sikhs were subjected to by the Indian security forces. It wasn’t too long before Bhai Sahib himself became a victim of this oppression.

In June 1989, Bhai Sahib was arrested and was blindly tortured, to put salt in his wounds Bhai Sahib was charge with fake cases registered against him. Bhai Sahib was then sent to jail, he was only 17 years of age at that time. In November 1989 Bhai Sahib was given bail, only after his family had been going in and out of the High Court regularly. Upon being released Bhai Sahib was immediately made the president of his local Gurudwara. Another well respected Singh from the village of Cheema Khudi was Khalistan Liberation Force’s Bhai Jugraj Singh Toofan. Bhai Sahib was very close to Bhai Jugraj Singh Toofan and always saw him as a perfect role model. It was the Shaheedi of Bhai Jugraj Singh Toofan that gave birth to the Jhujaru Singh within Bhai Sahib. Bhai Sahib now wanted to do sewa within the Sikh Freedom Movement and keep his area safe and Khalistani.

Bhai Sahib started to do sewa secretly within the Sikh Freedom Movement under the command of Bhai Swaran Singh Daler and Bhai Balwinder Singh Billa alias Patti. After the passing away of Bhai Balwinder Singh Billa, Bhai Sahib joined the Khalistan Commando Force under the command of Dr Kashmir Singh Dhariwal. Bhai Sahib had left home and the life of luxury and moved to live in the jungles so that he could punish the enemy of Sikhs. Looking at Bhai Sahib’s immense and brave sewa for Khalistan, the senior Singhs of Khalistan Commando Force made Bhai Sahib the area commander of Sri Hargobindpur. In a short period of time Bhai Sahib did sewa here and in the process won the hearts of the locals and had cleaned the area from looting and crime.

In the end the day of Martyrdom came for Bhai Sahib, his sewa in his world was all recorded and now it was the time to be in the feet of Akaalpurakh. On 17th March 1991, Bhai Sahib and his fellow Jhujaru Singhs were surrounded by the Indian security forces due to an informant, an encounter had started and after a few hours Bhai Sahib was separated from the Jhujaru Singhs. Bhai Sahib continued to battle to allow the Jhujaru Singhs to escape and realising the Jhujaru Singhs had escaped. As Bhai Sahib was coming to the end of his ammunition, he attained Shaheedi by swallowing a capsule of Sy-Nyde.

Sant Sipahi – October 1991