Shaheed Bhai Paramjit Singh Kaka
Shaheed Bhai Paramjit Singh Kaka
Bhai Paramjit Singh was born in 1968 from the womb of Mata Ranjit Kaur and in the house of Sardar Lachman Singh in the village of Lasoi, district Sangrur. Bhai Kehar Singh was the eldest brother of Bhai Sahib and Bibi Ram Kaur was the youngest of all siblings. In 1947, Sardar Lachman Singh sold his land in Lasoi and moved to Uttar Pardesh’s Bareilly area. But due to not having good land there, Sardar Lachman Singh bought his family back to Punjab in 1987 and they all started staying in a rented house in Nabha City. During that time the armed struggle for Khalistan was at its peak. The Sikh genocide of 1984, in which Sikhs were mercilessly killed by Hindus was being avenged by the Jhujaru Singhs. The cruel police officers, their informers and police touts who were playing with the honour of the Sikhs, didn’t know when the Jhujaru Singhs would come and punish them.
A very close friend of Bhai Sahib, Bhai Jagdyal Singh met up with Bhai Sahib after a very long time, who got Bhai Sahib to take Amrit from the Panj Pyare and like this both Jhujaru Singhs started living their lives according to Sikh principles. Bhai Jagdyal Singh was very close to Babbar Khalsa’s brave Jhujaru Singh, Bhai Harbhajan Singh Rohira and for that reason Bhai Sahib also came in contact with Bhai Mand and Babbar Khalsa.
Bhai Sahib worked part time in a hosiery factory in Ludhiana. Truth is that this was just an excuse so that Bhai Sahib’s family doesn’t find out about his Jhujaru activities and at the same time stay under the radar. Bhai Sahib didn’t give a single penny from his wages to his family for 3 years, his excuse use to be, “There are many expenses in the city, once I’m permanent, I will start giving money.”
In 1978, the Narakhdharis had massacred many Sikhs and for that reason the Jhujaru Singhs held them amongst the enemies of the Sikh nation and plans were being made regularly to eliminate them. Bhai Sahib along with Bhai Jagdyal Singh and Bhai Harbhajan Singh Rohira assassinated a senior Narakhdhari follower by the name of ‘Master’ in Ludhiana. This action hurt the local government. Like this the Dr Sohan Singh’s Panthic Committee launched a ‘Code of Conduct’ and following this, Bhai Sahib burnt down alcohol shops in Ludhiana. Then Bhai Sahib also punished another 1 or 2 police touts under the command of Bhai Harbhajan Singh Rohira. These Jhujaru actions had stolen the sleep of the government, because these actions had happened in broad daylight and none of the Jhujaru Singhs had been captured.
Police touts, traitors and black cats did the most damage to the Sikh freedom movement, because without such traitors the foundation of this movement can not have been dismantled. One of the traitors from the village of Sehora, informed the police that it was Bhai Sahib’s group that has been behind these Jhujaru actions. This informant had already infiltrated Bhai Sahib’s Jhujaru group. The police teams started to hatch up a plan to capture this group of Jhujaru Singhs while they were unarmed. Following this plan the informer told this Jhujaru group, “Singho, a Panthic brother wants to meet.” Not knowing the true intentions of the informer, the Jhujaru Singhs gave a time and a place in Ludhiana where they would meet. This was 1992, Beanta Butcher was the chief minister of Punjab and he had given full authority to KPS Gill the DGP of Punjab police to kill as many Sikhs he wanted to end the Sikh freedom movement. KPS Gill didn’t hold back and massacred a generation of Sikhs in his time as the ruler of Punjab police.
When Bhai Sahib, Bhai Jagdyal Singh and Bhai Harbhajan Singh Rohira reached the agreed place, the Punjab police was all over the location in civil clothes. Soon as the enemy saw the Jhujaru Singhs they pounced on them, the 3 Jhujaru Singhs tried their best to break away and get out but due to heavy number of police presence that was impossible. Like this one traitor helped the enemy capture 3 Jhujaru Singhs. The Punjab police threw the Jhujaru Singhs in their jeeps and left the scene, they were blindly tortured but they didn’t give any information that could further damage the Sikh freedom movement or the Jhujaru Singhs taking part in it. On 9th January 1992, Bhai Paramjit Singh Kaka, Bhai Jagdyal Singh and Bhai Harbhajan Singh Rohira were made martyrs in a false encounter which was staged at GT Road near Sahnewal.
Khalsa Fatehnama – February 2009