Shaheed Bhai Rasal Singh Thathi Jaimal Singh

Khalistan Liberation Force


After the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib in June 1984, the foundation for a Sikh homeland was laid. A Sikh homeland in which Sikhi and Sikhs would remain safe from attacks of extremists Hindu government. In the guerrilla movement against the Indian security forces, many brave Jhujaru Singhs fought with great bravery and courage, amongst these sons of Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj was Bhai Rasal Singh of Thathi Jaimal Singh village.

Bhai Rasal Singh was born in the house of Sardar Atma Singh and from the womb of Mata Chanan Kaur on the 22nd December 1969, in the village of Thathi Jaimal Singh near Patti, district Amritsar. Bhai Sahib was second from the youngest of his siblings, eldest being Bibi Milkh Kaur, Bhai Sukhchain Singh, Bhai Harchand Singh, Bibi Shinder Kaur, Bhai Heera Singh, Bhai Rasal Singh himself and the youngest Bhai Nirmal Singh. The village of Thathi Jaimal Singh is situated on the Pakistan and India border. The farms of the locals of this village go right up to the actual Pakistan border. After the attack in Sri Darbar Sahib in June 1984, it was the Sikhs of Thathi Jaimal Singh and Kalian Sakatran, who became fearless of death and immediately started the warfare against the Indian security forces.

Bhai Sahib had studied up till 10th class at the local government school of Thathi Jaimal Singh. From his childhood, Bhai Sahib was of religious views and very calm in personality. Bhai Sahib didn’t treat no one wrongly and he didn’t accept anyone treating him wrong. Bhai Sahib was 15 years old when he took Amrit from the Panj Pyare at Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Tara Singh Ji.

Other Jhujaru Singhs from Thathi Jaimal Singh and surrounding areas such as Bhai Jaskaran Singh Kala, Bhai Surjit Singh Jhakkar, Bhai Jaimal Singh Fauji, Bhai Swaran Singh Granthi, Bhai Anar Singh Para, Bhai Pipal Singh Toofan, Bhai Bagicha Singh Khalsa were non-stop punishing Indian security forces, Anti- Sikh freedom elements, traitors and the killers of innocent Sikhs. Bhai Rasal Sigh had joined Khalistan Liberation Force under the command of Bhai Anar Singh Para.

On 23rd January 1991, Bhai Sahib, Bhai Gurmej Singh Sakheera and Bhai Anwar Singh Khalsa attained martyrdom fighting the Indian security forces. The bodies of all 3 Jhujaru Singhs were taken to Patti hospital for post-mortem. Then later the Punjab police themselves cremated the bodies of the fallen soldiers of Khalistan and only the Sardar Atma Singh and Mata Chanan Kaur were allowed to be at the cremation due to pressure by the local village Panchayat. On 1st February 1991, Sri Akhand Paath Sahib Bhog happened at the Gurdwara Sahib of Thathi Jaimal Singh in memory of the 3 martyrs.

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