Shaheed Bhai Sukhpal Singh Sukhia
Shaheed Bhai Sukhpal Singh Sukhia
Khalistan Liberation Force
Shaheed Bhai Sukhpal Singh was a true soldier of the Sikh Struggle, who devoted his entire life to the Nation and became part of the thousands of Martyrs who fought for the freedom of his Nation. Bhai Sukhpal Singh’s was born in a Ramgharia family on 10th December 1965, from the blessed womb of Mata Gurnam Kaur and in the house of Sardar Balwant Singh, in Sangaria, Rajasthan. Soon after Bhai Sukhia along with his family, had begun to live in the City Barnala. Bhai Sukhia completed his education in Barnala, and as well as studying he had great interest in the sport of Hockey. He was highly respected within the school hockey team, but after passing 10th grade, Bhai Sukhia stopped his studies due to his family living in poverty.
In 1983, Bhai Sahib took his family to Sri Harimandir Sahib, where he was inspired by Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale’s speeches. As a result, he took Amrit and started to live life as a Gursikh. In June 1984, Bhai Sukhia saw the Indian army’s attack, whose bullets that hit Sri Akaal Takht Sahib and Sri Darbar Sahib had hurt his soul. Consequently, he became part of a wave of warfare with weapons and secretly began to perform his service alongside other like-minded Sikh youth of Punjab. His father tried to sway him away from the movement by getting Bhai Sukhia a job at the diesel pump company but his mind always remained in the Sikh Freedom Movement.
During these days, Bhai Sukhia met the Jhujaru Singhs of Khalistan Liberation Force, Bhai Jarnail Singh Halwara, Bhai Jagga Singh Khalsa of Raikot and Bhai Sarabjit Singh Sarbi and joined the Jhujaru group with all his heart. In 1988, Bhai Sukhia was arrested in relation to Jhujaru action in Barnala and was brutally tortured by the Punjab police. Police asked, “What is the name of your father? Where do you live? What is your mother’s name?” But Bhai Sukhia, like a lion replied, “My father is Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj! I hail from Sri Anandpur Sahib! My mother is Mata Sahib Kaur Ji and I belong to the Khalsa!” After this, many false charges were put on Bhai Sukhia and he was jailed at Nabha Jail.
In 1989, Bhai Sukhia was released on bail but he kept himself active in the Sikh Freedom Movement. Then one day as he was visiting the headquarters of Damdami Taksal, the Barnala police arrested him in relation to a attack on a leader of some truck union. Here Bhai Sukhia was blindly tortured for 20 days, after which he was released. Bhai Sahib went home and said his final farewell to his family and left home forever and joined his Jhujaru brothers to fight for freedom, fight for Khalistan. Bhai Sukhia always encouraged unity amongst Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims and other faiths. He was strongly against the harassment of innocent people and punished local looters and gangsters who would trouble the locals.
On 10th May 1991, Bhai Sukhia fought against BSF Indian soldiers and helped his fellow Jhujaru Singhs escape from the Jaimal Singh village, near Dhilwan. Bhai Sukhpal Singh Sukhia held the BSF teams back for 2 hours and eventually attained Shaheedi due to many bullet wounds. Bhai Sukhia’s body was cremated at Barnala’s Ramgharia Gurdwara, the cremation was attended by thousands.
Awaze Quam – 22nd – 28th August 1991