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Gurjant Singh Budhsinghwala
Nickname Budhsinghwala
Born 1964
Died July 29, 1992(1992-07-29)
Place of birth Village Budhsinghwala, Faridkot, Punjab, India
Place of death Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Allegiance Khalistan Liberation Force
Years of service 1986 - 1992
Battles/wars Khalistan movement

Gurjant Singh Budhsinghwala (1964 - 29 July 1992) was the 3rd chief of Khalistan Liberation Force.[1][2] He and fellow KLF members were known as freedom fighters among the people who supported the Khalistan Movement.[3]

Early Life and Family

Gurjant Singh Budhsinghwala was born in the village of Budhsinghwala, District Faridkot in the year of 1964. His family were farmers. He had four siblings—one sister and three brothers.[citation needed]

He was a religious person.[4] He met Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale numerous times.

Participation in the Khalistan Movement

Khalistan Liberation Force was established by Aroor Singh and Sukhvinder Singh Babbar in 1986.[citation needed] Avtar Singh Brahma headed it until his death on 22 July 1988.[5] Budhsinghwala gained command of a faction of KLF.[6]

Actions

"India todays, Volume 17" mentioned that Budhsinghwala was responsible for the killings and injury of key police officers and politicians.[7][8]

Death

According to a police report, Budhsinghwala was killed by police on July 29, 1992 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. The firefight took several hours.[1] At the time of his death he was said to be wanted by Indian Government in 37 accomplished actions against India[8][need quotation to verify]

Afterwards

After Budhsinghwala's death, Dr Pritam Singh Sekhon succeeded him as head of the KLF.[9] His death anniversaries are regularly observed in North America, Europe and India by various political parties.[10][11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "IHRO Human Right Watch". Ihro.in. http://ihro.in/gurjant.php. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. India: human rights violations in Punjab : use and abuse of the law. Amnesty International. 1991. http://books.google.com/books?id=GPMvAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley (1 January 2011). Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 165. ISBN 978-0-8122-0017-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=FqvTRUrwt2UC&pg=PA165. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. Pettigrew, Joyce (1995). The Sikhs of the Punjab: unheard voices of State and Guerilla violence. Zed Books. ISBN 978-1-85649-355-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=7VBuAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  5. Social Post (2006-06-14). "The bloody history of Punjab's new district | India - Oneindia News". News.oneindia.in. http://news.oneindia.in/2006/06/14/the-bloody-history-of-punjabs-new-district-1150274083.html. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  6. "Death report exaggerated". The Independent. London. 1992-08-29. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/death-report-exaggerated-1543102.html. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  7. India Today. Aroon Purie for Living Media India Limited. July 1992. http://books.google.com/books?id=9OgvAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Joshi, Manoj (1993). Combating Terrorism in Punjab: Indian Democracy in Crisis. Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism. http://books.google.com/books?id=-5PaAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  9. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Ludhiana Stories". Tribuneindia.com. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020103/ldh1.htm. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  10. By: Sikh24 Editors. "Large Scale Shaheedi Conference organised in Germany". Sikh24.com. http://www.sikh24.com/2011/09/large-scale-shaheedi-conference-rganised-in-germany/. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  11. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Punjab". Tribuneindia.com. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060729/punjab1.htm#6. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 

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