Photo Essay: Rare Images of Dharm Yudh Morcha & June 1984 Attack

Source: Khalsa Press

RARE IMAGES AND FACTS on Prominent Personalities in the Dharm Yudh Morcha & June 1984 Attack


THE HEROES AND TRAITORS AMONG US : Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale giving a speech during the Dharam Yudh Morcha
Kushwant Sinh, Longowal, Parkash Badal, and Balwant Ramoowalia can be seen in the audience




SHORT LIVED SYMPATHY : Farukh Abdulla, ex-Chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir
meeting Sant Jarnail Singh Ji at the Nanak Nivas




FIGHT UNTIL DEATH? : Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale, Harchand Singh Longowal, Balwant Ramoowalia,
and others take an oath of 'marjeevrays' in front of Sri Akal Takht Sahib
- to defend the sanctity of Sri Dabar Sahib complex in case it is attacked by the Indian forces.
It is reported that 100,000 people took this oath, yet only a handful stood by their word.


These 'marjeevrays' had sworn to be the first ones to sacrifice their lives if Sri Darbar Sahib was to be attacked. Interstingly many of these 'marjeevrays' did not fight at all, in fact many surrendered.

WHERE ARE SOME OF THEM NOW?

Many of these ex-marjeevray have become active politicians in Punjab, others have joined the main stream, and are living a comfortable life. Here are names and details for some of the well known ones:

1. Bhai Manjeet Singh (brother of Shaheed Amrik Singh Ji)
Dissolved AISSF, joined Akali Dal Badal, active in the Badal Ministry

2. Harminder Singh Gill (brother-in-law of Bhai Manjeet Singh)
Dissolved AISSF, joined the Indian National Congress, active in Congress

3. Mohkam Singh (ex-Spokesman Damdami Taksal)
Imprisoned, left Mehta Taksal, joined Khalsa Action Committee

4. Rajinder Singh Mehta (close associate of Bhai Amrik Singh - AISSF)
Along with Chawla, created Sikh Students Federation, joined Akali Dal Badal, and SGPC

5. Amarjeet Singh Chawla (close associate of Bhai Amrik Singh - AISSF)
Along with Mehta, created Sikh Students Federation, joined Akali Dal Badal, and SGPC

7. Nirmalbir Singh (Akhand Kirtani Jatha)
Imprisoned, joined SGPC, active in AKJ Punjab politics

8. Virsa Singh Valtoha (close associate of Bhai Amrik Singh - AISSF)
Joined Akali Dal Badal, elected MLA from Valtoha.

9. Gurnam Singh Bundala (Panthic Committee)
Associated with the Panthic Committe, later officially 'killed' and pronounced dead, re-appeared in 2007.

11. Balwant Singh Ramoowalia
Active politician and current president of Lok Bhalai Party. Elected to Rajya Sabha, and became Union Minister in 1996.



THOSE WHO KEPT THEIR WORD





TRUE MARJEEVRAYS: Members of the Bhinderanwala Jatha, Sikh Students Federation, Babbar Khalsa, Akhand Kirtani Jatha.
Many attained martyrdom during the June '84 attack , others continued to lead the fight against tyranny until their last breath.


June 2nd, 1984


Shaheedi Saroop : Bhai Mehnga Singh Babbar - 1st Shaheed of Operation Blue Star




June 6th, 1984


Shaheedi Saroop : Baba Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhinderanwale



June 6th, 1984


Shaheedi Saroop : Major General Shubeg Singh, Retd. (Indian Army)


7 Comments

  1. amrendra singh khattra ludhiana December 15, 2009, 8:12 am

    This is a very good effort done by u.

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  2. Khadagdhari December 16, 2009, 4:12 am

    In the picture showing Longowal taking oath at Akal Takhat Sahib I can see Sucha Singh Chottepur sitting behind Sant Bhindranwale (his left).

    And too he is very much alive and has even been successful in changing a few political parties.

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  3. supinder singh nagpur December 19, 2009, 2:12 am

    GURU FATEH

    In the recent case of PROF.DARSHAN SINGH IN MY OPNION he is wrong when he had reached AKAL TAKHAT he must appear in front of SINGH SEHBAN,
    in the past SHERE PUNJAB MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH WAS ALSO SUMMONED AT AKAL TAKHAT AND HE APPEARED AS A HUMBLE SIKH AND ALSO ACCEPTED THE VERDICT OF SINGH SEHBAN.

    Prof. is not appearing in front of SINGH SEHBAN itself proves he is affraid of the TRUTH and HIDING some statements.

    2) S.PARAMJEET SINGH JI SARNA President dgpc should clear his stand, role played by him is supicous, He is leader of rligious body or plotical body. Being a president of religious body he should not get involved in plitics.

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  4. amardeep singh June 4, 2010, 11:06 pm

    MARAN MUNSA SOOREYA HAK HAI JO HOYE MARAN PARVANO SOOREY SEYI AAGE AAKHIYE DARGEH PAVEH SACHI MAANO
    SALUTE TO THE OUR BELOVED SHAHEEDS.

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  5. jeet ludhiana September 21, 2010, 6:09 am

    ajj de sikh politition keval apna fayda dekh rahe han te sikh sidhant te sikh kom to bahut door han main apni kom nu chardi kala wich dekhna chanda haan sim samaj nu neewan dikhaan de layi poora india kam kar reha hai baaki kasar assi aapas wich lad ke poori kar dinde haan sikh samaj wahma bharma wich pai gaya hai te ashleelta wal ja reha prachaarak v kuj khaas nahi kar pa rahe india wich assi reh jaroor rahe haan par nafrat de maahol wich hun taan punjaab nu v hindu chala rahe han te waddian post te kam kar rahe han main 2 saal pehle pb shift hoya han par pb da nazara din b din change ho reha hai sikhan de hath (pakistani) gurdwareaan to sakhne reh gaye te o din v door nahi jad pb v hatho nikal jana main kisi aise group naal kam karna chanda haan jo shaheedan di shaheedi nu jaya na hoon den ki raaj saade naseeb wich nahi te ki assi shaheed hon waaste hi paida hoye haan

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  6. Arwinder Bajwa Ludhiana November 2, 2010, 5:11 am

    Salute to Our Shaheed. Jinha de Sir Te Asi Aj Fakhar Mehsus Karde Ha.
    Vaheguru Je Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Je Ke Fateh

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  7. Mohinder Singh Khalsa Chandigarh May 6, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Oye Kon Kehnda Bhindrawala mar gya... oh mareya nhi... hje v jinda hai saade dila ch....... waheguru g da khalsa waheguru g di fateh.....

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