TODAY IN SIKH HISTORY: 6 September 1995 – Shaheedi of Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra
“There is a fable that when the Sun was setting for the first time, … light was decreasing … and the signs of Darkness were appearing … Darkness set its foot on the Earth, but it is said — far away, in some hut, one little Lamp lifted his head. It proclaimed, ‘I challenge the Darkness. If nothing else, then at least around myself, I will not let it settle. Around myself I will establish Light.’”— Shaheed Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra
6 September 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the day Punjab police abducted human rights defender Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra for his work in uncovering thousands of disappearances, unlawful killings, and secret cremations of Sikhs perpetrated by the Punjab Police.
Bhai Jaswant Singh was washing his car in front of his house, when he was abducted by undercover commandos of Punjab Police at behest of Senior Superintendent of Police Ajit Singh Sandhu and taken to Jhabal police station.
The Police tortured Bhai Jaswant Singh for weeks before the Director General of Police KPS Gill gave the order to kill him.