A respectful commentary on the defiant death row stand of a Sikh freedom fighter, Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana
He demands current leadership to take a clear position for or against those that have committed crimes against innocent Sikhs
The Sikh Nation rallies around its defiant hero – solidarity rallies scheduled in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Munich, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Rome, Sydney, Melbourne, Amritsar, Patiala and Chandigarh
Washington D.C. Wednesday March 21, 2012: Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana, is one of the great Sikh freedom fighters, who along with the late Shaheed Dilawar Singh, (and a few other brave Sikh patriots) helped to rid the Sikh homeland, of Indian occupied Punjab, of the then tyrannous quisling Chief minister of Punjab, Beant Singh, by ‘executing’ that criminal with a bomb, on August 31, 1995. Additional District and Session Judge, Chandigarh, Ms. Shalini Nagpal has last week issued a death sentence warrant against Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana. According to the court warrant, Balwant Singh could be hanged on March 31, 2012, in the Patiala Central Jail. Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana has once again electrified the 28 million strong Sikh nation by his upright stand. bravely refusing, (in true centuries-old Sikh martial tradition) to appeal for mercy, from the hated oppressive Indian regime, before his scheduled hanging by the Indian authorities, on 31 March, 2012, ten days from now. We salute a truly brave soul. Bravo!
Nearly every Sikh respectfully salutes Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana for publicly showing his contempt for India’s morally repugnant rulers. The brave soul has refused to file an appeal to the Indian authorities as it is no secret, for the Sikhs, that India’s morally repugnant rulers – an evil nexus of the crafty Brahmin and the greedy Bania – practice state terrorism against India’s minorities, specially the monotheistic Sikh, Christian and Muslim minorities. No civilized state on this planet would or could cover up massive state-supervised pogroms, like the Sikhs endured in June and November 1984, when thousands of innocent Sikh men, women and children were mercilessly murdered raped and burnt all over India, just because they were Sikhs or looked like Sikhs. The Sikh victims of that cold-blooded state-sponsored and state-supervised 1984 pogroms have been crying for justice for nearly twenty eight long years in vain. Despite the passage of time no one has been found guilty. Yet, as many older Sikhs know, many of the guilty Army officers and Congress party thugs who organized the June and November 1984 pogroms have been seen strutting around in the palaces and corridors of power in the British-built city of New Delhi, the capital of India.
As many older readers will recall that, in the 1990’s Beant Singh, was appointed Chief minister of Indian Occupied Punjab. Beant Singh was an illiterate Indian puppet who presided over the many-years-long state sponsored terrorism in Indian occupied Punjab which saw the murder of thousands of innocent young Sikh men and women. As a consequence of his provocative policies well-protected Punjab Chief minister Beant Singh was assassinated, nay executed, on August 31, 1995, when a suicide bomber (the late Shaheed Dilawar Singh gave his life for that) detonated an explosive device at the VIP entrance of the Punjab and Haryana civil secretariat in Chandigarh. Deciding the case inside the Burail jail, a special Indian Central Bureau of Investigation court, in August 2007, handed down death sentences to freedom fighters Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana and Sardar Jagtar Singh Hawara. Hawara’s sentence was later changed to life imprisonment. The other co-accused in the case Sardar Shamsher Singh, Sardar Gurmeet Singh and Sardar Lakhwinder Singh were also awarded life imprisonment.
According to the Indian media, “the order of hanging for Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana, the co-accused in the 1995 killing of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, has taken political overtones in the state of Punjab, with top leadership of main parties, Shromani Akali Dal and Congress, treading cautiously on the issue. Before the commencement of the first session of the newly elected Punjab state assembly, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was circumspect while replying to media queries on the issue. Badal was quoted as telling the media (with a ‘forked tongue’) that the crime did not take place in the Punjab. It happened in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana states. “Any decision on hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana will therefore, have to be taken by the Union Territory”, Badal told reporters in Chandigarh, while refusing to make any further remarks on the subject. Punjab Congress party chief, and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that, he was not clear on this legal issue and so he would first go into its detail before making any statement.
Meanwhile, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh, the Jathedar of Akal Takhat Sahib, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has convened a meeting of different Sikh organizations on March 23, 2012, to take a decision on the Balwant Singh Rajoana issue.
The defiant attitude, mental integrity, love for an independent buffer state of Khalistan, and physical courage displayed, in the face of a death sentence, by Sardar Balwant Singh Rajoana, incarcerated in an Indian jail, has touched not only the three million strong FREE Sikh diaspora with admiration and respect but, has aroused the Sikh masses in villages and towns all over the Sikh homeland of Indian occupied Punjab. The public there is defiantly showing its support for the great freedom fighter, and Khalistan, by displaying hundreds of saffron colored flags on their houses, and cars, in hundreds of villages, in the Sikh homeland of Punjab. The three million strong diaspora Sikhs are organizing public rallies all over the world, under the banner of “The Global Movement for Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana” which will be held at NOON, on Friday, March 23, 2012, in the following cities:-Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Rome, Sydney, Melbourne, Amritsar, Patiala and Chandigarh.