Story of four siblings

Below is the picture of FOUR siblings. Kamaldeep Kaur confirmed that they were 3 siblings. Veer Harpinder Singh Goldy and Bhen Amandeep Kaur were killed by Indian Police. Bhai Rajoana then stood by Kamaldeep Kaur as her brother. Infact , Bhai Rajoana has been legally adopted as a son by Bibi Kamaldeep jee’s family . Bhen jee has supported him for 17 years on her own, despite selling her land in the process. He has written it clearly that Bhen Kamaldeep Kaur is his closest blood relation.

Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, Bhai Harpinder SIngh GOldy, Bibi Amandeep Kaur

Shaheed Bhai Harpinder Singh Goldy, Bibi Kamaljeet Kaur, Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana and Shaheed Bibi Amandeep Kaur

Shaheed Bhai Harpinder Singh Goldy

Excerpt from a letter Bhai Rajoana wrote to Penji Kamaldeep Kaur ji after Shaheedi of Bhai Goldy.

”ਭੈਣ ਮੈਂ ਤਾਂ ਗੋਲਡੀ ਵੀਰ ਨੂੰ ਇਕ ਵਾਰ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੀ। ਅਸੀਂ ਉਸ ਰਾਤ ਬਹੁਤ ਦੇਰ ਤੱਕ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਕਰਦੇ ਰਹੇ। ਉਸ ਨੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਮਰਨ ਦਾ ਵਾਇਦਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਸੀ, ਮੈਂ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਭੁੱਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਕਦਾ।

ਮੈਂ ਤਾਂ ਹੋਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਇਹੀ ਕਹਿੰਦਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਯਾਰ ਗੋਲਡੀ ਕੋਲ ਸੱਭ ਕੁਝ ਹੈ ਇਹ ਫਿਰ ਵੀ ਕੌਮ ਲਈ ਲੜ੍ਹਨ ਦਾ ਮਨ ਬਣਾਈ ਬੈਠਾ ਹੈ । ਉਸ ਰਾਤ ਦੀ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਇਕ ਗੱਲ ਦੱਸਦਾ ਹਾ, ਕਿ ਉਸ ਰਾਤ ਅਸੀਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ। ਮੇਰੀ ਇਹੀ ਇੱਛਾ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਆਦਮੀ ਨੂੰ ਵੱਧ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਜਾਣ ਸਕਾ। ਉਸ ਦਿਨ ਗੋਲਡੀ ਨੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਦਿਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ ਸਨ। ਭੈਣ ਮੈਂ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਇੱਕ ਹੀ ਗੱਲ ਦੱਸਣੀ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ ਹਾ ਕਿ ਜੋ ਆਦਮੀ ਆਪਣੀ ਜਿੰਦਗੀ ਦਾ ਤਿਆਗ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਉਸ ਵਿਚ ਜਿੰਦਗੀ ਜਿਉਣ ਦੀ ਚਾਹਤ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਦੁਗਣੀ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਲਈ ਹੀ ਉਹ ਤਿਆਗ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਮਿਟ ਕੇ ਵੀ ਦੂਸਰੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਚੰਗੀ ਜਿੰਦਗੀ ਦੇ ਸਕਣ ।

ਭੈਣ ਮੈਂ ਜਿਆਦਾ ਕੁਝ ਨਹੀਂ ਲਿਖ ਸਕਦਾ ਬੱਸ ਇੰਨਾਂ ਹੀ ਲਿਖਾਂਗਾਂ ਕਿ ਤੇਰਾ ਵੀਰ ਸੱਚਮੁਚ ਹੀ ਮਹਾਨ ਸੀ। ਤੈਨੂੰ ਮਾਣ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਤੂੰ ਇਕ ਐਸੇ ਵੀਰ ਦੀ ਭੈਣ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਨੇ ਆਪਣਾ ਸੱਭ ਕੁਝ ਦੂਜਿਆਂ ਲਈ ਕੁਰਬਾਨ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ। ਭੈਣ ਮੈਂ ਜਿਆਦਾ ਕੁਝ ਨਹੀਂ ਲਿਖ ਸਕਦਾ, ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਰੀ ਕੌਮ ਨੂੰ ਹੀ ਦੇਖਦਾ ਹਾਂ।

ਭੈਣ ਬੇਸੱਕ ਅੱਜ ਮੈਂ ਦੁਸਮਣ ਦੀ ਕਤਾਰ ਵਿਚ ਖੜ੍ਹਾ ਹਾਂ, ਪਰ ਫਿਰ ਵੀ ਤੂੰ ਭਰੋਸਾ ਰੱਖਣਾ ਆਪਣੇ ਵੀਰ ਤੇ, ਮੈਂ ਹਮੇਸਾ ਹੀ ਗੋਲਡੀ ਬਣਨ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ ਕਰਾਂਗਾ। ਭੈਣ ਬੇਸੱਕ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਦੁਨੀਆਵੀ ਸੁੱਖ ਨਾ ਦੇ ਸਕਾ, ਲੇਕਿਨ ਜਦ ਗਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੀਆ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਖ਼ੁਸ ਕਰਕੇ ਹੀ ਜਾਵਾਂਗਾ।”

Translation

Sister, I met goldy once, we talked for long that night. He promised to die with me and I cannot forget Him.

I used to say to others, that Goldy has got everything, still he has made up his mind to fight for Kaum. I’ll tell you one thing from that night, when we talked on many things then. It has always been my wish to know a person as best as i can. That day Goldy talked to me about all the things he had in his heart.

Sister, I just want to tell you one thing, the person who dedicates his life for others, that person wants to live more than others. They sacrifice themselves so that they can give life to others with their sacrifice.

Sister, I cannot write too much here, just this that Your Brother was really Great. You should be proud that you are sister of such a brother who sacrificed his everything for others. Sister, i will not write much, But i see Entire kaum in you.

Its true that today i am standing in enemy lines (As Bhai sahib was in police when he wrote this letter), but have faith in your brother. I will always try to be Goldy. Even if i am not able to give you worldly joys (which a real brother can give), i promise, When i go, I will make your souls proud and joyous.) – Bhai Raojana

Shaheed Bibi Amandeep Kaur

“If any action occurs in this village, every single male is going to be taken out and shot. Then we’re going to take all the women to our camp and there we’re going to create a new breed for Punjab.” – Brig. RP Sinha addressing assembled Sikh villagers on March 8, 1991, International Women’s Day

The first example of the atrocities heaped upon Sikh women is that of Bibi Amandeep Kaur.

Bibi Amandeep Kaur was the sister of Bhai Harpinder Singh Goldy and she was only twenty when she was arrested, tortured, raped and then killed by the Punjab Police. Bibi Amandeep Kaur, before her Shaheedi was on the run but had the courage to tell her story to human rights workers.

Here is her story in her own words, shortly before she was murdered:

“Jaswinder Singh Sraa son of Surjeet Singh of Jassowal village Ludhiana district. Was born and brought up on the UK. He presently lives in Mississauga Canada.

He came to India on October 12, 1991 for marriage on October 24th. We along with my father Jaswant Sngh, village Headman Bhag Singh and Member of Panchyaat Meet Singh went to the office of the sub-registrar, Rampura Phul, for registration of the marriage. As we came out of the courtroom, the SHO of Phul, picked up three of us, me, my husband and my father. We were taken to Phul Police Station where SSP Kahlon, SP Mohkam Singh, DSP Aulah and SP of Operations were present.

The SSP on seeing us, promptly ordered that my two male relations be stripped naked in my presence. He then took out the picture of his slain son and addressing them remarked that he had taken the revenge for the murder (by dishonouring me, the sister of an underground Sikh activist).

Kahlon then started abusing my husband and father. He took hold of a lathi to beat the two. It was then the turn of his subordinates who beat us with their leather belts. The SSP ordered that my husband and father slap each other.

After this cruel exercise, we were blindfolded. I was relieved of my two wedding rings, a pair of ear-rings and one golden chain. From my husband, the SSP snatched $500 and a bracelet of 3.5 tolas and his wedding ring. My father was similarly robbed of Rs. 2500. I and my husband were put into our van PCL-8433. We heard the SSP directing his staff to set our house on fire and bring the wife and younger daughter of Jaswant Singh (my mother and sister) to the police station for similar treatment.

After Kahlon left, we were brought back to the police station. While my husband and father were put in the lock-up, I was kept out for maltreatment [i.e. for sexual assault].

Early next morning we three were taken to Sardulgarh by our van. On October 27, my mother Surjeet Kaur was brought to us. She told us her story of dishonour [rape], torture and maltreatment. She was kept in a Rampura police station and at the head office of CIA Bathinda.

In our absence, the police from Rampura Phul ransacked our house and removed all our belongings. The village panchayat was not let anywhere near the house. No seizure report was prepared and handed over to the panchayat or anyone else.

I, my mother and father were kept in Sardulgarh police station for 12 days. But my husband was moved to Phul police station on October 29. The SSP was present there. He ordered my husband’s release on October 30, telling him to forget about his marriage to me and leave India immediately, which he did the next day. In the meantime, the village panchayat came to know of our detention at Sardulgarh and they came there to rescue us but we were removed stealthily to Boha police station.

At Boha, I was not given even water for washing under SSP’s order. We were maltreated there [the woman was reluctant to give details of the mistreatment].

After eight days, the three of us were removed from Boha to CIA Bathinda. My mother and I were released from three weeks of illegal detention. My father was kept in CIA Bathinda and at Phul and was produced in a court on November 30. A case was registered against him.

While we were in custody, Jaswinder Singh, who happens to be brother of my father, telephoned DGP KP Gill at telephone No. 753-546840 requesting him to intervene but Gill told him that Kahlon did not listen to his advice.

We have learnt that the SSP had picked us up because on October 23, 1991, some millitants had abducted six traders of Phul and the police suspected my 16-year-old brother Harpinder Singh Goldy aka. Pamma’s hand in the abduction. My brother had gone underground in the wake of police harassment in August 1991 when he was studying in class 10 + 1 .

I have gone underground to escape further humiliation and torture because the SSP Harkishan Kahlon is after me, for unknown reasons. Because of the “treatment” given to my husband, he has left me and does not wish to keep me as his wife any longer.”

Bibi Amandeep Kaur stayed in hiding until January 21 1992. The police then played a sinister game. They asked he to return to her house, returning all her property and insisted they would not harass her any more. They also bailed her father the day before. Jaswant Singh did not trust the police so he did not return home. Amandeep Kaur did. When her mother was out, two gun men with masked faces came on behalf of SSP Bathinda, Kahlon, and shot Bibi Amandeep Kaur dead on January 21st at 7:30pm.

-Dr Avtar Singh & NeverForget84.com

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