October 8, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab (October 08, 2013): It is learnt that the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha shall be observed at Akal Takht Sahib by the Sikh panth.
Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha, commonly called Bhai Sukha-Jinda, were martyred by the Indian state on 9 October 1992. They had been sentenced to death for assassinating Indian Army’s former general Arun Vaidya, who was chief of Army staff when the Indian army invaded Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) and various other historic Sikh Gurdwaras.
Bhai Sukha-Jinda’s act of punishing the general of the invaders’ was recognized according to historic Sikh traditions by the Sikh panth and they were declared “National Sikh Martyrs”. Their martyrdom day is annually marked at Akal Takht Sahib.
According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Akhand Paath Sahib (continuous recitation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) started in the vicinity of Akal Takht Sahib on 7 October and the bhog shall be held on October 09.
It is notable that Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha had admitted that they had assassinated Arun Vaidya. They did not appeal against the court’s decision to sentence them to death. They had written letter to the then President of India, that is considered to be an important document of the Sikh struggle for freedom.
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