Gurdwara Yaadgar Vaisakhi 1978 De Shaheed Sahib is situated on Shaheeda Sahib Road in Amritsar city.
The Gurdwara marks the site where 13 Singhs were cremated after they were martyred for defending Sikhism against planned Nirankari aggression (with hindu and government support).
The Terrorist Police of India supported the killing of 13 unarmed Singh's in cold blood while they were carrying out a peaceful non-violent protest saying prayers.
One of the Singhs, Bhai Fauja Singh, was fired upon by the Superintendent of Police, who emptied his 32-calibre pistol into Bhai Fauja Singh's chest.
In total 5,000-6,000 Nirankaris (carrying rifles, guns, spears, swords, bow and arrows, sticks) attacked with stones, acid bottles, hand-made bombs, firing their guns and throwing spears. The local administration then allowed the main culprits to escape.
The astonishing thing is that the gathering of the Nirankaris continued for 3.5 hours after this bloody massacre and senior police officers were present in the gathering during the killing of the unarmed Singhs. There has been no justice to this day.
The names of the 13 Shaheed Singhs are;
Bhai Fauja Singh s/o Surain Singh, Amritsar
Bhai Avtar Singh s/o Bhagwan Singh Kuda Kurala, Hoshiarpur
Bhai Harbhajan Singh s/o Jagat Singh, Bhattian, Gurdaspur
Bhai Piara Singh s/o Kishan Singh, Bhungrani, Hoshiarpur
Bhai Raghbir Singh s/o Nawab Singh, Bhagupur, Amritsar
Bhai Gurcharan Singh s/o Daleep Singh, New Model Town, Ludhiana
Bhai Gurdial Singh s/o Sohan Singh, Mode, Amritsar
Bhai Amrik Singh s/o Kundan Singh, Khujala, Amritsar
Bhai Dharambir Singh s/o Lal Singh, Ajeet Nagar, Amritsar
Bhai Kewal Singh s/o Amar Singh, Prem Garh, Hoshiarpur
Bhai Hari Singh s/o Gurcharan Singh, Kot Ralia Ram, Amritsar
Bhai Ranbir Singh Fauji s/o Kala Singh, Thraj, Faridkot
Baba Darshan Singh s/o Achhar Singh Ji, Mehtha, Amritsar
The funeral of the 13 Singhs took place on Saturday 15th April 1978 near Gurdwara Sri Ramsar Sahib in front of a large congregation of about 25,000-30,000 people. All the Shaheed Gursikhs were cremated together.
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