Shame on Hindus to be such a cowards to allow Pakistani supported Khalistanis to survive , a true Sikh will never ever support a Islamic Jihadi. The police initially interrogated criminals Sukhraj Singh and Ravinder Singh, who were brought in on a production warrant for the murder. We have nabbed those who gave them mobiles, food and money. A die-hard Communist, Balwinder Singh Bhikhiwind was against religious radicalisation of Sikh youth and opposed the Khalistani movement and terrorism it brought with it. Sandhu, who fought militancy in Punjab in the 1980s, was shot dead Friday by two men, months after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab government. Left leaders and workers were also killed by them. New Delhi: Four members of a family were awarded the Shaurya Chakra in 1993, perhaps the only such instance in the history of India, and one of them was Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu, said ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta in episode 595 of ‘Cut the Clutter’. He faced numerous attacks and every time, … Also read: Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who fought militancy in Punjab, shot dead. “It is a peculiar history, where a lot of the armed fight back was led by the workers or cadres of the Left. Deserves a place in our history equal to defence heroes. Several terrorist attacks took place in Punjab from 1988 to 1991, killing hundreds. They killed a lot of the Akalis, they killed Balwant Singh, titan of Akali politics, they also tried to kill Gurcharan Singh Tohra, who was the chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (or SGPC) at the time. On 30 March 1990, in Ferozpur, 10 people were massacred in a market. It was under Singh that Kashmir terrorism started, Gupta said, adding that in Punjab he released jailed terrorists, withdrew the army and the paramilitary forces. On 16 May, 40 were people gunned down across the state, mostly Hindus, and hundreds were injured. After the killing, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had ordered a probe by a Special Investigation Team. Among those arrested are Akashdeep, Ravinder Singh Dhillon, Rakesh Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Jobanjeet Singh, Chand Kumar Bhatian, Jagjeet Singh, and Prabhjit Singh. The terrorists attacked leaders of the Congress party as well. The vehicle was later thrown into the Sutlej river. These zones existed in a region of Punjab called Majha, which was the worst-affected district in the state, during this period. Deputy Inspector General (Ferozepur Range) Hardial Singh Mann, in a statement, said some gangsters were involved in the murder. V.P. Also read: 71 civilians, 74 security personnel killed in J&K since removal of Article 370 — home ministry. Rao moved K.P.S. Tewari, distinguished professor at Punjab University and father of MP Manish Tewari was assassinated. On 17 May, 35 labourers from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were picked up and assassinated. Sandhu’s family managed to defend themselves from the 200 insurgents. On 2 April 1988, 37 people, mostly Hindus, were killed selectively in order to instigate  communal riots. Singh got everything wrong, particularly on national security,” Gupta added. On 25 June 1989, terrorists gunned down 27 swayamsevaks at an RSS shakha. Ltd. All rights reserved. In 1993, the Ministry of Defence awarded him the Shaurya Chakra for his exemplary courage. Mann cited CCTV footage that showed the two assailants arrived on a motorcycle to kill Balwinder Singh. When Punjab was in the thick of terrorism, he and his family made their village a fort of sorts. From 1990-1991, more than 5,058 civilians and several hundreds of police personnel were killed. You have entered an incorrect email address! He trained his family, including his wife and children, in use of arms and took on terrorists. On 15 June 1991, terrorists got into a train and killed 80 people. New Delhi: Four members of a family were awarded the Shaurya Chakra in 1993, perhaps the only such instance in the history of India, and one of them was Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu, said ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta in episode 595 of ‘Cut the Clutter’.