Reaction by Sikh Activists and Salutes by Indian Leaders on “Supercop” KP Gill’s Death

KPS Gill passed way on May 26, 2017

KP Gill, a former Punjab Police Chief, notorious for massacring countless innocent Sikh youth in the late eighties and early nineties, today died at a hospital in Delhi following a sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia.  He was admitted in hospital for ailment on May 18 and he breathed his last today at 2:55 pm.

Social media has seen a wave of posts after Gill’s passing away.  Activists across the world have also shared their views detailing the brutal past attached to Gill’s life.

S. Papalpreet Singh, a prominent Sikh activist based out of Punjab said –

“There is no doubt that KP Gill was directly responsible for the murder of Sikh youths during the militancy movement.  As the chief of Punjab police, he orchestrated murders of thousands of Sikh youth and disguised them as ‘police encounters’.

These encounters were staged to carry out extra-judicial killings of the Sikhs during state sponsored terrorism in Punjab.  KP Gill was the main architect of these killings.  Due to his role in mass murders of the Sikhs, KP Gill was excommunicated by Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars in July 2016.”

Papalpreet Singh appealed all Ragi and Pathi sevadars to refrain from performing KP Gill’s final rites.  He held Gill fully responsible for working as the state’s apparatus to carry out genocide of the Sikhs during the 1990s.

Dr. Avtar Singh from Canada, a political observer who enjoys a large fan base on Facebook stated that “An icon of militant Indian nationalism is dead”.

He further added that “KPS Gill taught Indian security forces the phenomenon of fake encounters by perfecting this process in Punjab in the post-1984 era. Today, fake encounters are a norm in India where it’s security forces kill opposing militants or even normal citizens by extrajudicial process known as fake encounters (killing arrested persons in a staged encounter instead of prosecuting them through the prolonged and often unsuccessful judicial process ).

“Indians term KPS Gill as a Supercop for perfecting and implementing the phenomenon of fake encounters in Punjab in post-1984 era. KPS Gill ordered fake encounter of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra in 1995 because he had succeeded in unearthing the scandal of thousands of Sikh youth being killed in fake encounters in Punjab and disposed off as unidentified dead bodies . Sardar Khalra had visited Canada, UK etc to educate parliamentarians as well as western sikhs about this phenomenon but was killed by KPS Gill in a fake encounter on returning back to Punjab.

KPS Gill was an alcoholic and died of cardiac arrest resulting from arrhythmia while suffering peritonitis (a painful infection of fluid surrounding the intestines) from liver failure and kidney failure.

Bhai Balwant Singh Gopala, president of Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwale also appealed to all Gurdwaras and Sikh institutions to refrain from providing any services for KP Gill’s funeral.  He appealed that his final rites should not be performed as per the Sikh Rehat Maryada.  He held KP Gill responsible for large scale murders of Sikhs.  Sighting the hukamnama passed by Sarbat Khalsa Jathedars excommunicating KP Gill from the Sikh Panth, Bhai Gopala said that this edict should have come years ago when KP Gill was organizing mass murders of Sikhs.

Former political prisoner and activist S. Bagicha Singh also appealed Ragi and Pathi Singhs from performing KP Gill’s final rites.  “No one should go against sentiments of the Sikh community for the sake of money.  He asked Sikh parchariks to recognize their consciousness and fully boycott services for KP Gill’s final rites.”  He asked Sikh preachers to remember scores of Sikhs killed by Gill before they perform ardas for Gill. 

“KPS Gill murdered Sikhs and ensured that their dead bodies did not even reach their parents.  Final rites for those youth could not be performed so its our duty that we don’t allow KP Gill to have his last rites,” he said.

Ravi Singh, renowned social worker and founder of Khalsa Aid International said, “The death of K P Gill has left many questions unanswered!  He knew who he murdered, the location, those who sent the orders & the money he was paid for each killing.  There isn’t much to celebrate. He got away with it….”
Ravi Singh added that KP Gill murdered thousands of young Sikh men in cold blood but he hasn’t killed the [Sikh] spirit.

While Sikhs across the world celebrated KP Gill’s passing away, Indian leaders shared their condolences –

India Home Minister and senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party, Rajnath Singh posted – “Saddened to learn of Shri KPS Gill’s demise. Known for his bravery and courage he always inspired others by leading from the front. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Shri KPS Gill. May God give them strength to bear this loss.”

Amit Shah, president of the Bhartiya Janta Party said, My deepest condolences on the passing away of Shri KPS Gill ji. He was an iconic IPS officer who served the nation with honor and pride.  Shri KPS Gill will always be remembered for his contribution in defeating terrorism & establishing peace in Punjab. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.”

Rahul Gandhi, president of Indian National Congress, posted – “He exemplified courage & determination, Sh. KPS Gill will be remembered for his invaluable role in fighting terrorism in Punjab. My condolences.”

Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley also shared his condolences.  He praised Gill for his role in curbing insurgency in Punjab is part of history. 

Punjab politicians, including Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister Parkash Badal, Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal, official opposition leader HS Phoolka from Aam Aadmi Party have not yet made any statements on KP Gill’s demise.

 

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Patka chaloo🎊🎉🎇🎈🎆🎂🎁👏👌👍 kps Gill thr kutha of punjab is dead. Ppl need to bring drums and dance on his coffin.

  2. How sad is that Sikh24 supports terrorism. Why a true Sikh like KPS Gill would kill innocent sikh youths. You never upped your ante against Bhindrawala and his ilk for butchering innocent Hindus and patriotic Sikhs . When action was necessitated cowards started crying victim. Ha HA HA !!!!!!! KPS was a true Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh.
    There wouldn’t have been any operation Bluestar and massacre of innocent Sikh brothers had Sikh been risen against Bhindrwala and his macabre tactics against Hindus.

    • How wrong you are. There is ample evidence available on the internet to prove the integrity of Sant Ji. I dare you to read some of it. Or you could just read the indian government propaganda and be happy with it.

      KPS Gill a trueSikh like you. KPS Gill the alcoholic, KPS Gill the womaniser….

      you are a foolish person.

  3. Very True.
    Killing of innocent Hindus by Bhinderenwale and his boys landed all of us in this problem of Genocide -84 and Blue star.
    In case some among us still decide to kill again .
    Rest be assured there will be

    1) KPS Gill —-2,3,4,5,6
    2) Blue star—-2,3,4,5,6
    3) Genocide —–4,5,6

    Remember we are all law abiding citizens and those of us who will break the laws enshrined in Constitution will come to sorrow.

    • indian government started all of this. Sant Ji was the leader who recognised what was happening.

      All you appear to read is the indian government propaganda.

      you are a fool.

  4. HAHA oh balleeeeeeeeeee brhhhhhhhhhh Great news! KPS the indian terroist is dead!!

    All sikhs globally should know the Indian hindu extremist leaders who wrote good things about him on social and use it against them next time they come to Sikh events looking for votes or help. They want to glofry the murderer of Sikh youths? Shameless hindustani’s shameless evil indians

    can also someone ban and deleted the comments of the hidnu terrorists on here posing as fake Sikhs with supporting indian state terrorism and sikh genocide.

    This is a disgrace that on a Sikh website anti-Sikh hindu terrorists are allowed to air their vicious evil genocidal views.

    Should we celebrate the islamic emperors and their crimes against hindus now? If hindus want us to we can go down that road and glorify moghul babar who destroyed hindu temples and raped hindu women. Perhaps then hindus will come to their senses ;)

  5. Harinder please put up list of Hindus killed by Bhindrawale and his boys or just shut up. if you have any inkling of what human rights are then ask the international community to conduct a thorough investigation of the violation of sikhs human rights right from the beginning of so called freedom in 1947 and the lousy constitution you keep on bragging all the time which no sikh representative signed.

  6. All conflicts in world are created by the military industrial complex of Empire in name of Religion ,Nations or Imperialism .
    It is called War profiteering.

    • why did you forget the name of Bhagat, Titler, even the name present prime Minister Modi, who escalates the genocide for minorities I think you are stooge of these kind of persons.Mr Rajinder Narang is right, if you have list the Hindus killed by Bhindrewale put up the list. What Hindus did in Jammu? Whole village of Sikhs were killed, there is no single FIR mention regarding this.
      Please shut up

  7. KPS Gill was an employee of state and has discharged his duties as per the instructions from State & central government. There are many more living KPS Gill in his police force, crpf and army, who have actually implemented his wrong orders. ( kidnapping, killing and did many acts that are shameful to even mention)
    To the State, such officers and men are heroes, because THEY ENFORCE THE AUTHORITY OF STATE. Every State has such people and shall continue to have them.
    WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE, IF YOU WERE IN PLACE OF KPS GILL ?

    FOR OUR OWN GOOD, WE SHOULD LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE AND SPEAK THE TRUTH TO OUR SELVES.

    IT WAS THE FAILURE OF COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP TO MANAGE OUR AFFAIRS THAT HAS RESULTED IN SUCH A POOR STATE OF AFFAIRS, TOTAL BREAKDOWN OF LAW & ORDER, WHERE KPS GILL GOT A FREE HAND TO DO, WHAT HE DEEMED SUITABLE TO QUELL THE OPPOSITION TO “THE AUTHORITY OF STATE.”
    WE, ALL THE SIKH MUST ASK OUR POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, “WHY YOU FAILED TO LEAD US IN SUCH A DIFFICULT TIMES”?
    THE ORDINARY SIKH WERE HARASSED ON DAILY BASIS. TURBANS WERE REMOVED ON THE PRETEXT OF CHECKING BY POLICE AND OTHER AGENCIES. SIKH WERE HARASSED WHILE TRAVELLING IN TRAINS AND BUSES. THE HOMES WERE SEARCHED BY POLICE AND CRPF. WOMEN AND GIRLS WERE MISTREATED DURING THESE SEARCHES.
    SIKH CIVIL AND NO CIVIL OFFICERS AND NO-OFFICER WERE TREATED LIKE MILITANTS AND SUBJECTED TO INSULTS AND MENTAL TORTURE. WHAT WAS THEIR FAULT.?
    WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT THE HINDUS HAVE ALSO SUFFERED. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO REMOVE THEIR SUFFERING. AREN’T THEY OUR BROTHERS ?.
    WHEN OUR COMMUNITY BECAME THE TARGET OF HOSTILITIES, WHY OUR LEADERS HAVE REMAINED SILENT OR ACTUALLY DID NOTHING ?
    SIKH LEADERS LET THE SIKH FIGHT AMONG THEMSELVES OR THEY WERE UNFIT TO LEAD.? OR THEY WAITED FOR THEIR WAY TO BE CLEARED BY INTERNAL STRIFE.
    “THE ENEMY” CHOOSES THE WAYS TO DIVIDE- MISGUIDE AND GET US TO DO THE ACTS OF THEIR CHOICE. WE UNWITTINGLY CO-OPERATE WITH THEM AND DO THE WORST OF IT.
    THE MURDER OF A BABA WHO DECLARED HIMSELF TO BE 11TH SIKH MASTER WAS PRE-PLANNED EVENT, THAT LED TO SIKH FIGHTING AMONG THEM SELVES.
    A PERSON MAY AGAIN DECLARES HIMSELF TO BE 11TH MASTER OF SIKH. YOU HAVE SEEN SO MANY SUCH CLAIMS IN RECENT PAST. THERE WILL BE MORE SUCH PERSONS IN FUTURE.

    WE, SIKH BELIEVE IN ONE GURU GRANTH SAHIB AS OUR TRUE MASTER. FOR US, THERE CAN BE NO EQUAL TO OUR GURU.
    SOME ARE SO BEMUSED WITH GURU GOBIND SINGH JI THAT THEY CAN NOT RESIST THE TEMPTATION OF BEING HIS SUCCESSOR. OR THEY ARE TOLD TO CLAIM SO FOR POLITICAL- SOCIAL REASONS.
    WE SHOULD LET THE DOGS BARKING.

    WHO PROVOED THE SIKH TO FIGHT WITH OUR BROTHERS? WHO HAS REAPED THE REWARD OF SIKH INFIGHTING. ? THE DIRECT BENEFIT HAS ACCRUED TO SOME OF THE SIKH LEADERS AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN TERMS OF WEAKENING OF SIKH IDENTITY, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FALLOUT, POLITICAL WEAKNESS OF SIKH AND IRREPAIRABLE LOSS OF SIKH REPUTATION. THE COLLABORATING SIKH LEADERS WERE REWARDED.
    THE ENEMY WILL ALWAYS MISGUIDE US. THE DELIBRATE ACTS ARE AIMED AT US, TO LOSE OUR WISDOM AND RESORT TO VIOLENCE.
    WHY WE ALLOW OUR ENEMY TO SUCCEED?
    WE ARE HARDWORKING AND SIMPLE PEOPLE. WE CHOOSE TO REMAIN BUSY IN WORK AND RUNNING OUR LIVES. WE DO NOT KNOW SUCH GAMES. BUT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADERS TO KEEP WATCH OF SITUATION AND GUIDE THE COMMUNITY, TAKE RIGHT STEPS TO KEEP THINGS IN ORDER.
    DID THEY GUIDE THE SIKH COMMUNITY ?. WHAT DO YOU THINK ?
    SIKH LEADERSHIP HAS FAILED TO SET CLEAR ACADEMIC- ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL – POLITICAL GOALS FOR SIKH COMMUNITY.
    THE YOUTH WERE MISLEAD TO RAISE WEAPON AGAINST OUR OWN STATE. OVER 5 LAKH SIKH ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1984 AND SO MANY ARE STILL ROTTING IN JAILS UNDER THE CHARGES OF TREASON. THEY ARE IN JAILS FOR OVER 30 YEARS. ALL DUE TO THE FAILURE OF SIKH LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS.
    THE HEIGHT OF FOOLISHNESS OF OUR LEADERSHIP CAN BE SEEN FROM THE TREATMENT GIVEN TO THE SIKH ARMY SOLDIERS, WHO HAD REFUSED TO ATTACK GOLDEN TEMPLE IN 1984. THE ARMY HAD COURT MARSHALED THE SIKH SOLDIERS AND THE COMMUNITY LEADERS DID NOT SUPPORT THE SIKH SOLDIERS. THE SIKH SOLDIERS HAVE LOST ON BOTH FRONTS.
    WHAT A DAMAGING MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT ACROSS. “THAT NO SIKH SHOULD STAND AND SUFFER FOR THE SIKH FAITH AND COMMUNITY, THE COMMUNITY SHALL NOT STANDWITH THE SIKH”.
    NO PUNISHMENT WAS EVER AWARDED TO THE SIKH LEADERSHIP FOR SUCH TREASON WITH COMMUNITY .
    I THINK, SIKH DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS GRAVE SITUATION.
    ALL THESE TRAGIC EVENTS HAVE TAKEN PLACE DURING THE RULE OF ONE PROMINENT PANTHIC LEADER, WHO WAS TIME AND AGAIN BEEN PETRONISED BY THE GULLIBLE SIKH COMMUNITY. BARNALA SAHIB HAD PLAYED AND DEPARTED IN SILENCE. MAY BE, HE HAD NO GUTS TO SPEAK THE TRUTH. MANN SAHIB NEVER RAISES A LOGICAL POINT, BUT WILL ALWAYS RAISE A SWORD. THERE ARE MANY OTHER BIG AND SMALL NAMES, WHOM THE COMMUNITY HAS PETRONISED BECAUSE ………… AND GOT CHEATED.
    WE HAVE POOR UNDERSTANDING. WE CAN NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN FRIEND AND FOE.
    I SHALL CALL THIS A SUICIDE.
    OUR FORE FATHERS HAVE FOUGHT AND WON FREEDOM AND THE SAME HAS BEEN HIJACKED BY THE SHREWD PEOPLE.
    WHEN GURU NANAK SAID THE LODHIS’ LOST TO THE INVADER, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT GOVERNMENT WISELY, HE WAS TELLING US TO WE WISE. BUT WE DID NOT LISTEN TO HIM.
    OUR POOR STATE OF AFFAIRS IS ALL BECAUSE OF OUR OWN SLUMBER.
    LOOK AROUND AND FIND OUR SOCIAL- ECONOMIC-POLITICAL SITUATION AND FIND WHERE WE STAND TODAY.
    UNDERSTAND OUR FAITH AND GURU’S TEACHINGS. EDUCATE OURSELVES, UNITE UNDER SHRI AKAL TAKHT SAHIB ONE AND THE ONLY SUPREME SIKH INSTITUTION AND WORK UNITEDLY FOR OUR COMMON BENEFIT. DEMAND POSITIVE RESULTS. ESTABLISH OUR UNDISPUTED INSTITUTIONS AND LET NO ONE UNDERMINE THEM. SHUN THOSE WHO TRY TO PROVOKE OR ENCOURAGE INFIGHTING. OSTRACIZE SUCH EVIL MEN.

  8. The 1980-90 leaders of Sikhs need to shoulder the blame.
    They got us into all this mess of Blue Star, Genocide 84, extrajudicial killings.
    They have no understanding of

    World order
    Empires
    Nations
    Constitution
    Laws
    Police
    Army

    Sad moments for the community.

  9. Mr Nehru and Gandhi were men choosen by the Empire to administer India with an Indian face.
    India has produced many great Nationalists but they were ignored by EMPIRE while departing in 1947.

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