City of Fresno Approves Resolution in Memory of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra

File Photo: Jaswant Singh Khalra

FRESNO, California, USA—On Thursday, August 31, 2017,  Fresno City Council members unanimously passed the resolution to rename the Victoria park located on Clinton and Barley to Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra park.  Five council members voted in favor, while two were absent.

Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalsa was a Sikh banker who had unearthed proof of over 25,000 cremations of unclaimed dead bodies.  These were extrajudicial murders committed by the Punjab Police in the early 1990s.  

On September 6, 1995, Jaswant Singh Khalra was picked up by the Police outside his house, and taken away. He was was kept in illegal confinement at the house of a Police Superintendent named Ajit Sandhu in Tarn Taran district.  This is where he too was murdered by the Punjab Police.

Sikh youth and adults filled the Fresno City Hall as they awaited their council members to vote on this critical issue.  Several arrived here from other parts of the valley, including cities such as Selma, Fowler, Parlier and Madera.

“I thought we were just naming a park, but we are doing much larger than that.  I am touched by the life of Jaswant Singh Khalra,” said Garry Bredefeld, Council Member.  “Sikh community has done so much for our city and you are all involved in so many ways.  This is much larger than just naming a park.  This is saying you matter to us and that you are a big part of Fresno.”

“We honor our future as this park naming will be a permanent landmark in the city of Fresno, marking our presence and our pursuit for the values that Jaswant Singh Khalra gave his life – justice, truth, sovereignty, and human rights,” said Deep Singh of the Jakara Movement.


  1. The Dismantling of Sikh Kingdom of RANJIT SINGH by the EMPIRE and its Friends like the CONGRESS.

    1) 1848 : Anglo- Sikh war and Kingdom is annexed
    2) 1919 :- Jallianwala Bagh incidence
    3) 1947:- The kingdom is split between two new Nations of India and Pakistan by the Empire.
    4) 1966 : Trifurcation of Punjab by Congress
    5) 1982 : SYL canal launched by Congress
    6) 1984:- Genocide -84 and Blue star heaped by Congress.
    7) 2000 :- Drugs ,Debts , Joblessness and Uranium in water.

  2. Harinder the coward hindu diaper using a sikh name to show his manhood lol your above comment like your hindu diapers look retarded. Now go fly a kite like a good hindu diaper boy. Lol ha

  3. 1984 was a successful TRAP by the EMPIRE.
    We are still licking our wounds of

    1) Genocide 84
    2) Blue Star.

    Be careful of the TRAPS.

    Never earn a label of
    1) Terrorists
    2) Anti National
    3) Gog and Amogs
    4) Anti- Christ

  4. Jaswant Singh Khalra you name will always shine around the world and thank you for all those voted to ensure the great humanist is remembered forever. Empires can go to hell as they have come and gone before.

  5. We lost our Nation long time back in 1847-48 .
    Thanx to the Empire.
    We will have to accept this as a
    The left over of that Nation of King Ranjit Singh is now facing major crisis namely
    1) Drugs
    2) Debts leading to farmers Suicides
    3) De industrialization
    4) De Job
    5) Toxins and Uranium in our Water.

  6. This 1984 is an terrible thing which happened.
    We need to be law abiding citizens.
    We need to avoid getting a label of

    1) Terrorists
    2) Khalistanis
    3) Anti National
    4) Gog and Amogs.


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