Now, it will be ‘Sikh Warrior in-Exile’ title for Bhai Gajinder Singh, Akal Takht Sahib amends decision

—Amending its decision of conferring on different Sikh personalities, Sri Akal Takht Sahib has planned to give the title of ‘Jalawatan Sikh Yodha’ (Sikh Warrior in-exile) to Sikh freedom fighter Bhai Gajinder Singh living in Pakistan.

In the letters sent to head office of the Dal Khalsa here and Bikramjit Kaur, daughter of Bhai Sahib, who is residing in England, the secretariat of the highest Sikh temporal seat intimated them about the title. As per the decision taken earlier, award of ‘Panth Sewak’ was planned to be conferred on him.

A copy of the letter has also reached Bhai Gajinder Singh, but he has not reacted to it yet. The Dal Khalsa leaders said a final decision about receiving this title would be taken by him.  

On the other hand, the Akal Takht Sahib is yet to fix the day for conferring the title, but most probably it would be in mid of the upcoming month of October.

Founder of pro-freedom Sikh organization Dal Khalsa and Punjabi writer, Bhai Gajinder Singh led his colleagues in hijacking an Indian Airlines aircraft to Lahore in 1981 for release of the then Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale who along with aides defended Akal Takht Sahib from the attack by Indian army in June 1984.

He spent fourteen years in Pakistani prison in the case of hijacking the aircraft. Since his release from Pakistani prison in 1995, he has been staying in exile. He is not free to return to his motherland as the Indian government illegitimately lists him among the “terrorists”, despite he never indulged in any violent activity. While hijacking the aircraft, he and his aides did not harm anyone, nor they had any such intention.

Bhai Gajinder Singh has written several books and often shares his views on social media actively.

Total of 11 Sikh personalities are getting the awards and titles from the Akal Takht Sahib. Besides him, former Damdami Taksal head Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Bhindranwale who will be given “Panth Rattan” award, while the title of “Qaumi Shaheed” will be given to Shaheed Baba Charan Singh Bir Sahib, a fake encounter victim.

In January this year, a special CBI court sentenced six officials of Punjab Police to rigorous imprisonment in the 28-year-old case of the encounter killing of Baba Charan Singh and five of his relatives.


  1. I want to share some disturbing news. I thought that my plead to you as leaders of the Sikh religion was answered because Akal Security parted ways with its counsel, which should have meant that they were parting ways with Michael Holman. Mr. Holman is a known serial abuser of people, of both men and women, who also assaulted and battered me on August 19, 2016, but I was wrong.

    I received notice that Akal Security will be paying for the legal defense for Mr. Holman with another law firm, in total disregard, and contradiction of what your religion stands for “grace” and doing the right thing. Furthermore, by the SSSC allowing Akal Security to continue funding of Mr. Holman’s legal defense, it is not only a total lack of integrity, the SSSC lied in its letter that was published to the world titled “Letter from Siri Singh Sahib Corporation on Investigation Findings” in which the letter stated in part that: “The SSSC and all of its affiliated organizations stand united against sexual abuse and abuse of any type.” The SSSC lied because its continues to allow Akal the organization in which they oversee  to represent a man, Michael Holman, who they know intentionally, deliberately, and knowingly abused people, and assaulted and battered me on August 19, 2016. See below for the link to my petition and view the comments that were made.

    Due to Akal and the SSSC’s action, I am forced to take this information public and viral.

    In the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “The ultimate tragedy, is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” 

    The SSSC a religious organization is supposed to be the good people, your voice on this matter would be helpful. Mr. Holman the bad person, does not deserve the protection of the Sikh Dharma religion that Akal is providing to him.


    Dr. Robinson



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