Shaheed Bibi Harpreet Kaur Rano

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Story of Harpreet Kaur:

By mid-1992, the Indian Police in Punjab had lost all sense of morality and considered human rights to be a joke. On June 25, 1992, 15-year-old Harpreet Kaur Rano was stopped while riding her bicycle in Amritsar's Ghio Mandi.

Harpreet Kaur was very interested in the Sikh struggle and used to consider the Sikh fighters her brothers. When the newspaper would print a notice about the Shaheedi and bhog of a Sikh fighter, she would cut out their picture and keep it in her purse.

The police decided to search her purse. When the pictures were found, the excuse to arrest this young Sikh girl was found and she was taken directly to the famous torture center at BR Model School in Amritsar. She was put in the custody of Thanedar Darshan Lal who punished Harpreet Kaur for her "crime". In that dark torture center, only Vahiguru knows what suffering and brutality Harpreet Kaur faced.

Despite her family's best efforts to free her, the newspapers reported that Harpreet Kaur along with 3 other "terrorists" had been killed on June 27, 1992 near Sultanwind. Her body was not given to the family. The family went to the cremation grounds at Durgiana Mandir and in one pile of ashes, Harpreet Kaur's sister recognized a Kara. The two sisters used to wear identical Karas and the ashes were recognized as Harpreet Kaur's. No justice was ever expected or delivered for this cold-blooded murder.

Excerpt from SikhUnit

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