Poem By Shaheed Bhai Anokh Singh “Babbar”


Shaheed Bhai Anokh Singh “Babbar” was a prolific writer, and the founding editor of the monthly Magazine “Vangaar.” His Shaheedee is one the greatest of the past decades which matches up to Puratan Gursikhs like Bhai Taru Singh Ji, Bhai Mati Dass Ji and many others. He was merciless tortured by the Punjab Police in a horrific manner which involved his eyes being ripped out, tongue cut, hot metal rods shoved into his body. Below is a popular Kavita he wrote.

“Par Adheen Supanay Sukh Naheen”
(Under Slavery or Occupation you won’t find peace even in your dreams):

Khalsa jee, the Khalsa upon whom the lord of both worlds has his grace on.
The Khalsa which Guru Sahib has blessed with his own image and sovereignty.

Imagine if that same Khalsa was a slave of Nadar Shah Abdali,
It’s not in the character of the Khalsa to be in shackles.

Hear Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia’s battle cry and remember,
without spilling one’s blood and embracing martyrdom, freedom cannot be obtained.

The Khalsa will certainly rule, but not through the pity or mercy of any human,
but instead through the kindness and blessings of vahegurooo.

The Khalsa’s vengeance is not with the poor or meek but, from its inception, against evil oppressors,
those bloodsucking leeches that target the common man.

Let us recognise our duty, and instead of living scared and without honour (ankh),
a warrior’s death is a hundred times better.

Reverting back to our Khalsa ancestry, let’s crush the skulls of the enemies and traitors of the panth
and those that desecarated our gurdwaras.

Let’s fight for our freedom and liberation, moving forward without fear, let’s enter the battlefield.

Whether we call it Khalistan, Khalsa raaj or Sikh state. Let us all pray at the feet of God,
O’ lord, please do not make me sit at another’s door.

ਫਰੀਦਾਬਾਰਿਪਰਾਇਐਬੈਸਣਾਸਾਂਈਮੁਝੈਨਦੇਹਿ ॥
ਜੇਤੂਏਵੈਰਖਸੀਜੀਉਸਰੀਰ

Khalsa jee, the Khalsa upon whom the lord of both worlds has his grace on.
The Khalsa which Guru Sahib has blessed with his own image and sovereignty.

Imagine if that same Khalsa was a slave of Nadar Shah Abdali,
It’s not in the character of the Khalsa to be in shackles.

Hear Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia’s battle cry and remember,
without spilling one’s blood and embracing martyrdom, freedom cannot be obtained.

The Khalsa will certainly rule, but not through the pity or mercy of any human,
but instead through the kindness and blessings of vahegurooo.

The Khalsa’s vengeance is not with the poor or meek but, from its inception, against evil oppressors,
those bloodsucking leeches that target the common man.

Let us recognise our duty, and instead of living scared and without honour (ankh),
a warrior’s death is a hundred times better.

Reverting back to our Khalsa ancestry, let’s crush the skulls of the enemies and traitors of the panth
and those that desecarated our gurdwaras.

Let’s fight for our freedom and liberation, moving forward without fear, let’s enter the battlefield.

Whether we call it Khalistan, Khalsa raaj or Sikh state. Let us all pray at the feet of God,
O’ lord, please do not make me sit at another’s door.

via Sikh24.com

30 August 1987 – Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar