“was a son to a policeman who too was killed by militants during the height of militancy in Punjab in 1984” (The New Indian Express)
“Baljit’s first cousin, Manpreet Singh, a constable in Punjab Police, was killed by terrorists in Tarn Taran in 1991.” (Hindustan Times)
So on what basis is Baljeet a “Shaheed”? Regardless of the fact that the attack was carried out by Islamic Militants and he was randomly killed, there should be no reference to Baljeet as a martyr according to the Sikh tradition.
The real hero of the day was the bus driver who saved 72 lives!
P.S Not condoning the violence but just highlighting some facts!
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