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List of terrorist incidents in Punjab (India)

This is a Partial list of victims of terrorism in Punjab (India) during the 1980s and 1990s.. Khalistani Terrorism

Taken from 1992 booklet, "The Bleeding Punjab: A Report to the Nation," a joint publication of Surkh Rekha and Inqualabi Jantak Leeh. Editors: Amolak Singh and Jaspal Jassi.

The Khalistani terrorists and their apologists, in a bid to hoodwink the masses, often keep on harping that "their Sikh struggle is not directed against any race, religion or community" but it is for "smashing the chains of slavery from around the necks of sikhs" and is directed against "the tyrannical brahmanical rulers at the centre." But as the saying goes: the deeds are stronger than the words, the hundreds of cold-blooded mass murders of Hindus and ordinary toiling masses, their venomous communal tirade against the Hindus and Nirankaris (an off shoot of Sikhism), the forcible closure of all Nirankari Bhawans throughout the state, a spree of lootings, extortions, rapes and beatings let loose on the common people, the various fascist edicts aimed at crippling the democratic rights, aspirations and the lives of people of Punjab and numerous such other acts, all deride their pious exhortations. Let us examine them, albeit briefly, through their own words and deeds.

During the Punjab insurgency


(This tabulation of ghastly massacres at the hands of Khalistani terrorists is incomplete, to a large extent.)

Date Place Description of the Incident

  • Oct. 1983:- Dhilwan 6 Hindu bus passangers killed.
  • Oct. 21, 83:- Gobindgarh Massacre of rail passengers
  • Sep. 12, 84:- Batala 8 hindu bus passengers killed
  • June 22, 84:- Irish sea Air India Boeing 747 blasted by bomb, all 329 passengers killed.
  • Feb. 86:- Nakodar 15 persons killed and many injured in indiscriminate firing.
  • March 6,86:- Kapurthala Many innocent persons killed in indiscriminate firing.
  • March 28,1986:- Ludhiana 13 people (Hindus) killed in indiscriminate firing in Dresi ground
  • March 29,1986:- Mallian 20 innocent labourers killed (Jalandhar)
  • July 25,1986:- Mukatsar 15 Hindu bus passengers gunned down.
  • Oct. 31,1986:- Ludhiana 8 migrant and local industrail workers, all hindus, gunned down in indiscriminate firing

on Daba road.

  • Nov. 30, 1986:- Khudda 24 Hindu bus passengers gunned down.
  • July 87:- Lalru 80 bus pessengers killed in Fatehabad on three Haryana Roadways buses.
  • Aug. 6, 1987:- Jagdev Kalan 13 Hindus gunned down.(Majitha)
  • Sep. 28,1987:- Alawalpur 5 killed and 8 injured, firing near Geetha Bhawan.(Jalandhar)
  • Oct. 20,1987:- Delhi 12 persons shot dead at various places in Delhi on Diwali day.
  • Jan. 15,1988:- Dhadial Nijhran 8 members of a family including 2 women and 3 children killed in this village near Batala.
  • Feb. 19,1988:- Gurdaspur Bombs exploded by Babbar Khalsa at Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Patiala. 12 person killed,

over 50 injured.

  • March 2,1988:- Bhaian 8 members of a family killed.(Verowal)
  • March 3,1988:- Kahri sahri 35 persons shot dead, 50 others injured, indiscriminate firing at a festival gathering.


  • March 31,1988:- Theh Rajbah 18 members of a Rajput family shot dead at village theh Rajbah under police station

(Patti) Harike, Sub- division Patti in Amritsar distt.

  • April 2,88:- Ramgam 6 persons masssacred in this village under P.S. Gharinda. 18 more persons killed in other

(Amritsar) parts of Pinjab

  • May 15,88:- 40 persons gunned down, 100 others injured in different incidents at Samana, Patiala,

Jalandhar and Mukerian

  • May 16,1988:- 26 killed (3 member of a family, 3 bus passengers and 20 others) in Amritsar, Ludhiana.
  • May 17,1988:- Kharar 35 labourers killed
  • May 24,1988:- Dhaliwal 6 members of a family massacred.(Nakodar)
  • June 19,1988:- Kurukshetra 15 persons blown to pieces when a bomb exploded at a TV shop during the TV serial

Ramayana's telecast.

  • June 25,1988:- Moga 26 RSS volunteers killed. 22 injured in an indiscriminate firing in Nehru Park.
  • Sept. 7,1988:- Rure Aasal 15 rail passengers killed, 25 injured at Rure Aasal Riy. Station near Khem Karan in

Amritsar district.

  • Nov. 1,1988:- Pathankot Bomb blast in a Jammu-bound bus, many killed or injured.
  • Nov. 1988:- Majaat 32 Migrant labourers working on SYL Canal gunned down
  • Nov. 3.1988:- Sufianwala 11 bus passengers killed by a BTFK gang. alighting them from a Dera Baba Nanak bound bus

killed all Hindus.

  • Nov. 4,1988:- Lodhuwal 19 labourers shot dead at Govt. seed farm Lodhuwal.(Ludhiana)
  • Nov. 1988:- Batala 25 persons killed in a bomb blast in Chakkri bazar.

Sirhind Indiscriminate firing in bazar, many killed.

  • Nov. 1988:- Pathankot Bomb blast near a tempo overloaded with passengers. Many including a woman killed.
  • Nov. 22,1988:- Kaithal 25 persons massacred. 37 others injured.(Haryana)
  • Nov. 22.1988:- Batala 22 persons killed, many injured in indiscriminate firing in bazar on the eve of Guru Nanak


  • Dec., 1988:- Makhu 7 Hindu passengers kidnapped from a Chandigarh bound bus and killed.
  • Dec. 7,1988:- Gujran 5 members of a marriage party killed in indiscriminate firing at Gujran on Zeera-Makhu


  • May 21,1989:- Chakk Kania 7 members of a family, including a CPI (M) leader Comrade Dalip Singh massacred.

BaggaKalan 4 members of a family killed.

  • Aug. 27,1989:- Kabarwala Indiscriminate firing for 50 mintues on a train at Kabarwala, station, dozens shot-dead.(Abohar)
  • Oct. 5, 1989:- Kandhwala 5 members of a family shot dead.(Fazilka)
  • Nov. 1989:- Patiala 19 Hindu students massacred in Thapar Engg. College who had come from other states to

participate in a youth festival.

  • Jan. 19,1990:- Bahmanwal 8 massacred including 6 Hindu(Majitha)
  • March 7,1990:- Abohar 32 shot dead in indiscriminate firing in crowded bazar.
  • March 19,1990:- Talwandi Bhai 14 persons shot dead.
  • March 19,1990:- Chandigarh 6 persons killed, 27 injured in a bomb blast.

Nawan Shahar 11 persons killed in a bomb blast.

  • April 3,1990:- Batala 36 persons killed in a bomb bias.
  • April 19,1990:- Pathankot 15 pessengers killed, 40 injured in a bomb blast in a bus.
  • May 28,1990:- Ferozepur 13 Bihari labourers shot dead
  • May 30,1990:- Talwandi Bhai 10 persons massacred
  • June 4,1990:- Patiala 8 including 6 children killed in a bomb explosion, 30 injured.
  • July 15,1990:- Taredan 8 members of a family gunned down in village Taredan under(Mamdot)Mamdot police station.
  • July 30,1990:- Bidar 35 killed, 30 injured in a bomb explosion in a local cinema hall.(Karnatka)
  • Aug. 8,1990:- Ludhiana 9 gunned down in indiscriminate firing.
  • Nov. 5,1990:- Batala 9 Hindu passengers shot dead in a Batala-Jalandhar bus.
  • Nov. 9,1990:- Batala 5 Hindus shot dead after alighting them from vehicles on Batala-Pathankot highway.
  • Nov. 12,1990:- Kothe Lal Singh 8 Hindus killed by KCF (Zafarwal) gang.(Bathinda)
  • Nov. 15,1990:- Ferozepur 7 Hindu passengers of a bus going from Ferozepur to Dharamkot shot dead.
  • Nov. 17,1990:- Killianwali 11 RSS workers killed in indiscriminate firing on morning assembly.(Dabwali)
  • Nov. 20,1990:- Amritsar 12 killed in a massacre
  • Nov. 22,1990:- Chandigarh 16 Hindus killed after alighting from two buses near Parhol.
  • Nov. 24,1990:- Patti 5 Hindus shot dead
  • Nov. 25,1990:- Jalandhar 15 shot dead in indiscriminate firing.
  • Nov. 26,1990:- Ludhiana 5 members of a hindu family shot dead on Daba road.
  • Dec. 13,1991:- Sedeke 5 Hindu passengers shot dead in Sedeke village near Guru Harsahai
  • Jan. 8,1991:- Gill 14 Hindu kidnapped from different places, shot dead at village Gill near Ludhiana.
  • March 22,1991:- Chandigarh 30 employees of Punjab Tractors Ltd. Foundry, all Hindus, shot dead.
  • April, 9,1991:- Sewewala 18 activists shot dead 22 injured, indiscriminate firing on front gethering.
  • June 15,1991:- Baddowal, 75 train passengers shot dead by KLF.(Kila Raipur)
  • Nov. 9,1991:- Sirsa 16 persons, all Hindus, shot dead
  • Nov. 9,1991:- Faridkot 7 family members shot dead in a village in Faridkot district.
  • Nov. 17,1991:- Rudarpur(U.P.) 12 persons shot dead.
  • Dec. 19,1991:- Ludhiana 12 killed in a bomb blast in Bharat Nagar Chowk
  • Dec. 26,1991:- Sohian 32 rail passengers shot dead at Sohian railway crossing in Ludhiana district.
  • Jan. 8, 1992:- Kharar 21 industrial workers shot to death.Kup Kalan
  • Jan. 15, 1992:- Dhanaula 5 electricity employees gunned down at grid station.
  • Jan. 17, 1992:- Samana 7 persons killed in a bomb blast
  • March 10-20:- Ghabdan 75 persons gunned down in 4 separate incidents.

Ludhiana,Ahmedgarh Factory workers from outside state at Ghabadan, general people in indiscriminate shoot out twice in Ludhiana and once in M'andi Ahmedgarh.

  • June 25,1992:- Kila Raipur 9 Hindus gunned down
  • July 13,1992:- Bassian 7 Hindus, gunned down.
  • July 14,1992:- Bathinda 7 Hindus, 5 Sweepers and 2 migrant workers gunned down in sporadic shoot out.
  • May 2,1992:- Kadarvaad 7 members of a family among 8 killed in village Kadarvaad, police district Majitha.
  • May 3,1992:- Sadarpur 10 persons killed, 3 injured in village Sadar pur, district Karnal.(Haryana)

After end of Punjab insurgency

On 31 August 1995, Chief minister Beant Singh was killed by a suicide bomber. The pro-Khalistan group Babbar Khalsa claimed responsibility for the assassination, but "security authorities" were reported to be doubtful of the truth of that claim.[1] A 2006 press release by the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi indicated that the responsible organization was the Khalistan Commando Force.[2]

The Indian Express reported in its online edition on 19 June 2006 that the Khalistan Zindabad Force(KZF) was behind bomb blasts in Jalandhar, India, at the Inter-State Bus Terminus that left three people killed and injured 12. A police spokesman said the attack was planned by a pair of KZF leaders, one based in Pakistan and one in Canada, and executed by a "local criminal".[3]

On 24 September 2009, the Punjab Police arrested two Babbar Khalsa militants involved in the assassination of Rulda Singh, president of the Punjab Rashtriya Sikh Sangat who was shot at and seriously injured by two unidentified persons at his residence near New Grain market on 29 July."[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Issue Paper INDIA SIKHS IN PUNJAB 1994-95". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. February 1996. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Court Convicts Khalid Awan for Supporting Khalistan Commando Force". Embassy of the United States in New Delhi, India. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  3. ^ "KZF behind Jalandhar blasts". The Indian Express. 19 June 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  4. ^ United News of India (24 September 2009). "Punjab Police arrest two Babbar Khalsa terrorists". Retrieved 2009-10-11. 


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  • Global security watch, Satyapal Dang, 2008
  • Sikhs Slay 13 Hindus In Punjab, United Press International, March 29, 1986
  • Sikh Extremists Open Fire On Top Punjab Police Official, October 4, 1986|The New York Times
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