- Beant Singh (assassin)
:"For other people called Beant Singh, see
Beant Singh"Beant Singh, son of Suchcha Singh, a resident of Maloa (District Ropar), along with Satwant Singhassassinated Indira Gandhi, the Indian Prime Minister.
1 June 1984on the orders of Indira Gandhi, the Indian Armyattacked the armed militants who were in the fortified Harmandir Sahibcomplex, in an operation called Operation Blue Star. These events caused outrage amongst the Sikh community, which claimed that the attacks were pre-planned and that anti-Sikh violence which followed was government orchestrated. Beant Singh and Satwant Singhwere Sikh bodyguards of Indira Gandhi, yet on 31 October 1984they assassinated her in her garden.
Beant Singh was killed by gunfire at the scene of the assassination.
Satwant Singhwas arrested and later sentenced to death by hanging, along with Kehar Singh.
Akal Takht's declaration regarding Beant Singh
As per Hindustan Times Jan 07 2008, the highest Sikh temporal seat (Akal Takhat, Amritsar) on Sunday (Jan 06 2008) declared all assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi as martyrs of Sikhism.
Beant Singh's wife
After Beant Singh's death, Beant Singh's wife
Bimal Kaur Khalsabecame a militant and later a member of India's parliament.
[http://www.saintsoldiers.net/ss/?p=satwant_singh_beant_singh Beant Singh Biography]
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