Amritsar Sahib: Finally, the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has installed the portrait of Shaheed Bhai Dilawar Singh in the Central Sikh Museum. The SGPC today unveiled Bhai Dilawar Singh’s portrait in the central Sikh museum following a religious ceremony amid presence of his family members and other eminent Sikh personalities like SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami.
In 2017, the Akal Takht Sahib conferred the title of “Qaumi Shaheed” (National martyr) upon Bhai Dilawar Singh. Despite the demands being raised, the SGPC was not ready to put up his portrait. However, it has now accepted this demand. The Sikh organizations have hailed this move.
Shaheed Bhai Dilawar Singh had put an end to the human rights abuses against Sikhs in Punjab by punishing the former Punjab CM Beant “Singh” on August 31, 1995. During the tenure of Beant Singh, the Police was given full authority by the Punjab government to massacre innocent Sikh youths. Extra-judicial killings in fake encounters and enforced disappearances had become common during the tenure of CM Beant Singh.