Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh
Khalsa love and respect their hair.
They may be murdered, they do not care.
Sikhs had to leave their homes in the 18th century because of the constant attacks on them by the state police. Some Sikhs, however, remained in villages with the support of local Muslims. Bhai Taru Singh of Amritsar was one such Sikh. He was a farmer who used to help every needy person whether a Muslim, a Hindu or a Sikh. Poor people could depend upon him for support. He sent food and other necessities to the Khalsa living in the nearby forests.
Harbhagat Niranjania, filled with enmity for Sikhs and feeling jealous of Bhai Taru Singh made many false complaints to the government at Lahore. He hoped to get awards from the government for being their loyal informant. Finally, he succeeded in his evil mission. He brought police with him and had Bhai Taru Singh arrested and taken to Lahore in 1745. Zakaria Khan, the governor of Lahore, ordered the torture of Bhai Taru Singh. He remained calm and suffered all pain without changing his mind. After some time, when produced before Khan, Bhai Sahib asked the reasons for torturing him, particularly when he had committed no crime and was liked by all the people of his village.