#IamPunjab DAY 7
#iamPunjab Day 7
#iamPunjab Day 7
“After the murder of my son by the police, my daughter-in-law walked away and left us with our young granddaughter. We were trying to come to terms with our sons death when they (police) took my husband and “interrogated” him for 14 days. Initially I had no idea at which police station he was being held or if he was still alive. I searched for him at every police station in our area but each time I was pushed away with threats of violence. I didn’t care for their threats, I wanted to find my husband.” Gurbachan Kaur
Her husband was so severely tortured by the police that he was bed ridden for 2 years and eventually succumbed to his injuries. Gurbachan Kaur was forced to move several times due to continued police harassment. “My granddaughter was the only reminder of my son left in this world. I had to make sure of her safety and well being, we drew strength from each other in those terrible times.” Gurbachan Kaur lives with her daughter, she is full of love and spends her days with her grandchildren.
What Is #iamPunjab
As the world commemorates International Womenâs Day, Khalsa Aid is dedicating the next week to highlight the plight of Punjabâs forgotten mothers and widows. They suffered physical and emotional hardship but these spirited women remained defiant in the face of adversity. Over the coming days we will showcase the story of those courageous women who lost members of their families.
The stories highlight their pain, sorrow and continued hardship but also their iron-like resolve to righteousness and honour. For centuries, the women of Punjab have been the backbone of the region. #iamPunjab is a commemoration of their strength and resolve.
Khalsa Aid continues to remember and support these women in their time of need. Will you?