The Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan
, also known variously as Bhindranwale Tigers Force of Khalistan
(BTFK) or Bhindranwale Tiger Force
(BTF), was a militant group, and was part of the Khalistan movement
to create a Sikh
homeland called Khalistan via armed struggle.This organisation appears to have been formed in 1984 by Gurbachan Singh Manochahal. After the founder's death, the BTF (or BTFK) seems to have disbanded or integrated into other organizations.
Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan had two main factions, one led by Gurbachan Singh Manochahal and the other faction led by Sukhwinder Singh Sangha.
The BTF was a Sikh militant group fighting for an independent Sikh homeland.AI August 1991, 172; AFP 25 November 1993; Documentation-Réfugiés
23 November-6 December 1993, 8Based in the state of Punjab
, India, the BTF was described as one of the major Sikh militant groups and reportedly the strongest militant group in the Amritsar-Tarn Taran area.AFP 25 November 1993; India Today
31 March 1993, 56
According to a professor in Anthropology
at University of Maine
with expertise on Sikh militant groups in Punjab, the BTF was founded in 1984 by Gurbachan Singh Manochal, who was also head of the... Read More