CANADIAN SIKHS
(Part I)
and
KOMAGATA MARU MASSACRE

Kesar Singh



Contents

To the memory of...........................................................................5
Notes on Canadian patriots...........................................................9
Preface.......................................................................................21
Acknowledgements........................................................................16
British Conspiracy.....................................................................24
The Alien Act..............................................................................25
The Sikhs Came to Stay.................................................................26
Khalsa Diwan Society Registered..................................................34
Asiatic Exclusion League.............................................................39
Sikhs refuse to go to British Honduras.........................................41
The First Session of Sikh Baptism in Canada..................................43
Sikhs Organise Guru Nanak Mining and Trust Company.......................48
Saint Nihal Singh speaks out about East Indians in Canada.............51
Sikhs Open Up Two Fronts...............................................................64
Sikhs Send a Deputation to Ottawa.................................................66
Swadesh Sevak Panjabi Monthly......................................................66
The Case of a Hindu Lady
 and Her Daughter and The Case of Hira Singh..................................73
Hindus to Charter a Steamer..........................................................74
It is not Whitemanís Country, It is Godís Country.........................75
Hindu Wives Waiting in Hong Kong...................................................77
Law-Making Extraordinary.............................................................78
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Birthday Celebration...................................78
An Act of Grace Without Establishing a Precedent...........................80
Case of Hassan Rahim alias Chhagan Khairaj Verma...........................83
Khalsa Diwan Society Builds More Sikh Temples...............................85
H. H. Stevens M.P. Addresses Another Meeting.................................93
Hindus Challenge Mr. Stevens to Corroborate His Statement.............94
Sikh Deputation to England and India.............................................94
Vancouver -India Delegation
 Meets Lord Hardinge - The Viceroy of India..................................103
The Hindu Question in the Canadian Senate....................................108
Hindus Hold Public Meeting in Vancouver.......................................109
Hindus Hold Public Meeting in Victoria........................................109
A Sikh Wife and Two Sons Detained and Released.............................109
Deportation of Bhai Bhagwan Singh................................................110
Dr. Sundar Singh and Kartar Singh
 Join Together with Immigration Dept.
to Deport Bhai Bhagwan Singh........................................................111
Sikhs were 100 per cent Cleaner....................................................113
Whitemanís Justice......................................................................114
Canadian Sikh Deputation in India................................................115
Indians in Canada.........................................................................115
Bibi Harnam Kaur Passed Away........................................................121
Origin of Steamship Company
 and the Doings of the Delegates...................................................126
Bhai Gurdit Singh the Hero............................................................128
Komagata Maru Leaves Hong Kong......................................................129
British Columbian Sikhs Waiting for Komagata Maru
  and Part Played by William Hopkinson.............................................130
Komagata Maru Anchors at Victoria.................................................135
Komagata Maru Case in Parliament...................................................136
Passengers Made Prisoners.............................................................136
Biased Press Calls Gurdit Singh a German Spy..................................136
Mass Meeting of the Hindustanees Re. Komagata Maru.........................137
An East Canadian Speaks Out............................................................138
Stevens and Raghunath....................................................................140
Prosecutors are the Judges.............................................................141
Colonist Canadians Afraid of Competition.......................................143
Komagata Maru Crisis Ė June 1914....................................................147
Chinese Still Landing....................................................................157
Komagata Maru Crisis Ė July 1914....................................................157
Mr. Stevens Bungling.....................................................................160
Komagata Maruís Return Journey......................................................166
Murder of Harnam Singh...................................................................167
Accidental Death of Arjan Singh.....................................................167
Bela Singh Shoots Indiscriminately in the Sikh Temple....................168
Bhai Bhag Singh and Bhai Battan Singh
Murdered by Bela Singh...................................................................168
Bela Singh Charged For Murder.........................................................168
Committee of Inquiry Report...........................................................170
International Malicious Lies of the Committee of Inquiry...............171
List of Komagata Maru Passengers....................................................173
Bhai Mewa Singh Kills William Hopkinson..........................................188
Bhai Mewa Singh Speaks Out..............................................................189
Hassan Rahim and Sohan Lal Charged for Inciting Murder....................191
Bela Singh Acquitted.......................................................................194
Martyrdom of Bhai Mewa Singh...........................................................194
Some More Murders............................................................................196
Revolutionary Leaders from Canada...................................................197