Bibi Ravinder Kaur (pictured above) was martyred protecting Sri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) during the 1984 attacks. Known to be strong-willed, an avid activist and a unafraid of those inflicting injustice, she was the perfect example of a strong woman :)
Short story from her life:
*Rano = nickname for Bibi Ravinder Kaur
During her time as a teacher, once some of her students came to her and told her that there were a few men (20-25yrs old) who would harass them on their bus ride to school. Rano told the girls not to worry. The next day, when the bus arrived at the school, Rano was waiting at the stop. All the students left the bus and the bus was about to leave, but Rano stood in the middle of the road in front of the bus.
She told the bus driver to stop the bus. She got on the bus, and told those immoral men to step outside. Initially, the men ignored her and told her to get off and let them be on their way. She knew that they would react like this, but she had come prepared; she showed them her gun that she had been hiding under her clothes. At the sight of her gun the men jumped off the bus like chickens as Rano followed.
At the bus stop she hit the men with the back of her gun until they were bruised. By this time a crowd had gathered at the bus stop to see what the commotion was. She told the men that if they bothered or tried to flirt or even look in the direction of those girls again, she would kill them. She also told them, that if they had a problem with what she had said and done to them, or if they wanted to settle things at a later time, they could come to her house, and she gave them her address. Those men were so scared of her that they never even got on the same bus as the students again.