Day after Gill’s death, Canada-based Sikh body demands inquiry into 'human rights abuse' in Punjab
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Day after Gill’s death, Canada-based Sikh body demands inquiry into 'human rights abuse' in Punjab

 

Day after Gill’s death, Canada-based Sikh body demands inquiry into 'human rights abuse' in Punjab

Published on :28 May,2017 By :- UNT News

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New Delhi:
A day after the death of Punjab top cop KPS Gill, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada has called for a full commission of inquiry into the alleged human rights abuse, which according to WSO, took place in Punjab in the 80s and 90s.
WSO President Mukhbir Singh told TOI on Saturday, that "human rights abuse in Punjab during the 80s and 90s have not been adequately investigated or addressed. KPS Gill was accused of perpetrating human rights abuses, including the murder of Jaswant Singh Khalra. His death means that we will likely never know the full extent of his involvement in these crimes."
Gill, who had successfully crushed militancy from Punjab and brought normalcy died of cardiac arrest on Friday. He was 82.
While talking about the recent statement made by Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, claiming that he got 21 terrorists to surrender, Mukhbir said, "We believe it is essential that a commission of inquiry be established to investigate the abuses that occurred across Punjab. Police and administrative officials guilty of such heinous crimes against humanity must be held accountable. Healing is impossible without accountability and justice."
Mukhbir alleged that several prominent Punjab Police officers have come forward with shocking admissions of torture, fake encounters and illegal cremations of bodies, naming several current senior police officials. None of these allegations had been investigated, he added.
Meanwhile, to commemorate the 33rd year of army Operation Bluestar, carried out to free the Sikh temples from armed militants, All India Sikh Students Federation announced to hold "self determination saheedi march" on June 6.