ਬਾਕੀ ਵੇਰਵਾ ਹੇਠਾਂ ਪੜ੍ਹੋ ਜੀ
Surjit Singh has admitted before media that he killed 83 innocent Sikhs during early-1990s in Punjab. Surjit told media persons that during he was recruited into police training in 1989 and was deployed as a constable in 1990, and evealed that he was asked by senior police officers to killed Sikh youth who had already been in police custody. As a result of following these orders he was soon promoted as SHO of Police Station Mehta, he said.
He also stated that he was promoted as SHO of Mehta by SSP Paramjit Singh Gill, who is currently Commissioner of Police in Ludhaina. "I was a constable (sepoy) and I was promoted as SHO. What was the reason for it? -- that I and Gill Sahib both know", Surjit Singh told media persons while speaking in Punjabi.
He clearly stated that the high police officials directed him to carry out fake encounters and he got appreciation and promotions for carrying out these fake encounters. Surjit Singh admitted that he killed 83 Sikh youth in fake encounters on the directions of high ups in Punjab police.
These disclosures have once against put the human rights abuses by Punjab police in focus, that were widespread and systematic during 1980s-1990s. Thousands of innocent Sikh youth were killed in custody. The Punjab police had invented a practise of 'staged encounter' or 'fake encounter' in which the police used to kill persons already in their custody and later staged a story that such persons were killed in a police encounter. The dead bodies of victims were secretly cremated by the Punjab police as 'unclaimed/unidentified dead bodies'.
Human Rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra had exposed these abuses with documentary proof, and as a result of his relentless activism Jaswant Singh Khalra was killed during 'enforced disappearance'. Recently the Supreme Court of India confirmed that at least 2097 Sikhs were killed and secretly cremated by Indian security forces.
United Nations asked to probe killings of Sikhs in Punjab
In reaction to the SI Surjit's revelations, the Khalsa Human Rights, the human rights wing of the Sikh Federation (UK), has written to Professor Christof Heyn, the UN Special Rapporteur on extra judicial, summary or arbitrary executions following the confession last week by Sub-Inspector Surjit Singh of the atrocities committed by him and security forces in Punjab in the early 1990s.
‘However, we do not think India can conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the atrocities that will result in the identification and prosecution of responsible police officers.’
‘We have therefore written to the UN Special Rapporteur who has recently criticized India to ensure international pressure is exerted on India.’
Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) added: ‘From what Surijit Singh has described these are clear cases of extrajudicial and arbitrary executions that are illegal and without due regard to the law or legal procedure as defined by the United Nations.’
‘Khalsa Human Rights are waiting for further information from lawyers and human rights activists about the 83 Sikh killed before submitting the Model Questionnaire developed by the Special Rapporteur as there is no need to exhaust domestic remedies in India before taking the matter to the United Nations.’
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected to hear the petition to-day on 08-07-2013, filed by suspended SI Surjit Singh of Punjab Police on fake encounters of Sikh youths against his seniors including former DGP KPS Gill. He has confessed the 83 killings in fake encounters.
Just look at this picture of some Sikh youths killed in Police custody who were labelled as terrorists and then reported to be killed in fake encounters. The wounds, cuts and signs of burning on their bodies shows inhumane torture in Police custody, even then the Indian govt. calls we Sikhs the terrorists?
See the evidence how a Sikh youth aged only 14 years (Juvenile) was lodged in jail on 15th of may 1990 by then butchers state govt of Punjab. Since then he is behind bars. Does it not prove the allegation that Sikhs are framed on fabricated charges and locked behind bars on minor offences and not released for many years. some of them are compelled to meet their end behind bars like Pakistan does it with Indian prisoners. What does it indicate? Not that we Sikhs are not Indians? If so then what is our identity and where do we belong to? Whether we are not landless nation like Jews were before they were settled in middle east in Israel? Whether our coming generations shall also have to find out these answers and face the same tyranny which we are facing in India?
Major Singh after his release
SOPW have been supporting Bhai Major Singh since he first came to our attention in 2009. We would like to thank those who also contributed in securing the release including Ex-Jathedar Jasbir Singh Rode, Bhai Parmjit Singh Dhadhi, Bhai Rajinderpal singh (R.P Singh) Adv Jaspal Singh Manjhpur and many others.
Our team spoke to Major Singh after he was released yesterday and true to his personality along with thanking the Sangat who have helped secure his release he appealed to the Sangat world-wide to please now focus on the other Sikhs that are still languishing in jails and ensure that they too are freed without any further delay.
It is without doubt that Major Singh has made an enormous sacrifice in honour of Sikhi but in all the time we have known him he has never allowed himself to become bitter or resentful he has remained humble and endured his sacrifice graciously and as a consequence he has needless to say won the hearts of all those that have ever come to know of him.
* A Father - Gurmej Singh - INNOCENT, arrested in 1999, but it took the courts over 12 years to say he was innocent and set him free.
* A Brother - Balwinder Singh 'Binda' went missing in the '90's and has never been found.
* A Brother in law - Varyaam Singh - INNOCENT, arrested in 1990, has now been in prison for over 25 years WITHOUT any reprieve.
* A Son - Major Singh - INNOCENT - arrested at the age of 14, Sikh Relief fought his legal case and he was finally released in 2012.
Arrested in 1990 he was taken to a police station in Bareilly U.P where he was interrogated, severely tortured then thrown into Bareilly prison at the age of just fourteen as a suspected terrorist.
Bhai Major Singh’s family have all also sacrificed hugely for the Panth, his father Gurmej Singh (85) was first arrested in 1979 he was beaten tortured for ten days before being released; he was then rearrested May 1990 and imprisoned till 1996.
Mamma Ji (Uncle) Varayaam Singh (70) has been confined in Central Jail Bareilly since May 1990.
Dhadha Ji (Grandfather). Bhai Wasan Singh arrested in May 1990 he subsequently died in 1997 whilst in prison at the age of 97, from tuberculosis. Chacha Ji (Uncle) Ajit Singh arrested in 2008; spent six months in jail, he is currently on bail, the trial is on-going. Chacha Ji (Uncle) Balbinder Singh arrested at the age of 32 in May 1990, he endured ten days of police torture whilst in custody only then to be released and killed in a false police encounter in 1993.
SOPW will now be focusing on Major Singhs mamma ji Varayaam Singh’s release he too has been in prison for twenty three years.
The Rajiv Gandhi govt was keen to kill these legends but since then this Congress and Indian govt never punished the perpetrators of 1984 like Amitabh Bacchan, Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan kumar, Kamal Nath etc but they roam scot-free under protection of NSG commondos provided by this guilty Congress ruled Indian govt.
ARE YOU AWARE.....?
KPS GILL AND OTHER PUNJAB POLICE OFFICERS EXPOSED BY AN EX- BSF COMANDENT ( EYE WITNESS);
The police decided to search her purse. When the pictures were found, the excuse to arrest this young Sikh girl was found and she was taken directly to the famous torture center at BR Model School in
Excerpt from SikhUnit
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Need to say anything as my heart cry.....?