January 12, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The Khalra Mission Organisation (KMO) has demanded that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) should be formed to investigate the truth of secret meetings of former Punjab CM and SAD (B) patron Parkash Singh Badal with former Punjab police chief KPS Gill.
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Stating that KPS Gill was the ‘butcher of Punjab’ as he had unleashed the region of state terror on civilian Sikh population of Punjab, the human rights body asserted that Parkash Singh Badal had also supported the mass crimes committed by the state forces during KPS Gill’s tenure as police chief of Punjab.
Reacting to Hindutva leader Lakshmi Kanta Chawla’s demand for ban on a recently published book “Punjab Da Butcher” which titles KPS Gill as the ‘butcher of Punjab’, KMO said that the Brahminical forces were showing up their “true face” by supporting an infamous police official who was responsible for getting thousands of innocents killed in fake encounters.
Notably, independent reports into human rights violations committed by the state forces in Punjab reveal that the period of mid-1980s to mid-1990s was marred by organised, systematic and widespread abuse of human rights by the Indian state forces in Punjab.
It is now well documented that the Indian forces, including Army, para-military and the police carried systematic killings of civilian Sikh population in Punjab. These forces practised custodial torture, extra-judicial killings, fake/staged encounters, secret cremations and enforced disappearances at large scale in a systematic and organised manner. [For details readers may check reports – Death Silence: Punjab (Asia Watch, now Human Rights Watch), Reduced to Ashes (Ram Narayan Kumar), Smouldering Embers (Voices for Freedom) and Protecting the Killers (Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch)].