August 25, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Burnaby, Canada: Recognising the humanitarian contribution of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra Canada’s city of Burnaby has issued a proclamation declaring September 6 as “Jaswant Singh Khalra Day.
Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra had unearthed the truth of so-termed unclaimed and unidentified dead bodies in Punjab. He had revealed that how Sikhs were being extrajudicially killed in cold blood by Indian forces in fake encounter, and how Indian state’s police and other forces were secretly cremating their dead bodies as ‘unclaimed and unidentified’ dead bodies.
Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra was himself subjected to enforced disappearance by Indian state’ police and was secretly killed. On 6 September 1995, he was abducted by the Indian state’s police from outside of his house in Amritsar.
Issuing an official proclamation on 24th of August 2002, Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley said that he was honoured to proclaim September 6 as Jaswant Singh Khalra Day.
The proclamation says that Jaswant Singh Khalra was a strong advocate for the democratic and civil rights of the people and a highly respected leader of the Sikh community. It says further that Jaswant Singh Khalra died fighting for the human rights and dignity of the Sikhs and others.
The proclamation says further that “the City of Burnaby honours the Sikh history and culture, Jaswant Singh Khalra’s place in South Aisan history, and the City of vlaued relationship with the Sikh community and its strong commitment to social justice”.
Thank you to @CityofBurnaby and everyone involved for proclaiming September 6th as Jaswant Singh Khalra Day and recognizing the grave injustices suffered by the Sikh community at the hands of the Government of India. pic.twitter.com/KVQaRK4FtN
— Khalra Mission Org (@khalramission) August 25, 2020
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