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Criminal Complaint Filed against Canadian MP Ujjal Dosanjh

November 29, 2010 | By

Chandigarh (November 27, 2010): “Sikhs For Justice” an international human rights advocacy group through Avtar Singh a Canadian citizen has filed criminal complaint in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandigarh against Ujjal Dosanjh the member Parliament from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for his statement made in Chandigarh India, against the Sikhs raising the voice for Khalistan. Jatinder Singh Grewal, a Canadian citizen and Youth Coordinator for “Sikhs For Justice” will be the primary witness in the complaint.Human Rights Lawyer Navkiran Singh representing complainant Avtar Singh on behalf of “Sikhs For Justice” stated that criminal complaint against Ujjal Dosanjh has been filed under Section 500/501 of Indian Penal Code. The Court has fixed December 12th, 2010 as the date for hearing of the preliminary evidence and on the basis of that evidence Ujjal Dosanjh will be summoned before the court for the criminal offence of Defamation. Advocate Navkiran Singh stated that in case the court finds substance in the allegations made in the criminal complaint, the court can order an imprisonment of two years.According to New York based human rights lawyer Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Legal Advisor to “Sikhs For Justice”, the basis of the criminal complaint against Ujjal Dosanjh is the statements made by him while addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on September 11, 2010 in which Ujjal cautioned the Canadian government about the second and third generation of Sikh immigrants propagating Khalistan.

Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun stated that complaint against Ujjal is a warning for other such elements in Canada and elsewhere who have been involved in systematic campaign against Canadian Sikh community in retaliation of the growing support in the community for Sikh Human Rights issues. Such elements often work for or on behest of Indian agencies and aim to discredit Sikh community’s legitimate and genuine grievances regarding gross human rights violations against Sikhs in India and continued practice of impunity by the Indian Government, added attorney Pannun who practice asylum and refugee law in the United States.

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