October 18, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi, India: Delhi police’s move to present Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara being handcuffed and chained in a Delhi court has triggered outrage from various Sikh bodies. Jagtar Singh Hawara is undergoing imprisonment for life in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He was reportedly presented in a Delhi court today in relation to a case. Photos of Jagtar Singh Hawara that went viral today shows that he was chained by Delhi police while bringing him to the court complex.
A press release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) says Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has urged DSGMC to take notice of violation of human rights of Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara.
Paramjeet Singh Rana of DSGMC’s Dharam Prachar Committee said that by chaining and handcuffing Jagtar Singh Hawara during court appearance the Delhi police has violated guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of India.
He alleged that the Delhi police was indulged in torture of Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara as the police made him to climb at least 50 stairs of the court complex. He said that Jagtar Singh Hawara was acute back pain problem and he recently underwent treatment at AIIMS. He said that it was no less than a torture to compel a person with acute back problem to climb stairs.
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