June 14, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London, United Kingdom (June 13, 2013): The UK based Sikh Federation (UK) has confirmed that a conference is going to be held on Tuesday 25 June 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels on the Death Penalty and Human Rights abuses in India.
In a press statement released by S. Gurjeet Singh, National Press Secretary of Sikh Federation UK, Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: ‘The conference is taking place in the Paul Henri Spaak Building in the European Parliament in Brussels. Politicians from across Europe have a crucial role to play in acting as a catalyst for change in the Indian judiciary’s use of the death penalty and ensuring human rights are protected.’
‘The case of Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar is expected to feature prominently as well as the inability of the Indian judicial system to deliver justice for Sikhs highlighted by the failure to successfully indict Sajjan Kumar.’
‘Sikhs from around a dozen European countries, including the UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Greece and Switzerland were invited at the end of May to encourage their MEPs to participate in the conference and to attend themselves.’
Attendance at the three-hour conference from 12 noon to 3pm is by invitation only due to an overall capacity of around 130. The Sikh Federation (UK) has reminded Sikhs across Europe to email their MEPs and encourage them to take part in the conference and meet with Sikhs from their respective countries at the conference. MEPs that are members of the Indian delegation and human rights sub-committee have also been invited to the conference.
Anyone wishing to attend the conference is encouraged to email the Sikh Federation (UK) as soon as possible on [email protected].
Further details are available by visiting the Sikh Federation (UK) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SikhFederationUK
– Gurjeet Singh
National Press Secretary
Sikh Federation (UK)
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