October 20, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
A number of human rights lawyers held a joint press conference on October 16, 2019 at Press Club Chandigarh to express their opposition to the Indian State’s policy of impunity for Crimes Against Humanity committed by Indian Security forces in Punjab during 1980s-1990s. This press conference was addressed by senior lawyers and human rights activists.
A written statement issued during the press conference was endorsed by Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) Chairman Justice Ajit Singh Bains, Advocate Rajwinder Singh Bains, Advocate Sarbjit Singh Verka, Punjab Documentation & Advocacy Project (PDAP): Satnam Singh Bains, Barrister, Advocate Jagjit Singh Bajwa, Jaswant Kaur, Advocate Pushpinder Singh Natt, Baljinder Singh Khalra Mission Organisation (KMO):, Mrs Paramjit Kaur Khalra. Lawyers for Human Rights International (LFHI):– Advocate Navkiran Singh, Advocate, Amar Singh Chahal, Advocate Barjinder Singh Sodhi, Advocate Amar Singh Chahal. Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjpur. People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) – Arjun Sheoran Committee for Coordination on Disappearances in Punjab (CCDP):– Sardar Gurtej Singh IAS, Advocate Harshinder Singh. Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)– Senior Supreme Court Advocate Colin Gonsalves and Advocate Veena.
Speaking during this press conference Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that the Indian state was adopting dual standards of law and it has discriminatory policy while implementing the law.
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Related Topics: Advocate Amar Singh Chahal, Advocate Navkiran Singh, Advocate Rajwinder Singh Bains, Enforced Disappearances, Extra-Judicial Killings, Fake Encounters, Human Rights, Human Rights Abuse in India, Impunity Zone Punjab, Jaspal Singh Manjhpur (Advocate), Punjab Police, Punjab Police Atrocities, Satnam Singh (Barrister)