September 6, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab (September 06, 2014): On September 06, 1995 Jaswant Singh Khalra, a human rights activist was picked up from his Kabir Park, Amritsar (Punjab) based residence in broad day light by Punjab police personnel.
The Police denied his arrest or detention and even all district police heads (SSPs) filed affidavits in the Supreme Court of India (SCI) declaring that Jaswant Singh Khalra was not wanted to their police in any case and thereby denied his arrest or detention by the Punjab police. Jaswant Singh Khalra was never seen by any one, his family members or the knows, after that incident. He was tortured to death by the Punjab police during his enforced disappearance.
Jaswant Singh Khalra’s path breaking work in Punjab has been recognized as legendary contribution towards the human rights. He had brought forth the fact of systematic and wide-spread enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings and secret cremations by state’s security forces in Punjab. He took great risk over his life, and ultimately sacrificed it, to tell the world that how innocent civilians were subjected to mass level atrocities in Punjab by the state forces.
Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) remembers, and salute the martyrdom of, Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra – the legendary martyr of Human Rights, on his day of disappearance (Sept. 06).
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