December 12, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London, England (December 11, 2011): To highlight the human rights conditions of ethnic and religious minorities in India, the Dal Khalsa’s UK chapter organized a seminar on “Whither Human Rights in India’ at Southall in UK on Sunday.
Party’s secretary for human rights affairs Pritpal Singh Khalsa said that the seminar was an effort to reiterate and reinforce our commitment to the cause of fundamental rights of all ethnic peoples on the occasion of 63rd World Human Rights Day.
He said representatives of Kashmir and Sikh groups including women and children attended the meet, which was chaired by Mr Lord Nazir Ahmad, member of House of Lords (UK).
The gathering decried that both the main political parties SAD and the Congress had inducted certain tainted former police officers in their ranks, who surpassed all laws and norms to kill Sikh youths during militancy days. The obvious reference was of former DGP’s S S Virk and Izhar Alam.
Dal Khalsa leader in UK and organizer of the event Manmohan Singh said Indian government should address the root causes of Kashmir, Punjab and Naga problems.
The gathering passed a resolution urging the United Nations to create a climate whereby the real aspirations of the people of Kashmir, Punjab and Nagaland are truly known and demonstrated. It asked the government of India to create a climate of tolerance and respect for ethnic peoples and minorities. Another resolution asking for a mechanism to control mass violence to be put in place so that minorities were not made subject of rebuke, ridicule and revenge by the state.
The gathering condemned the detention of SAD (Panch Pardani) chairman Bhai Daljit Singh, who according to participants is a political dissenter and is inconvenient to the present establishment of Punjab. The meet called for the immediate and unconditional release of political detainee’s languishing in various jails since long.
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