April 27, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Switzerland, Europe (April 27, 2013): Sikh diaspora in Europe has urged the United Nations to send a ‘fact finding’ mission to India to investigate into the case of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, currently on death row, and pressurize Indian government to suspend his suspected execution. Besides this a call has been made to boycott Air India flights in protest against Indian government for their decision to hang Prof. Bhullar besides worldwide protest.
According to information a delegation various of Sikh organizations from Europe had held a Justice Rally in front of the office of the UN at Switzerland and submitted a memorandum with the office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on April 25th . The rally was held under the aegis of Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) Founder president of Sikh Foundation , Switzerland, Karan Singh told TOI over phone from Switzerland that a delegation of Sikhs including HS Khalsa, Switzerland, Avtar Singh, Italy, Gurdeep Singh Pardesi, Germany and Gurdeep Singh , Switzerland held about 45 minutes meeting with Human Rights Officer, Office of the High Commissioner for.
Human Rights Michelle Erazo Martinez and Human Rights Officer Sharof Azizov to discuss case of Bhullar. “They have demanded details of Bhullar’s case besides proof’s of his innocence ” said he adding that they had been assured by the officers to look into the case and take up the same with Indian government.
MAAR president Khalsa said “We have called for United Nations intervention seeking to send a “fact finding” mission to investigate and save victim of torture Devenderpal Singh Bhullar who is facing imminent “execution” as per Supreme Court of India’s order” He informed that the Sikh bodies have resolved to boycott Air India flights . In yet another resolution adopted during the rally, the Sikhs have demanded from German government to withdraw their ambassador from India. He said they will also begin a signature campaign and would submit one million signature petition with UN urging to investigate into the 1984 anti Sikh riots and declare it Genocide.
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