September 27, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London, UK (September 27, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Khalsa Human Rights (KHR) the human rights arm of the Sikh Federation (UK) has issued an urgent appeal regarding the arrests and treatment of Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind and Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu.
“The Sikh Federation (UK) now have a number of teams that are each taking this forward” Dabinder Jeet Singh of SF (UK) information Sikh Siyasat.
“One team runs Khalsa Human Rights and has issued the urgent action appeal and is taking the matter up with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. While, another team is taking the matter up with UK MPs and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office” he added.
He further told that other teams would taking up the matter with Members of the European Parliament and European Commission contacts that deal with India and sharing concerns with staff at the UN Human Rights Council who work for UN Special Rapporteurs.
According to press statement issued by the organization the urgent appeal was also being sent to Sikh Federation contacts across Europe to take up with their respective governments. A team in Switzerland would take up the matter directly with NGOs in Geneva and at the UN Human Rights Council.
The urgent action appeal is also being shared more widely with human rights contacts and Sikh organisations in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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