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Letter unveils that Jaswant Singh Khalra was aware of India’s plans to murder him

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Letter unveils that Jaswant Singh Khalra was aware of India’s plans to murder him

Source: World Sikh Organization of Canada

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the disappearance of S. Jaswant Singh Khalra.

In a handwritten press note dated February 25, 1995, S. Khalra had predicted his ‘disappearance’ at the hands of the Punjab Police (before his visits to Canada).  He had learned that his abduction had been approved by the Congress government in power at the time.  The press note shows S. Khalra’s bravery and spirit of sacrifice. 

Earlier, when S. Jaswant Singh’s research had uncovered the illegal murder and cremation of thousands of young Sikhs by the Punjab Police, the Superintendant of Police from Tarn Taran, Ajit Sandhu had said “if 25,000 have disappeared, it will be easy to make one more disappear too.”

Ajit Sandhu and the Punjab Police made good on their threats.

From his abduction on September 6, 1995 until his eventual murder on October 27, 1995, S. Khalra endured unspeakable torture and abuse.  

For more information about S. Khalra please see here.  WSO and the HRLN launched the Khalra Centre for Human Rights Defenders last year to honour the legacy of S. Khalra’s work. 

 A translation of S. Khalra’s prophetic press note is below:

Ajnala, February 23 1995:

If the Government of Punjab and Police believe that by killing me and making my body disappear they can cover up the matter relating to the mass disappearances of the 25,000 so called unclaimed and unidentified bodies then they are deceived because the facts relating to this matter have been disclosed to various Human Rights Organizations throughout the world and yesterday (February 22) the Chairman of the Human Rights Organization, Jaspal Singh Dhillon left for Manila, Philippines, to obtain international support and to participate in the World Human Rights Conference.

Just two days ago a responsible M.L.A. from the Congress party personally informed me that the Police officials are very upset on the exposure of this matter and they have decided that if this investigation proceeds further they will make Jaswant Singh Khlara’s body disappear and where there will be an investigation of 25,000 cases they can afford one more. This M.L.A. (I don’t believe it is appropriate for me to disclose his name today) also told me that the Police have already obtained approval from the ruling Congress party to make me disappear. We had our suspicions and those have proven to be true but to save my life, instead of going to any Court, I will prefer to go to the feet of God and to the doors of the people. I would like to appeal to all democracy loving people that if I am killed then the two persons to hold accountable and responsible would be the Chief Minister Beant Singh and Police Chief (KPS Gill) and not some station head or police cat.

What amazes me is that by totally defying the law and justice, the Government has once again appointed as Chief of Taran Tarn Police an Officer who is soon to be proven guilty of illegally killing more than one thousand innocent people. This Police Officer has an ongoing legal investigation (Baba Charan Singh case) and furthermore C.B.I. is also investigating a number of cases against him. Continuing his tactics of terrorizing and threatening the witnesses of pending legal cases against him, this Police Officer abducted Rajwinder Singh, son of Mahinder Kaur, on 21 February and sent a clear message that he can directly deal with the complaints filed against the Police himself.

The role played by CBI in investigation of the cases against Police terror is also suspicious because these days instead of investigating the offenders its main task seems to be investigating the complainants. CBI officials have themselves acknowledged that first they will satisfy themselves with the fact that the complainants are not against the Police. By doing so CBI is now working for Police instead of doing the task handed to them by the High Court. The CBI has mishandled the case of Mahinder Kaur in such a way that has resulted in endangerment to the lives of at least 13 people. As General Secretary of the Human Rights Organization, I request that the dozens of petitions against SSP of Taran Tarn Police be directly investigated under the supervision of a High Court Judge and special court should be set up in Taran Tarn to expedite the cases against the Police officials. The investigation into the unclaimed and unidentified bodies should be done by the judicial system and not by the Police. Furthermore, the investigation should start by removing all the Police officials who were involved in the illegal disposal of the unclaimed and unidentified bodies.

I want to make it very clear to the Punjab Government and Punjab Police that we have all the evidence, including signatures of the involved Police officers, that link them to the mass disappearances of unidentified bodies and we are fully prepared to present this evidence to the legal courts. I would like to appeal to the Police officers, who are eager to take my life, that I am doing this work not as a profession or due to any hatred against Police but for the humanity and according to the instruction of Gurmat (Sikh faith).

 

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  1. MISS KAUR September 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    The Indian government and Beant the ex-chief minister and KPS are all COWARDS!

    That’s why they threaten people and create fear in society, they are cowards themselves and can never stand up for anything righteous, they have no moral compass, they are evil people living in a barbaric country that is one of the most dysfunctional and poor places in the world. Anyone who calls him or herself a proud “Indian” should feel ashamed to be part of such a nationality,.. Jaswant Singh Khalra is one in a million, a country full of over a billion people and people like Jaswant Singh are so rare, this letter is beautifully written, and there is evidence in it that the STATE killed him or representatives of the state (beant and kp)…we need to create more awareness about state terrorism in india, it is widespread, the police, the courts, the politicians, the army, are all responsible for many many deaths….

    I think a statue of Jaswant Singh Khalra needs to be created and put infront of dixie gurdwara to commerate his braveness, his historical speech and all of the countless victims who were killed, it should be directed towards the government of india and create awareness about human rights awaress and plus kids born in canada will see the statue and learn about not only what happened to him but with thousands of people and that india is not a democracy and that justice does not exist for sikhs in india, what do you guys think?….who supports me creating somesort of monument or stature outside of dixie gurdwara to create awareness about human rights? ……im not a big fan of statues but in this situation i think it is important, especially since jaswant singh also visited dixie gurdwara and gave that speech, and if we cant put statues or monuments of shaeeds in punjab then we must at least at the gurdwaras here because if the evil people can have statuess of beant singh and indira gandhi in the land of the gurus, then, something is just wrong with this world

  2. MISS KAUR September 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I wish more famous people visit india and tell it like it is, that place is SIMPLY POOR AS HELL…whenever people ask me about india, i always say its a whole nother world!

    here is a short clip of chris rock and his views on india….skip to 10:45

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMl6Au73lfA

    i feel like he wanted to say more but had no words to really describe how bizarre india is

  3. MISS KAUR September 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

    india would do anything to kill innocent people…even canadians…like how they murdered all those innocent people in air india plane…shame on you INDIA and your dirty indian diplomats …

    “To those who would say that the possibility of Indian government officials being involved in Air India is ridiculous, I would say simply that the Service (CSIS) did possess evidence of that very thing. At the time, in 1984-85, External Affairs were very keen on encouraging commerce between Canada and India, so nothing could interfere with those efforts. However, because the Major Commission was prohibited from investigating possible Indian involvement, there is no mention of this in the final report.”

    Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/when+years+after+India+terrorist+threat+Canada+still+looms+large/6827475/story.html#ixzz25kDd8eYT

  4. MISS KAUR September 13, 2012 at 4:35 am

    SIKH activist network…PLEASE POST THIS STORY ASAP!

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1255789–john-baird-vows-to-prevent-sikh-extremism-in-canada

    WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE? does toronto star ever report about the stuff that goes on in india?????? do people in canada know that more people die in india each year due to army or police killing people more then any other country in the world

    these sorts of articles actually contribute to the on going racism and discrimination and misinformation against the sikh community in canada…not to long ago remember the brampton school girl youtube rant…or the kkk graffiti outside of a khalsa school….and also all that racist things that happen to sikhs in america….how could you label an entire religion as extreme??? sikhs are actually under attack right now and now the canadian government is joining hands with the indian government in spreading this propaganda….this is becoming so ridiculous and dangerous to the sikh community in canada, one lunatic already shot so many innocent sikhs and these sorts of stupid things in the media cause more violence against sikhs….

    INDIAN EXTREMISTS such as kamal nath, badal, etc… are probably sick and tired of coming to Canada or the UNITED STATEs and being given legal notices and being welcomed with democratic protests for their abuses against human rights thats why all this sikh “”"extremism”"” propaganda is being spread by the indian affairs minister….

    their liberal mp puppet ujal is no longer in parliament so they need to forcibly talk about this with the canadian minister….

    free trade with india? um isn’t the labour you greedy business people get from india already free? child labour, low wages, horrible working conditions, etc…shame on YOU!! so embarrassing,…india is so embarrassing, may god bless the children of that country and give them some food to eat

  5. MISS KAUR September 13, 2012 at 4:41 am

    i bet the indian government spends more money on RAW, the indian intelligence hooligans, on trying to misinform the world about sikhs then the indian government spends on giving back to society and social service programs. the government doesn’t give a damn about its own people…its barbaric

  6. MISS KAUR September 13, 2012 at 4:45 am

    indian intelligence is probably reading this right now…wats up?

    having fun messing up the world and working as hooligans for a barbaric country? do you feel proud of yourselves? do you love your career?

    did you kick or slap or yell at another street kid of india today when they were begging for money while you were getting into your audi or mercedes and speeding off to your little mansion?

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