Good verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the Hathras murder and rape case. This verdict and ruling must apply to the Sikh’s, as per article 14 of the Constitution of those who have been secretly cremated. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 14th October, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that we are happy with the verdict of the Allahabad High Court, which has ruled that it is against the Constitution that the UP Government cremated the body of the unfortunate lady at midnight, without letting her family carry out the rituals, which are very dear to all South Asian people. It states that the Human Rights of the deceased lady’s family were breached.
This judgment has come as a breath of fresh air to our Party as the Sikh’s too are an aggrieved party as the Union Hindu state cremated the bodies of the Sikh leaders in secrecy. The Sikh’s still do not know where these Sikh leaders like Sardar Darshan Singh Pheruman, Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, Bhai Amrik Singh, General Shebag Singh, Baba Thara Singh, Bhai Beant Singh, Bhai Satwant Singh, Bhai Kehar Singh, Bhai Sukhjinder Singh Jinda and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha were cremated? Where their ashes were submerged at Kartarpur Sahib and where their Bhogs took place? Besides the lack of information about these Sikh heroes, hundreds of bodies of Sikh’s killed in extra judicial murders by the Police and the Army were cremated secretly in Cremation grounds of Durgeana Temple of Amritsar, cremations took place secretly at Tarn – Taran and Patti and elsewhere. We also do not know where Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra and the Jathedar of the Akal Takhat Sahib Bhai Sahib Gurdev Singh Konke were cremated. In the disappearance and murder of Bhai Sahib Konke the Punjab Government held an inquiry by DGP Tiwari, who in his report indicted several police officers. Despite our Party’s best efforts the Punjab Government does not want to take action on the Tiwari report.
After the verdict of the Babri Masjid by the Chief Justice Mr. Gogoi of the Supreme Court, ruling that a Hindu Temple should be built over the site of the vandalized Islamic Mosque, we had surmised that the Hindu states Judiciary had totally been submerged into the radicalized doctrine of Hindutva. The decision of the Allahabad High Court in the Hathras case has come as a breath of fresh air and somewhat revived our belief in the judicial impartiality of this country.
In the light of this judgment we would appreciate if the Hindu Indian state begins a probe in the cases of the Sikh heroes mentioned above about the mystery that still surrounds their martyrdom, as article 14 of the Constitution lays down that all are equal before the law. The Sikh’s and the families of the martyrs must reach finality. Otherwise, as the English historian Cunningham writes – the Sikh’s dare and endure but never accept defeat.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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