Monday, May 11, 2009

Jaswant Singh Khalra: A Martyr of Human Rights

Below is a video from SikhNet's Online Youth Film Festival by 18 year old Raj Singh. This is a small video that focuses on the human rights abuses which have occurred in Panjab by the Government. The video was very well produced and backed up with lots of information.

"This documentary is still a work in progress about human rights defender Jaswant Singh Khalra. Upon completion of this documentary, there has been some progress in the murder trial case of Jaswant Singh Khalra. Six low-level officials were convicted for the abduction and murder of Jaswant Singh Khalra. However, the primary architect of this crime, former Director General of Police KPS Gill, has not been held accountable. Despite Special Police Officer Kuldip Singh's testimony, who witnessed KPS Gill interrogate Jaswant Singh Khalra in illegal detention, the Central Bureau of Investigation refused to investigate or prosecute KPS Gill for his role in Jaswant Singh Khalra's abduction, torture and murder."

- Raj Singh, aged 18

"One is sincere, one is charitable, one is devoted to the truth, one is courageous - these are the things that make one a Sikh."
-Cynthia Keppley Mahmood (p.29, Fighting for Faith & Nation)

Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee

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