Sikh Group Urges UN Intervention

Published: 27th March 2014 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2014 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa has sought the intervention of the United Nations (UN) to ensure justice and protection of the rights of Sikhs as well as Kashmiris, particularly their right to self-determination.

Khalsa secretary for human rights Prithpal Singh on Wednesday handed over a letter from its political affairs secretary Kanwar Pal Singh  which was addressed to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)chief  Navi Pillay, to Sabina Lauber, a Human Rights Officer in charge of Asia Pacific Section, in Geneva .

The letter said the deaths of innocent Sikhs in Operation Bluestar and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, besides the extra-judicial killings in Punjab called for the international community’s attention.

It  pointed out that while the Tamil human rights groups had managed to get the attention of the world community and the UN, the Sikh efforts did not  have much success.

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