South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

JALANDHAR: The European chapter of the Dal Khalsa on Tuesday urged Amnesty International (India) and Human Rights Watch Asia to look into the allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal arrested in connection with the killing of Hindu leaders in Punjab.
These allegations were levelled in an application submitted by Johal’s counsel in Bagh Purana court where he was produced by the police on Monday to seek extension of his remand.
Punjab Police claims that Johal had provided funds for buying arms which were used in the kilings.
Dal Khalsa’s overseas secretary for human rights Prithpal Singh and head of UK chapter Manmohan Singh also appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Commission to take serious note of Indian police “violating” Article 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that bars: “no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Updated On:  Nov 16, 2017