Amritsar, Punjab: The foreign-based Sikh organizations have decided to approach international human rights organizations to mount pressure on Indian government for commuting the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar into life imprisonment.
Washington-based Sikh leader and Khalistan ideologue Ganga Singh Dhillon told TOI on Monday that a delegation of Sikh leaders would call upon US Senators and members of Congress to urge them to pass a resolution and ask the Indian government to commute Bhullar’s death sentence. Gurdeep Singh, from Switzerland, said they would take up the issue with all the international right bodies.
Sikh For Justice’s legal adviser Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said, “The decision of the highest court of the nation is ‘judicial murder and not a verdict’ as the conviction of Bhullar is solely based on his confession obtained through torture, and without any corroborating evidence.” He said that the judicial system was biased against Sikhs as those who perpetrated the 1984 Sikh genocide enjoy immunity but innocent Sikhs are being executed.
New York-based Sikh leader Baldev Singh Grewal said they would hold a demonstration in front of UN office in protest against the rejection of Bhullar’s appeal by the Supreme Court of India. Claiming that he had begun a movement in US, urging Sikhs to forget 1984 and move on, he added, “But if Bhullar is hanged, it will be a big setback to our movement and will refresh memories of the 1984 Sikh genocide.”