New Delhi, India (May 30, 2013): The killing of 24 people, including three senior politicians and eight police personnel, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on 25 May could further escalate violence in the state, putting more civilians – including local Adivasi (Indigenous) communities – at risk, Amnesty International has warned.
Kashmir/India (May 30, 2013): Expecting international support against systematic and widespread human rights abuses in Kashmir, a human rights body has reportedly approached a number of foreign countries to blacklist at least 500 security personnel involved in human rights abuses in the state.
New York, USA (May 14, 2013): Since the evidentiary hearing and depositions of witnesses have been completed, Federal Judge Adelman will now decide whether the human rights violation law suit pending against CM Badal will be heard under the principles of Universal Jurisdiction as demanded by Sikh rights group or will be dismissed as per defendants motion for lack of service and personal jurisdiction of the US Court.
Patiala/Sunam, Punjab (March 12, 2013): Tejinder Singh Billu, a Punjab level footballer, was abducted and tortured by Punjab police about 20 years ago, in 1993. He was 29 years old at that time. Punjab police subjected to enforced disappearance and there were no whereabouts of Tejinder Singh till date.
Patiala, Punjab (March 12, 2103): Whereas, a CBI court in Patiala sentenced a SSP rank police officer, besides five others for 10 years jail in a 1993 abduction case on March 11, 2013; there are no whereabouts of the Sikh person who was abducted by the accused twenty years ago.
Patiala, Punjab (March 12, 2103): It is learnt that the special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on March 11, 2013 sentenced Amritsar (rural) senior superintendent of police (SSP) Preetpal Singh Virk to 10-year rigorous imprisonment after finding him, along with other cops, guilty of illegal confinement and “kidnapping in order to murder” of a Punjab-level footballer in 1993.
London, United Kingdom (February 19, 2013): The Kesri Lehar petition has secured a debate in the House of Commons on 28th February 2013, primarily sponsored and supported by Rt. Hon. John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington. The debate has now been listed to take place in the Main Chamber of the House of Commons, on Thursday, 28th Feb., 2013 at 11.30am”.
Wisconsin, US (February 19, 2013): As per inforamtion available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the US federal district court of Wisconsin will hold an evidentiary hearing on February 31, 2013 in a case of human rights violation filed against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by a the victims of state repressiona and Sikh NGO – Sikhs for Justice.
Chandigarh, Punjab (February 05, 2013): After hearing the case challenging the appointment of Sumedh Singh Saini as Punjab director general of police (DGP) despite having been chargesheeted by a Delhi CBI court in a criminal case in 2006, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday reserved its judgment on the case.
New York, United States (January 15, 2013): After Judge Randa unexpectedly disqualified himself pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 455(a) and (b), from presiding over the human rights violation case against Badal, Judge Lynn Adelman of the US Federal District Court of Wisconsin held a preliminary status conference on January 14 with attorneys from both sides.
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