Sukhbir Badal’s Statement on KP Gill

By 15th June 2017 0 Comments


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The SAD today demanded that the Vidhan Sabha should not make an obituary reference to former DGP KPS Gill in the Budget session.
The names of Gill, former BJP MP Vinod Khanna and other personalities who died in recent months are scheduled to be read out on the opening day of the session tomorrow.
In a letter to the Vidhan Sabha Speaker, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said Gill’s name should be omitted in view of the human rights violations during the latter’s tenure as the Punjab DGP.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the SAD core committee, presided over by party patron Parkash Singh Badal.

Sukhbir Badal writes on his facebook page:
Former DGP KPS Gill’s hands are tainted with the blood of innocents. It is surprising chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh as well as Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP turned a blind eye to the sentiments of the Sikh masses by paying homage to the former cop who oversaw gross human rights violations during his stint as chief of the Punjab Police in the Vidhan Sabha today.

This deliberate inaction despite a written demand sent to both of them forced the SAD to walk out in protest when the house took up the issue of reading obituary references today. We will continue to protest any move to honour such anti-Sikh elements.

It is unfortunate that AAP Punjab president HS Phoolka had refused to express solidarity with the Sikh masses on this issue. Phoolka likes to style himself as a champion of all Sikh causes.

As leader of the opposition it was expected that Phoolka would lead the protest against honouring Gill or at least support the SAD. He did neither. He should explain his stand to the Sikh panth forthwith.

Gill’s tenure as DGP of Punjab witnessed gross human rights abuses. Extra judicial killings were the order of the day. Many Sikh youth still remain untraced. Even chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh recently admitted that 21 Sikh youth who had surrendered at his instance had been eliminated. All this happened during Gill’s tenure as DGP.

As leader of the House Capt Amarinder should have ensured such a controversial figure was not honoured in any form today.

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