FATEHGARH SAHIB, Punjab—Sikh24 has learned that Sukhbir Badal, the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, will be visiting UK for two days starting August 6th. He is scheduled to tour Canada and USA from August 8th onwards. The special visit by Sukhbir Badal has been organized for him to take part in the wedding of a relative of Surjit Rakhra to take place in the US. It has been learned that Parkash Badal will also be traveling to the United States to take part in the wedding ceremonies.
In a press statement issued from Fatehgarh Sahib, S. Simranjit Singh Mann issued a red alert cautioning the Sikh Sangat living in UK, USA and Canada about the upcoming trip by the Badals. The recent stances taken by the Punjab Government require an explanation to the Sikh Nation. Namely, the appointment of DGP Sumedh Saini, the killing of Shaheed Jaspal Singh (Sidhwan), clean chit to Radhasoamis on behest of the Badals and the recent gun fire incident in Mansa.
S. Mann alleged that the Badal Government has largely ignored the sentiments of the Sikh Nation. This has been done to build solid relationships with the likes of the Bhartiya Janta Party and other right-wing Hindu organisations. Had it not been the influence of these right-wing organisations, the police officials responsible for the murder of Bhai Jaspal Singh would have long been punished.
S. Mann asked members of the Sikh community to round up the Badals and question them about the violations of Human Rights in Punjab at the hands of the Government. In Western countries, there is large opposition to the Badals while they also have a big fan base.