Editor’s Note: S. Simranjit Singh Mann of Shiromani Akali Dal (A) wrote the following letter addressed to Justice G.S. Singhvi in regards to the case of Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar. Prof. Bhullar’s mercy plea was dismissed by the bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadyay. S. Mann’s rightful response in this case exposes the bias nature of the Supreme Court of India and many injustices laid down against the Sikhs living in India. He also reveals Singhvi’s past anti-Sikh approach.
WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA
WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH
I am writing to you about your ruling which I quote below from the Tribune dated January 5th, 2013:
ANTI-Sikh Pogroms: SC turns down plea for relief to 200 families
New Delhi, January 4
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition of a New York-based organization, Sikhs for Justice, pleading for the rehabilitation of about 200 families in Chandigarh affected by the 1984 anti-Sikh Pogroms.
A Bench comprising Justices GS Singhvi and Gyan Sudha Misra, however, clarified that the riot-hit families were free to seek appropriate remedy for their grievances.
Arguing for the organization, senior counsel Colin Gonsalves said these families were given Rs 3 lakh as relief and nothing more. The petition sought jobs and free ration for the victims on the lines of the rehabilitation package offered to migrant Kashmiri pandits affected by militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. “Those affected are certainly entitled to seek redress. You are a foreign body altogether as even your members are not Indians,” the Bench noted.
Gonsalves said his client had taken up a number of similar cases at the international level and that was why he had agreed to appear for the organization. During arguments, the Bench asked as to whether the organization was involved in terrorist activities in Punjab in the 1980s.
On behalf of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) I wish to state that we are ashamed that Justices of the Supreme Court GS Singhvi and Gyan Sudha Misra have asked the senior Supreme Court counsel Colin Gonsalves whether the petitioner Sikh’s for Justice is a “foreign body altogether as even your members are not Indians”. This bench further asked the petitioners counsel whether the organization he represented “was involved in terrorist activities in Punjab in the 1980s”.
We think this is a disgraceful and demeaning act of the two judges to ask such communal questions because the Sikhs have been demanding justice since 1984 when they were subjected to the crime of genocide being perpetrated against them by the Hindu state. Such questions show the biased, prejudiced and poisonous minds of the two bigoted, right-wing Hindu judges.
We state that article twenty one of the constitution states-that no person can be deprived of his life and liberty without following the procedure laid down by law. If the constitution states that “no person” it means that even a non citizen of THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) which would mean a foreigner and even a person involved in terrorist activities can file a writ in the Supreme Court. By making this query about the legitimacy of the Sikh petitioners, the two judges have changed a laid down constitutional guarantee and a full bench ruling of the Supreme Court that the basic structure of the constitution, that is, the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution cannot be changed or altered. But the two judges in their hatred and bias against the Sikhs have gone against the very basic structure of the constitution and that too by the full constitutional bench of the Supreme Court. In giving such a ruling the justices have also violated article 14 of the constitution, because all are equal before the law, foreigners, terrorists and the Sikhs, though we refuse to be in such a nomenclature.
We do not understand why the whole system in THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) works against the Sikhs. Appointing a Sikh Prime Minister or a Sikh General of the army does not mean that the crime of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Sikh peoples have been addressed.
If the Supreme Court could pick up the issue of the Hindu self proclaimed god man Ram Dev, suo moto, who was not allowed to hold a rally in Delhi and put the government and the police in the dock, then in 1984 when the Sikhs were being butchered and massacred in Delhi under the very nose of the Supreme Court, then why could not the Supreme Court then or now take up this matter?
When it was brought to the notice of the Supreme Court that twenty five thousand Sikh dead bodies had been cremated secretly in the Punjab, then instead of entertaining such a writ, the Supreme Court handed it over to the National Human Rights Commission which does not have the authority to probe into the excesses committed by the armed forces and the para-military forces or have any penal power. Then what good would it have done to the aggrieved Sikh peoples ? Such crimes were committed all over the Punjab and Haryana and other states but NHRC confined the probe to the limits of Amritsar district alone. Till date none of the perpetrators of these ghastly crime have been put in the dock?
Then 43 Sikhs were massacred in village Chithi Singh Pura of Srinagar valley by the army but the Supreme Court has failed to take cognizance so far.
We are all concerned about the recent rape in Delhi and the Supreme Court is also like every rational being concerned about such an abominable crime against a twenty three year old lady. But when Hindu mobs in Delhi were raping and defiling Sikh women in 1984, and even around the premises of the Supreme Court why did the cat catch the tongue of the judges at that time and paralyze them into inaction?
During that period these very mobs with the active aid and connivance of the police were catching young Sikh boys, putting rubber tires around their necks and setting them on fire. What happened to this exalted body then? We also ask when Director General of Police KPS. Gill was convicted by the Supreme Court for molesting and shaming a female IAS officer Ms. Rupin Deol Bajaj; why is Gill getting his pension which no convicted officer can receive under the law? At the time when Ms. Bajaj was molested by K.P.S. Gill, she sought the intervention of the then Governor of the Punjab-Sidharath Shankar Roy who was wholly the boss as Punjab was under Governors rule. Governor Roy advised Ms. Bajaj to forget the molestation as Gill was fighting the country’s war against terrorism and if he were to haul up Gill for this crime it would demoralize the police force and other agencies fighting such a war against the Sikhs who happen to be citizens of THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State). The war against terror begun by former President Bush, we ask, when will it end?
We ask the same question from both these honourable judges when will the war begun by THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) against the so called Sikh terrorists end? President Bush began the war against terrorism against foreigners but THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) is continuing such a war against its own people- the Sikhs, we do not say this but it is Justices GS Singhvi and Gyan Sudha Misra who have given this ruling?
We do not know when injustice against the Sikhs will end when Supreme Court judges have their minds in knots and prejudices against the Sikh peoples? If the question of massacres of the Muslims in Gujarat could be taken up by the Supreme Court years and years after these abominable crimes then there is no time limit why the crime of genocide perpetrated against the Sikh peoples can’t be taken up now on the principles laid down at the Nuremburg Trials or why they cannot proceed in the manner in which the International Criminal Court at the Hague is hauling up such rascals and scalawags. We do hope that better sense would prevail amongst the two judges who must apologize to the Sikh peoples and put in their resignations. The Sikhs are not terrorists but we are the victims of terrorism of the Hindu state.
Simranjit Singh Mann,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)
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