AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Commemorating the 68th Human Rights Day, the pro-freedom Sikh body Dal Khalsa has announced it will hold a protest march in Batala on December 9. It’s highlighted complaints are the looting of natural resources in Punjab, state repression and violation of human rights by the state.
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Addressing a press conference at Amritsar, Dal Khalsa’s spokesperson S. Kanwarpal Singh announced that the All India Sikh Students Federation and Sikh Youth of Punjab will also support the event. He said that the march will start from Bhai Sukha Singh & Bhai Mehtab Singh Cross road of Batala town, after-which prayers will be offered at Gurdwara SatKartaria Sahib for the victims of brutalities committed by Indian security forces.
President of AISSF, S. Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad said that the motive of the protest march was to revive the dying hopes of justice for the sufferers of state repression.