Latest News:

Documents » Sikh News

Canadian City of Burnaby Proclaims September 6 As “Jaswant Singh Khalra Day”

August 25, 2020 | By

Burnaby, Canada: Recognising the humanitarian contribution of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra Canada’s city of Burnaby has issued a proclamation declaring September 6 as “Jaswant Singh Khalra Day.

Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra had unearthed the truth of so-termed unclaimed and unidentified dead bodies in Punjab. He had revealed that how Sikhs were being extrajudicially killed in cold blood by Indian forces in fake encounter, and how Indian state’s police and other forces were secretly cremating their dead bodies as ‘unclaimed and unidentified’ dead bodies.

Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra [File Photo]

Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra was himself subjected to enforced disappearance by Indian state’ police and was secretly killed. On 6 September 1995, he was abducted by the Indian state’s police from outside of his house in Amritsar.

Issuing an official proclamation on 24th of August 2002, Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley said that he was honoured to proclaim September 6 as Jaswant Singh Khalra Day.

The proclamation says that Jaswant Singh Khalra was a strong advocate for the democratic and civil rights of the people and a highly respected leader of the Sikh community. It says further that Jaswant Singh Khalra died fighting for the human rights and dignity of the Sikhs and others.

The proclamation says further that “the City of Burnaby honours the Sikh history and culture, Jaswant Singh Khalra’s place in South Aisan history, and the City of vlaued relationship with the Sikh community and its strong commitment to social justice”.


Must Listen Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra’s Speech:

To Get Sikh Siyasat News Alerts via WhatsApp:

(1) Save Our WhatsApp Number 0091-855-606-7689 to your phone contacts; and
(2) Send us Your Name via WhatsApp. Click Here to Send WhatsApp Message Now.

Sikh Siyasat is on Telegram Now. Subscribe to our Telegram Channel

Related Topics: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply