World Sikh Council Condemns the Arrest of a Sikh Author by Indian Police

January 10, 2006

Source: Spero News

On January 10, 2006 Spero News reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) condemns 'the illegal and arbitrary actions' of the Indian police in abducting an elderly Sikh author, Mr. Ajmer Singh, on January 5, 2006 from Chandigarh, India... The magistrate found Mr. Ajmer Singh had been falsely arrested by the police and ordered his release on January 6, 2006. Mr. Ajmer Singh, who is about 60 years old, has been working on a new book dealing with Sikh events in India since 1984, during which the Indian Government 'unleashed a genocidal era of state terrorism against Sikhs, especially formally initiated Sikhs, during the 1980s and 1990s,' according to the Sikh Council... WSC-AR calls for the responsible police officials to be charged in this case and brought to justice for their illegal and arbitrary actions. WSC-AR further appeals to the Government of India to: - Investigate and make public an inquiry into the killings of Sikhs by police and security forces since the 1970s, - Release all political prisoners, particularly Sikhs, and - Provide full disclosure and remedial measures pertaining to enforced disappearances, custodial deaths, extra-judicial killings, and illegal cremations."