Pro-Khalistani Radical Sikh outfits Dal Khalsa and Simranjit Singh Mann-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) have planned to organise a human rights march in Kashmir to observe the World Human Rights Day on December 10. The members of these outfits will be visiting Kashmir to hold a sit-in at Lal Chowk in Kashmir against the perceived human rights abuses of the Kashmiris.
Kanwar Pal Singh, the Dal Khalsa spokesman said, “Our primary concern is to strive for the fundamental rights of the people of Kashmir and it will be our endeavour to call to attention their sufferings.” Exhorting “human rights defenders” to join their peaceful sit-in at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, Pal said that both the organisations would leave for Kashmir from Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur on December 9 and plan to reach Srinagar on December 10.
Besides this, Pal also mentioned that they will also highlight the issues of custodial death, illegal detention and harassment of undertrials, the predominance of archaic laws such as 124-A (sedition), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, denial of relief for political prisoners etc.
Several news outlets such as The Hindu and The Tribune India reported this development but they failed to draw attention to the fact that one of these radical Sikh groups, Dal Khalsa, who claims to be championing the cause of violations of human rights in Kashmir now, is a known proponent of Khalistan and actively indulged in carrying out anti-India activities.
Last year, on its foundation day, Dal Khalsa had claimed that it would continue to strive for a peaceful, political and democratic struggle for a separate Sikh homeland. However, the radical organisation also paid tribute to “militant” leaders and recognised the “contribution” of Pakistan-based Sikh leaders and bragged about the support it receives from Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
In a sting operation, telltale details came to the fore revealing the nexus between the Khalistani leaders with Pakistani intelligence agency-ISI. It was disclosed that its members plotted attacks against political leaders with the support of the ISI, extended support to terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, carried out anti-India campaigns in the UK and US and openly pandered to the Khalistani supporters and supported them in their nefarious designs of breaking India.