AMRTISAR: In what could be an alarming signal for the state government, the Sikh radical organization Dal Khalsa has equated the pre-terrorism incident of killing of 13 Sikhs in April 1978 with the death of Jaspal Singh, student of Beant College of Engineering, who allegedly died in police firing in Gurdaspur on March 29.
Dal Khalsa's political secretary Kanwarpal Singh said on Monday that the justice was not delivered to Sikhs which had led to unrest in the state in 80s.
"While we would not like to serve a warning, we would like to point out that even in the case of Jaspal Singh, wounds are being allowed to fester and we hope Badal will not like the history to be repeated," warned Kanwarpal Singh.
Jaspal Singh's kith and kin have already served an ultimatum to the administration for arresting the guilty till June 20. He said in a whitewash act, the government had suspended the city SSP and booked DSP under murder charges but almost 75 days had passed and the administration had not initiated action against the guilty. Even the Shiv Sainik's, who were booked under section 295-A IPC were roaming freely he said.
Indicating that the peace of state could be at risk, the political secretary said that Punjab wouldn't get disturbed with the construction of memorial to Operation Bluestar but "it will certainly be at risk, if justice is denied".
Gurdaspur firing: Sikh radical Dal Khalsa warns of unrest in Punjab - The Times of India
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