Worldwide support to #FreeJaggiNow campaign against atrocities of India

By 21st November 2017 0 Comments

Politicians, Lawyers, Celebrities, Punjabi Singers & Actors and Sikh Sangat Express Solidarity with Jagtar Singh Johal

More Punjabi artistes have come out in support of UK national Jagtar Singh Johal seeking his immediate release. Diljit Dosanjh and Jaz Dhami tweeted in his support and joined the #freejagginow campaign. “Saddened to hear the reports of torture of Jagtar Singh Johal. Whatever the allegations against him, every person has the right to a free trial. As Sikhs we pray for sarbat da bhala,” Diljit tweeted.

In Sangrur, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann asked the government and the police to share the evidence against Johal. “The police claim that they were keeping tabs on Johal’s activities over the past year. But why did they not inform the UK Government? The police still work like they did during the days of terrorism,” Mann alleged.

Leading Canadian politicians standing with and supporting the #FreeJaggiNow campaign.
Nicola Sturgeon urged to help Sikh man Jagtar Singh Johal after ‘electrocution torture’ in India.

NDP MP Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor-Tecumseh) has asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, to look into the matter of Jagtar Singh Johal and offer immediate support to her counterparts in the UK.
Johal was allegedly forcibly abducted by members of the Punjab Police in India. The letter comes after MPs in the United Kingdom and members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly highlighted allegations of torture by Johal’s legal team.
“I respectfully request that your government help to uphold basic human rights and help your UK counterparts to ensure due process is followed.” said Hardcastle. “We hope that Jagtar Singh Johal is granted a fair trial, is allowed access to an independent medical examiner as requested by his legal team, and is not subjected to any further torture while in custody of Punjab Police.”
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh emphasized that the respect of human rights is fundamental to all New Democrats and Canadians.
“Even the allegation of torture should rattle a lover of democracy and human rights to their innermost core,” said Singh on Twitter, adding “That is why reports of torture including electrocution of Jagtar Singh Johal by Indian Authorities is deeply chilling & requires immediate attention.”

Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s plea for Medical Examination from Board dismissed
Amarjeet Sohi currently the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in the federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau. Its pertinent to mention that Mr. Amarjeet Sohi is a Minister in the Canadian Federal Government, who was arrested and tortured in the late 80s in India.

Mr Johal, from Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire, was detained in Jalandhar in the state of Punjab on 4 November.

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