AAP seeks judicial probe into beating of Sikh auto driver, his son in Delhi

Chandigarh, June 17: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has severely criticized the Delhi police’s dastardly act of brutally beating a Sikh auto driver, Sarabjit Singh, and his son and pulling their hair and turbans in the capital city Delhi, which it termed as an act of sacrilege.

In a statement issued from party headquarters in Chandigarh on Monday, senior leaders of the party, Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Prof Baljinder Kaur, Kulwant Singh Pandori, Jai Kishan Rori and Manjit Singh Bilaspur (All MLAs) have demanded that the Modi-led government at the centre should show a little sensitivity towards the minority communities across the country and protect their religious identities and sentiments to send out a clear message that those behind such acts against minority communities won’t be spared no matter how high and mighty they were. They sought dismissal of the police officials behind this dastardly act.

AAP leaders have also demanded a judicial probe into the barbarous act of beating and pulling hair of the auto driver and his son and their turbans in the public, which they said, was a case of highhandedness on the part of Delhi police, which had been reduced to a mere ‘jungle raj’ during the tenure of the saffron party and its NDA partners ruling the country.

Expressing their grave concern over the apathetic stance of the government toward the minority communities, AAP legislators said if the Sikhs and others in minority across the country were not safe to protect their religious identities and sentiments in their own country, how the government would be able to protect the communities in other countries of the world, adding that the Modi government should immediately intervene in the matter and secure justice for the victims as police dispensation was directly under the control of BJP-SAD alliance government lorded over by union Home Minister Amit Shah instead of the Delhi government led by Kejriwal, they said.

Taking upfront SAD (Badal) supremo Sukhbir Singh Badal and union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on the issue, the AAP leaders said that they should immediately take up the issue with their alliance partner government in Delhi to secure justice for the victims by getting the erring police officials sacked, besides slapping of a criminal case against them, thereby ensuring that no Sikh was subjected to such a racial behavior by the so-called saviours of the people in any part of the country, they said.

Taking a potshot at the Badals (Sukhbir Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal), AAP leader added that how can they, who batted for the distressed Sikh community in Shillong, especially when their alliance partner government was in the saddle how could they safeguard the community across the country. They need to be more on substance than rhetoric and deliver on the ground if they were true sympathizers of the community, the AAP leaders said. 

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