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Is AAP planning to send Bibi Khalra to RS?

Is AAP planning to send Bibi Khalra to RS?
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Is AAP planning to send Bibi Khalra to RS?

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Jaswant Jass a resident of Batala has shared an old video clipping of chief minister Bhagwant Mann in which Mann is raising a question “why parties are not sending Bibi khalra to the Rajya Sabha? He added that Rajya Sabha is meant for such kind of personalities as they won’t win Lok Sabha elections”. Speculations are rife that she may be nominated to the Rajya Sabha by AAP for her act in protecting Human Rights in Punjab as Monday (March 21) is the last day for filing the nominations or in the next term when the term of two other members will be completed in July and both these seats can also go to AAP’s account. Elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Punjab are to be held in July.

Paramjit Kaur Khlara is a wife of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra who was allegedly abducted by Punjab police on 6 September 1995 while washing their car outside their house and taken to Jhabal Police Station. It was alleged that he was last seen at the police station but his body was not found afterwards. Whereas the police have denied ever arresting or detaining him and have claimed to have no knowledge of his whereabouts. His wife and human rights defender, Paramjit Kaur Khalra, pursued his legal case and the Punjab mass cremations case.

As per available information, Jaswant Singh Khalra was the director of a bank in the city of Amritsar during the militancy period of Punjab. He was a human rights activist working on the abduction, elimination, and cremation of unclaimed human bodies during the disturbed period in Punjab.

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Jaswant Singh Khalra asserted there could have been over 25,000 Sikhs illegally killed and cremated by the state. There are still many Sikh families waiting to hear news of what happened to their missing loved ones, many wondering if they might still be alive.

As per the CBI investigation records quoted by SC division bench in their judgment on the Khalra custodial death case, he was a human rights activist working on the abduction, elimination, and cremation of unclaimed human bodies during the disturbed period. The court observed that the police had been eliminating young persons under the pretext of being militants and disposing of their bodies without record.

Paramjit kaur Khalra fought hard for justice for her husband and finally in 2011, six policemen were convicted for Jaswant’s murder.

March 21,2022