Western democratic world cannot imagine the extent of falsehood and fraud that Indian Government can resort to in order to carry out its illegal and inhuman designs to strangulate the minorities. Bhai Jasbir Singh, nephew of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and President of the International Sikh Youth Federation was arrested at the Manila airport by misleading the Philippines Government through a series of baseless charges and nonexistent cases. Bhai Jasbir Singh had shifted from Abu Dubai to London and was not in any way connected with any kind of terrorist activity. He was not wanted in connection with the commission of even a single antinational and terrorist activity. There was no case registered against him till the time he was elected President of the International Sikh Youth Federation. Government of India moved against him only when it found that Bhai Jasbir Singh was emerging as the rallying point for the Sikh Youth and might don the mantle of Sant Bhindranwale.

The unnerved Indian government put all its pressure on the British Government not to allow reentry to Bhai Jasbir Singh when he returned to England after attending Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurb celebrations at Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. Indian Government must have misled the British Government as it did the Philippines Government. We publish here a copy of the letter sent by the Indian Embassy, Philippines to the Philippines Foreign Affairs Ministry. In the letter Bhai Jasbir Singh is alleged to be involved in Indira Gandhi assassination whereas the “Challan” put up in the Delhi court by the police makes no mention of any such involvement. In fact the police ruled out any foreign hand in the assassination, which has been described as inspired by the unusual appearance of a hawk (Baaz) at Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s premises. Bhai Jasbir Singh is being tortured in India in order to falsely frame him in some case or the other. We feel that Governments of Britain and Philippines owe a moral obligation to get Bhai Jasbir Singh released. These governments must categorically tell the Indian Government to tender an unqualified apology for misleading them into surrendering an innocent person like Bhai Jasbir Singh. These governments should realize that they key word for Indian policy is falsehood.

We repeat that the moral responsibility to get Bhai Jasbir Singh released lies squarely on the two governments and we expect them to discharge it effectively so that human rights are not violated with immunity.

Article extracted from this publication >>  February 22, 1985