Friday, June 01, 2007

Perseverance Pays Off - Justice is Served

It's hard to believe that justice can be served in India when considering the culture of corruption and the level of human rights abuses there. It is even doubly hard to believe that justice can be served in Punjab, where the Punjab police is notorious for encounter killings and murder of innocents. But one man persevered and was honoured in Vancouver, Canada by Sikh Gurdwaras, organizations, media and the Sikh Sangat.

Here's an article from World Sikh News..

Gola's father honored for fighting battle to jail Pinky

Written by WSN Bureau

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Vancouver: The sangat of Canada has heaped respect and honours upon the father of the young man who was killed by disgraced Punjab Police inspector Gurmit Singh Pinky. Avtar Singh Gola was killed in broad daylight by Pinky and his men, but the victim's father Amrik Singh put up a spirited fight in the courts of law till the guilty was brought to book.

He was threatened and harassed in his long legal battle but never gave up despite the fact that Pinky had extremely shady reputation and was known as a blood thirsty cop with high connections.

Amrik Singh was presented with the bravery award by Radio India and was also felicitated at Gurdwara Singh Sabha Surrey, Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar, Gurdwara Kalgidhar Darbar of Abbotsford and Gurdwara Akali Singh Sabha of Vancouver. The gathering at the Greater Vancouver's Surrey area witnessed the chairman of South Asian Human Rights Group Harpal Singh Nagra, Janta Sewak Society and Vishaw Hindu Parishad Mandir's Sudarshan Bakshi, Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Surrey's Senior Vice President Sadhu Singh Samra, Indo-Canadian Workers Association president Sohan Singh Sangha, Royal Group Realty chairman Sam Rakhra, Radio Shere-Punjab host Gurbinder Singh Dhaliwal, Channel MTV's Bhinder Kaur Sajjan, Parvasi Weekly resident editor Raminder Thind and Radio India director Ravneet Walia showering honors upon Amrik Singh. So touched was the old man that he was on the verge of crying at all this adulation.

The sangat took upon itself the expenditure to be borne on the marriage of the daughters of Amrik Singh while the Janta Sewak Society said it will bear all expenditure for the MBA studies of one of Amrik Singh's daughters. The sangat also honored Gursewak Singh, the first man to send financial aid to Amrik Singh.

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