Thursday, May 23, 2024

• News and Perspectives for the Global Sikh Community •

HomeAsiaPunjabBadal Regime Clamps Down on Chabba Conclave Organizers and Participants - Sedation...

Badal Regime Clamps Down on Chabba Conclave Organizers and Participants – Sedation / Cyber Terrorism Charges Filed

AMRITSAR SAHIB, PUNJAB (SNN) – The Punjab Government has now decided to go after the organizers, speakers, and foreign attendees of the November 10th Sikh conclave at Chabba, Amritsar and charge them under multiple violations of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Central Government Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), and Cyber Terrorism under the Information Technology Act.

In an FIR (First Information Report) file at the Chatiwind Police Station in Amritsar, the FIR alleges that the aim of November 10th gathering at Chabba was to “cause disunity and disintegration of the country”, “spread hatred and communalism.”

The individuals listed as the organizers include: Simranjeet Singh Mann, Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala, Mohkam Singh, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda, and the participants named included: Satnam Singh Manawan, Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, Dr. Gurjinder Singh, Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal, Amrik Singh Ajnala, Surinder Singh Thikriwal, Joga Singh Maloke, Papalpreet Singh Mararee, Resham Singh USA, Surjit Singh Sikh Parliament USA, Paramjit Singh UK, Gurbhej Singh USA, Harinder Singh USA and Baljinder Singh Italy and makes reference to other unnamed individuals.

Additionally, Papalpreet Singh Mararee (General Secretary of the Sikh Youth Front) is mentioned as having read a message written by the “dangerous extremist” Narain Singh Chaurra that is associated with the “extremist organization Babbar Khalsa.”

Sardar Simranjeet Singh was initially arrested on November 11th and released afterwards due to health concerns.ÿ Meanwhile Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala, Dhian Singh Mand, Baljeet Singh Daduwal, and reportedly up to 100 individuals have been detained in a police sweep throughout Punjab.

The December 12th FIR was filed under IPC sections 124A (sedation) , 153- A (promoting enmity), 153- B (anti- national) , 115 (abetment of offence), 117 (abetting by the public or by more than ten persons), 120- B (concealing design to commit offense) and Section 13(1) of UAPA (advocates, abets, advises or incites unlawful activity) and Sec. 66- F Information Technology Act (cyber terrorism).

Image scans of FIR filed at Chatiwind Police Station:


Most Popular