Solicitor General of Khalistan, Adv. Gurpatwant Singh Pannu Challenges H.S. Phoolka, Adv. of Supreme Court of India to live televised debate on his actions vs SFJ’s actions on the 1984 Sikh Genocide. Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) Video.
Recently, H.S. Phoolka’s allegiences to representing Sikhs have been questioned. Many Sikhs worldwide have accused Phoolka of collaborating with the Indian Government to prevent Sikhs from receiving justice for the 1984 Sikh Genocide. After being unable to make any real accomplishments in 30 years, he has now resorted to compromising for symbolic justice. He also recently joined a Hindutva party, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and publicly made deragoratory remarks about Sikhs advocating for sovereignty. Phoolka also questioned the actions taken by Sikhs For Justice in obtaining justice for the Sikh Genocide.
- Updated: Mar 04, 2016 17:11 IST via hindustantimes.com
Anti-Sikh riots: Khalistanis slam Phoolka for seeking ‘symbolic justice
Human rights lawyer Harvinder Singh Phoolka, who has been fighting for justice to the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has come under attack from the most unexpected quarters.
A section of Khalistanis, who have kept the issue of 1984 alive in Canada, have started criticising Phoolka on social media for seeking ‘symbolic justice’ to the victims of anti-Sikh massacre.
They are also planning to protest against Phoolka at an event being organised to honour him in Surrey’s Aria Banquet Hall this Saturday.
Phoolka’s supporters are worried.
In a TV interview during his visit to Toronto, Phoolka had suggested that since the time for full justice to the victims has already lapsed, at least the ‘symbolic justice’ be served by punishing a few Congress leaders involved in the crime.
He can be heard saying that if that does not happen, it will reflect very badly on a country that is known as world’s largest democracy.
Phoolka’s statement went gone viral on Facebook, inviting some abusive and provocative comments against him.
The Congress and the Akali Dal in Punjab have often accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member of taking support of Khalistanis abroad.
But the lawyer gave a jolt to the secessionists during his last visit to Canada back in 2008. He had resisted attempts to appropriate his struggle by the supporters of Khalistan and had emphasised that he was a proud Indian whose only fight was for justice.
He had also walked out of a Surrey Gurdwara that supports Khalistan.
Talking to HT, Phoolka said his statement on the anti-Sikh riots had been taken out of context