Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema’s Passport seized at Delhi Airport

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New Delhi: Dal Khalsa Chief Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema’s passport was siezed after he landed at Delhi Airport upon his return from Bangkok where he had participated in 2-day UN conference on genocide. The conference was organised by the Untied Nations on November 29 and 30 in Bangkok on the topic“Role of Religious Leaders in Prevention of Genocide in South Asia“.

Group Photo of Leaders who attended the Thailand conference on Role of Religious Leaders in Prevention of Genocide in South Asia

He was detained for about two hours and then allowed to go. No reason was assigned for this action by the authorities.

The two-day meet with participation from many South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan focussed on efforts by religious leaders, actors, scholars and faith organisations to foster inclusive societies in these countries.

Organised by the UN office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, it discussed various good practices in these countries which need to be acknowledged and reiterated and bad practices that need to be challenged and done away with.

Cheema presented his views on the prevailing situation in India with respect to Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Dalits and the growing incidences of hate speeches and institutional injustices against these sections of society.

He also pleaded for active UN intervention in India to set up a Commission to review  crimes against Sikhs and others and to propagate UN mechanisms to ensure more compliance by India and other countries.

Group Photo of Leaders who attended the Thailand conference on Role of Religious Leaders in Prevention of Genocide in South Asia

The two-day meet with participation from many South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan focussed on efforts by religious leaders, actors, scholars and faith organisations to foster inclusive societies in these countries.

Organised by the UN office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, it discussed various good practices in these countries which need to be acknowledged and reiterated and bad practices that need to be challenged and done away with.

Cheema presented his views on the prevailing situation in India with respect to Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Dalits and the growing incidences of hate speeches and institutional injustices against these sections of society.

He also pleaded for active UN intervention in India to set up a Commission to review  crimes against Sikhs and others and to propagate UN mechanisms to ensure more compliance by India and other countries.