Parkash Singh Badal sets up lawyers’ panel to fight ‘repression’ against Akalis
The SAD has also started a helpline and a website, which can be accessed at akalivakil.com.punjab Updated: Aug 03, 2017 12:59 IST
Stepping up its campaign against the alleged repression on its workers, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday set up a panel of senior advocates of the Punjab and Haryana high court as well as lawyers from lower courts to ensure that the erring police officials are made to face the law of the land.
Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal set up the panel after holding consultations with a large number of advocates as part of its ‘Jabar Virodhi Lehar’ to prepare the party’s strategy to fight “repression” by the Congress regime.
The SAD has also started a helpline and a website, which can be accessed at akalivakil.com. Giving these details, party spokesperson Harcharan Singh Bains alleged that the Congress has unleashed a wave of repression and vendetta against innocent Akali workers at the grassroot level. He said that the SAD high command has decided to confront this challenge head on.
Bains quoted Badal as saying, “The Akalis have a history of defying the British and fighting against the Emergency and the present government should be under no illusion that it can browbeat brave Akali workers. We will defend every Akali worker who faces repression.”
First Published: Aug 03, 2017 12:58 IST