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NPMHR condoles

Nagaland News

Dimapur, February 16: The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has expressed grief at the death of Justice Ajit Singh Bains, the founder of Punjab Human Rights Organisation, who had passed away on February 11.
In a message issued on Wednesday, the NPMHR described him as an indefatigable champion of human rights.
“It was during the post-June 1984 invasion of the Golden Temple Complex, under ‘Operation Bluestar’ that after the Justice Baines Committee was convened to investigate into the issue of political prisoners, ‘on personal cost, the Committee travelled to jails across Punjab, meeting the imprisoned and in just two and a half months, the committee finalised its report, recommending the release of 6,000 languishing detainees against whom it found no credible evidence, not even from polic officials they interviewed’, where Justice Baines refused to back down from holding the government accountable, as a result of which, 3,000 boys and men returned to their families in villages and towns across Punjab, and Justice Baines became a household name.
“From thence and until his passing away, Justice Ajit Singh Baines, who lived just two months short to be a 100, was a not only a legendary human rights defender but through and through a champion of human rights who lived and acted on his principle of maintaining ‘l am against terrorists, in and out of uniform'”, stated the message.
The NPMHR mourns his passing away and “in solidarity, celebrates his life and values with all our Sikh brethrens”, it added. (Page News Service)

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