Published October 10, 2012 | 12:20 pm
Jaskaran Singh | Pardes Weekly
London: While the British Police continues their efforts to round up all those involved in the knifing attack on Lt Gen KS Brar, discussion in UK is dominated by questions about the real motives of those behind the attack.
Many Sikh organisations in the UK say they have deliberately not issued any official statements so far as they wanted the Metropolitan Police to fully investigate the assault on Lt Gen (Retd.) Brar on Sunday 30 September 2012 in London without any interference and as the Sikh community is law abiding and recognises its wider public responsibilities.
The Sikh Federation (UK) believes that the Brar affair was a “false flag” operation, to gain political mileage by India’s ruling party and to defame Sikhs, who are garnering tremendous support to push 1984 Sikh genocide motion , across globe and the support they garnered after the Wisconsin shooting episode.
In a release, the SF-UK said, there has been constant irresponsible and sensational media reporting in India and premature statements from Indian politicians for the last ten days, since the minor assault on Brar. The assault left him with what appear to be superficial scratches covered by sticky plasters, following an altercation that probably lasted no more than a couple of minutes. Although Brar appears to have been slightly roughed up and left with a few scratches the 78-year old miraculously appears to have received no visible bruising or black eyes let alone any life threatening injuries, as he has claimed and has been reported in the Indian media, although four men were supposedly involved in the assault. In fact he was well enough to be discharged from hospital within a few hours and return to India less than 48 hours after the so-called life threatening knife attack. These facts have not been lost on the lawyers representing those who have been charged, as well as the Crown Prosecution Service.
The organization also raised questions about difference in statements made by Brar and his wife.Brar’s wife told NDTV `We cannot say if they were Sikh’ and yet Brar within 24 hours was claiming they were not only Sikhs, but those sympathetic towards an independent Sikh homeland.Former Indian army Lt Gen (Retd.) P.N. Hoon contradicted Brar the following day by saying the attackers would have achieved their target if it had been a well-planned attempt. `I don’t think this is too planned an attack because if it was too planned an attack then I would have been very sad because they would have really achieved their target’.
The Federation also feels that the Metropolitan Police, Royal Parks Agency, Greater London Authority and Westminster Council have all praised the impeccable behaviour of Sikhs, but the Indian regime will try all sorts of tactics to try and marginalise Sikhs.
The release also said that many in the Sikh community are of the view that Indian government interference and pressure on the authorities in the UK has led to the unnecessary arrest and questioning of many innocent Sikhs in London last Friday who they believe are not associated in any way with the minor attack on Brar.
The Sikh organization also demanded that Brar be refused entry to the UK as a preventative measure in future and the Sikh Federation (UK) will be taking up this matter with UK politicians, including Ministers, in the next few weeks.
Another organization Dal Khalsa UK, also issued a statement claiming that the assassination attempt on Lt-General (retd) KS Brar in London on September 30 was “staged” by India’s external espionage agency, Research & Analysis Wing (RAW).