(Shri Jarnail Singh addressing a public meeting on October 31, 2020, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, to mark 36 years after the brutal massacre of Sikhs in Delhi and other places in November 1984)

With deep sadness Lok Raj Sangathan condoles the death of Shri Jarnail Singh, a consistent fighter for justice and against state-organised communal violence and terror. He breathed his last on the morning of Friday, May 14, 2021, at the very young age of 48. He had been under intensive care at a hospital in Delhi for over nine days.

Till his last breath Jarnail Singh continued to fight for justice for the victims of the state-organised Sikh genocide in the streets of Delhi and other places, in November 1984. He himself was a survivor of the 1984 genocide, as a resident of Lajpat Nagar in Delhi.

Jarnail Singh had been closely associated with the work of Lok Raj Sangathan and had participated in many rallies, public forums, meetings, seminars and Conventions of the organisation.

He actively and enthusiastically participated in the work of forging the unity of diverse organisations and peoples on a common platform of opposing state terrorism and state organised communal violence.  Whether it be the anniversary of the 1984 genocide of Sikhs, or the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid, Jarnail Singh was unfailingly present, calling upon people to unite against state terrorism. He never slackened his struggle to bring justice to the victims and punish the guilty.

Jarnail Singh was a journalist by profession. He started his career as a reporter for Amar Ujala. He then worked as a correspondent with the Hindi-language daily Dainik Jagran for over a decade.

Shri Jarnail authored a book ‘I accuse: The Anti-Sikh Violence of 1984’ exposing several hitherto unknown aspects of the 1984 genocide.

He was a member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, representing the Rajouri Garden constituency from February 2015 until 6 January 2017.

Lok Raj Sangathan conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family members, friends and colleagues who stood shoulder to shoulder with him in his quest for justice and a society free of communal violence and discrimination.

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