J.R. Sahni Passes Away
Dr. J.R. Sahni, a member of the PUCL Delhi, passed away on June 13th,
2002. A resolution was passed at a meeting to condole his death. Shri
Sahni's life was a symbol of struggle and sacrifice. He was actively involved
in freedom struggle for Indian independence, was a close associate of
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, and suffered imprisonments under the British.
After independence, he never involved himself in power politics and propagated
the principles of non-violence and clean politics. He was a firm believer
in democratic rights and civil liberties of the people and strongly denounced
and actively opposed the imposition of Emergency in June 1975 for which
he was sent to jail along with Bhimsen Sachar, Sewak Ram, SD. Sharma,
Vishnu Dutt, Vaid Kishan Lal, KK Sinha, Prof. JK. Sharma, and AB Bhardwaj.
He was a relentless fighter for democracy and opposed communalism in all
its forms. While opposing terrorism in any from, he raised his voice against
State repression in Kashmir, Punjab, and North East.
We remember him as
a man of courage and principles.
with the members of his family were expressed in the meeting by and on
behalf of the following of his colleagues and friends:
V.M. Tarkunde, Citizens For Democracy; Y.P. Chhibbar, PUCL; B.D. Sharma,
Indian Radical Humanist Association; Iqbal Ansari, Minorities Council
N.D. Pancholi, Coordination Committee on Kashmir. - Y.P. Chhibbar,