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General Justice For Ishmeet Singh

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Randip Singh, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Randip Singh

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    From and e-mail I recieved.


    Justice For Ishmeet

    Published by Justice For Ishmeet on Aug 09, 2008
    Category: Justice

    Region: India

    Target: STAR GROUP, India; Government of India.
    Web site: Justice for Ishmeet

    Description/History:

    Ishmeet Singh, a well known young celebrity singer and the winner of Voice of India contest (2007), was born on September 2nd, 1989 to Gurprinder Singh and Amritpal Kaur. Ishmeet Singh with his beautiful voice, sheer determination, commitment towards music, and of course with blessings from the Almighty, family, friends, and fans won the Voice of India title in the very first season of the contest. Apart from being an extremely talented singer, Ishmeet was known for his modesty, serenity, and strong family values. The guy was blessed to possess such humility in spite of attaining fame in such a short time.

    As they say the good die young, Ishmeet died on July 29th, 2008 in the Maldives. Ishmeet had gone to Maldives to perform for the 'Star Voice of Maldives' contest to be held on the 1st of August, 2008. He “supposedly” drowned in the swimming pool of the Chaaya Island Dhonveli resort, at which he was staying on Tuesday, 29th of July 2008 only three days before he was scheduled to perform.

    The news of his untimely death has shocked the whole country and his fans. This tragic news is particularly shocking for Sikhs as he was representing his clean Sikh Identity all round the world. Ishmeet made Sikhs proud of his achievement and by his presence at recognised high class venues. Ishmeet not only mesmerized the music fraternity but also enthralled the whole world with his voice and devotion to singing.

    Ishmeet Singh died while he was on a professional commitment (to perform in Star Voice of Maldives). Isn’t the STAR GROUP liable for any compensation to his family?

    If STAR GROUP thinks they can shed away the accountability, they are wrong. They are still accountable to whole India or rather the whole world to come forward with some compassion and remorse for what has happened.

    STAR GROUP still needs to come up with a unique way to memorialize Ishmeet. We would like to know about Ishmeet’s jourmey, which was short yet so inspiring. Also, we want to know about him from Day 1 to the day he left us. Don’t show us repeat of the VOI Grand Finale, rather come up with a special program for him. Dedicate a special tribute to our hero.

    Further, STAR GROUP definitely needs to take initiatives to come up with a CD of his performances. There is no doubt that the CD will get an overwhelm response worldwide. We further demand STAR GROUP to pay the royalty out of the sale of CD to Ishmeet’s family. Though money is no solace to their irrepairable loss but sure it is needed to survive.

    There are many unanswered concerns about Ishmeet’s death. Drowning of a 5 ft 11inch tall guy in a swimming pool which was about 7.5 ft deep seems absurd and questionable. The corroboration of the facts by eye witnesses seem fragile. Definitely the loose ends of the mystery need to be tied before concluding anything. There is an absolute need of a high level inquiry into this accident. A demand towards this has already been made by his family. We, as undersigned, put our weight behind this demand and hereby ask for the same in the strongest possible words.

    Media did a commendable job in covering this incidence but for only 3 days. No wonder media coverage comes with an expiration date on it. Is this date based on the popularity of the person? Or is it based on the genuineness of media to help? For three days, Ishmeet’s house was hub of all the attention with media vans hovering around it. But why is not media pursuing this further? Have they concluded the cause of his death?

    We request world media to support this “Justice for Ishmeet” campaign. We want to convey our feelings and sentiments to the authorities concerned through media as well. The cause of his death should only be concluded after a proper invesitgation into the incident. Also, help him and his family to get what they deserved from the STAR GROUP. His family needs us (including media) more than ever. Lets stick with them to keep alive Ishmeet. This is the least we can do.

    Ishmeet was not only the son of Gurprinder Singh and Amritpal Kaur, Ishmeet was not only the brother of Sumeet Kaur but he was the son of every family who aspired him to win VOI. He was the brother of every individual, whom he inspired by his humble personality and commitment towards his faith. He was an idol for many and a true hero, who rightfully deserved the respect he got from his community and the state government. A hero is not only someone who dies for the country or kills for the country. But a hero is someone who motivates you to become a better person and help make this world a better place to live. Ishmeet with his personality not only touched millions of people in India but across the globe. The condolence messages from the world including Pakistan demonstrate this fact.

    We would like to conclude by using these lines from Robert Fulghum “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.”

    Love certainly is stronger than death and the biggest manifestation of it is our love for Ishmeet. Our love for Ishmeet is so strong that it would be safe to challenge Almighty, a challenge to filch Ishmeet away from our hearts. Naah! Not possible. We love Ishmeet so much. May his soul rest in peace.
    Petition:
    We, the undersigned, demand the following:

    1. A high level inquiry into the death of Ishmeet Singh. The inquiry should be a collective effort between Governments of India and Maldives. The investigation agency has to be of the level of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

    2. Monetary Compensation from STAR GROUP for Ishmeet’s family.

    3. STAR GROUP should release a CD with all of Ishmeet’s performances. The royalty should be given to Ishmeet’s family.

    4. A special program dedicated to Ishmeet should telecast narrating his journey from his Day 1 (association with the STAR GROUP) to the day he left for the heavenly abode.
    Sign the petition

    The Justice For Ishmeet petition to STAR GROUP, India; Government of India. was written by Justice For Ishmeet and is hosted free of charge at GoPetition.

    Justice For Ishmeet-Online Petition

    Online petition - Justice For Ishmeet

    www.Punjab2000.com - R.I.P ISHMEET SINGH
     
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  3. Admin Singh

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    Signed the petition.
     
  4. Randip Singh

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    I think the Sikh community should be galvanised behind issues like this rather than trying to riot outside cinema's.
     
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    Also signed jio.
    Very good web site -- excellent information. And your sentiments are "spot on."
     
  6. Harjas Kaur Khalsa

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    Before jumping to the absurd conclusion of a conspiracy against a successful Sikh, doesn't the question of intoxication seem the most logical? And as that would be detrimental to his reputation, wouldn't that explain the "questionable" testimony of eyewitnesses? It's far more common for someone to drown while drunk, or having an aneurysm or other medical emergency like a hidden congenital heart condition than to be assassinated in a fanciful conspiracy. But I agree that a full inquiry is warranted, in justice to the family.
     
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    Harjas ji

    Do you have news sources that others may have missed to bring you to these conclusions. You mention the possibility of intoxication twice in the above. While possible, how is it logical?

    Cheers.
     
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    You ask how is it logical? Accidents related to intoxication are the leading cause of death in the 16-25 year age group in the US. Another likely possibility which I mentioned was congenital cardiac disorder. As I have worked in Emergency rooms for many years, I see young people die a lot, and these are the main reasons.

    Is that enough logic for you or are you simply being argumentative to anything I post? Perhaps you have your own shared experiences and insights on the matter to share? And the cause of death doesn't necessarily even have to be HIS intoxication, but accidents which claim the lives of the young and healthy are often resulting from negligence of intoxicated friends. So it IS a leading factor and will be a part of ANY investigation. Now may I ask, in relation to the topic, precisely how often are conspiracies the cause of death? I would guess perhaps as low as 1%. Intoxication is the cause of 40% of all boating accidents, to provide you a contrast, and 53% of all traffic fatalities. http://www.ntsb.gov/recs/letters/1993/M93_6.pdf
     
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    Harjas ji

    Then I guess your answer is No.
     
  10. Harjas Kaur Khalsa

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    40-53% of all accidents caused by intoxication. Approximately 1% due to conspiracy. Yes such logic is elusive. Why would anyone suspect intoxication as a precipitating cause of a drowning accident? And why wouldn't we all recognize the high likelihood of conspiracy against an innocent Sikh? Indeed. It would be a humorous thought, if it wasn't so politically paranoid and yet another justification for the "us" against "them" mentalities which are tearing the world apart.
     
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    So you don't know he was intoxicated?
     
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    I never accused him of being intoxicated. I said intoxication was a more likely cause of a drowning accident, either his own or people with him than a ridiculous conspiracy theory. I also said an investigation was warranted. Why the forum hostility from forum moderators for sharing a valid personal opinion? You shared yours. I shared mine. I also suggested a congenital heart defect which could have precipitated drowning was more likely than a deliberate murder conspiracy. Many scenarios are possible. A heart arrhythmia, a seizure, hypogycemia, hitting his head on the pool bottom after a dive rendering him unconscious, simple asphyxia from holding his breath before a dive, etc. But the leading factor will remain intoxication. It's not an accusation. It's a logical factor to evaluate.

     
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    I think he got clunked on the head with a meteorite

    anyways;
    may he rest in peace and the family find the truth

    why are we squabbling over this?...police investigators job to do that

    and harjas ji intoxication would have been ruled out by any standard autopsy procedure...no evidence of intoxication...there goes your theory
    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/20080801/main2.htm
     
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    Harjas ji,

    Read the petition first before you start talking about conspiracy theories.

    Interestingly on a side note 90% of people I have spoken to including Hindu'd , Sikh's and Muslim's think he was murdered.
     
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    All the world is against me or I am against the world

    I was enveloped with the noise
    Felt alone apposed like ocean water
    Never noticed how the flowers enjoy
    Some thing when took me very high
    Closer very closer to the sky
    Looked down with grin and found
    Every thing was not the same around
    Where that annoying noise was gone
    Why now I am not alone?:)
     
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    Yes, the thread was all about a murder conspiracy. The fact that accidental drowning remains a leading cause of death among young adults worldwide, with statistics that show fatigue, negligence (intoxication), and underlying undiagnosed health problems as being 1/2 of proven causes, while murder is less than 1% would reflect the sensationalism in the publics response, which just underscores the sectarian and political divide and heightened degree of suspiciousness which results in retaliatory violence among Sikhs, as you mentioned earlier about riots.

    And in response to this kind of violent retaliation I pointed out the more "common causes" of accidental drowning as more statistically significant than wild murder conspiracies.

    I'm sorry if my opinion offended you. It remains statistically valid, although I did concede in the initial post you object so strongly to, that an investigation is warranted. So what's the problem?
     

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