'I've come to realise that those at the top in British society merely got rich and profited from my family, and other people who have not received justice.' Those were the bitter words of Darshan Singh Chhokar, speaking at a 130-strong rally last Saturday for justice for his son who was killed in 1998. The family demanded at the Glasgow meeting that a public inquiry is held into the investigation of Surjit Singh Chhokar's death.
The family say they will only get justice if the case is brought in to the open. They are refusing to cooperate with the current judicial reviews held behind closed doors. Already the three men who attacked Surjit have been allowed to walk free after two separate murder trials. Bill Speirs, the STUC general secretary, and Shona Robison, an SNP MSP, spoke at the justice rally. They condemned the appalling treatment the family have received from the police and courts.
Send donations to the Chhokar Family Justice Campaign, c/o Scottish FBU, 4th Floor, 52 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4AA. Phone 07980 443 807.