Lawyer Aamer Anwar says the family of Surjit Singh Chhokar feel only relief as justice is finally done
THE verdict is not a cause for celebration, but relief that finally justice has been done.
For any parent, the loss of a child shatters the soul. But no one can imagine the devastating toll on a family having to campaign for justice for nearly 18 years.
Did Surjit’s killers really think his life was so cheap that his family would just walk away?
At the end of the second trial in 2000, I stood on the steps of the court accusing our justice system of acting like a gentlemen’s colonial club, of being arrogant, unaccountable and institutionally racist.
But now the Chhokar family want to thank... read more