March 2, 1950
Graduate, M.A. in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from
Panjab University, Chandigarh, a practising lawyer since 1984, human
rights activist in his own right and being a writer of the masses,
Balbir Singh Sooch has authored a book titled ‘Samen Da Sachch’
(Sikh Dukhant) exposing the faithlessness and hypocrisy of planted
Sikh leaders. His work, ‘Why India Is Devoid Of Rule Of Law?’ is
very much appreciated by various leading personalities. THE CENTRAL
VIGILANCE COMMISSIONER, Government of India, Mr. N. VITTAL, in a
goodwill message to the author, said, “I thank you very much for
your thought provoking note on WHY INDIA IS DEVOID OF RULE OF LAW? I
am sure the note will help sensitise the people about the realities
of the situation and motivate them to fight corruption.” D.O. No.
CVC/2000/ 1439 Dated: November 9, 2000.
his open-mindedness and independent attitude, God bestowed him
an opportunity as a Short Term International Election Observer
for the first Constituent Assembly Election, Nepal.
A fairly long period
of practice as an Advocate has added to his personal knowledge about
the degeneration of the political system, which has virtually,
usurped the powers of the judiciary. In turn, the judiciary seems to
have lost its lustre, due to obvious weaknesses.
Born in Village
Sandhu Khurd, District Bathinda, Panjab in a middle class rural
agriculturist family of Malwa region, he understands the miseries
and difficulties of the not-so-rich rural populace, which he
believes, is being exploited by the urban commercial sector in
collaboration with the bureaucracy and the judiciary.
Though remained very
busy and regular in his studies, yet he was never tempted to be
greedy for heavy financial gains. This disqualification has, of
course, in the prevailing corrupt system, added to his miseries and
instability at home and in society for some time.
Remembering his good
days passed in partially joint family despite many odds, he gives
full credit to his household companion, Smt. Surinder Kaur Sooch for
ensuring a happy married life. She provided best possible service
within available means for looking after her children namely Baljit
Singh, Paramjit Kaur & Kamaljeet Kaur till their possible settlement
in life. In the home, his life partner proved a Champion, with his
cooperation. He has also served as technician in Indian Air Force
till 1984 and after completion of his initial term of engagement,
secured some pensionary benefits to last for his old age as well.
The Author started
his studies in his Village
and completed his Primary education at Barnala (District Sangrur)
while staying with his real Uncle Sardar Gurdev Singh Sooch known as
SANDHU, Advocate, Barnala. His Advocate uncle’s tragic death on 18th
November 1960 brought turmoil for the entire family and the
penniless family shifted to Ludhiana with the help of friends in
He got inspiration
for higher professional qualification in his early life itself from
his learned Advocate Uncle though he learnt about worldly way of
life from his father Sardar Pritam Singh Sooch, expired on 20th June
1976, a staunch believer in God and dead against any ritualistic way
of life. He takes pride in calling his father as his Political guru.
He is greatly indebted to his mother Smt. Karam Kaur Sooch, still in
high spirit (CHARHDI KALA), to keep him fearless for righteous