Surjeet symbolised social justice sans opportunism: Krishna Iyer

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Kochi, Aug 2 (UNI) Noted jurist and human rights champion V R Krishna Iyer today said late CPM leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet would always be remembered as one who symbolised the spirit of social justice sans opportunism.

Paying a ''crimson salutation'' to Surjeet, who passed away yesterday, Justice (Retd.) Krishna Iyer said the leader would remain forever in the hearts of those who struggled for a social justice system which offered opportunities to the humblest Indian of work, wealth and happiness.

''A great man, a revolutionary wonder, whom age did not wither nor custom stale, has left us from the terrestrial terrain but remains everlasting in the memory of millions who he inspired to strive for the transformation of an unjust society and incarnation of a militant world of socialistic egalite,'' the former Supreme Court judge said.

''India's have-not humanity, regardless of politics and professions, will remember one man who symbolised the spirit of social justice sans opportunism, sans power-lucre hunger. His name, never forgettable name, is Harkishan Singh Surjeet,'' he added.

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