Political Sikh Prisoner Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Released on 42 Day Parole

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Political Sikh prisoner Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Lakha was released on parole for 42 days on October 17 from the Burail jail. Bhai Lakha is serving life sentence in assassination case of former Chief Minister Beant “Singh”. He was received by Sikh activist Bhai Jang Singh outside the Burail jail.

Speaking to Sikh24, Bhai Lakha informed that he has been granted parole to on the eve of Diwali. “Khalsa is in chardi kala, what else is there to say,” said Bhai Lakha when asked about his well-being.  He said that Sikh political prisoners are strong in their spirit even after being jailed for decades.

Bhai Lakhwinder Singh is one of the political prisoners who permanent release is being sought by Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.  Sikh political prisoners are under immense pressure to not support the hunger protest initiated in January 2015 in Hassanpur.  Since Bapu Surat Singh went on hunger strike, Bhai Lakhwinder Singh has been released on parole a number of times.

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