Bhai Gurbaksh Singh: I Will End My Strike Only After Sikh Detainees Are Released

File Photo of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh KhalsaCHANDIGARH, Punjab—Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who made the government sleepless last year by sitting a hunger strike for 45 days, has given indications that he will be taking such a step again anytime. On Wednesday, Bhai Khalsa sent a memorandum to Punjab Governor and Chief Minister seeking the prompt release of Sikh political prisoners.

He named Bhai Gurmeet Singh, Bhai Lakhwinder Singh, Bhai Shamsher Singh, Bhai Lal Singh, Bhai Waryam Singh, Bhai Gurdeep Singh and Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar in the memo whom he demanded to be released promptly.

Bhai Khalsa said, “I will not sit restfully ’til all the Sikh political prisoners who have completed their jail terms are released.” He announced to sit on hunger strike again, if no action is taken by Government in this regard.  

He said with “Bandi Chhod Diwas” (Diwali) coming closer, the government should release all these prisoners. However, he did not give any clue as to where the hunger strike would be launched. He made an appeal to the Sikh community to assist him in the struggle being fought for getting the Sikh detainees released.

While expressing his displeasure over the attitude of appointed Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, he said that last time the Jathedar asked him to end his hunger strike promising the release of Sikh prisoners, but now he would not accept any such direction.

In the absence of CM on his residence, memorandum was received by the OSD.



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