Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa Seeks Permission from SGPC to Start Hunger Strike at Amb Sahib

Bhai Gurbakhash SinghSRI AMRITSAR, Punjab—Sikh crusader Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has written a letter to Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar seeking his permission to sit a hunger strike at the premises of Gurdwara Amb Sahib (Patshahi 7th) Mohali on the issue of rights of Sikh political prisoners.

Bhai Khalsa had carried out a hunger strike for 44 days at the same Sikh shrine some months ago in order to endure the release of Sikh detainees who have completed their imprison terms but still have been languishing in various jails of India. Bending before his hunger strike, the government had released 4 Sikh detainees on parole.

In the letter, the Sikh leader urged the supreme body to identify the place within Gurdwara Amb Sahib complex where he could start his hunger strike after Bandi Chhor Diwas.

It is noteworthy that Bhai Khalsa has already given an ultimatum to the government to release the Sikh prisoners before Bandi Chhod Diwas, after which he warned of starting a “decisive struggle” to secure the permanent release of Sikh political prisoners. He says he would sit on indefinite hunger strike after Diwali if seven Sikh political prisoners – namely Gurmeet Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Shamsher Singh, Lal Singh, Waryam Singh and Gurdeep Singh and Prof. Devenderpal Singh Bhullar – are not released from jail.



  1. You and me commenting on this web page is not going to change any thing in Punjab while the people in power are in the pocket and control of the Ruling Party at the Centre. In two years time PUNJAB will be under BJP grip. No Justice for the minority SIKH
    population. What a FUTURE ?? Do not expect any thing from the SGPC of “Bxxxx or Brahmins Or Banias”

  2. The Jathedar of Akal Takth took responsibility, for ending the first hunger strike, and undertaking he would see the prisoners were released! What has he done since? Do not think the onus should be on Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, this is duty of punjab sarkar, jathedar, indian justice system… act. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh shud not be laying down his life a second time….what does that say about all of us.


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