Permanent Release of Prof. Bhullar Sought With Delhi CM Kejriwal

File Photo: Prof Davinderpal Singh Bhullar

LUDHIANA, Punjab—Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur submitted a memorandum directly to the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, in Ludhiana yesterday, seeking the permanent release of political Sikh prisoner Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. 

Ex-SGPC’s General Secretary, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and former Supreme Court’s senior Advocate HS Phoolka, also accompanied the lawyer when he formally approached Kejriwal.

Speaking to Sikh24, Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur advised that Sri Arvind Kejriwal has been asked to intervene in the matter to facilitate the release of the Professor Bhullar. He shared that he demanded in the memorandum either the permanent release or permanent parole, until such time that his permanent release could be secured.

Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar was sentenced to the death sentence in a case pertaining to a deadly attack on the president of India’s anti-terrorist unit, Maninderjit Bitta. Bitta was a gang leader who was employed by the Indian state to employ ruthless force on Sikh youth in Punjab. He was then targeted for his brutality by Sikh fighters during the post 1984 period, the attack on Harmandar Sahib by the Indian government. Professor Bhullar was then unjustly arrested as a suspect in the attack, despite simply being an outspoken lecturer in Ludhiana. Since his incarceration, he has been confirmed medically as having dipped into a severe state of mental instability due to his treatment in prison.

In June 2015, Prof. Bhullar was transferred to the Central Jail of Amritsar in Punjab by the government, under pressure of the Bapu Surat Singh hunger strike campaign to free illegally held Sikh prisoners. He is currently detained in Amritsar Jail and has twice been on parole leave up to now.



    • Justice already is happening, if innocent courts would have freed. Hunger strike extremist methods not right way to make change.

      • ‘Hunger strike extremist methods not right way to make change’ – yes that is the lesson Indians have learned from Mahatma Gandhi. But then with your incredibly poor grasp of Indian history and ethics you probably don’t know who he was and what ‘civil disobedience’ plays in a democracy.


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