NEW DELHI, India—The DSGMC President S. Manjit Singh GK has written a letter of complaint to the Director General of Prison of Tihar Jail (New Delhi) on September 2 seeking medical treatment for political Sikh prisoner Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara who is suffering from frequent bouts of excruciating pain in his lower back and legs.
Referring to an earlier letter written by the DSGMC a month ago, Manjit Singh apprised Tihar Jail authorities about the refusal of medical treatment to Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara. It has been also mentioned in the letter that only through the intervention of Delhi High Court, had the jail authorities allowed Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara to undergo a scan two years ago, but since then, no treatment has been given to him.
Manjit Singh also raised objections at the size of Bhai Jagtar Singh’s cell. A 8’x10’ sized cell for 24 hours, violating the earlier schedule. Reminding the Jail authorities of basic jail manual, he has asked the DGP to admit Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital, so that his pain could be treated.
Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara was selected as the Akal Takht Jathedar during the Sarbat Khalsa (Complete Sikh gathering) of 2015, directly dismissing the politically installed current Jathedars.