Five Member Committee Demands Release of Political Sikh Prisoners

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Hailing the Pakistan government’s move of unconditionally releasing Indian wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the five member committee appointed by the Akal Takht Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara has demanded the release of political Sikh prisoners who have been languishing in the Indian jails even after completing their life terms.

Committee member Prof. Baljinder Singh Morjand has shared a statement with Sikh24 in which the five committee members have said that if the Pakistan government can take an initiative to establish peace in the Indian sub-continent then why India can’t release the political Sikh prisoners. They added that it was very unfortunate that the Indian government ignored this sensitive issue of Sikh community, despite peaceful agitations by Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh Khalsa and Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.

“The Sikhs, who made more than 80% contribution for the freedom of India and have been defending Indian borders, are being treated as second class citizens in India,” said the committee members while informing that they will stage a sit-in-strike outside the Burail jail of Chandigarh on March 9.  

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