Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hunger Strike - Bhai Gurbaksh Singh

It is now the 16th day of Hunger Strike of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa jee, which is being held at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Mohali. His demand to India: Release all Sikh prisoners who have served their prison sentence. The Indian Government is still keeping hundred of innocent Sikh men in jails even after they have served their time in jails. The government is also arresting those Sikh men who speak against this and demand equal rights in India. 

It is notable that Bhai Gurbaksh Singh jee is seeking release of Bhai Gurmit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Lakhwinder Singh (who are confined in Burrail Jail, Chandigarh since 1995), Bhai Lal Singh (who was arrested in 1992 by Gujrat police and is currently confined in Maximum security jail Nabha) and Bhai Gurdip Singh (who is confined in Gurbarg Jail of Karnataka for last 23 years). These persons have serve their terms of sentence but were not being released by respective state governments. 

In spirit of Bhai Sahib's hunger protest, a group of Sikh women visited Sri Akaal Takht Sahib on 25th November 2013 to hand over a memorandum to Jathedaar of Sri Akaal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh seeking his help to secure release certain Sikh prisoners who were not released by India despite serving full term of their sentences. The group of Sikh women, under the banner of “Jatha Mata Bhaag Kaur Ji” included Bibi Pritam Kaur, Bibi Sandeep Kaur Kashtiwal of Shaheed Bhai Dharam Singh Trust and Bibi Manjeet Kaur of Shaheed Bhai Fauja Singh Trust and family members of concerned Sikh prisoners. 

The memorandum urges Giani Gurbachan Singh to intervene and seek the release of various Sikhs who have been lodged in Indian jails despite having served their sentences. 

May Satguru Paatshaah bless Bhai Gurbaksh with more Chardikala and will-power awaken the Sikh nation and achieve freedom for our Sikh brothers and sisters.

1 comment:

Jindmeri1 said...

What is wrong with the Indian government? Why do they not comply with the law. Once a person has served the time given to them why do they still insist on holding them prisoner? Why do they insist on persecuting a minority group of Indian nationals who defended India when she needed to be defended - gave their lives for what they thought was their motherland. Shame on you India