Akal Takht Jathedar visited Bhai Gurbaksh late last night yesterday and wanted him to end the hunger strike. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa refused and said until all Singhs get released he won’t be ending the hunger strike. This is the same tactic the Jathedar used when ending Bhai Gurbaksh’s strike last year. Akal Takht Jathedar didn’t succeed in his promise which was assurance he would do everything he can for the release.
Bhai Gurbaksh approached the Jathedar several times this year but with no success. Bhai Gurbaksh led several marches to the Akal Takht but the Jathedar seemed to always play politics with him. Now after several failed attempts of seeking help from the Akal Takht, Bhai Gurbaksh was left with no choice but to start the strike. Another shocking revelation came when on day 49, jathedar announces he will be forming a committee for the release and the worldwide Sikh sangat was left asking why he didn’t do that before.