PATIALA: After being denied permission and a venue to restart his hunger strike in Punjab ruled by SAD-BJP, Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa began fast-unto-death in BJP-ruled Haryana near Ambala on Friday. Khalsa, who is demanding permanent release of seven former Sikhs including three assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, began his protest at Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib on the outskirts of Ambala City.
Besides six Sikhs, whose release he demanded during his 44-day hunger strike in November-December 2013, Khalsa has also included the name of Devenderpal Singh Bhullar in the list.
“Yes, Gurbaksh Singh has relaunched his protest today at Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib, demanding release of six former militants. He has chosen this site as he was not allowed to sit on protest anywhere in Punjab,” said his aide Gurpyar Singh, who responded to the calls made on Khalsa’s phone.
Khalsa has restarted his agitation a year after he sat on fast-unto-death in November 2013 raising a similar demand at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Mohali.