Global News Media became one of the first foreign media to cover Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike after few canadian media outlets.
Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has been on hunger strike for 55 days now, his demands are simple; release Sikh political prisoners who’ve served their terms. This is Bhai Gurbaksh’s 2nd hunger strike within 12 months, the first one lasted 44 days with the release of 6 prisoners on parol. Since then, the Jathedar of Akal Takht took responsibility for permanent release but has not fulfilled his promise and responsibility. After approaching the Jathedar several times and no progress, Bhai Gurbaksh has no choice but to start the hunger strike again.
Bhai Gurbaksh’s health is in terrible shape, he’s suffering from extreme acid reflux which is taking a toll on his body. He’s described the pain as “Fire being lit Within him”. The impact of this could lead to severe internal bleeding and or ulcers and other health factors.
Bhai Gurbaksh has refused medical assistance as he says he is firm at this point of not seeking any assistance.