Bapu Surat Singh’s response after hearing the news of the death of his Son in Law:
“Satwinder Singh Bhola was closer to me than my own son….but closer still are those Sikhs languishing in prisons, this incident will not affect my resolve or determination for the cause to free Sikh political prisoners”.
Local Media Coverage of Bhai Satwinder Singh’s Murder:
Sikh activist Surat Singh Khalsa’s son-in-law Satwinder Singh Bhola was murdered at 1.40 am on Monday in Perio area of Chicago by undentified persons. Bhola (53) was husband of Sarvarinder Kaur who was with her father for the past many months.
She had gone back to Chicago only on August 5. Meanwhile supporters of Khalsa have blamed Indian agencies behind this act and have alleged that this is an act to force Surat Khalsa to give up his peaceful hunger strike. Sikh organizations have been circulating the message through social media along with pictures of Bhola.
Kaur’s brother Ravinderjit Singh Gogi confirmed the news as he said, “we got this news and we all are very shocked to listen. My brother-in-law was coming back from his work and after he parked his car in the parking of his apartments, some unidentified persons attacked him with a knife and he died on the spot.” He said that the family was in a state of shock after this incident. Bhola was having his own business in Chicago.
Khalsa’s continues his hunger strike with the demand of premature release of Sikhs and Gogi maintained that come what may, his father will continue his hunger strike and will not bow to any pressure. Gogi stated that Punjab Government had tried that his father must give up his strike but they have failed.
Via: Indian Express