AMRITSAR: To highlight the cause of Gurbakash Singh, who is on fast-unto-death for last 18 days, the Sikh bodies have resolved to undertake a March on December 4th from Akal Takht to Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Mohali.
Gurbakash Singh, who is on hunger strike since November 14th has sought the release of certain former Sikh militants, who according to him were not being released from jails even when they had completed the prison sentences awarded to them by the respective courts.
Representatives of Sikh bodies on Monday met Gurbakash Singh in Mohali to express their solidarity with him and also to attract government’s attention towards their demand.
In a joint statement issued after meeting Gurbakash SIngh on Monday Dal Khalsa spokesperson Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib and Panch Pardani leader Harpal Singh Cheema said the march would begin from Amritsar on 4th morning after performing ardas at Akal Takht. After passing through various cities, it would reach Mohali in the evening.
Kanwarpal informed that amongst other who attended Monday’s meet with Gurbaaksh Singh includes Dal Khalsa head Harchranjit Singh Dhami, Panch Pardani leader Daljit Singh Bittu, former IAS Gurtej Singh , former DGP Shashi Kant, former Akal Takht head Professor Darshan Singh, Human Rights Activists Advocate Navkiran Singh, Advocate Amar Singh Chahal, Sikh scholar Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon and Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrehanwala.
The speakers castigated Shiromani Akali Dal for its alleged stoic silence and urged its leadership to take up the issue of release of Sikh prisoners with the Union home ministry
Justifying the hunger strike by Gurbakash Singh, they said denial of justice to Sikhs by successive governments have forced him to take this step.
Originally Published by: TOI