Sikhs in Lucknow Say They Will Not Celebrate “Lohri”

LUCKNOW: The Sikh community in solidarity and support of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike have for the past 61 days have decided to not celebrate lohri but to organize a march in support. Bhai Gurbaksh has been on hunger strike for the past 61 days for the release of Sikh political prisoners who’ve served their sentenced terms. 

The members of the Lucknow Gurudwara Organizing Committee organized a candle march to spread awareness of the hunger strike campaign. The protest included about 200 people which started from Gurudwara Lalbagh and ended at GPO, Hazratganj.


Resident of New Ganeshganj Lakhwinder Pal Singh, who was spotted at the candle march, said, “Unlike previous years when we used to throw a lavish party and organise a musical night, this year my family has decided that we will not indulge in any kind of extravagant celebrations on Lohri.”

“Instead, we will collectively pray for the release of the Sikh prisoners and also for the health of Gurubaksh Singh Khalsa,” he added. 

Likewise, Gurmeet Kaur is another Sikh devout who has decided not to celebrate the festival. “The day the government frees the Sikh prisoners languishing in jails unfairly will be the biggest festival for Sikhs across the globe,” she said. 

Another Gurdwara Committee of Alambagh Gurdwara have appealed to the Sikh community to not waste wood and i

Members of Alambagh Gurudwara have also appealed to the community not to waste wood and instead spread awareness of the hunger strike.

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