Update on Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike on day 36. Bapu Surat Singh who’s age is 82 was brought to the Sevak Hospital by police ten days ago. Bapu Ji hasn’t taken any medicine at the hospital and has continued his hunger strike.
The purpose of the hunger strike is for the release of Sikh political prisoners languishing in jails who’ve served well over their required terms.
Below is via the daughter of Bapu Surat Singh Ji:
Please take a second to read why my Grandfather is taking this stand:
The aftershock of the 1984 Sikh #Genocide roars on as the Indian Government continues to violate the basic human rights of #Sikh political prisoners. More than a dozen Sikh political prisoners are being detained despite completion of their prison terms.
In response to this #injustice, Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa has taken on a peaceful hunger strike in an effort to influence the Indian Government to reassess their actions.
Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa is now in his 36th day without food. His health is steadily declining and no resolution is in sight. He was arrested from his home and is currently being detained at #Ludhiana Civil Hospital. Police officials are attempting to force him to receive medical treatment. He is holding true to his hunger strike and is refusing all medical assistance. Police officials have set up a barrier at the hospital in an effort to prevent his children from coming to his bedside.
Please take a moment to share this brave man’s fight. We hope to expose this story and force the #Indian government to re-evaluate their unjust actions.
Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa has displayed tremendous strength and determination during his plight. Please show your support by passing this information along.