Sikhs worldwide have been expressing outrage at Giani Gurbachan Singh as they feel he hasn’t done enough to convince even the Punjab Govt to release Sikh political prisoners. Giani Gurbachan Singh continuously keeps stating he’ll be forming a committee of lawyers to look into the issue of Sikh prisoners at almost every press event. On Day 44, he stated he’ll be directing the SGPC and DGMC to contact senior lawyers. He stated the same exact thing when he visited Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Ji Khalsa on Day 50.
Many are asking the question why he didn’t do anything for past 10 months. Why no committee formed immediately after the last hunger strike of Bhai Gurbaksh which ended January of 2014. Has the Jathedar been playing politics? When Bhai Gurbaksh told him he’ll be held responsible if he dies in the coming days. Jathedar was quick to respond by saying “Why would I be held responsible, I’m not remaining quiet”.
Bhai Gurbaksh had repeatedly reminded the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh of his promise during the last morcha. Giani Gurbachan Singh agreed to start the initiative but did absolutely nothing and Bhai Gurbaksh Singh had no choice but to start his 2nd hunger strike.