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Punjab: Some Sikh Leaders released, others still in Detention

April 13, 2012 | By

Amritsar, Punjab (13 April, 2012): Bhai Mohkam Singh, former Damdami Taksal Spokesperson and Convener of Khalsa Action Committee and Sikh preacher Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal were released from different jails of Punjab yesterday. Some other Sikh activists were also released. They were kept under so-called “preventive detention” since 28 and 29 March, 2012.

But many other Sikh leaders, including Bhai Daljit Singh, Chairman of Panch Pardhani and Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema, and hundreds of Sikh activists continue to be kept behind the bars as per directs of Badal regime.

These Sikh leaders were arrested by the Punjab police at the behest of Punjab government to prevent the mass mobilization against proposed hanging of Sikh political prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana.

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