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Akal Takht Jathedar meet Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa on 50th day of Hunger strike; Assures release of Sikh political prisoners

January 3, 2015 | By

Ambala: Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike crossed entered 51st day today. He has been on continuous hunger strike since November 14. He is seeking permanent release of 7 Sikh political prisoners namely Bhai Gurmeet Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Shamsher Singh, Lal Singh, Wariam Singh, Gurdeep Singh Khera and Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar.

As per reports Akal Takht Jatehdar Giani Gurbachan Singh and Takht Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh met Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa at Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib near Ambala.

Giani Gurbachan Singh and others meet Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa

Giani Gurbachan Singh and others meet Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa

Giani Gurbachan Singh asked Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa to withdraw his indefinite fast. However, Bhai Gurbaksh Singh refused to withdraw his fast, saying that the Jathedar should first ensure that the concerned seven Sikh political prisoners be released. Sources said Giani Gurbachan Singh stayed with Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa for almost half an hour.

Meanwhile, Gurbaksh threatened to stop taking even water from Saturday in case his demands were not met.

Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s press secretary Gurpreet Singh Guri Hans said: “The sangat, however, convinced him to wait for the hukamnama on Saturday only after which a decision would be taken. Gurbaksh has left it to the sangat. The sangat will decide after an ardas before the Guru Granth Sahib by choosing between two slips of paper”.

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