December 6, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amb Sahib/ Mohali, Punjab (December 06, 2013): According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), a young Sikh Bhai Damandeep Singh of Ludhiana has started fast unto death in the absence of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who was picked-up in an abduction like mid-night arrest by the Punjab police on the intervening night of December 05 and 06.
SSN sources, who were present at Amb Sahib Mohali today, said that an important meeting was held between the representatives of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP), Dal Khalsa and the Sant Samaj.
The meetings was attended by S. Simran Jeet Singh Mann (SAD Amritsar), Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema (ADPP), Kanwarpal Singh (Dal Khalsa), Baba Sukhchain Singh Dharampura and Hari Singh Randhawawa (Sant Samaj) besides many other prominent Sikh personalities and representatives of various Sikh bodies.
The meeting decided to endorse and support the fast unto death by Damandeep Singh that was started after performing ardas.
It may be recalled that this struggle was initiated by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa in association with various Sikh bodies on November 14, 2013 seeking release of certain Sikh prisoners who are languishing in various Indian jails even after completing the terms of their sentences. Earlier in August 2013 a joint memorandum was sent to various governments intimating them to release the concerned Sikh prisoners. Upon failure of the governments to respond to the concerns of the Sikh bodies, Sikh bodies held a protest March on November 14 from Amb Sahib (Mohali) towards Chandigarh and resubmitted a memorandum intimating the concerned governments about fast unto death and demands of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa.
It is notable that Bhai Gurbaksh Singh has been booked by the police for alleged attempt to commit suicide and he is currently lodged in Ropar Jail.
Meanwhile, Bhai Gurbaksh Singh has declared that he shall continue with his struggle and fast unto death in jail. On the other side, Bhai Damandeep Singh shall observe fast unto death till release of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh and concerned Sikh prisoners.
More details of the meeting were awaited till the writing of this news.
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