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Arvind Kejriwal writes to Iqbal Singh Bhatti showing seriousness on Sikh concerns; Hunger strike enters 53rd day

January 27, 2014 | By

New Delhi, India (January 27, 2014): It is learnt that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Bhai Iqbal Singh Bhatti, who has been on hunger strike at Jantar Mantar since January 01, showing serious concerns about demands for which Iqbal Singh had been on hunger strike.

Sikh delegation with Arvind Kejriwal [January 27, 2014]

According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), a delegations led by Sikh Youth Forum leaders had met Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal today. The Sikh delegation was also accompanied by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs – Jarnail Singh and Jagdeep Singh.

During the meeting Arvind Kejriwal showed serious concerns about deteriorating health condition of Bhai Iqbal Singh who is on hunger strike for last 53 days.

Delhi CM assured Sikh delegation that he would do everything within his authority for fulfilling demands being raised by Bhai Iqbal Singh.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has sent a letter for Iqbal which reads as follows:

Dear Iqbal Singh Ji,

I have learnt from various sources that you are sitting on indefinite Anshan demanding justice for Sikhs on various issues.

Our government is sympathetic to the issue and would like to take all necessary steps to ensure full justice. However, the issues involved are very complex and require consultation at various stages. We will try to find solution soonest.

Delhi Government has already recommended to the President the release of Prof. Bhullar and would also be working on other issues including formation of SIT etc, in sympathetic and time bound manner.

Yours Sincerely,

(Arvind Kejriwal)
Chief Minister.

A copy of letter by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

S. Harjinder Singh, who was part of the delegation that met Delhi CM told Sikh Siyasat News over phone that Arvind Kejriwal listened the matter with attention and assured his full support for formation of Special Investigative Team (SIT) and fast track courts to investigate and try November 1984 Sikh genocide related cases.

“CM may be meeting Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on Wednesday (January 29) to make a recommendation to form SIT and fast track court regarding November 1984 cases” Harjinder Singh told SSN.

According to Harjinder Singh, Bhai Iqbal Singh Bhatti had started his hunger strike at Paris (France) on 05 December, 2014 in wake of police actions against Bhai Gurbaksh Singh who was on hunger strike at Gurdwara Amb Sahib Mohali seeking release of certain Sikh political prisoners.

“As per medical conducted by doctors in Paris Iqbal Singh’s weight was 90 Kgs on 5 December; but as per recent medical report of doctors in Delhi his current weight is 71.9 Kgs.” informed Harjinder Singh.

In wake of recent developments Bhai Iqbal Singh may end his hunger strike in coming days.

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