January 6, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Patiala: Sikh political prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana has reportedly withdrawn his announcement regarding hunger strike after meeting SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal and others.
Gobind Singh Longowal along with former SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar, Gurcharan Singh Grewal and Bhai Rajoana’s sister Kanwaljit Kaur met Bhai Balwant Singh in Patiala jail today.
Kamaldeep Kaur reportedly said that Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana has indefinitely postponed his hunger strike after meeting Gobind Singh Longowal and others.
It may be recalled that earlier Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana had announced to sit on hunger strike from January 11 to protest against ‘non-action’ constitutional review petition filed by the SGPC against his sentence in 2012. The petition is pending before the President of India.
In September last year the Government of India (GoI) had announced to initiate process to convert Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana’s death sentence to imprisonment for life. Later Indian Home Minister has made a confusing remark in the Indian parliament in response to a question asked about central government’s decision about Rajoana’s death sentence.
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