December 1, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
SAS Nagar/ Mohali, Punjab (December 01, 2013): Bhai Gurbaksh Singh’s fast unto death, seeking release of Sikh prisoners who are not being released from various jails in India despite completing terms of their sentences, has entered 18th day now. He is on hunger strike since November 14, 2013 at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Mohali.
As per information Bhai Gurbaksh Singh’s health condition has started deteriorating and he lost one kilo-gram weight during last 24 hours. But he remains in high-spirits.
On November 30, 2013 the team doctors that regularly visit and perform health check-up of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, reportedly advised administration to hospitalize him in wake of his deteriorating health condition.
As per information the police attempted to hospitalize him but were persuaded by the Sikhs present with Bhai Gurbaksh Singh to let him attend the bhog of Akand Paath Sahib that is being held at Gurdwara Amb Sahib.
As per information a senior doctor also agreed that there was no immediate threat of the life of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh as he is a firms persons and administration could wait for one or two more days before hospitalizing him.
There are apprehensions that the police may try to forcibly hospitalize and feed Bhai Gurbaksh Singh who has declared that he won’t take any meals till the release the concerned Sikhs from Indian prisons.
Meanwhile, various Sikh organization have declared to sit on one day solidarity hunger strike with Bhai Gurbaksh Singh on December 02. Sikh bodies shall be framing future strategy on this issue during December 02 meeting at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Mohali.
It may be recalled that Bhai Gurbaksh Singh is seeking release of Bhai Gurmit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Lakhwinder Singh (who are confined in Burrail Jail, Chandigarh since 1995), Bhai Lal Singh (who was arrested in 1992 by Gujrat police and is currently confined in Maximum security jail Nabha) and Bhai Gurdip Singh (who is confined in Gurbarg Jail of Karnataka for last 23 years). These persons have serve their terms of sentence but were not being released by respective state governments.
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