August 2, 2015 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh: It came as a surprise for the supporters of Bapu Surat Singh that a hashtag #PakWithBapuSuratSingh began to trend on Twitter on Pakistan this morning.
An analysis of tends on Twitter in Pakistan revealed that the hashtag began to trend around 10 am IST and a number of people were using this hashtag to express their solidarity and support for Bapu Surat Singh.
Bapu Surat Singh, an elderly Sikh activist, is demanding release of Sikh political prisoners who have served their minimum mandatory jail terms.
Notably Bapu Surat Singh is kept under medical observation at DMC Hospital, Ludhiana where he is being administered glucose using I V injection system.
Amidst the ‘deadlock’ on the issue of Sikh political prisoners aa majority of the Bandi Singhs Rihai Sangharsh Committee, formed to support Bapu Surat Singh’s hunger strike, remain jailed by Punjab government.
Sangharsh Committee member R P Singh told Sikh Siyasat News over phone that the health condition of Bapu Surat Singh has improved under medical assistance.
On being told that hashtag #PakWithBapuSuratSingh we trending on Twitter in Pakistan he expressed ignorance. “Moral support for the cause of Sikh political prisoners is welcome from any quarter of the world, but I was not aware about this trend on twitter in Pakistan. If it is there, it is welcome” he said.
He said that some US and UK MPs have also expressed their support and solidatory with the cause of Sikh political prisoners.
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