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Punjab govt. close to reach agreement with Bapu Surat Singh on Sikh political prisoners issue: media report

December 25, 2015 | By

Chandigarh: Sikh political prisoner Bhai Hardeep Singh was reportedly released on parole – a temporary and conditional release from prison on Thursday (Dec. 24).

According to a Punjabi daily, the Punjab government is deliberating the issue of Sikh political prisoners and senior Badal Dal leader Dr. Daljit Cheema has been in contact with new leaders of a co-ordination committee formed to support Bapu Surat Singh who is demanding release of Sikh political prisoners.

Bhai Hardeep Singh and others

[File Photos of Bhai Hardeep Singh, Gurdeep Singh Khera and Wariam Singh | Images used for representational purpose only]

A news reported by Rozana Spokesman notes that the new co-ordination committee has handed over a list of Sikh prisoners of which the release of 26 prisoners is demanded. The committee has reportedly asked the government to release these 26 prisoners on ‘parole’ or (in some cases) on ‘premature release’.

The report claims that the government may release seven Sikh prisoners till next Wednesday after which Bapu Surat Singh may end his ‘hunger strike’.

At the time of writing this report the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) was not able to establish a contact with representatives of Bapu Surat Singh to confirm aforesaid details.


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