December 13, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab (December 13, 2013): As per information available the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) a delegation representing Bandi Singhs Riahi Morcha met Akal Takht Jathedar and handed over the files of 6 Sikh prisoners who were not being released from Indian jails despite completing the minimum mandatory terms of their life imprisonments.
According to information a
delegation led by Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema (Advocate) comprised Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala, Advocate Amar Singh Chahal, Kumikar Singh and Bhai Gurbaksh Singh’s son Jujhar Singh. The delegation held meeting with Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh for about an hour and handed over the case files of 6 Sikh prisoners to a team comprising Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, Advocate Jaswinder Singh and Bibi Kiranjot Kaur. These 6 Sikh prisoners include Gurmeet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Lal Singh, Wariam Singh and Gurdeep Singh. These individuals have already completed the terms of their sentences but there were not being released from Indian prisons.
Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone from Amritsar that Giani Gurbachan Singh told the delegation that he shall be taking appropriate steps in this matter.
After the meeting Giani Gurbachan Singh reportedly said that he has already taken up this matter Avtar Singh Makkar, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and he shall soon be taking up the matter with the Chief Minister of Punjab.
It is notable that there has been considerable criticize of Giani Gurbachan Singh, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and the Punjab government led by the Badal Dal for their failure to take up the cause of the Sikh prisoners as per aspiration of the Sikhs.
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