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On The Issue Of Release Of Sikh Political Prisoners – Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur

Sikh Siyasat talked to Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, who maintains the list of Sikh political prisoners, on this issue of release of Sikh political prisoners. This talk was recorded on November 13, 2019.

Names and Essential Details of 9 Sikh Prisoners Granted ‘Relief’ by GoI [Check Full List]

In September this year, the Government of India (GoI) had announced to grant special reliefs to nine Sikh political prisoners. As the Government of India did not disclose the names of Sikh prisoners many lists were making rounds, and these lists and reports were causing confusion.

Media Reports, Punjab Govt. Creating Confusion About GoI’s Announcement To Release of 8 Sikh Political Prisoners

The Government of India (GoI) last Saturday (Sept. 28) announced that it has decided to grant premature release to 8 out of 22 Sikh political prisoners who were sentenced to imprisonment for life and are confined in various jails across the Indian sub-continent.

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur About Latest Situation on Sikh Political Prisoners’ Issue

Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur about the cases of Bandi Singhs, including British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi.

Issue of Sikh Political Prisoners Again in Focus; Harnek Singh Bhup May Be Shifted to Punjab

The issue of Sikh political prisoners languishing in Indian jails even after completing minimum mandatory terms of their sentences is once again in focus.

Exclusive Talk with Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur about Sikh Political Prisoners Issue

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur maintains list of Sikh Political Prisoners. Sikh Siyasat's Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to Advo. Manjhpur about recent court decisions in Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh and Bhai Nishan Singh Sohal's case.

No bar on parole, media sections have miss-reproted SCI judgement in Lal Singh Case: Advo. Manjhpur

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, who maintains the list of Sikh political prisoners, has rejected some media reports which 'wrongfully' reported that Supreme Court of India's judgement in Sikh political prisoner Bhai Lal Singh's case.

Bhai Lal Singh case: SCI sets aside HC order; Tells to approach Indian Home Ministry for Premature Release

New Delhi: The Indian Supreme Court today set aside Punjab and Haryana High Court order commanding benefits of premature release to Sikh political prisoner Bhai ...

Punjab government can take decision on Bhai Lal Singh’s case: clarifies Gujrat Governor

Gujrat governor has reportedly clarified that Punjab government was eligible to grant premature release to Sikh political prisoner Bhai Lal Singh who was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for life by a Gujrat court but who has been serving the sentence in Maximum Security Jail in Nabha (Punjab).

Members of Bandi Singhs Rihai Committee with Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa

Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa and others update on progress related to cases for permanent release of Sikh political prisoners

Mohali, Punjab (January 12, 2013): The Bandi Singhs Rihai Committee, that was formed to assist Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa during his hunger strike seeking release of 6 Sikh political prisoners recently addressed media to explain the progress in this matter since the conclusion of 44 days long hunger strike protest of Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa.

Mohali resident files PIL in High court seeking pre-mature release for prisoners; (2) Legal v. Political options

Chandigarh, Punjab (December 21, 2013): It is learnt from certain media sources that a Mohali resident Mandeep Kaur filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking directions to the State of Punjab, the UT Home Secretary and Burail Jail Superintendent to release detainees in Chandigarh and Punjab jails who have completed minimum mandatory terms of sentences of life imprisonment.

Punjab Govt. grants parole to Sikh prisoner Lal Singh; Released from Nabha Jail

Kapurthala/ Nabha, Punjab (December 20, 2013): Certain significant developments have taken place regarding demand of release of Sikh political prisoners whose permanent release is being demanded by Sikh activist Bhai Gurbaksh Singh who has been on hunger strike since November 14, 2013.

Essential details of 6 Sikh prisoners whose release is being demanded by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh (Details in English)

Ludhaina, Punjab (December 16, 2013): Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khasla, a Sikh activist from Kurkshetra (Haryana) is on continuous hunger strike protest since November 14, 2013 seeking release 6 Sikh political prisoner who are languishing in Indian Jails despite having completed the terms of their sentences. Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has collected essential details of related to the cases of these 6 Sikh prisoners.

Sikh Prisoners not being released from Jails

In-Depth 1: Denial of parole and premature release to Sikh political prisoners signified state bias against the Sikhs

Chandigarh/ Punjab (December 13, 2013): Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khasla is on hunger strike for last one month, since November 14, 2013, seeking release of 6 (previously 5) Sikhs lodged in various Jails in India despite having completed the minimum mandatory terms of their sentences. These include Gurmeet Singh, Lakhwinder Singh and Shamsher Singh (all in Central Jail, Burrail), Lal Singh (in Maximum Security Jail, Nabha), Wariam Singh (in a Jail in Uttar-Pardesh) and Gurdeep Singh (in Gurbarg Jail of Karnatka).

Gurbax Singh on hunger strike since November 14

Sikh prisoners not released even after serving full terms; Haryana Sikh on hunger-strike since Nov. 14

Ajitgarh/ Chandigarh (November 24, 2013): It is learnt that a Kurukshetra (Haryana) based Sikh Bhai Gurbax Singh has been on hunger strike since November 14, 2013. He is seeking release of Sikh prisoners who were not being released by the respective governments despite the fact that they have served the full terms of their sentences.

Dal Khalsa want Indian Home minister to take up cases of Sikh detainees also

Amritsar, Punjab (September 30, 2013): Reacting to the statement of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde that no innocent Muslim youth should be wrongfully detained in the name of terror, the Dal Khalsa drew Shinde’s attention towards wrongful detention of Sikh youth in Punjab and elsewhere under the garb of fighting “militancy” and urged him to take up their cases also.

Bhai Lal Singh & Bhai Major Singh (Maximum Security Jail, Nabha)

Sikhs confined in Jails for decades – SCI notice to Punjab govt. & Jail superintendents

Ludhiana, Punjab (January 08, 2012): As per media reports the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Punjab Government in the case of Bhai Lal Singh alias Manjeet Singh who has been confined in jails for last two decades and is currently lodged in Maximum Security Jail, Nabha.

Bhai Lal Singh & Bhai Major Singh (Maximum Security Jail, Nabha)

Amend Laws to fix life term duration – High Court verdict in Bhai Lal Singh & Bhai Major Singh’s case

Chandigarh (September 01, 2012): According to a news report published in September 01, 2012 issue of The Tribune, Daily newspaper published from Chandigarh, it is said that "in a historic judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that indefinite life imprisonment to a convict is worse than the death sentence. The life sentence should not be interpreted to mean lifelong incarceration, it added. Justice Paramjeet Singh has also called upon the legislature to carry out necessary amendments in the law so as to make the prisoners aware of the duration of their jail sentence".

Bhai Lal Singh & Bhai Major Singh (Maximum Security Jail, Nabha)

High Court asked Gurjat & UP govts to consider premature release of Sikh prisoners

Ludhiana/Chandigarh (August 23, 2012): It is learnt from Sikh Siyasat's sources that Punjab and Haryana Hight Court today redirected Gujrat Government to consider the matter of pre-mature release of Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh, who is undergoing life imprisonment at Maximum Security Jail (MSJ) Nabha. A similar order is also passed in case of Bhai Major Singh, whereby Uttar Pardesh Government is directed to consider the matter of pre-mature release of Bhai Major Singh, who is undergoing life imprisonment at MSJ, Nabha.

HC paved the way for release of Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh

Chandigarh (May 25, 2011): Hearing the plea of Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh for release from Jail, the Punjab and Haryana High court has granted releaf of extended parole, till the Gujrat Government decides to redeem his imprisionment for life as per set norms of applicable jail manuals.