December 29, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Mohali, Punjab (December 29, 2013): While talking to certain media persons at Gurdwara Amb Sahib (Mohali) on December 28, Sikh activist Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa said that he would continue his protest for the permanent release of the Sikh prisoners. Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa had reached Amb Sahib Gurdwara after ending his 45-day hunger strike at the Akal Takht Sahib in Amritsar.
Before leaving for native village Thaska Ali in Kurukshetra (Haryana) Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa said that Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh had promised to support him for the permanent release of the Sikh prisoners. He said that he will prepare a list of the prisoners and will work accordingly.
When asked whether the call for the protest was voluntary or under someone’s influence, he said, “It was my call and I am happy that my family supported me. The day I decided to sit on hunger strike, my son took charge of agricultural work at home as I own 35 acres of land in the village,” YesPunjab.Com has reported Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa as saying.
“Now I have decided to leave my family for the cause,” he reportedly added.
On being asked about the role of the Punjab government, he said that initially they did not pay heed to their demands, but it was in the last week that they were under pressure and were forced to act on their demands. He said some political parties tried to politicise the issue, but failed to do so.
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