New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Manjit Singh GK today urged President Pranab Mukherjee for the release of Sikhs Political Prisoners who completed the time of punishment awarded by the court.
GK said the government should consider the plea of the Sikh body for releasing those who are in jail even after completing the term of their punishment.
He also asked the President to review the mercy petitions of the Sikhs convicted on charges of militant activities. There are seven such mercy petitions, he said. He said there were about 300 Sikh prisoners and most of them were middle aged.
If they are released, they would be able to live in an independent environment along with their family members. He said he had met the Prime Minister and would meet the President to take up this issue.
Manjit Singh requested this following a statement of the President that he had advised former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a Cabinet meeting to not attack the Darbar Sahib.
He had given example of Ahmad Shah Abdali who had attacked the Darbar Sahib and was defeated in Panipat by Sikhs soldiers.
Indira Gandhi had called a Cabinet meeting for taking views of Union ministers before taking military action on Darbar Sahib.