Amritsar: As per media reports Sharomany Gurduwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) appointed Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh didn’t endorse Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s decision to commit suicide.
He demanded an investigation into the incident and asked judicial experts to assist in the probe.
Interacting with media today he said “If justice is not done to his death, an agitation may be launched from Akal Takht,” he said. “It is unfortunate that he died such a painful death. The circumstances that compelled him take to the extreme step are a matter of investigation. He was pained due to Panthic crisis, but I do not endorse his decision to end his life as there is no place for suicide in Gurmat”.
It’s pertinent to note that he started his hunger strike Tuesday and climbed atop the water works tank. When Police personnel started climb down forcibly, he jumped off. He rushed to kurukshetra hospital, where doctors declare him dead.
He had started his third hunger strike today seeking release of Sikh prisoners today, in his native village near Shahdad , Haryana.
It may be recalled that he started his first hunger strike at Gurdwara Ammb Sahib, Mohali in November, 2013.
Second time he started his hunger strike at Ambala in November 14, 2014 and after 64-days he ended it voluntarily.
On March 20, 2017 again he had started his third hunger strike for release of Sikh political prisoners, which ended with his life.