SGPC president demands action against officials responsible for Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s death

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Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal demanded stern action against administrative officials, who have responsible for the death of Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa.

Gobind Singh Longowal

SGPC president alleged that Khalsa could not survive because of their negligence.

Damdami Taksal head Harnam Singh Dhumma said Khalsa’s death has put a question mark over the working of the Indian judiciary.

“Khalsa was only given false assurances regarding the release of Sikh political prisoners. I appeal to all Sikh organisations to unite and continue Khalsa’s struggle at the international level,” he said.

All-India Sikh Students’ Federation president Karnail Singh Peermohammad demanded the Central and state governments to ensure early release of Sikh prisoners as a homage to Khalsa.

It’s pertinent to note that Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa 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.

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