A Demonstration was Held for Political Prisoners in India
Hundreds of members of the Sikh community gathered outside the Indian Consulate building for a peaceful protest about the treatment of political prisoners. The demonstration was held in the Jewellery Quarter in honour of Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa who is in day 46 of his hunger strike.
He has been drinking only water since November 14th at the temple of Ambala India. Bhai Khalsa is seeking the release of seven Sikh political prisoners who remain incarcerated despite serving their full sentences.
The protesters held banners titled, ‘Free Our Defenders, Free All Political Prisoners,’ at the venue from 1pm-3pm. Similar demonstrations were also held outside the Indian Embassies in New York, San Francisco and Ottawa in Canada.
A prayer function was also held Sikh detainees was at Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib, Ambala. Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale made the sangat aware about the prisoners and appealed all the community to join Bhai Khalsa’s campaign.
Bhai Bagicha Singh Varaich acted as Stage Secretary on this occasion. Kathavachak Giani Sahib Singh Ji, Giani Jagtar Singh Jachak, Bhai Ranjit Singh Cheema (Office Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal(Amritsar)), Bhai Jaskaran Singh Garhi Sahib, Bhai Jatinder Singh Shadipur, Bibi Charanjit Kaur Chaanchakk, Bhai Manjit Singh Khalsa, Baba Mukhtiar Singh, Bhai Mandeep Singh Ludhiana, Bhai Gurcharan Singh Khalsa, Bhai Charanjit Singh, Bhai Gurmukh Singh, Bhai Amritpal Singh, Bhai Baljit Singh Hissar, Bhai Joga Singh Chandigarh, Bhai Sukhdeep Singh Mansa, Bhai Tajinder Singh Sangrur etc. were present on this occasion