Mohali, Punjab: Popular singer Gurdas Mann today met Sikh leader Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who is on an indefinite fast at the local Gurdwara Amb Sahib. He expressed support for the demand for freeing Sikh youths languishing in various jails of the country even on completion of their sentence.
Appreciating Khalsa’s stand, Mann said he had come to the protest venue on his own, undeterred by any threats.
Khalsa called for unity among all Sikh organisations and starting a people’s movement to secure the release of the Sikh detainees.
Khalsa, whose health is reportedly deteriorating, announced that he would donate his body organs to the PGIMR, Chandigarh, for research purposes. A team from the PGI was reportedly seen at the venue to get the necessary documents filled.
Dal Khalsa leader Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib said it was unfortunate that the SGPC and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had been mum on the issue of Sikh detainees. “If the SGPC and the Badals fail to protect Panthic interests, they should not be allowed to enter villages,” he said.
Singer Harbhajan Mann met the fasting leader last night. Bhagwant Mann, PPP leader, is reported to have made a statement expressing support for Khalsa’s demand.