STATEMENT ON GURBAKASH SINGH BY NDP HUMAN RIGHTS CRITIC WAYNE MARSTON

New Democrats are concerned about the condition of Gurbakash Singh, a protester in Punjab who has been on hunger strike for 37 days to highlight the treatment of prisoners detained under counterinsurgency laws in India.

The Punjabi-Canadian community has expressed concern that some prisoners have completed their sentences and are being held beyond their terms. Many are also worried about reported irregularities in the application of law, and escalating tensions that could further disturb the peace.

New Democrats urge the government to work towards a peaceful resolution to the situation.

For more information, please contact:
Amneet Singh, Ethnic Media Officer, 613-296-0149 or

Amneet.Singh@parl.gc.ca

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