Mohali, Punjab: Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who ended his fast yesterday, has said he would continue his struggle for the release of all those Sikhs who were in jails despite the completion of their sentence.
Speaking at Gurdwara Amb Sahib here today, Khalsa said the release of four detainees on parole was a victory of the Sikh panth. He thanked the Sant Samaj and other organisations for their support and called for unity to solve the problems facing the panth.
Gurpreet Singh Randhawa, SGPC member from Fatehgarh Sahib, honoured Khalsa and kin of released detainees, including Lakhwinder Singh’s sister Sukhjinder Kaur, Shamsher Singh’s wife Baljinder Kaur and Gurmit Singh’s mother Surjit Kaur with siropas.
Harpal Singh Cheema, acting president of the SAD (Panch Pardhani), said a demand for freeing all the four persons released on parole was made today. The authorities concerned should extend the parole till the administrative formalities to release them were completed.
He said it had been planned to hold a seminar to discuss the contradictions related to the life sentence. A large number of persons were languishing in jails because of different interpretations of the law. Clear guidelines in connection with life imprisonment should be framed, he said.
Source: The Tribune