Punjab

SGPC intensifies battle for release of 'Bandi Singhs'

By Shgun S -- September 17, 2022 5:51 pm -- Updated:September 17, 2022 5:51 pm

Chandigarh, September 17: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to intensify the legal battle for the release of the Bandi Singhs.

Addressing a press conference after a special meeting with the retired Sikh judges and prominent attorneys at the Shiromani Committee's office in Chandigarh, SGPC chief Harjinder Singh Dhami said that this is the most critical issue for the nation because Sikh political prisoners are still being held even though they have completed their sentences.

He went on to say that the SGPC is already providing legal support to the captive Singhs, but that the case of the Sikh captives would now be handled collectively due to numerous legal issues.

ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਰਿਹਾਈ ਲਈ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਲੜਾਈ ਤੇਜ਼ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਫ਼ੈਸਲਾ

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According to Advocate Dhami, the committee received several good suggestions during the meeting and will hold another meeting in the coming days. He said that, in addition to the Sikh prisoners who have been imprisoned for a long time, efforts will be taken to release the Sikh youths who have been arrested in numerous cases recently.

ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਰਿਹਾਈ ਲਈ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਲੜਾਈ ਤੇਜ਼ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਫ਼ੈਸਲਾ

Moreover, in a jab at the Aam Aadmi Party, the SGPC chief stated that if the Aam Aadmi Party had sympathised with the Bandi Singhs, Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar could come out on order from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. On the other hand, he attacked Congress, claiming that leaders of the grand old party are constantly opposing it.

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