Amritsar, Dec. 13, 2013–
In a desperate hunt for a way to end the hunger strike by Gurbaksh Singh at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in SAS Nagar for the release of over-detained former militants, the Akal Takht has summoned selected Sikh legal experts and intellectuals for a meeting here on Friday.
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh will preside over the meeting at the Akal Takht secretariat in the Golden Temple complex here. "The meeting is called in view of the deteriorating health of Gurbaksh Singh," a spokesman of the jathedar stated.
Those called include Dr Daljit Singh, principal of the local Khalsa College; Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member and advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka; lawyers Jaswinder Singh and Lakhbir Singh Sami; besides SGPC's member Kiranjot Kaur, secretary Dalmegh Singh, and former secretary Waryam Singh.
Gurbaksh Singh is on hunger strike since November 14 for the release of Sikh youth imprisoned since the days of terrorism even after completing their terms. On his list are militants: Shamsher Singh, Gurmit Singh and Lakhwinder Singh (in Chandigarh's Burail Jail); Lal Singh (sentenced to life imprisonment in Gujarat) and Gurdip Singh (jailed in Karnataka).
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