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SGPC decides to intensify legal fight for release of Bandi Singhs

Chandigarh/Amritsar, September 17, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to intensify legal fight for release of Bandi Singhs (Sikh political prisoners) besides adopting policy of struggle and political approach.
Talking to the media, after holding a special meeting with retired Sikh judges and senior lawyers at SGPC’s sub-office in Chandigarh, SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said that this issue is most important for the Qaum (community), as Sikh prisoners are not be released even after they have completed their sentences. He said legal experts have given important suggestions in this regard in the meeting today and the legal fight will be carried forward accordingly.

He said although the SGPC is already providing legal assistance to Bandi Singhs, but now the case of Sikh prisoners will be presented jointly in view of different legal aspects.

Advocate Dhami said that in the meeting today the best suggestions have been received and another meeting will be called in coming days.

SGPC President also said that apart from working for release of Sikh prisoners lodged in different jails for long time, efforts will also be made for the release of Sikh youths implicated in several cases in the present time.

Replying to a query, SGPC President said that Aam Aadmi Party and Congress parties are standing as obstruction in the cause of release of Bandi Singhs.

“If Aam Aadmi Party had any sympathy with the Sikh prisoners, then Prof Devinderpal Singh Bhullar can come out with just one order of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Even I myself went to Shri Arvind Kejriwal with a delegation, but he did not even find it right to meet. On the other side, Congress leadera like Ravneet Singh Bittu are also continuously opposing the cause of release of Bandi Singhs”, said Advocate Dhami.

He said the issue of Bandi Singhs is related to the sentiments that erupted from the circumstances then and the governments should understand this reason.

Present in the meeting with legal experts by SGPC President included SGPC senior vice-president Raghujit Singh Virk, former general secretary Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, member Kulwant Singh Mannan, Charanjit Singh Kalewal, apart from retired Sikh judges, senior lawyers GS Bal, Puran Singh Hundal, Rajwinder Singh Bains, Gurinder Singh Punian, Gurminder Singh, Paramjit Singh Khiarha, Navkiran Singh, Puneet Singh Sekhon, Paramjit Singh Brar, Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, Amar Singh Chahal, Baljinder Singh Sodhi, BS Dhillon, SGPC additional secretary Sukhminder Singh, and assistant secretary Lakhvir Singh.

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