Sukhbir urges home ministry to release jailed Sikhs

Monday 08th December 2014 09:16 EST

Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal sought immediate intervention of Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the release of more than 100 Sikh political prisoners lodged in various jails. Answering queries regarding fast being observed by Kurukshetra resident Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa at Ambala for release of Sikh prisoners, Badal said he would be writing to Rajnath Singh in this regard seeking release of jailed Sikhs, who have completed their sentences. Badal urged Centre to take up the issue of jailed Sikhs on compassionate grounds and bring them under a rehabilitation policy to induct them into mainstream. He said majority of prisoners have completed their life term sentences but unfortunately they were still lodged in various jails, which should be ‘considered sympathetically.’

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