TWITTER HOUR STARTS NOW! – What YOU need to do ; Hunger strike for 151 days


What YOU need to do:
-‘NEW’ hashtag is #150DaysOfHunger
-make original tweets (RTs do not count for trending)
-use ONE hashtag per tweet and send as many as you can

Here are some ideas of what you might want to tweet (attaching the hashtag #150DaysOfHunger): ‪#‎freesikhpoliticalprisoners‬

 

TWITTER HOUR STARTS NOW!

TWITTER HOUR STARTS NOW!

Bapu Surat Singh is an 82 year old human rights activist

Bapu Surat Singh has been on hunger strike for 151 days

Bapu Surat Singh is calling for the release of Sikh prisoners

He starves himself because he himself is starving for justice

‘Bapu’s hunger for humanity outweighed his hunger for food’ Jada Bernard

What kind of a world do we live in? Bapu Surat Singh hungerstrike 150 days no media coverage

Spread awareness and support Bapu Surat Singh

Free Lal SinghFree Dilbagh Singh Free Swaran Singh
Free Balbir Singh Free Lakhwinder Singh

‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere’ Dr Martin Luther King

In June 1984 the Indian Govt launched its largest military operation against its own citizens in Amritsar

Indira Gandhi sent the army into Sri Harimandir Sahib Sikhism’s holiest shrine to remove Sikh ‘separatists’

The attack on Sri Harmandir Sahib was pre-planned on a Sikh holy day

5000+ Sikhs, including many pilgrims were killed when the Indian Army stormed the complex

This led to the assassination of PM Indira Gandhi, by her Sikh bodyguards

This provoked a genocide 3,000 innocent Sikhs were murdered by mobs in Delhi, while the police watched on

Mobs were organised and instigated by Congress politicians led by Rajeev Ghandi

31yrs since the massacre and only a tiny fraction of those responsible have been brought to justice

Between 1984-94 thousands of Sikh men were disappeared by the Indian police

It is undeniable that the Indian govt used questionable methods to suppress the Khalistan movement

‘I cry my heart out recalling the killing of thousands of Sikh youth in Punjab’ Surat Singh

Most of the prisoners were arrested during 1980-90’s for protesting these atrocities

Others were labelled as terrorists, and evidence was falsified in some cases

Many have served their minimum sentences but still languish in jail

Punjab Govt should secure release of prisoners identified by legal & civil groups

8 prisoners convicted of robbing a bank in 1987 & sentenced in 2012 to 10 yrs in jail after 15yr trial

Police claimed funds were used to finance militancy in the 1980s in Punjab

Among these is 85 yo Harbhajan Mann and 70 yo Mann Singh who underwent a heart bypass in prison

‘The struggle will continue until the political Sikh prisoners are released’ Bapu Surat Singh