82 years old, has been on a hunger strike since January 16, 2015, in Hasanpur, Ludhiana ,Punjab, India. The purpose of this hunger strike is to create awareness for Sikh political prisoners in India
Punjab: Sikh organisations today organised an impressive Panthic conference at village Hassanpur (near Ludahiana) to show their support for fasting Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa. Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa is on hunger strike since January 16 demanding permanent release of Sikh political prisoners, who remain jailed in India even after serving minimum mandatory terms of their sentences.
Representatives of various Sikh organisation and Sikh sangat from various parts of the Punjab attended the conference.
Bhog of Akhand Path Sahib was held in the morning. It was followed by Ardas for the success of the struggle initiated by Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.
Some young Sikh activists brought Bapu Surat Singh to the venue of the conference as he was not able to walk without support due to continuous fasting.
Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s daughter read out a written message on behalf of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.
Pantic speakers and representatives of various Sikh organisations shared their views with the Sikh sangat. They emphasised on unity among various Panthic groups on this issues.
The ‘Sangharsh Committee’ members resolved to launch a ‘girftari muhim’ from May 15. Under this ‘grifter muhim’ a Jatha of around 11 members will court arrest daily demanding permanent release of Sikh political prisoners who have completed their jail terms.