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  1. Since we have fateh on the initial demands, it is now time for sangat effort to get on work to see what type of shanka they had on bhai sahib and what is their role in our sangat. Please post only with proof. I will put info soon.
  2. email the following letter to your local MP, the PM, email wgad@ohchr.org and newyork@ohchr.org urging them to take action. Honorable Sirs & Madams: I am writing to file a complaint and urgent appeal to secure the release of Sikh Prisoners of Conscience who are being deprived of their liberty by being imprisoned in India for years beyond the sentenced term of prison in egregious violation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international law. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, a Sikh rights Activist is on continuous hunger strike since November 14 demanding the release of Sikh prisoners of conscience who are being illegally detained and deprived of their liberty by the Government of India. On November 14, Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa went on the hunger strike to secure the release of Gurmeet Singh; Lakhwinder Singh; Shamsher Singh; Lal Singh; Wariam Singh; and Gurdeep Singh Khaira. These prisoners of conscience are being detained beyond their sentenced terms and the Indian authorities have not released them even after the completion of their prison term. Each of these individuals is in continuous detention for a period ranging from 18 to 23 years, a period which is way in excess of the 14 years sentence imposed on them. A review of the each of these cases reveals that they fall under "Category I" cases as identified by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. According to the Working Group's mandate, "Category I" cases are those where: "t is clearly impossible to invoke any legal basis justifying the deprivation of liberty (as when a person is kept in detention after the completion of his sentence or despite an amnesty law applicable to him)" As per the mandate of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions as established by resolution 1991/42 of the former Commission on Human Rights, an immediate action is warranted in this case by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions. The actions of Indian government related to continuous arbitrary detention of Sikh Prisoners of Conscience violate every norm of democracy, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International laws. If the ongoing practice of illegal and arbitrary detention of Sikhs goes unchecked, it will result in another era of unrest, torture, illegal detentions, enforced disappearances and extra judicial killings of Sikhs, a religious minority, as it happened to them during 1984-98 which has been extensively documented by United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. I, therefore, urge you to: * SECURE the release of Sikh Prisoners of Conscience Gurmeet Singh; Lakhwinder Singh; Shamsher Singh; Lal Singh; Wariam Singh; and Gurdeep Singh Khaira and save the life of Sikh activist Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa who is on continuous Hunger Strike since November 14 Submitted by: Your Name
  3. Please collaborate to mind map created do that we can gather information as a group and create plans as to what actions to take. Login: sangatcollaboration@gmail.com Pw: vaheguru http://mind42.com/mindmap/a96f5532-e31c-4e83-b489-de1a8aa4a0da?invitation=af7f077f-105f-42ec-85f5-bed21e27b59b
  4. Ex DGP (Jails) Sahshi Kant at Gurdwara Amb Sahib has to say this to Sikhs :
  5. Ajitgarh, Punjab (November 30, 2013): Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike has entered 17th days. He is observing a fast unto death since November 14, 2013 at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Ajitgarh (Mohali) to seek release of five Sikhs who are not being released by the Indian state/ (Centre/State governments) despite serving the terms of their sentences. Gurbaksh Singh has once again showed his firmness that he would not break his fast until the concerned Sikhs are released from Indian jails. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa While talking to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa accused Haryana police and state C.I.D. for harassing his family members at his village Thaskali near Markanda (Haryana). He said that police was harassing his wife and son. “They are demanding my photos, if they want it, they can come here at Gurdwara Amb Sahib and take my photos” he said. It may be recalled that Bhai Gurbaksh Singh is seeking release of Bhai Gurmit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Lakhwinder Singh (who are confined in Burrail Jail, Chandigarh since 1995), Bhai Lal Singh (who was arrested in 1992 by Gujrat police and is currently confined in Maximum security jail Nabha) and Bhai Gurdip Singh (who is confined in Gurbarg Jail of Karnataka for last 23 years). These persons have serve their terms of sentence but were not being released by respective state governments. http://www.sikhsiyasat.net/2013/11/30/gurbaksh-singhs-fast-unto-death-enters-17th-day-haryana-police-starts-harassing-family-members/
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