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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ask-government-india-free-sikh-prisoners-who-have-finished-their-sentences-given-them-courts/c3fztfn0

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Ask Government of India to free Sikh prisoners who have finished their sentences given to them by the courts.
Several Sikhs who were jailed by Government of India for supporting the demand of Free Sikh Homeland have completed their sentences given to them by the Indian courts. However Government of India continues to refuse to release them from jails and is keeping them indefinitely.
Sikhs across India continue their struggle to secure the release of those imprisoned illegally by peaceful means such as hunger strikes.
In reply to a previous petition about Sikh genocide, administration has acknowledged the human rights violations against Sikhs in India. We would like to urge President Obama’s administration to use its influence to help end human rights violations against all minorities in India and to help secure the release of those who are still imprisoned even after completing their sentences.
Published Date: Dec 20, 2014
95,465 signatures needed by 19th January 2015
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Hopefully this momentum building up towards January 7th, as instructed by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa Ji, can mean the requisite number of signatures are exceeded earlier than the deadline if all of us Sangat unite towards achieving this as a small step we can do in solidarity with Bhai Sahib in the West.

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Strange why some Sikhs are petitioning Obama?

Bhaji it's all about using the democratic lobbying influence of Sikhs abroad (in order to affect White House policy) which may in turn (if onwardly communicated by US Embassy officials in Delhi) influence those in power in Delhi to see the light on releasing innocent political prisoners who had long ago completed their falsely created (by Congress-Indira) initial prison sentences for crimes they did not commit.

Their only crime in the eyes of Congress-Indira being to be Gursikh!

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Bhaji it's all about using the democratic lobbying influence of Sikhs abroad (in order to affect White House policy) which may in turn (if onwardly communicated by US Embassy officials in Delhi) influence those in power in Delhi to see the light on releasing innocent political prisoners who had long ago completed their falsely created (by Congress-Indira) initial prison sentences for crimes they did not commit.

Their only crime in the eyes of Congress-Indira being to be Gursikh!

even if Obama doesn't do it the media will cover it so its still worth doing

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So you think US policy is affected by petitions or financial gain, trade agreements and strategic interests ?

This petition will be brushed under carpet with no noticeable impact. This is the harsh reality of the situation.

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So you think US policy is affected by petitions or financial gain, trade agreements and strategic interests ?

This petition will be brushed under carpet with no noticeable impact. This is the

harsh reality of the situation.

Yes for some strange Sikhs, their petitions play a very important role in shaping US policies. The US administration comes to a standstill without such petitions.

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What constructive steps do you suggest to obtain the release of Sikh prisoners? The petitions do counter the Indian Propaganda of only a few Sikhs support Sikh issues.124,000 signed the other petition.

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You may have noticed in the last couple of days the US has thrown out a legal case against Indian PM Narendra Modi regarding his role in the massacre of muslims in Gujarat. The US ruled that as a head of state Modi has diplomatic immunity... Another example for you of "justice" at work.

Do you see the point petitions, legal action etc is only effective if there is any politcal, financial or strategic interest to the powers to whom you are subbmitting the case. The US and UK at this point in time are all desperate for greater trade deals and contracts with India it is extremely unlikely that any petitions ot legal action against the indian establishment will be looked or acted up on favorably.

In regards to Sikh political prisioners, they will most likely write it off as an internal affair for India to address themsves. Hence petitions and legal cases only really help to create a bit of awareness nothing more.

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Awareness is major part of creating a movement. The charges against Indian leaders have appeared on the press, until now many Sikhs and non Sikhs have been unaware of what the Indian leaders have done. Many activists have got involved in the movement from about a few hundred in the 1990's to thousands today. Where Punjab was quite people ate coming out in protest. Organisation such as SFJ with their court cases have shown Indian leaders can be humiliated, Sonia Gandhi was particularly annoyed about the case against her.

What other suggestions do you have to help the movement? The old Sikh institutions at the lead of defending Sikhs in the past like the DDT and Nihangs have shown their leaders completely subservient to the Punjab/Indian Govt so not much is expected there.

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