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Sikhs demand release of TADA prisoners in Punjab

Gurudwara committee leaders also requested the annulment of the Sikh entries from the terrorist blacklist.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2006 21:33 IST

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee on Sunday requested the government to release Punjab TADA prisoners and strike off Sikh entries from the list of suspected terrorists banned from entering the country.

DSGMC leaders Harvinder Singh and Paramjit Singh Sarna made this demand before Union Minister Arjun Singh at a religious congregation and recalled the role played by him in the signing of the Rajiv-Longowal accord of 1985.

In their memorandum to the minister, they requested release of Sikhs jailed under TADA during the unrest in Punjab and the annulment of the Sikh entries from the blacklist.

Also, they demanded that the blacklisted Sikhs be allowed to travel to their birth places in India.