Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa ends his fast

  • PTI, Ambala (Har)
  • Updated: Jan 15, 2015 22:22 IST

Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who had been on fast for the last two months demanding release of Sikh prisoners across the country who had completed their jail terms, today ended his fast after a meeting with district administration officials and members of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.

Khalsa remained hospitalised for five days after his health deteriorated.

Deputy commissioner Mandeep Singh Brar, Sub Divisional Magistrate Minakshi Goel along with Kulwant Singh Baat, a senior member of DSGMC today held a meeting with Khalsa and persuaded him to end his fast.

The activist's son, Jujhar Singh, offered him a glass of juice at the hospital, ending his two-month long fast.

Later, Khalsa left for his native Thaska Ali village in Kurukshetra under tight security arrangement along with his relatives.

Khalsa had been seeking the release of seven Sikh prisoners, including those convicted for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995 and the one jailed in connection with the September 1993 New Delhi bomb blasts, in which nine persons were killed and 25 others were injured.

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