The hunger strike, which was started by Sarabha village residents, along with other social organisations on Wednesday, demanding stature of national martyr for Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, has failed to grab the attention of political leaders even after three days of its commencement.
They started the hunger strike under the statue of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha at the Bhai Bala Chowk. But as all political parties are busy in election campaigning, the hunger strike remained unnoticed.
Jasveer Singh Pamali has taken the initiative, and he is on hunger strike for the past three days.
On Wednesday, Sant Baba Bhupinder Singh Khasi Kalan Dhakki Sahib Waley, Dalit Bhalayi Manch president Ratan Singh Kamalpuri, youth Congress leader Deepak Khandoor, social worker Soorat Singh Khalsa, Punjab Flower Growers' Association president Dr JS Arora, Shamsher Singh Shimlapuri of Bhagat Ravidas Naujawan Sabha and Jaswant Jeerakh from Maha Sabha had announced support to Pamali.
Ratan Singh Kamalpuri and Deepak Khandoor said the governments have not given the stature of national martyr to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, who had sacrificed his life at the age of 19 for the country. Pamali said why the leaders of any political party were not taking any steps to provide due respect to the martyr.