Undeterred by son-in-law’s murder in US, Khalsa resolves to continue fast

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 11:55 IST
Satwinder Singh Bhola

Many people visited fasting activist Surat Singh Khalsa on Tuesday at his house in Hassanpur village of Mullanpur Dakha near Ludhiana to pay condolences following the death of his son-in-law, Satwinder Singh, alias Bhola, in the US.

However, no representative from the government or the district administration approached Khalsa to pay condolences.

Khalsa announced that he would continue his hunger struggle for the release of Sikh political prisoners. He said, “I am grieved over the killing of my son-in-law, but nothing can distract me from my struggle.”


Satwinder Singh Bhola, 52, was attacked by unidentified persons with sharp-edged weapons in a parking lot near his house in Chicago on Monday. He was returning home from the gas station. Ravinderjit Singh, alias Gogi, son of Khalsa, said they had not yet got any update from Chicago about the killers. Meanwhile, the Chicago police are investigating the matter.

Bhola was the husband of Sarvinder Kaur, who was taking care of Khalsa when he was admitted to a hospital. She returned to the US a few days ago.

Satwinder Singh belonged to village Taroana in Bathinda. Ravinderjit Singh added that the family members are yet to decide whether they will perform the last rites of Bhola in Chicago or will cremate him in his ancestral village in Bathinda.

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