Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh supports Khalsa's demand

Updated on Jul 25, 2015 09:13 AM IST

Former Punjab chief minister and Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday came out in support of Surat Singh Khalsa who is on a hunger strike demanding the release of Sikh prisoners who have completed their sentence.

Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Former Punjab chief minister and Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday came out in support of Surat Singh Khalsa who is on a hunger strike demanding the release of Sikh prisoners who have completed their sentence.

Amarinder also appealed to Khalsa to end his fast in interest of the people of state and the cause he has taken up. In a statement, Amarinder justified Khalsa's demand saying it was against the law to keep somebody behind bars when he has completed his sentence.

"I have been time and again reiterating that nowhere in the civilised and democratic world anybody is made to stay behind bars after completion of his sentence," he said.

The former CM pointed out that even the Supreme Court had clarified that states could take a call on such prisoners. He expressed surprise as to why chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was delaying and complicating the matters.

"There is a design in the delay on the part of Badal as in his characteristic way, he was pushing the situation to a boil for petty parochial and partisan gains," Amarinder said warning Badal not to complicate simple situations for small gains.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Screengrab of video shared by ANI: AAP workers outside Manish Sisodia's house being taken into custody by the Delhi Police.

    Amid CBI raids, AAP workers detained outside Manish Sisodia home | Video

    A group of Aam Aadmi Party workers were on Friday detained by the Delhi Police outside deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's residence after they gathered to protest the raids launched by the Central Bureau of Investigation over the national capital's excise policy. A video shared by news agency ANI showed cops taking several AAP workers to custody who were gathered outside Sisodia's house.

  • Mumbai: A building in Borivali West collapses on Friday, August 19.

    4-storey building in Mumbai's Borivali West collapses; no casualties reported

    A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Borivali area on Friday. At least eight fire engines and fire brigade personnel have rushed to the spot, reported PTI quoting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The Gitajali Building in Saibaba Nagar of Boriwali West collapsed around 12.34 pm. Officials said that the building had already been vacated after the BMC declared it as a dilapidated structure. Mumbai fire brigade has declared the collapse as L-2 level.

  • Over 60 lakh people had accessed BMTC buses on August 15 in Bengaluru. 

    Over 60 L people in Bengaluru travelled in BMTC free buses on August 15

    On August 15, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation celebrated the 25th anniversary and a record number of commuters had accessed the free bus rides that were offered by the public transport. The sharp increase in the number of people who used public transport buses on August 15 has also raised a question of BMTC ticket prices on normal days.

  • The reason why he took such an extreme step remained unclear. (File image)

    SSB jawan allegedly dies by suicide in Bihar’s Supaul district: Police

    In a tragic incident, a jawan of Sashastra Seema Bal deployed at Indo-Nepal border of Supaul district allegedly died by suicide on Friday morning by shooting himself while he was in the camp. According to officials, the 28-year-old jawan posted in 45th battalion of SSB, used his Insas rifle to shoot himself. A gunshot was heard at the SSB camp after which other jawans rushed to the spot, the official added.

  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

    What is Delhi excise policy and why is it a flashpoint of BJP-AAP tussle?

    The national capital is witnessing a massive political showdown between the Aam Aadmi Party government and the Centre over the Central Bureau of Investigation raids on deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia over the excise policy. The Delhi excise policy has been a bone of contention between the AAP and the BJP. The excise department is currently headed by Manish Sisodia. Under the new policy, 849 liquor stores were to open in Delhi across 32 zones.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, August 19, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now