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Sikhs to take out candle-lit vigil march

Sikhs will gather at several cities in the UK on Tuesday evening in a candle-lit vigil reportedly being observed by Sikhs across the world.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 20:16 IST

Sikhs will gather at several cities in the UK on Tuesday evening in a candle-lit vigil reportedly being observed by Sikhs across the world. The vigil is being staged by the Sikh Federation, which claims to be the first and only Sikh political party in the UK.

They are calling for the end of the death penalty in India and the release of all Sikh political prisoners held there. Other organisations involved include the National Council of Gurdwaras, Khalsa Human Rights, Sikh Secretariat, Young Sikhs (UK), World Sikh Organisation, International Sikh Youth Federation, and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).

The vigil in London will be held outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The vigils coincide with the 11th anniversary of one of the most controversial and high profile death penalty case of Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar, who was deported from Germany to India where he is on death row.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 20:16 IST