The names he talked about included those that assassinated the-then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995. Beant Singh additionally belonged to the Congress social gathering.
Describing the militancy interval of Eighties and early Nineties as “darkish and painful”, the MP from Khadoor Sahib stated: “Some of our kids obtained carried away by their feelings, however they’ve served their sentences. They aren’t of the identical political opinion as us, however their nature isn’t legal and their conduct within the jails was good. Their freedom and their human rights needs to be protected.”
The Sikh prisoners he talked about included Jagtar Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Shamsher Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Devinder Pal Singh (Bhullar), and Gurdeep Singh (Khaira). The Jagtar Singh he talked about could possibly be each ‘Hawara’ and ‘Tara’, each of whom have been imprisoned within the Beant Singh assassination case.
For the primary time, a Congress MP has not solely raised the difficulty of Sikh prisoners within the Lok Sabha, but in addition argued for altering their standing to political prisoners. After a decade of campaigning for his or her launch, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) can be on with a signature marketing campaign for this trigger.