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SGPC president advocate Dhami writes to CM Punjab, demands to shift Sikh youths from Dibrugarh to Punjab jail

AMRIK SINGH | February 26, 2024 09:34 PM

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami today wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann and demanded Sikh detainees in Dibrugarh jail should immediately be transferred to Punjab jail.

In his letter, Advocate Dhami said that it has been brought to the attention of the families that Sikh youths are being deliberately harassed inside the jail. It is also coming to light that cameras and recorders have been installed inside their barracks in violation of privacy.

Advocate Dhami asked the Chief Minister of Punjab to ensure the human rights and privacy concerns of the Sikh youth detained in Dibrugarh.
He said that according to the families, food and health facilities are not being provided to the detained Sikhs as required
Advocate Dhami said that the families of the Sikh youth have started a hunger strike in heritage street here for the last four days and their health has also started to deteriorate.

Shiromani Committee President said that it feels as if a conspiracy is being hatched against these youths inside the jail. Violation of their human rights cannot be accepted, therefore, being the chief servant of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the representative organization of Sikhs, I ask you to consider this matter seriously.

Advocate Dhami said that instead of treating these youths of Punjab with alienation, the government should move towards solving the issue with seriousness. Since these Sikh youths belong to Punjab, their detention should also be kept in Punjab jail.

He said that Bhai Amritpal Singh and other Sikh youths lodged in Assam's Dibrugarh Jail should be immediately transferred to Punjab Jail and their human rights and privacy should be ensured.

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