Bhai Gurbaksh Singh is currently undertaking a hunger strike until death to seek the release of 5 Sikhs from Indian prisons who have completed their jail sentences but have not been released.
This is a major issue within the Indian justice system - the unfair imprisonment of people who have already completed the jail sentence that they were required to serve. Not to mention that the Indian ‘justice’ system also holds people in jail for ridiculously long periods of time without having proved that they are guilty or innocent - many people have been in jail for YEARS and their case is still pending or uncompleted.
Obviously the Indian media fails to provide even the slightest coverage of this so most of us are unaware (although he is currently in the 20th day of this strike).
Secondly, another issue that I’ve come across is the ridiculous behaviour of, of course, the Punjab Police. If the Sikhs are PEACEFULLY doing Naam Simran on the street to show their solidarity, why must the these police officers come and start to push and prevent this? Very upset to see the disrespect shown to one of the Panj Piyare - whose Pagh was removed in the encounter. Lets not forget that this is the “Worlds Largest Democracy”. I fail, yet again, to see the democratic side to refusing people to peacefully get their voice heard.
I think this is very important that we stand in solidarity with Gurbaksh Singh - and everyone else who is fighting for justice of their people within their OWN homeland.