‘Bandi Singhs’ situation to be determined as per regulation: Lalpura
Amritsar, January 22
The Nationwide Fee for Minorities (NCM) chief, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, mentioned the circumstances of ‘Bandi Singhs’ (Sikh political prisoners) can be pursued within the courtroom of regulation.
Lalpura, the Sikh face included within the BJP’s high decision-making panel, was right here to take part within the two-day state government physique assembly of the saffron get together.
When requested concerning the minorities’ lengthy pending situation of the discharge of the ‘Bandi Singhs’, he kept away from commenting over it.
Nevertheless, giving reference to the Rajoana’s case, he mentioned, “Like Balwant Singh Rajoana’s case is pending with the Supreme Court docket, different ‘Bandi Singhs’ circumstances too are particular person ones and will likely be determined solely as per the regulation. It is not going to be acceptable to touch upon them.”
Reacting over Lalpura’s assertion, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami mentioned barring a number of, majority of the circumstances might be resolved solely with the intervention of the state authorities involved the place ‘Bandi Singhs’ have been lodged behind the bars.
“If the Centre and the state governments involved comply with it, the courtroom can have no problem in releasing the ‘Bandi Singhs’,” he mentioned.
A delegation of the SGPC led by the then normal secretary Karnail Singh Panjouli had met Lalpura in June final 12 months and handed over a memorandum pertaining to the ‘panthic’ points, together with the discharge of ‘Bandi Singhs’.