Sikh bodies marched to raise various demands
Mohali: Various Sikh organisations today organised a march in Mohali today over demands including the release of Bandi Singhs (Sikh political prisoners) and justice in various sacrilege incidents.
The Kaumi Insaaf Morcha had announced to leave for Chandigarh from Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Mohali, sources said. The protesters were seen gathered at the Gurdwara in Phase VIII from where the march was scheduled to head towards Chandigarh.
The term Bandi Singhs refers to Sikh prisoners who had “completed their jail terms and continue to be incarcerated in jails”. The issue of their release has been echoing in the state for some time now and political parties, especially the Shiromani Akali Dali (SAD) have raised the matter.