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International Panthic Dal demands abolition of Sikh’s name in the black list

Ferozepur: International Panthic Dal in its important meeting held under the tutelage of Baba Satnam Singh Walia Punjab President, Religious Wing demanded the removal of remaining 73 people whose names are appearing in the blacklist chronicled in the government’s blacklist for their alleged involvement in subversive or anti-India activities.
He further said, still certain Sikhs have been kept in the jails who have completed their sentence and they should also be released permanently.
Present in the meeting were Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Panel Member, District President, Kirpal Singh, District Secretary Gurnam Singh, Mukhtiar Singh, Baba Arur Singh, Darshan Singh, Gurmej Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Surinder Singh, Amarjit Singh and others.
Earlier, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he assumed office in 2014 to direct the Home Ministry to evolve a mechanism for a regular review of all such cases. He wanted removal of the names of persons from the list against whom no cases or legal proceedings were pending.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal too had written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to review the blacklist of Sikhs and delete names of the persons who were not wanted in any criminal case in the state. During the 1980s and 1990s, a large number of Sikh families had migrated to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and other countries seeking political asylum.Many of the asylum-seekers were booked in cases in India and have not been allowed to visit India in the past decades.

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