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    Posted December 16, 2013 by
    Melbourne, Australia

    India State Media Non-Coverage of Hunger Strike by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh to free illegally detained Sikh Prisoner


    Dear CNN,


    Ref: India State Media Non-Coverage of Hunger Strike


    A Sikh gentleman by the name of Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has embarked on hunger strike in Punjab, India since 14th November 2013, demanding the release of illegally detained Sikh prisoners.
    Many of these prisoners have served their sentences but still remain detained. The original sentences were during a period of wide spread State sponsored suppression, to squash a flourishing political revolution in Punjab. Many young men were killed or detained under fake encounters.
    Gurbaksh Singh is now into day 34 of the hunger strike, doctors have said that he has only a few days to live.
    Indian politicians and State media has been silent on the issue.
    In comparison, previous anti-government corruption hunger strikes in India have enjoyed huge publicity but within the state of Punjab, the hidden past of State sponsored genocide during the 1980's is still a subject, the government avoids at all costs.
    Please do uphold the sanctity of open and free Press and cover the story.


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