All Sikh Jathebhandis urged to assemble at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Punjab on Friday 23 March 2012
Akal Takht convenes meeting against Balwant Singh's execution
PTI | 11:03 PM,Mar 20,2012
Amritsar, Mar 20 (PTI)
Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh today said people from all walks of life in Punjab have been asked to assemble here on March 23 to hold discussions on the death warrant issued to Babbar Khalsa militant Balwant Singh Rajoana. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting of five Sikh head priests in the presence of the Jathedar. Talking to mediapersons, the Jathedar said people from various Sikh political and religious organisation have been asked to reach Teja Singh Samundri hall here, where a strategy would be announced to save Rajoana from the gallows. "Everybody will be given adequate time to air their views with regard to saving Rajoana's life," he said. Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International operative, is a co-accused in the killing of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995. Additional District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, Shalini Nagpal had recently issued a warrant of death sentence against Rajoana, according to which he would be hanged on March 31 in Patiala Central Jail.