Amritsar: The Sikh community is up in arms for making all-out efforts to save the life of Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar whose mercy petition was rejected by the President. Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) made the announcement on Tuesday after unanimous decision taken during the meeting held of various Sikh organizations.

SGPC President Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar said that public sympathy through mass movement would be generated to commute Bhullar’s death penalty. “To mobilize public support, every panchayat will be made to sign a joint memorandum to be submitted to the President urging her to review her decision on the death sentence of Bhullar,” he said.

Prior to this, Shri Akaal Takht Sahib (SATS) apart from various Sikh communities across the globe will begin ‘Akhand Path’ (religious prayers) in the nearby Gurudwaras on June 9.

Makkar said on June 20th SGPC would submit memorandum to Governor Punjab to save Bhullar from death row. He also said, “Abiding by the orders of SATS, a five-member committee has been constituted. The committee led by HS Phulka reached Delhi and has sought suggestions of Supreme Court advocates.”

The SGPC chief is also said to approach United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in this context. Makkar also said the SGPC will bear the expense of Bhullar’s case and will take up the responsibility of his family.

JPN/Bureau