Gurmeet Singh was part of the team that ended the murderous reign of Punjab's Chief Minister Beant, in 1995, an action that finally brought to an end a decade of terror against the Sikhs which left upwards of 25,000 dead. Gurmeet Singh, an Engineering Graduate from Patiala, has been in prison for nearly 20 years, accused of making the explosives belt that Shaheed Dilawar Singh wore in the action. In all this time, he has only been granted parole twice in 2014 although some time ago, Sikh Relief’s legal team submitted his paperwork for consideration of premature release.
Gurmeet Singh has 3 sisters, one of whom, Varinder Kaur, is unable to hear and speak from birth. He lost his father, the man who had been his role model and guided him through his early years, in a tragic road accident in 1999, just a few years after Gurmeet Singh was sent to prison. Mata Surjit Kaur, has since been left to face the hardships and take care of her disabled daughter. Sikh Relief provide regular financial aid to Mata Ji and Varinder Kaur as part of their welfare package. Please note, Sikh Relief is working hard to secure the permanent release of Gurmeet Singh and the next date for hearing in the Punjab & Haryana High Court has been set for February 2015.