Punjab’s own Irom Sharmila? Govt starts force-feeding Bapu Surat Singh whose fast reaches 300 days

Despite objections from Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa and family, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), District Administration of Ludhiana, and the Punjab government and police have begun to force feed Bapu Surat Singh Ji. After observing Bapu Surat Singh Ji as unconscious for several hours, Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal and SSP Ravcharan Brar ordered DMCH personnel to tie a feeding tube to Bapu Surat Singh Ji and begin the forced injection of a liquid diet. According to sources present at the time, Bapu Surat Singh Ji was brutally handled by the police and hospital personnel while the feeding tube was attached. The police and hospital personnel did not seek the permission of Bapu Surat Singh Ji or family before authorizing the force feeding.

Bapu Surat Singh has been on a prolonged hunger strike demanding release of political prisoners in Punjab. Know more about him here:

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Bapu Ji Force Feeding DMC Nov 13 (1)