T-Shirt campaign to save Bhullar

call for life: Sikh youths try out T-shirts with photo of convicted Khalistan millitant D S Bhullar in Ludhiana, Punjab, on Wednesday. photo by rajesh bhambi

T-shirts sporting a portrait of Bhullar with ‘Save Bhullar’ printed on it, is selling like hot cakes in Punjab.

Bhullar, whose mercy plea was rejected by the President recently, was sentenced to death by a trial court in 2001, for plotting terror attacks on Punjab SSP Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and the then Youth Congress head M S Bitta in 1993.

The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), apex religious body of Sikhs, has been demanding from the government to commute Bhullar’s death sentence to life imprisonment in view of the “sentiments” of the Sikh community.

These T-shirts are a huge hit among Bhullar’s supporters and the college going crowd, said a shopkeeper outside the Golden Temple. They are grossly underpriced and this is one of the reason behind its huge sale, another shopkeeper said, adding, each T-shirt is sold at around Rs 100, while their actual price is somewhere around Rs 300. “I am selling them at no profit no loss. I have also sent at least 5000 such T-shirts to foreign countries. I know that I will not earn anything out of it but for me this is spiritual cause... If I could do little to save Bhullar,” said a shopkeeper.

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