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Sikhs around the world have held special programmes and leading organisations have urged the Sangat to take part in a joint Ardas on Sunday 29th June, for the health of Jagtar Singh Hawara. For some months now, Jagtar Singh has been suffering from continued back pain which has now travelled down to his leg also. The SOPW India team regularly visit Bhai Hawara at Tihar Jail but on the last visit, Bhai Hawara was brought out in a wheelchair as he is now having difficulty walking. 

Jagtar Singh Hawara is an athletic man in his early 40's who likes to keep fit, but the torture that was unleashed on him over eighteen years ago upon his arrest and the rigours of daily prison life, have all taken their toll. So far, Bhai Hawara's pleas for medical treatment have gone unheard. SOPW has received many messages of concern and we would like to reassure you that our legal team is taking the matter up with the relevant authorities in Tihar Jail. We have been supporting Jagtar Singh's legal case for a long time now and understand the steps available to ensure Jagtar Singh Hawara receives immediate medical care to prevent the setback in his health from progressing. We must follow procedure and remember that Jagtar Singh is only asking for his right according to jail manuals, just like any other prisoner has, to be seen by a doctor and his entitlement to medical treatment for his illness. 

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