Sarabjit's killing leaves jailed sepoy's family in despair
Posted on: 01:19 AM IST May 08, 2013
Faridkot: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's killing in a Lahore jail has left the family of another prisoner of war in Pakistan, a worried lot. Surjit Singh, a BSF sepoy who is a prisoner of war for the past 42 years in Pakistan, remains untraceable and his wife Angrez Kaur and son Amrik Singh continue to live between hope and despair.
About a year back, Amrik sought Pakistan Human Rights activist Ansar Burney's help in tracing his father in Pakistan and says, Burney had assured him of all help. "But now, with the death of Sarbjit Singh and Sarbjit's sister Dalbir Kaur accusing Burney of betraying her and demanding huge money to secure Sarabjit's release, we have lost all hope," Amrik said. He now wants the Centre to take all possible steps to get Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails released.
Amrik was only one year old when his father was captured with 54 other missing persons in the 1971 war, Angrez Kaur recounts and says, she has now decided to approach the members of India-Pak judicial commission to know about the condition of her husband.