AMRITSAR (TIP): National Commission for Minorities would take up the issue of release of Indian prisoner lodged in Pakistani jail Sarabjit Singh with their counterparts of National Commission for Pakistan, informed Member, National Commission for Minorities Dr. Ajaib Singh said here on September 20.
Singh was here to meet Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh and to assure her of all possible measures to bring back Sarabjit Singh from gallows.He said Sarabjit Singh had spent around 21 years in Pakistan jail under continues threat of death sentence. “This is a typical case of violation of human rights for which I would urge Minority Commission of Pakistan to take up issue at their own level and also with Pakistani Human Rights Organizations”.
Singh who had been closely following Sarabjit’s case and been associated with Save Sarabjit Singh campaign said he had also sought appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to make a fresh appeal on behalf of Commission. Meanwhile , after inordinate delay in getting visa to travel to Pakistan to meet Sarabjit Singh in jail, Dalbir Kaur have sought intervention of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Secretary General and Leader of the House in the Senate Jahangir Badar in getting them visa.
“I have approached Badar who have talked to Pakistan interior minister Rehman Mulick on the issue” said she adding that Badar had advised her to once again apply visa. The family of Sarabjit Singh had applied visa in May and are still waiting. “Indo Pak relations are moving in right directions and several rounds of talks at various levels are being held, I am hopeful that one day Pakistan will announce release of my brother as a goodwill gesture” she said.