Nawaz Sharif who has been elected as the PM of Pakistan for the 3rd term has invited Indian PM Manmohan Singh to attend the oath-taking ceremony.
Jantar Mantar is about to witness yet another movement to bring back Sarabjit Singh.
On11.11.2011 at 11.11am Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh and president of the All India Youth Foundation, Virender Singh along with members of the foundation will take an oath at Amar Jawan (at India Gate) and therafter march to Jantar Mantar and will remain there and fast till the 21st of the month. This is to appeal to the people of the country to join them in their pledge to the government of India for the release Sarabjit from Pakistani Jail.
Sarabjit Singh is in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail since last 21 years accused of being involved in 1990 serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan which killed 14 people and was arrested while crossing border. His lawyer in Pakistan has argued it is a ‘clear case of mistaken identity.’
Manjit Singh’s(Sarabjit Singh) sister and wife claim he is a simple farmer who left to plough his fields near Wagah Border on August 28, 1990, but never returned and all their search went in vain until they received a letter from Manjit informing them that he was caught by Pakistani border forces when he mistakenly crossed the border under the influence of liquor.
Pakistan on the other hand claimed he is a RAW spy who was involved in the 1990 serial blasts and in April 2008 some Pakistani students group demanded withdrawal of all official moves to pardon Sarabjit.
He was given death sentence, but his hanging has been repeatedly postponed. Well it is Sarabjit himself who knows what is the truth but is 21 years of imprisonment with rare hope of being released, not as good as death sentence?