27 October, 2020

Blight Of The Borders

Sarabjit Singh, long-time Indian prisoner, is murdered in a Lahore jail. Pak in damage control mode.

AFP (From Outlook 13 May 2013)
Blight Of The Borders

Crossing Borders

  • August 1990: Sarabjit Singh, arrested for illegally entering Pakistan, subsequently charged with the death of 14 people in the Lahore-Faisalabad serial bomb blasts
  • October 1991: Charged with being an Indian spy and sentenced to death. The sentence is upheld by a higher court.
  • March 2006: Pakistan SC rejects his mercy petition and upholds the death sentence
  • March 2008: Sarabjit’s fresh mercy plea turned down by Pak President Pervez Musharraf, but execution delayed following appeal from his family
  • December 2009: Jas Uppal, a British lawyer, launches an international campaign to get Sarabjit released
  • May 2012: Sarabjit files his fifth appea for clemency before Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.
  • June 2012: Zardari commutes his death sentence to life and some news reports suggest he may be released as part of an Indo-Pak...


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