Akali Dal youth wing demands Govt's help for Sarbjit Singh

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Amritsar June 25 (ANI): Hundreds of activists of Youth Akali Dal assembled at Amritsar's Hall gate on Thursday to express their support to Sarabjit Singh's early release from Pakistan jail.

They also appealed to UPA Government to intervene at the earliest to resolve the issue.

Sarbjit Singh alias Manjeet Singh, the Indian national has been awarded death sentence by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and languishing in Pak jails for 19 years.

Pakistan's apex court rejected his mercy petition on Wednesday.

Carrying banners reading messages like "release Sarbjit", the activists demanded early release of Sarbjit Singh from the Pakistani jail.

Sarbjit Singh was awarded death sentence in connection with the bomb blasts in various parts of Pakistan including Lahore and Karachi.

Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarbjit Singh, also joined the activists and said that she would soon meet with the Indian leadership seeking help for the safe return of her brother Sarbjit Singh. She said her brother was a victim of mistaken identity and only entered Pakistani side in an inebriated condition.

Dalbir Kaur sister of Sarbjit Singh reiterated her claim that enough proofs had been sent to Pakistan, which proved that the person, awarded death sentence was Sarbjit Singh and not Manjeet Singh.

Kaur also said that she would meet with the Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi to convey her request to the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, for the mercy petition for Sarbjit Singh. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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