Forgotten Kinsmen


Shobhita Naithani, an Indian class fellow-cum-friend of mine, did this investigative piece about the Indian and Pakistani citizens who are currently languishing in each other’s jails. Published in Tehelka, a reputed Indian magazine, the piece is re-produced here:

KIRPAL SINGH, missing since 1991 from Mustakhbad Saydan village in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, faces a death sentence in Pakistan. His sister-in-law Jagir Kaur says Kirpal, an ex-serviceman, inadvertently crossed over when drunk. With no resources, the family bore the trauma in silence. In March this year, the release of former Indian spy Kashmir Singh revived their hope. Kirpal’s nephew Ashwini, 28, met Pakistan’s former Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney at the Wagah Border on April 2 to urge him to get Kirpal released. [Read More]

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