Protest to Free 1971 War Prisoner from Chittorgarh in Pak Jail

Protest to Free 1971 War Prisoner from Chittorgarh in Pak Jail

A memorandum was presented to District Collector today, in the name of the President of India to facilitate release of Flight Lieutenant Manohar Purohit, alongwith Sarabjit Singh from Pakistani Jails.

 

Protest to Free 1971 War Prisoner from Chittorgarh in Pak Jail

A memorandum was presented to District Collector today, in the name of the President of India to facilitate release of Flight Lieutenant Manohar Purohit, alongwith Sarabjit Singh from Pakistani Jails.

The Flt. Lt. is imprisoned in Pakistan for the last 41 years. The memo was laid out by Shooldharini Sena.

Flight Lt. Manohar Purohit, who belongs to Choti Sadri, Chittorgarh, fought valiantly for India in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. At the end of the 1971 war, the Flt. Lt. was awarded the Order of Martyr but later it was found out that he was still alive and imprisoned in jail at Pakistan, as said in the Memorandum.

The members of his family, including his wife and parents, are longing for 41 years to see the brave husband and intrepid son, respectively.

The organization, as said in the memo, requests the Government of India to amplify efforts for the release of 54 Indian Prisoners of War (POW) in Pakistani captivity.

The recently released Surjit Singh mentioned that decayed remains of Indians who had died were still lying around as he gave a nerve-wrecking description of their state.

Following the plight of relatives of those imprisoned and the moving accounts of prisoners who have been released recently, it has prompted more voices being raised in this regard.

Former Cabinet Minister of Punjab, Laxmikanta Chawla has written to the Prime Minister in this regard.

She said, “Family members of 71 POW’s have been demanding from the Government for years to bring back their dear ones from Pakistani jails or officially inform them of their status but the Indian Government has not shown any keen interest so far.” She has laid the blame on the Prime Minister for not taking serious interest in the matter.

Chawla expressed concern that the Indian Government has not taken any steps to even enquire if the POW have completed their sentence or not.

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