Hang Sarabjit in answer to Kasab's execution: Tehreek-e-Insaf
- Nov 23, 2012, 00:56 AM IST
As was feared, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf headed by ex cricketer, Imran Khan has demanded that Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh should be hanged in retaliation. Sarabjit Singh has been convicted and sentenced to death on terrorism charges in Pakistan.
In a demonstration organized by the party in Multan, Naeemullah Khan, a leader of the party said that India did not wait for more than a month after the final verdict and we are protecting the terrorist fore the last eight years.
The leader further blamed Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for the delay in the execution of terrorists.
Sarabjit Singh has been on death row for over two decades. India and Sarabjit's family maintains that he is innocent who happened to stray over the international border in an ebriated state and his was a case of mistaken identity.
When contacted, Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur refused to comment. She said, "Mujhe darr laga hain yaa darr nahi lag raha main kuch bhi bolna nahi chahti hoon."
After Kasab was hanged yesterday, former Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju wrote a letter to the prime minister and president of Pakistan appealing yet again for clemency for Sarabjit.