Exclusive interview with Sarabjit Singh's wife: 'A moment that came after long 23 years but passed in a jiffy'
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In 2010, Sarbjit sister Dalbir Kaur was allowed to meet him. “Dalbir has been helping us see through these tough times. She has adopted Swapandeep and looking after all of us," says Sukhpreet Kaur.
(Photo: Swapandeep was just a toddler when her father was jailed in Pakistan)
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Although Pakistan has rejected Sarabjit's mercy petition, we are still hopeful that he will be with us someday and pray for his safety and life, she says. We have knocked on every door and are determined to do so in future too, she adds.
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The whole family is in deep shock after the attack on Sarabjit. “He had sent us a letter, suspecting such attacks as some prisoners were creating problems for him," she says.
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Some prisoners kept threatening him and vowed to take revenge for the execution Afzal Guru and Kasab.
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Indian government had conveyed their concern in this regard to Pakistan authorities, but despite this he was attacked in a pre-planned manner, alleges Sukhpreet Kaur.
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She alleges that Sarabjit was being ill-treated. “He was ill, his blood pressure was not normal, and he had recently recovered from TB. But he was not being served proper meal," says Sukhpreet.
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“Sarabjit lawyer called up around 7:30 on Friday night and informed us that he was not allowed to meet Sarabjeet before surgery," tells Sukhpreet, hoping things will be normal again and Sarabjeet will be back with them.
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