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Parliament expresses shock at Sarabjit Singh's death

PTI  New Delhi, May 02, 2013
First Published: 13:58 IST(2/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:00 IST(2/5/2013)

Parliament on Thursday expressed shock at the death of Sarabjit Singh and condemned the "inhuman treatment" meted out to him in a Pakistan jail where he was brutally assaulted last week.

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The issue resonated in both Houses, with Lok Sabha passing a resolution after two adjournments forced after members created an uproar and shouted anti-Pakistan slogans.

"This House expresses its deep sense of shock and sorrow on the sad demise of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian citizen, in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore in Pakistan today after he was brutally assaulted by his fellow inmates in a Pakistan jail," said the resolution moved by speaker Meira Kumar.

"This House condemns the inhuman treatment meted out to Sarabjit Singh in the Pakistani jail and hopes that the culprits will be brought to book," said the resolution.

The House mourned the demise with members standing in silence for a while as a mark of respect to Sarabjit.

The issue was raised as soon as the House assembled for the day, with BJP members storming the Well raising anti-Pakistan slogans in protest against Sarabjit's death.

Shahnawaz Hussain (BJP) was heard questioning as to why the House was not condemning Pakistan.

The House witnessed two more adjournments on the issue as well as some other matters.

As the House met again at noon, the Speaker moved the resolution.

Rajya Sabha also saw members protesting against the death of Sarabjit and condemning the murderous assault.


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