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India hopes Pak sympathatic to Sarabjit

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2009 21:27 IST

India on Wednesday hoped Pakistan government will take a “sympathatic and humanitarian” view in the case of Sarabjit Singh whose review petition on death sentence for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 was dismissed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court.

“I have seen the reports....We are not, however, aware of the details of the judgment. Sarabjit Singh’s case has touched sentiments of many people in India who have been following this case.

“We have consistently urged the government of Pakistan to take a sympathatic and humanitarian view in the case,” External Affairs Minister SM Krishna told reporters when asked about the apex court’s judgment upholding the death sentence to Sarabjit.

The Minister said “it is our hope that they (Pakistan government) will find it possible to do so”.

Sarabjit has been on death row since he was convicted for alleged involvement in four bomb blasts in 1990 that killed 14 people.

Sarabjit was set to be hanged on April 1 last year though Pakistani authorities put off his execution indefinitely after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani intervened in the matter.

The sole hope left for Sarabjit is a pardon by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.