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BJP asks Govt to ensure release of Sarabjit Singh

The BJP on Tuesday asks the government to ensure release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row in Pakistan.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2008 12:51 IST

The BJP on Tuesday asked the government to ensure release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row in Pakistan.

"It is unfortunate that Sarabjit Singh, who has not even been identified for any act of violence, is being hanged in Pakistan while in India we are not ready to carry out the death sentence given to Afzal Guru, whose guilt has been upheld (by the courts)," party leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra told reporters in New Delhi.

Malhotra, after a parliamentary party meeting, said the saffron party has demanded that the government should take up the matter with Pakistan and do all that was needful to secure the release of Singh.

The party has also urged the government to build pressure on the international community through the United Nations to find an amicable solution to the Chinese crackdown in Tibet.