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Punjab Assembly declares Sarabjit 'national martyr'
, Hindustan Times
May 03, 2013
First Published: 11:03 IST(3/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:42 IST(3/5/2013)
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The "emergency session" of Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Friday lasted 15 minutes. The House unanimously passed a resolution describing Sarabjit Singh "a martyr of the nation". No discussion or debate took place on any issue in the Vidhan Sabha session which began and ended with homage to Sarabjit.
Punjab’s Gurpal Singh had all the odds ranged against him. He belonged to a farmer family with little land holding. Father was not keeping good health and the elder brother is physically disabled. So, he was left with no choice but to start looking for a job as soon as he finished his schooling.