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Emotional meeting in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail

The much-awaited meeting between a brother and sister today took place in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail when Dalbir Kaur finally met her imprisoned brother Sarabjit Singh.

world Updated: Jun 16, 2011 21:07 IST
Aseem Bassi

The much-awaited meeting between a brother and sister today took place in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail when Dalbir Kaur finally met her imprisoned brother Sarabjit Singh.

As per the family members here, the one and a half hour meeting inside the jail was an emotional one and Sarabjit was missing his two daughters and wife who were not given visa by the Pakistan embassy.

After the high court’s direction, sister Dalbir Kaur who is in Pakistan since June 6 went to the Kot Lakhpat Jail at around noon to meet his brother who faces death row in Pakistan.

Although the meeting lasted for one and a half hour, Sarabjit was not taken out of his cell and both brother and sister met with bars in between. “I have got a phone call from Dalbir Kaur and she told me that Sarabjit was fine and was missing us, as we didn’t get the visa. Dalbir also told me over phone that Sarabjit was bit worried over the entire case,” said Sukhpreet Kaur, wife of Sarabjit Singh.

I have been in a very low mood since morning. It’s good that my sister in law has met my husband but we entire family also desperately wanted to meet Sarabjit. It’s tough luck that we were not given visa, she added.

As many of the eatables sent by the family had got rotten due to gap of so many days but Dalbir Kaur gave sweets and some clothes taken from India to her brother Sarabjit. Other than this, Dalbir Kaur also tied rakhi to her brother.

Dalbir Kaur will once again meet her brother before returning home.

Happy that her father was fine, elder daughter Swapandeep Kaur said, “although we didn’t get the visa but still its good that at least someone has met him.”

It may be mentioned that in year 2008, the entire family including, wife, sister and two daughters of Sarabjit had gone to Pakistan to meet him.