India Kin of 1971 prisoners of war seek their release

18:10  26 may  2016
18:10  26 may  2016 Source:   Hindustan Times

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“I don’t want a government job or any other benefits, my only wish is to see my father back home,” said Baljinder Kaur, whose father sepoy Balwinder Singh of the 10 Sikh Regiment had gone missing in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Speaking at a press conference organised by the United Ex-servicemen Front for the release of the prisoners of war (PoW) languishing in Pakistan jails, in Amritsar on Thursday, Baljinder said: “My father was declared dead on December 16, 1971, but we come to know recently that he is alive from another war prisoner, Surjeet Singh, who was released by the Pakistan authorities in 2012. But we didn’t get this information at that time as we live in far-off Chamba Kalan village in Tarn Taran district.”

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In the face of the enemy's callous indifference to the plight of these men and their families, we have sought to focus the attention of the world on the barbaric attitude of North Vietnam and its agents throughout Indochina. We have conducted vigorous diplomatic efforts to resolve the adamant refusal to consider negotiation regarding the release of prisoners , the Congress of the United States has, by House Joint Resolution 16, requested the President to designate the period beginning March 21, 1971 , and ending March 27, 1971 , as "National Week of Concern for Prisoners of War /Missing in Action."

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Chairman of the front captain CS Sidhu (retd) said: “The Indian government should step up efforts to ensure release of prisoners of war. If the government fails to do so, we will block the Attari-Wagah border in July and stop trade bus and train services between India and Pakistan.”

“There are many war prisoners from Pakistan in our jails too and their families are also suffering,” he added.

The front has written to defence minister Manohar Parrikar seeking release of Balwinder, who according to Surjeet is lodged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.

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Besides Baljinder, relatives of other prisoners of war havildar Dharampal Singh of the 4 Sikh Regiment from Bathinda district and nayak Bir Singh from the 15 Sikh Regiment from a village in Mansa, claimed they both are also languishing in the Lahore jail.

Dharampal’s son Arshinder Singh said: “We came to know about him from a war prisoner, Satish Kumar, who was released by Pakistan. We want him back.”

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Apart from acting in the plays written by acclaimed playwrights such as Vijay Tendulkar, Deshpande featured in several Marathi and Hindi films and TV serials. In Hindi, the noteworthy films in which she appeared included "Bhumika" (1977), "Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan" (1978) and "Gaman" (1978). In recent years, she had appeared in Gauri Shinde-directed "English-Vinglish".She was associated with "Rangayan", a pioneering Marathi experimental theatre group, alongwith Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta, and Satyadev Dubey.In 1971 she co-founded the theatre group `Awishkar' with her husband Arvind Deshpande (who died in 1987).

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