Bhikiwind: Family of slain Sarabjit Singh on Sunday said that they would move an International Court of Justice over the death of the Indian prisoner in Pakistan following a brutal attack by jail inmates.
the Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh who had been crusading for her brother's release citing that he was wrongly implicated said that Pakistan must pay for its inhuman action.
"I have promised myself that once the matter is cleared I will take the issue to the International Court so that the world can know how Pakistan destroyed 23 years of the life of Sarabjit Singh by mistaking him as Manjeet Singh. And how he was brutally murdered, for which Pakistan must pay," said Kaur.
Echoing on the same lines Vice Chairman of National Commission for Lower Castes and Tribes, Raj Kumar Verka added that it was time for Pakistan to pay back for the brutality meted out to the Indian national while well knowing that he was innocent.
"Today the Pakistan government is standing in the witness box in which they have accepted that he was Sarabjit Singh and not Manjeet Singh. Now the Pakistan government will have to bear the brunt and be answerable as they have destroyed the life of the Indian prisoner and his daughters. The entire country had to suffer, they will have answer for all of this," said Verka.
Singh, who was convicted of spying and bomb blasts in Pakistan, was hospitalized last week after two inmates attacked him in jail in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. Later, he succumbed to his injuries at Jinnah hospital in the city.
However Indian government and his family maintain that he was an innocent farmer.
Meanwhile, a Pakistani prisoner was badly beaten in Jammu and Kashmir's Kot Bhalwal jail on May 3 in an apparent retaliation for the fatal attack on Singh in Pakistan, whose death has led to widespread anger and strained ties between India and Pakistan.