SRINAGAR: Pakistan sought of Friday immediate transfer of the prisoner who had suffered serious head injuries after being attacked in an Indian jail in apparent tit-for-tat violence following the death of an Indian inmate Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan.

On Friday, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said his country's mission in New Delhi had contacted Indian authorities and was seeking details of the attack and consular access to Ranjay.

''This obvious retaliation to the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh is condemnable,'' Chaudhry said in a statement.

''We would also remind the government of India of its responsibility in ensuring the safety and security of all Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails,'' the statement said.

Moreover Pakistan sought immediate transfer of Sanaullah to Pakistan for treatment purposes.

A spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs, Syed Akbaruddin, said Indian officials were ensuring that Ranjay gets the medical treatment he requires and would grant consular access to him as soon as his condition stabilises.

He said India had issued an advisory to strengthen security for Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

According to Akbaruddin, there are 535 Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails and 272 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails. He said India was proposing a meeting of officials in both countries to ''identify and put in place further measures to avoid such tragic incidents in future.''

The inmate, named as Sanaullah, was attacked early in the morning by other inmates in apparent tit-for-tat violence following the death of an Indian inmate Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, the official said, a day after India's home ministry ordered stepped-up security for hundreds of Pakistanis in Indian prisons.

“He has been admitted in GMC Hospital with grievous head injuries,” an official at the main prison in the northwestern city of Jammu told AFP on condition of anonymity.

On Thursday, Sarabjit Singh, an Indian in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison, who was jailed 16 years ago for spying and deadly bombings, died as a result of a savage assault by inmates.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned that “barbaric and murderous attack” and New Delhi complained that its diplomats were denied access to the prisoner as he fought for his life.

Singh is to be cremated with state honours near his native village in northwestern Punjab state on Friday.

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Maruti
May 3, 2013 11:13 am

I as an India condemn such attacks it was Indian governments failure to prevent it.Let god save his life and let him recover as soon as possible.God bless him.

Rajesh
May 3, 2013 11:22 am

Neither attack can be justified not Sabarjit nor Sanaullah . The apology should come from Prime ministers of each country being the guardian of the country .

Satish
May 3, 2013 11:22 am

Common people are becoming scape goats with the ego of two nations.......both India and Pakistan should change their mind and stop fooling people on the name of patriotism.....

Pak Sar Zameen
May 3, 2013 11:29 am

The two culprits who started this in Lahore prison, should be hanged! Now Pakistanis in India will suffer, because of your deeds! Oh how I want to strangle them... See we as Pakistanis should not eradicate such individuals, but more importantly fight this ideology of Indians being our enemies. It is time that we show maturity and deal with issues on the table. Sad to hear the loss of Sarabjit Singh, my heart goes out to his family. May ALLAH give them the strength and patience to overcome this loss. And equally sad to hear the plight of Sanaullah, may you recover swiftly, and may these both nations learn to open their hearts to one another. We united can be the strongest region in the world... Peace Indo-Pak!

haider
May 3, 2013 11:30 am

now what???

NS
May 3, 2013 11:35 am

I am Indian and this is shame on India. Cowards who attacked the prisoner and murderers who support that at all.

Satyaprakash bansal
May 3, 2013 11:35 am

Well replied back. Tit for tat is the only language these pakistanis learn.

Pankaj
May 3, 2013 11:35 am

Does humanity still exists on either side of the fence?

pradeep
May 3, 2013 11:36 am

good

mahendra
May 3, 2013 11:36 am

newtons third law at work....

Sandy
May 3, 2013 11:45 am

TIT for TAT

Kabeer
May 3, 2013 12:00 pm

I am an Indian and I condemn this attack as much as I condemn Sarabjit's attack. May this guy get well soon.

imtiaz
May 3, 2013 12:00 pm

It's a two way traffic, to every action there is a reaction.

umair
May 3, 2013 12:14 pm

A tit for tat.........cowardly Indian response.

Mudassir Hussain
May 3, 2013 12:15 pm

Take that! Are we now looking towards the series of attacks and such incidents, one after another? After Sarbajit's incident, India should have taken more intense security measure instead of responding (as it seems) with tit for tat reply. very sorry state of affairs!!

Indian
May 3, 2013 12:16 pm

It is indeed very sad incident and I feel it is a shameful act. I was very hurt by the treatment of Sarabjit in Pakistan and I consider him a martyr and the incident that should not have happened.

But what has just happened in India, makes me feel, Sarabjit's martyrdom has been stained, with no fault of his.

Feel sorry for this pakistani inmate, but what both attackers have done is very shameful.

Surely Allah teaches the value of life in Quran, like Krishna has taught us the immense value of life. Lets please all respect life

Indian
May 3, 2013 12:18 pm

Fake news, shame on pakistan..such a coward country

Deb;India
May 3, 2013 12:19 pm

Man is just another animal.

Aht
May 3, 2013 12:30 pm

Thank You very Much India! You have proofed that there is no difference between a terrorist and innocent after death of Terrorist Sarbajit Singh.

Rahul
May 3, 2013 12:34 pm

"Paying back in the same coin as it is called" Started by Great pakistanis....

Omer
May 3, 2013 12:42 pm

wow, where are now all the Indians who were talking about Pakistan government and them not providing any security?? India and Indians as much ignorant as anyone in this world so this tit for that wasn't a surprise.

Please look in your chest forst before speaking out!

Ramesh
May 3, 2013 12:51 pm

so what ? big deal

Saik
May 3, 2013 12:57 pm

Tit for tat

Indian
May 3, 2013 1:13 pm

This seems to be India's answer to Pakistan

EC
May 3, 2013 1:14 pm

This was going to happen. Foolish Pakistani politicians are never going to learn anything. Angry Indian reactions are only going to rise in future.

jssidhoo
May 3, 2013 1:18 pm

When govts abdicate their responsibilities this sort of jungle raj results . This is sad and dangerous the earlier the two govts talk and get to grips with the situation the better.As Gandhiji said "An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind "

Sonal
May 3, 2013 1:35 pm

This is a very obvious tit for tat case and its not the people who are in power who suffer - the rich and corrupt politicians or the corrupt mighty military officers. Its a common man and his family - what happened to both the Indian and the Pakistani - this is sad and should never have happened.

Ayman
May 3, 2013 1:59 pm

We reserve the right of answer as more people are here in jails

Rakesh Kotti
May 3, 2013 2:01 pm

This is shameful! I pray that Sanaullah recovers from his injuries. We must all give peace a chance. It requires a great deal of courage to advocate and follow peace. I hope we are all blessed with that courage instead of meekly surrendering to rhetoric on either side of the border.

Peace & Liberty to all!

Rakesh

mahendra
May 3, 2013 2:13 pm

Sir Newton's third law of motion in effect.... Now no paki prisoner will feel safe in India...

Also all pakis (be it actors, cricketers or anyone ) should be sent back to their land of dreams from India...

Madhav
May 3, 2013 2:22 pm

This is WRONG. India is a Secular Democracy and we cannot do such things. It is against our Constitution. Feel sorry for Sanaullah. Sorry for what had happened. We cannot go down to the level of animals. India wants a prosperous Pakistan. We are economically progressing and we don't want to waste our money and resources on Security.

Javed
May 3, 2013 2:22 pm

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind......... Mahatma Gandhi

Akhil Paul
May 3, 2013 2:26 pm

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Now Pakistan's turn.

S. Chakaraborty
May 3, 2013 2:39 pm

This is not the way. It is a process leading to mutual doom. If a murder in reaction to an earlier murder continues, we must admit that civilization stands still for thousands of years!

Prantar
May 3, 2013 2:47 pm

We have lost our moral high ground on Sarbajeet matter. However, it is too early to jump the gun, and label the incident as a "tit for tat", just because the incident stated herein, follows so close to the other unpleasant episode of a few days back. Needless to state, both incidents are equally condemnable, and the perpetrators should be brought to justice. A wise man had once said, if you start counting numbers on both sides, you turn out to be a petty shop accountant.

Also, there seems to be certain discrepancies in the instant matter. As per other reports, the prisoner was attacked by one inmate, not inmates as stated, kindly clarify and make needful changes if the need so be.

AJ
May 3, 2013 2:50 pm

And I thought India was better than Pak. A matured system would have anticipated this retaliation and beefed up security. Now we are in same league as Pak.

Jyotishman
May 3, 2013 2:50 pm

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"...sad news..!!

Meltar
May 3, 2013 2:50 pm

Most unfortunate incident. India lost high moral ground because this criminal act. Strict action should be taken against the Indian prisoner to prove that we are a civilised country and do respect rule of the law.

Sandy
May 3, 2013 2:52 pm

tum start karonge to hum bhi khamosh baithane walo me se nahi....

Atif
May 3, 2013 2:56 pm

I am amazed how Indians are shamelessly justifying this "tit for tat". Indians have such a victim mentality and are completely unaware of any wrong doing on their part when asked.

Sarabjit's assault was an absolutely disgusting incident, something that the prison administration should have anticipated and guarded against. The news was all over the Pak media and widely criticised. I wonder if this news is anywhere in the Indian media. If at all, we have a bunch of Indians "praising" this. Then we in Pakistan wonder why we are so anti-Indian. Fact is we are destined to be anti-each other until the ordinary people learn to get above these petty "tit for tats".

DJ
May 3, 2013 2:59 pm

This is unequivocally condemnable

Asif Kashmiri
May 3, 2013 3:05 pm

Its sad and it really hurts me as a Pakistani. Whats happening from both sides is wrong. I wish I had a majic wand and could unite both countries as friends.

SS
May 3, 2013 3:07 pm

@mahendra: Rameej Raja, Wasim Akram and Azhar Mahmood should immediately leave india -- No more IPL for them.

AH
May 3, 2013 3:07 pm

So a game of Table Tennis has started. Considering the situation the Pakistanis are going through negative action by jail inmates against Sarabjit is undesirable but also understandable, however the attack on Pakistani prisoner in Indian Jail has undermined the democratic & tolerance claim by Indians. We are head & tail of the same coin. Well done India.

Suresh
May 3, 2013 3:08 pm

We condemn this and we feel really sorry for Sanaullah and his family. An eye for an eye is not the answer. We cant get our Sarbjit back. But should demand full punishment to his murders and prison authorities. As an Indian, we should lead by example by showing mature attitude.

Muhammad Asif
May 3, 2013 3:09 pm

Hope Dawn and other media cover this story like they did for sarabjit.

Muhammad Asif
May 3, 2013 3:10 pm

@AJ: you have always been.

Muhammad Asif
May 3, 2013 3:10 pm

@mahendra: this is the real indian face.

Sam
May 3, 2013 3:20 pm

IS this the solution?

nivit
May 3, 2013 3:29 pm

@Meltar: I agree

Ali
May 3, 2013 3:29 pm

@Satyaprakash bansal: Which language do you speak, two of our Pakistani were killed before Sarabjit Singh, anyways I am not proud of killing of Sarabijt neither a Pakistani killed by India.

Sikander
May 3, 2013 3:29 pm

Sabhi FRISHTAY hein yaro..............koie bashr bhi hy?

jay
May 3, 2013 3:30 pm

ATTACK ON 'POOR & HELPLESS" PRISIONERS IS BEING JUSTIFIED & CELEBERATED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE BOTH NATIONS....... is there any hope left ?

jay
May 3, 2013 3:33 pm

poor prisioners.....

Sonal
May 3, 2013 3:38 pm

Until yesterday, I was convinced Pakistan is a rogue state with no hope for redressal. That India should give up improving relationships because for every step we take in the right direction, Pakistan takes two steps back. Yesterday, Indian politicians and some Bollywood stars were riding the moral high horse saying Pakistan is an uncivilized nation with no humanity. And then I woke up to news of Sanaullah being beaten up exactly the same way as Sarabjit was. Shame on India!! Absolutely terrible. I hope that India will now do what Manmohan Singh preached to Pakistan yesterday, and bring Sanaullah to justice, giving the culprits the worst punishment there is, not just a simple execution.

sam
May 3, 2013 3:46 pm

@Javed: Javed your name is javed, and you are Quoting Ghandi, I think the only source for your survival is admiring them.

Soldier
May 3, 2013 3:50 pm

@Javed: Hundred eyes for an eye and hundred heads for a head make the enemy blind and head-less.... Not quoted by MK Gandhi though.

Kiran Kumar
May 3, 2013 3:54 pm

Two wrongs don't make a right. Whats happening is in the jails of both the countries is ridiculous.

Kiran Kumar
May 3, 2013 3:57 pm

Score 1-1. Both the teams LOST !!

Kabir
May 3, 2013 4:04 pm

New Delhi: Official Spokesperson's response to query on the incident involving a Pakistani prisoner

May 03, 2013

In response to a query on the incident involving a Pakistani prisoner, the Official Spokesperson said: "We are aware of the regrettable incident involving a Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah Ranjay, who was injured today during an altercation with another inmate of a jail in Jammu.

The matter is being investigated and the guilty will be punished. As you are aware an advisory had been issued to strengthen security for Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails. Safety and security of prisoners in custody lies with the jail authorities and necessary action is being taken.

We are in touch with the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on the matter. The injured is receiving medical treatment and once the medical arrangements are in place consular access will be provided.

There are 535 Indian prisoners (including 483 fishermen) in Pakistani jails and a total of 272 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

We had requested the joint Judicial Committee to visit jails in Pakistan. This was the Committee's sixth meeting and they have made some recommendations.

In view of the tragic events that include the killing of two Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails and the incident involving a Pakistani prisoner in a jail in Jammu today there is a need to take stock of the current measures in place to ensure the safety, security and humane treatment of Indian and Pakistani prisoners in each others jails. For this, we are proposing a meeting of the concerned authorities of both countries to study the recommendations and identify and put in place further measures to avoid such tragic incidents in future."

Asif Kashmiri
May 3, 2013 4:04 pm

@jay: I hear you brother.

inamul
May 3, 2013 4:08 pm

good for us if we can not protect indians than we doin't expect from them we are faliure in mmaintain in aman ki asha

Senthil
May 3, 2013 4:10 pm

@AJ: I am not encouraging it however ; atleast it would stop the next attack from Pakistan (Jail inmates) side. Isn't it?

DPD
May 3, 2013 4:16 pm

@umair: Sure, in contrast: Pakistan's murder of Sarabjit was a very brave and courageous act , no?

G.A.
May 3, 2013 4:33 pm

There are 535 Indians in Pakistani jails and 272 Pakistanis in Indian jails. Let good sense prevail otherwise 'Tit' will be twice the number of 'Tats'. Free them all.

omer khan shaheen
May 3, 2013 4:34 pm

@Indian: Would you prefer the same from Pakistan again and again and again? I don't think so! What happened in Pakistan was unfair and what happened in India was even worse because i thought you would stand by your claim of being a civilized nation. In any case, think of the victims and there families in both countries before you add more fuel to this ignorance.

jamal uddin ahmed
May 3, 2013 4:36 pm

well, started by GR8 Pakistanies but keeping continue by GR8 Indiean :) Thanks

rajesh
May 3, 2013 4:37 pm

I as an Indian , condemnn this act of tit for tat, an eye for an eye attitude expressed by the jail inmates.Common man of both the countries are getting affected by these kind of incidents.

Bye Bye
May 3, 2013 4:45 pm

I hope his body to be sent to Pakistan in a special PIA Aircraft someday soon so that you Pakistani's can mourn also !! Tit for Tat !!

Zulfiqar
May 3, 2013 4:46 pm

This is sad news . and situation is going to be more tough and dangerous. But indian should not for get before doing such foolish activity . surbajit was not only prisoner. More then 500 hunder Indian prisoners are in Pakistani jail while 200 Pakistani in Indian jail. So better to stop this .

MI5
May 3, 2013 4:49 pm

The contents and the authors of the comments below speak of the problem that exists, I personally believe that the indian hatred for Pakistan is epidemic and sense of reason is non existent. The response from the indian media and its people since the beginning of this tragic event must be noted. There can be no peace until the people of the two nations reconcile.

Zulfiqar
May 3, 2013 4:52 pm

@Indian: Do not forget your more then 500 prisoners. and you know peoples of Pakistani are also emotional. So would be better to if such activity would not be repeated with 230 pakistani prisoners.

deepak
May 3, 2013 4:54 pm

@Meltar: yaar woh already life sentence bhugat raha hai. aur kya punishment milega.

Divya
May 3, 2013 4:59 pm

Of course, what happened to Sanaullah Haq can never be justified and is severely condemned in no uncertain terms, but Pakistan clearly needs to understand, that time and again, it has taken India's tolerance and patience for granted, which it cannot anymore!

There have been many situations, where had it not been for PM Dr. Singh, the tension in the region could have escalated beyond anybody's belief!

But having said that, I'd also like to point out that there's a limit to everything! So far, we as a nation, have tried our level best to not "react" to Pak's malicious actions (something that you are hoping to happen for you to cry foul about, like you are now!) but now we must admit you have successfully pushed us to the edge!

...And believe me, this is not going to help anybody at all!

Divya
May 3, 2013 5:05 pm

@umair: Of course, what you did was indeed very human, civil and brave! Also, why is this cowardly, if Sarabjeet's killing wasn't?! Perhaps, it hurts, when a man is wronged, isn't it? It hurt us too. You could have hanged Sarabjeet, but you didn't.

siddhant
May 3, 2013 5:05 pm

Pakistan should know well that an inmate can't be returned like this. They know the rules when they didn't return Sarabjit Singh of India, they should not ask back for their inmate now. Peace vs Peace!

Menon
May 3, 2013 5:08 pm

Ek bhai doosre bhai ke khoon ka pyaasa ho raha hai... Duniya maje le rahi hai...Dono bhai bewakoof hain...

Ray
May 3, 2013 5:12 pm

@mahendra: Given the severity of the situation you couldn't be more pathetic!

iftikhar
May 3, 2013 5:13 pm

sarabjit singh was a terrorist.... wel u declared him son of india... then ajmal qasab n guru are the heroes

Ray
May 3, 2013 5:14 pm

@EC: Really! Who made you an expert on Pakistani politicians.

K. Nandakumar
May 3, 2013 5:17 pm

As far as I know most of the Indian prisoners in Pakistan and vice versa are either fishermen who strayed into the "enemy" territorial waters or overstayed their visa period. Why can't both countries sit across the table periodically and repatriate the people unless they have engaged in some criminal offence. Let this be decided on a case-to-case basis and not on numbers (eg. 50 persons from each side). Again, instead of being lodged in jail with criminals why don't these people be lodged in some other place as long as there is no apparent criminal offence other than visa rule violations.

adi
May 3, 2013 5:24 pm

@Rakesh Kotti: ah whats wrong with the people of india. dude wake up sanaullah is a terrorist and sarabjit singh was an innocent person who crossed the border by mistake

adi
May 3, 2013 5:26 pm

@umair: like killing sarabjit was a humanity and brave thing ???

adi
May 3, 2013 5:27 pm

@Maruti: did u prayed for sarabjit singh ???

Jeewan
May 3, 2013 5:28 pm

Well, whatever happened was unfortunate. But this should remind Pakistan of one good thing - You cannot take Indians for granted. You do not have a reservation in "jannat", try to live with a proper code of conduct.

reader
May 3, 2013 5:30 pm

@mahendra: At your Sir Newton's law: If this law will continue to be followed, there are 535 Indian prisoners vs 272 Pakistani. If both sides keep playing like this. In the end more Indian prisoners will be going to their dream land. It's a shameful act by Pakistan at its best as well India's retaliation to it. Giving retarded and biased comments won't help anyone!

H L
May 3, 2013 5:34 pm

Really? Pak government is requesting after sending a dead body to India. People on both sides of the border are same (fundamentally same, it has nothing to do with religion) and react in same way. Is'nt about time that we stop and think about our actions? We Pakistanis should have shown some humbleness when Sabargit was attacked, on Indian government's request should have allowed Sabargit to travel to India. May be that would have eased some tension. But no, our pride and ego is larger than life of an individual (God forbid 2 lives). Please step back and see where are we heading with blind hate for each other. An apology from heads of the 2 countries will be a good start.

rajkaka
May 3, 2013 5:34 pm

As a indian , feel shame because Indus civilazation and Gandhi's inda does not believe in inhuman revenge.

harsh
May 3, 2013 5:37 pm

India should deny consular access. This was not an attack, it was just a scuffle, such things happen and will keep happening, I assure you.

ALI ARSLAN SYED
May 3, 2013 5:44 pm

Civilized nations does not behave like that the poor souls Sarbajit and Sanaullah could be swapped shame on the both coward and inept and coward states... This is not how civilized world works prisoner swaps and swap of Sps and Terrorists is a come practice in the civilized world Israel do this business with Hamas and Hezbollah, Iran do this with Iraq after 8 years war, and US Swap its Spies with USSR during Cold war...Shame on India...Shame on Pakistan...

Kulpreet Singh
May 3, 2013 5:45 pm

Jaisi Karni Vaisi Bharni... They Killed innocent sarbjit...

Dinesh Pahwa
May 3, 2013 5:48 pm

Please stop all this. They are human beings ,not pawn on chess board.No matter who dies ,will bring more tears in the eyes of common man ,It ll not affect power hungry politicians on either side.

Inayat
May 3, 2013 5:50 pm

A rare case of India learning from Pakistan. What next coming...

Ayman
May 3, 2013 5:54 pm

@Javed: to whim you are teaching they dont remember him

Getalong
May 3, 2013 5:56 pm

Can't we just get along?

pakistan
May 3, 2013 6:00 pm

Pakistan and India act like kids....

Their leaders (pakistani generals and indian politicians) should be sent to kindergarten.

Aslam
May 3, 2013 6:03 pm

All the India DOVE are out! No one cry when Sarabjeet died. This is the right thing to do TIT FOR TAT. BRICK to BRICK. Oh, Now Mr. Kuldeep Nayar can go and LIGHT CANDLE on the border. He was silent for Sarbjeet! Send all the Pakistani's in the same way Sarbjeet got his freedom after 23 years! Let The Pakistani's realise that Indian Politician may be Hijda's but not the people!!

vipul
May 3, 2013 6:04 pm

tit for tat....jaise ko teisa mila...

concerned
May 3, 2013 6:20 pm

@rajesh: Well said Rajest.

...from Pakistan.

muhammad
May 3, 2013 6:19 pm

no problem its ok let there be one more for my country.

PAl
May 3, 2013 6:21 pm

@Maruti: Om Shanti

Neo
May 3, 2013 6:20 pm

@Jyotishman: The last man will be left with one eye. Hence this saying is not correct.

concerned
May 3, 2013 6:20 pm

@mahendra: Land of dreams?? I think you are mistaking india for USA, LOL.

Indian
May 3, 2013 6:23 pm

Though I totally condemn the incident and I don't think this is related to the killing of innocent Sarabjit, but the Pakistani Government is utter shameless in demanding the transfer of the prisoner to Pakistan when it did not do the same when Sarabjit was brutally killed. I don't know how the the Pakistani government is hypocritical and pathological lair most of the time. I wish this prisoner doesn't die like the innocent Sarabjit and India can take of the Patients way much better than the Pakistani govt. Proof still lot of Pakistanis come to India for treatment.

concerned
May 3, 2013 6:22 pm

The indian jail authorities should be held responsible for this heinous act, whereas they should have known that such an incident has good chances of happening, after what happened to Sarabjeet. I smell foul play. The indian govt was involved. Shame on india.

Pakistani
May 3, 2013 6:26 pm

Shame on the news from both side, shame on the authorities of both side, we really feel saddned by the death of Sarabjet and now this act...will this ever end?

Ayman
May 3, 2013 6:27 pm

How about 250,000 sikh killed by india? do we go for eye for an eye

khur
May 3, 2013 6:27 pm

The Indian prisoner killed was a terrorist, charge for bombing locations in Pakistan that killed many innocent (it will not be wrong to say he was equal of Pakistani terrorist Kasab). I do not in any way support the way he was murder in Pakistan Jail, the attackers must be brought to justice. On the other hand it is sad to see some Indians happy with the killing Pakistanis in Indian jails. They should not forget there are twice as many Indians in Pakistani jails then Pakistanis in Indian jails.

Neo
May 3, 2013 6:27 pm

@Ayman: Well that will help stoners to kill some more on both sides if that solves the problem then go ahead.

raja hindustani
May 3, 2013 6:29 pm

STOP THIS NONSENSE. For GOD sake, Please give importance to human life

hindustani
May 3, 2013 6:35 pm

Tit for tat. We should kill their more terrorist hiding in our jail

Vanilla Creme
May 3, 2013 6:36 pm

My heart goes out to the family of this prisoner, and I will pray for his speedy recovery. However, it is becoming more and more obvious that Pakistan -- by which I mean its establishment or what counts for the establishment there -- does not understand or respect peaceful method. Sadly, the traditional Indian approach of showing the other cheek gets met only with a slap on that cheek. I feel that the only way to deal with Pakistan is to show that we can be as irrational as them. India needs to instill the fear of god into people who provoke India or Indians. That is the only way to protect the Indian people, and ultimately, bring peace to the region.

rohan
May 3, 2013 6:36 pm

What had this poor prisoner had got to do with what happened in Lahore jail.... It is a shame on us..

niraj
May 3, 2013 6:38 pm

@Ayman: You asked the question, clown

Adwait
May 3, 2013 6:41 pm

I wonder why Pakistan wants India to send back this Pakistani prisoner. Indian requests in case of Sarabjitsingh fell on deaf ears as far as requests for his return to India for medical treatment were concerned. For that matter, Pakistan should rest assured that Indian doctors are more advanced in knowledge and experience than their Pakistani counterparts, hence this Pakistani will survive. And remember the main "cultural" difference in these two countries - this Pakistani was shifted in an air ambulance where as Sarabjit Singh remained unattended in critical condition for five hours. And retaliations will take place for the simple reason that Pakistan Government and its politicians never understand the language of "sense", they are rogue, so Indians also have to be tit for tat. And in fact, Pakistan kills one Indian, we shall kill two Pakistanis.Pakistani Politicians are goondas and Indian politicians are unncessarily trying to be gentle with them. Hence my Indians, do not feel bad for this attack on a Pakistani prisoner in India. This only should happen with Pakistanis. Then only they will understand.

Adwait
May 3, 2013 6:43 pm

@rajesh: You are not an Indian.

Astro
May 3, 2013 6:45 pm

@Senthil: No it won't. After all, the actual perpetrators aren't affected. It's people who have nothing to do with the barbaric attack who are targeted.

Adwait
May 3, 2013 6:45 pm

@Rakesh Kotti: You are not an Indian.

KKhan
May 3, 2013 6:47 pm

@umair:: So it is cowardly now? With Sarabjit Singh it was Pakistani honor? Wake up Pakistan.

Astro
May 3, 2013 6:49 pm

@Satish: agree!

Khan
May 3, 2013 6:51 pm

Does the inmates have access to tv or news paper? I doubt it. It sounds like the prisoner was fed to them by authorities for tit for tat.

KKhan
May 3, 2013 6:51 pm

@Meltar: Why India has to always prove that it is a civilized country? All countries have signed similar International treaties, so why should one country be expected to be civilized when another acted with full barbarism just a few days ago?

prasad
May 3, 2013 6:52 pm

@Deb;India: Yours is the most accurate statement out of all these posts.

tsu
May 3, 2013 6:55 pm

it is senseless killing of innocent civilian life on both sides of border

tsu
May 3, 2013 6:54 pm

it is senseless killing of innocent civilian life on both sides of border

Sahil
May 3, 2013 6:56 pm

Really Sad, we didnt have to do this. Even Sarabjit wouldnt want this treatment to happen to anybody else.

Nevertheless, its an eye opener for your govt. Dont take India for granted. We`ve not reacted on many incidents ref. 26/11 ,where the world media tagged us as cowards just to maintain peace .

Youv tried 4 times earlier and fallen flat on your face, dont commit this mistake again. Let us be good neighbours and leave behind bad memories ..since partition!! Amen..

Indian
May 3, 2013 6:56 pm

Feeling ashamed to be an Indian today for today Gandhi's impeccable legacy of non-violence has been tarnished by a cowardly act of vengeance perpetrated by felons. Sorry to my Pakistani brethren for our misdemeanor and negligence that has put the precious life of a human in peril.

Arun
May 3, 2013 6:56 pm

@Satyaprakash bansal: Mr Prakash you are saying this because you are not in any jail. Think about prisoners on both side of fence. I truly speak we (India and Pak) both have lost humanity and became puppet in the hand of politician and religious leaders. Who understand that on both side common people are emotional fulls and use that for their personal benefits. I am an Indian and said with what happened with Sarbajit and should be condemn and require some action from both the side on humanitarian grounds. What ever happening in India on the name of Sarbjit is just to take political advantages by all parties, especially in Punjab!

ak18
May 3, 2013 7:01 pm

@AJ: unfortunately for everyone... and especially this prisoner...you thought wrong... welcome (back) to the lower leagues

raika45
May 3, 2013 7:01 pm

Wait a minute.Sarabjit was sentenced and had served his term but was still held captive.[Correct me if I am wrong.] If so why? He had told his keepers that he was being threatened and no action was taken . Why?How come the officials involved are walking free? Did not these people realise that if ever anything happened to him, reciprocal action will take place in India?We are talking of law breakers and murderers here not common people.These people are already serving their term.Creating mayhem will not change things for them.So tell now who suffers this act of stupidity/

Sandeep
May 3, 2013 7:04 pm

The way the politician leaders(?) from both sides react in a knee-jerk fashion to such situations has become very predictive and childish nowadays. They expect a lot of good behavior from the other side of the border, but do not bother to behave in a similar manner themselves. Till the end of time we are going to keep calling each other the "real" traitors , spend billions in defense, and ignore the intrinsic development of our respective nations. May god (in whatever form that he/she is) bless us both.

Salaam Pakistan
May 3, 2013 7:06 pm

we as an educated nations should stop such violent activities, this is not the right way to proceed with. Strongly condemned.

Ammar
May 3, 2013 7:10 pm

@AJ: India is not in our league put rather in worst league, see the attack on sarbajit was surely unfortunate but ail system like ours this that prisoners attack each other but as you said that indian system was mature & even after Pakistani foreign office warned and pointed a imminent retaliation - India really failed to beef-up any security? this is a big big question for a matured system!

Mohammad Farooq
May 3, 2013 7:25 pm

Now India has also lost high moral ground she was claiming for. Two wrongs will not make it right. I wonder what the PM and FM of India would say now in their press conferences.

singh
May 3, 2013 7:26 pm

@Jyotishman: Not the whoel world but only the deserving

arvind
May 3, 2013 7:27 pm

@Ayman: Sir, if you wish,please try it again.There are plenty of Pakistanis in Indian Jails & outside.All coming from Pakistan to Ajmer Sharief would soon feel the heat.

june
May 3, 2013 7:29 pm

never expected this kind of retaliation from Indian side. What's the difference with Pakistan then?

Mohammad Farooq
May 3, 2013 7:29 pm

@Ramesh: Yes it is no big deal for you these were not your family members.

JessiBhai
May 3, 2013 7:29 pm

make peace, send all indian spys back to indian and bring all pakisani spys home. end this insanity

Zack Khan
May 3, 2013 7:32 pm

@Meltar: I agree.

sushil verma
May 3, 2013 7:34 pm

How quickly do things change. Now the shoe is on the other foot. First, India demanded return of Sarbajt to India for treatment. Now Pakistan is demanding the same fo its national to be returned to Pakistan for treatment. The same impasse about consular access. The same accusations.

Zack Khan
May 3, 2013 7:35 pm

@Indian: What a shame. I thought India is bigger and better!

Amit Jain
May 3, 2013 7:36 pm

@Indian: No it's not fake news. Kindly watch any news channel before using such language.

Amit-Atlanta-USA
May 3, 2013 7:38 pm

CAN WE PUT AN END TO THESE SENSELESS KILLINGS PLEASE!

Having said that while I condemn both killings of helpless prisoners, what is NOTEWORTHY is that THAT it's ALWAYS Pakistan which initiates the killings - such as the beheading of 2 Indian soldiers.

It's to India's credit that major killings by "so-called" NON-STATE actors - like the Mumabi attacks have not resulted in any response from India.

Secondly, what caught my attention was Pakistan had 580 plus (OFFICIAL FIGS!) Indian Prisoners in Pakistani Jails, and India had around 250 Pakistani prisoners.

Zack Khan
May 3, 2013 7:38 pm

@haider: I guess scores are settled, politicians have inflamed peoples emotions!

gooch
May 3, 2013 7:49 pm

@umair: i wouldn't call it a cowardly response , it is more like a very befitting response . The whole justice system is based on revenge. u murder some body the state hangs you for that crime. But the justice system is lengthy and expensive. Tit for tat is cheap and very efficient. Agreed?

vin
May 3, 2013 7:59 pm

@imtiaz: well said!!

vin
May 3, 2013 7:58 pm

@imtiaz: well said!!

AKG
May 3, 2013 8:03 pm

@Zack Khan: Actually this newspaper is not reporting properly. This was not a tit-for-tat reaction. The two men were working when an altercation ensued resulting in a serious injury. I don't support what happened. One couldn't see it coming. That is unfortunate.

Kalees
May 3, 2013 8:22 pm

Ok.. We are even now.

What's next?

Tariq Mehsud
May 3, 2013 8:22 pm

India a poverty laden hypocrisy.

Mahendra
May 3, 2013 8:37 pm

@Zack Khan: pakistan was created to be a model islamic country. now we r all witness to how a model islamic country functions...

Manish Singh
May 3, 2013 8:39 pm

Hey ISWAR .., forgive them, for they do not know what they do.. HOPE , HE WILL RECOVER SOON.........................

Mahendra
May 3, 2013 8:49 pm

The attack is completely justified...

Given that pakistan does not value democracy, or friendship with India and considering the number of times India has been back-stabbed, this kind of a response was long overdue...

Pakistan needs to be replied in a language they understand. Democracy, peace or legality is an alien concept to them. They were, are and will be a nation that harbors animosity towards India no matter what... So its better not to have any ties with Pakistan as we are never ever going to gain anything by having any kind of relationship with that lawless state....

deepak
May 3, 2013 8:50 pm

I wish it happens to our politicians, i want both indian and pakistani polliticians to be hit and go to coma and feel the pain, not poor people or prisoners

Abbas
May 3, 2013 8:53 pm

@jay: Very true Pakistan and India are both at so many time act like two idoits

Deepak
May 3, 2013 9:02 pm

Shame for India. !! Seems like a political act from both the sides. Election on the run on both the countries soon. To gain political mileage Sarabjit was killed. The same reason applies for prisioner in Jammu. Ruling party in India didn't want the oposition to exploit the advantage due to the anger of the people and politicians did it intentionally to quell the anger of the people.

I have many Pakistani friends in Canada and they are no different than me. It is politicians, who instigate hatred.

akshay guleria
May 3, 2013 9:04 pm

what a joke. reminding India about its responsibility of security and safety of Pakistani prisoners. What about security of Sarabjit and Chamel singh? you were so shameless that you even took away their body parts!!

Vikas
May 3, 2013 9:06 pm

I agree. It wasn't expected from India and neither from Pakistan. Within few weeks this topic will be on back burner but families of Indian and Pak prisoner will suffer for ever. I wonder, are we ever going to have peaceful relation with each other. If human beings are living on both sides then it should not be that hard.

Vikas
May 3, 2013 9:11 pm

@Zack Khan: I agree. It wasn't expected from India and neither from Pakistan. Within few weeks this topic will be on back burner but families of Indian and Pakistani prisoner will suffer for ever.

I wonder, are we ever going to have peaceful relation with each other. If human beings are living on both sides then it should not be that hard.

amir
May 3, 2013 9:16 pm

@AJ: you are in a league of your own for attacking and raping women in streets :)

viren
May 3, 2013 9:22 pm

Unfortunate incident ...It should not have happened..after all he is also an human.just like Sarab...RIP sarab and God save this person...

Acclaimedman
May 3, 2013 9:24 pm

Perfect retaliation !!!

s krish
May 3, 2013 9:37 pm

@AJ: That is the mistake India has made all these days and even after confirmation of kargil intruders were pakistanis, mumbai bombers were10 pakistanis-india shamelessly kept talking with pak. PM m m singh continued to talk to pak even though he was ridiculed by all and sundry in india. india should also behave like pak, their is a saying THORN should be removed using a THORN. India should give up being good. enough is enough.

Anand Jha
May 3, 2013 9:38 pm

What has happened to the people from a land where the weapon of non-violence originated, cultured and became inspiration for others. I really feel ashamed now with this kind of humanity. Just now we have seen the suffering of Sabarjit and his family, don't we understand that how painful it is. Don't do something to others which you don't expect to be done with you. My wishes are with Sanaullah for a speedy recovery and he should be sent back to his home.

s krish
May 3, 2013 9:41 pm

@Zack Khan: how many more decades you want india to behave like Bigger and Better after so many incidents one after the another from Pak side.

bikram singh
May 3, 2013 9:41 pm

@Zack Khan: no shame zack because pakistan dont understand the language of peace and love

Zarrar
May 3, 2013 9:56 pm

Lost for words....If tit for tat is the way forward..... More blood will be lost....This is just the tip of the ice berg then......Hope sanity prevails......

raja hindustani
May 3, 2013 10:03 pm

This is sad incident and it should stop immediately. Pakistan need to take blame for this episode as it is Pakistani authorities who conspire to kill sarabjeet inside Jail.

naren
May 3, 2013 10:09 pm

@Zack Khan: There were two incidents in Pak jails. If Pak govt doesn't want to take necessary steps to stop the heinous acts, Indian prisoners took matters into their hands. If this incident didn't happen, there would have been another killing in Pak jail for sure.

Human First
May 3, 2013 10:22 pm

Act in Pakistan was politically motivated whereas the same act in India was that ulprit's reaction..there is difference in both the events

amit
May 3, 2013 10:32 pm

as a indian we should remember what mahatma gandhi said'' an eye for an eye ,makes the whole world blind'' so please stop this revenge act. what indian prisoner did is just not acceptable. we all indian condemn this act

hindusthani
May 3, 2013 10:35 pm

Pakisthan and India should stop this barbaric act against human. Both should live peace and love. Think we are brotherwood nations and these act evoked only by politiciens and officials for their personal gain.

Ajit Kumar Das
May 3, 2013 10:35 pm

It is despicable. No act of tit for tat has any place in democratic and civilized India. Sanaullah has been shifted to PGI Chandigarh where best possible medical treatment will be available for him. The culprit should be meted out exemplary punishment. A.K. Das, India.

Foreign Leg
May 3, 2013 11:05 pm

The comments below fit the regular stereotype.

Pakistan can provoke an incident as in the case of Sarabjit and not show any humanitarian considerations such as consular access or treatment by Indian doctors.

On the other hand, when the same think happens to a Pak prisoner, they expect India to be benevolent. Pakistan is expecting India to airlift the prisoner all the way there!

We, Indians, haven't forgotten the Mumbai attacks and we are angered by Pak's inaction. The only way going forward is to reply with kindness only if Pak is kind but to retaliate with impunity otherwise. There can be no business as usual with Pakistan.

Ashish
May 3, 2013 11:28 pm

Would Jinnah have been able to tell us apart?

Kamal
May 3, 2013 11:28 pm

@Satyaprakash bansal: And maybe you should also learn by now that you will NEVER be able to establish or impose your Hundia on Pakistan. Pakistan is too powerful and strong for you to control. It can kick your butt even when the economy is in bad condition and their bad governance -- imagine what it will do when these things will reverse. We are a resilient nation who have learned to live through difficult times. You will always burn in your own hate.

Khan of Kalabagh
May 3, 2013 11:29 pm

no one should be killed extrajudicially, i hope and pray that this insanity of tit for tat must end. However, No terrorist in both the country be aloowed to derail the ever fragile relations between the two nuclear armed neighbours.

the way sarabjit singh; who was convicted and found guilty of terrorist acts against the civilians, poor civilians through bomb blasts, was given state funeral is really pathetic to say the least, if the same is being done by Pakistan in the case of Ajmal Kasab.

THE SILENCE from some of the prominent neo human right activist after the incident of Sana Ullah is raising questions about the real motives of these prominent personalities and poiting towards ANTI STATE character.

vk
May 3, 2013 11:52 pm

A decent man will behave decently even if he thinks that he has been treated unjustly or wrongly. But many people in such circumstances show a side of their nature which otherwise they would: never show. And at times it is a necessary means for exposing a man’s nature. So long as you are good to a man he is good to you. But what will he be like if you scratch him a little?

sameer
May 4, 2013 12:01 am

@mahendra: if u know only newtons law then u r 10 class.if u go beyond there is vicious cycle.try to learn more about it.

BRR
May 4, 2013 12:01 am

@Meltar: There is no room for moral high ground when dealing with pakistan or Pakistanis. It never worked, and it will be taken advantage of.

Piyush Upadhyay
May 4, 2013 12:19 am

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Mahatma Gandhi

Piyush Upadhyay
May 4, 2013 12:21 am

@jay: As far as I know, no is celebrating this recent attack. Please don't defame India if you don't know the reality.

Zeeshan
May 4, 2013 12:30 am

It is only after living overseas and mixing with Indian counterparts did I realize how utterly stupid we all behave in letting each of our respective governments brainwash and mislead an entire generation. The youth must dismiss this old-world mentality that still grips the political and military establishment. It has stifled progress at a time when the rest of the world is moving away from the past.

Rahul
May 4, 2013 12:40 am

What goes around comes around. Karma.

Harsh Vardhan
May 4, 2013 12:56 am

with what face pakistan is demanding transfer to pak?shameless people

farhad
May 4, 2013 1:11 am

so here it is the incredible India..now where are all those who were spitting poison at sarabajit a terrorist's death..

Ram Mittal
May 4, 2013 1:35 am

Does it heart Pakistan?

surin mohan
May 4, 2013 1:38 am

@Kulpreet Singh: they killed my brother

Ram Mittal
May 4, 2013 1:41 am

Does it heart Pakistan? If so be careful next time.

vijay
May 4, 2013 2:08 am

@iftikhar:Was Afsal guru Pakistani citizen or you go by logice that every terrorist is automatically Pakistani

Marvin Shukla
May 4, 2013 2:35 am

Jo shisha ke ghar mein rahate hai unhe kisi aor ke ghar pe pattar nahi dalna chahie....(Those who lives in a glass castle, should not throw stones at others).

lubna
May 4, 2013 2:43 am

@ALI ARSLAN SYED: and who is the civilised nation .one who has gitmo

Suki
May 4, 2013 3:48 am

@iftikhar: Oh yea, how many innocents were killed by Sarabjit if he was a terrorist???Go and find meaning of terrorist in a dictionary. That's why you should study real education.

Kishen
May 4, 2013 4:38 am

This is so sad to hear. Two wrongs don't make it right. Human lives are being used as pawns in the hands of politicians. When do rational, educated and intellectuals have the guts to take control of reigns of the country from uneducated hoodlums. Hope eventually peace prevails.

Taj
May 4, 2013 4:39 am

Better watch out next time before you touch an Indian. An eye for eye is an good idea, because after having 18 crore blind people on both side we will still be left with more than 100 crore people with eyes and whole blind pakistan would be a blessing for whole world.

Nina
May 4, 2013 5:15 am

@Indian: Mr or Mrs. Indian... dream on....if you consider yourselves so "MAHAAN" then you should not have avenged! Although I do understand Pakistan should have been a bit more lenient and understanding but you guys do not look any better either so stop judging anyone and calling names! Your name is also in the LAIRS list!! Because your government lies a lot too, and you are aware politics is dirty.

Nina
May 4, 2013 5:29 am

Who told you Adi? your Indian government?? Why would they tell you Sarabjit was a spy??? After all it was them who made him a wanderer!???

sam
May 4, 2013 5:47 am

@reader: oh so you are just counting the number of prisoners in both countries?.. how about the number of Pakistanis visiting India vs the Indians visiting Pakistan.. Thousands of Pakistanis visit India for medical treatments every year.. more Pakistanis visit India for one reason or another.. no I am not referring to Mr. Kasab like visitors but normal Pakistanis like Veena Malik, Wasim Akram, etc... So, let the games begin....

Ashutosh Thakur
May 4, 2013 5:47 am

@Zack Khan: We have some limits. Sorry but sometimes we can't take it anymore. You guys should stop crossing the line before our patience runs out.

sam
May 4, 2013 5:53 am

@Zulfiqar : isn't it true that there are more Pakistanis in India than Indians in Pakistanis?.. for one reason or another.. sometimes in name of medical treatment, sometimes for earning livelihood in Bollywood (or most of the times for terrorism).. so, Tit for Tat will not give favorable outcome to Pakistan

SubhSubhBol
May 4, 2013 5:54 am

:An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." - Gandhi

sam
May 4, 2013 5:55 am

@G.A.: oh.. and more pakistanis are in India than vise versa

dave
May 4, 2013 8:33 am

@Sonal: that is exactly what is happening the Jail authorties have been suspended. inquiry has been setup and the persons who attacked them have been charged for the attack.

Refare
May 4, 2013 9:35 am

@Indian: This incident is shameful for the nation of India.. I am from India, I disagree with certain action of the govt and this is one of them. I am positive a great majority of the civil society in India agree that is a barbaric act of retaliation Gandhi said, an eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.

raja hindustani
May 4, 2013 11:03 am

By watching this episode, it is clear now that Indian & Pakistanis are genetically same.

johny
May 4, 2013 12:42 pm

@Zulfiqar : well, who started it in the first place ? Instead of giving us free guidance ask your Govt to protect the Indian prisoners. Count does not matter, do you think there will be no additional prisoners in future ? By the way latest news is India conducted the Autopsy of Sarabjith and his vital organs like stomach, kidney and gall bladder are found missing and we are being lectured to be humans here.

Jyotishman
May 4, 2013 1:25 pm

@Neo: it ws nt a joke dude..n no one is laughing too..grow up

DareDevil
May 4, 2013 4:52 pm

@G.A.: do not worry we will capture more and more and even we will take help from america' s drone

ram
May 4, 2013 10:46 pm

My sincere appologies to vicitims family as an Indian I am really ashamed of these acts

atis
May 3, 2013 5:50 am
Let us not be pseudo patriotic but analyse and look at the problems facing us like unemployment, price rise, attack on democratic institutions, corruptions, which are real problems gfaced by us in the subcontinent!
bhadur
May 3, 2013 6:02 am
Tit for Tat.
The Hindu
May 3, 2013 6:03 am
A Shameful act started in pakistan followed by shameful revenge....
Partha
May 3, 2013 5:54 am
err...nowhere it is written as hindu extremists in indian media... some indian criminals... by the way ..it is better to swap indians and pakistanis as we are not decent enuff to protect...
Jeeves
May 3, 2013 5:51 am
Very Sad. This tit-for-tat has to stop. The culprits should be punished.
Kulu
May 3, 2013 5:51 am
Its Very Good Step taken by Indian people
Ahmed
May 3, 2013 5:51 am
Here goes tit for tat. When will we learn to live in peace. Both families lost a father, a son, a husband, a brother. Both countries gained nothing. I feel sorry for the families of both victims of vicious enmity for which they are not responsible, but insanity due to greed, power, and propaganda.
Sad
May 3, 2013 5:58 am
a blunt indian response
Indian
May 3, 2013 5:59 am
I think its Shame on Indian government.Moron Indian government didn't prevent this from happening.
Sanjay
May 3, 2013 5:57 am
Very sad to see India and Pakistan doing this each other. What did these poor people do who are attacked and killed on both sides ?
amit
May 3, 2013 5:57 am
why call them hindu extremists? when even Indian media not said this
Zahid
May 3, 2013 5:56 am
Still want "Aman Ki Asha" with these animals?
Shyam
May 3, 2013 5:56 am
This is most unfortunate; in the name of "tit for tat" the barbaric culture of Pakistan is now spreading to Indian prisons too!
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