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Pakistan seeks transfer of attacked prisoner from India

Updated May 03, 2013 04:04pm


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Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah, an inmate of India's central Jammu jail, is shifted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Jammu on May 3, 2013, after being attacked by Indian inmates at the prison.
Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah, an inmate of India's central Jammu jail, is shifted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Jammu on May 3, 2013, after being attacked by Indian inmates at the prison.

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 03, 2013 11:13am

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 03, 2013 11:22am

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 03, 2013 11:22am

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 03, 2013 11:29am

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 03, 2013 11:30am

now what???

NS May 03, 2013 11:35am

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

Satyaprakash bansal May 03, 2013 11:35am

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

Pankaj May 03, 2013 11:35am

Does humanity still exists on either side of the fence?

pradeep May 03, 2013 11:36am


mahendra May 03, 2013 11:36am

newtons third law at work....

Sandy May 03, 2013 11:45am


Kabeer May 03, 2013 12:00pm

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 03, 2013 12:00pm

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

umair May 03, 2013 12:14pm

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

Mudassir Hussain May 03, 2013 12:15pm

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 03, 2013 12:16pm

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 03, 2013 12:18pm

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

Deb;India May 03, 2013 12:19pm

Man is just another animal.

Aht May 03, 2013 12:30pm

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 03, 2013 12:34pm

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

Omer May 03, 2013 12:42pm

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 03, 2013 12:51pm

so what ? big deal

Saik May 03, 2013 12:57pm

Tit for tat

Indian May 03, 2013 01:13pm

This seems to be India's answer to Pakistan

EC May 03, 2013 01:14pm

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 03, 2013 01:18pm

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 03, 2013 01:35pm

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 03, 2013 01:59pm

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

Rakesh Kotti May 03, 2013 02:01pm

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!


mahendra May 03, 2013 02:13pm

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 03, 2013 02:22pm

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 03, 2013 02:22pm

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

Akhil Paul May 03, 2013 02:26pm

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

S. Chakaraborty May 03, 2013 02:39pm

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 03, 2013 02:47pm

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 03, 2013 02:50pm

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 03, 2013 02:50pm

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

Meltar May 03, 2013 02:50pm

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 03, 2013 02:52pm

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

Atif May 03, 2013 02:56pm

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 03, 2013 02:59pm

This is unequivocally condemnable

Asif Kashmiri May 03, 2013 03:05pm

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 03, 2013 03:07pm

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

AH May 03, 2013 03:07pm

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 03, 2013 03:08pm

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 03, 2013 03:09pm

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

Muhammad Asif May 03, 2013 03:10pm

@AJ: you have always been.

Muhammad Asif May 03, 2013 03:10pm

@mahendra: this is the real indian face.

Sam May 03, 2013 03:20pm

IS this the solution?

nivit May 03, 2013 03:29pm

@Meltar: I agree

Ali May 03, 2013 03:29pm

@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 03, 2013 03:29pm

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

jay May 03, 2013 03:30pm


jay May 03, 2013 03:33pm

poor prisioners.....

Sonal May 03, 2013 03:38pm

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 03, 2013 03:46pm

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

Soldier May 03, 2013 03:50pm

@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 03, 2013 03:54pm

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

Kiran Kumar May 03, 2013 03:57pm

Score 1-1. Both the teams LOST !!

Kabir May 03, 2013 04:04pm

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 03, 2013 04:04pm

@jay: I hear you brother.

inamul May 03, 2013 04:08pm

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 03, 2013 04:10pm

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

DPD May 03, 2013 04:16pm

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

G.A. May 03, 2013 04:33pm

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 03, 2013 04:34pm

@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 03, 2013 04:36pm

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

rajesh May 03, 2013 04:37pm

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 03, 2013 04:45pm

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 03, 2013 04:46pm

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 03, 2013 04:49pm

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 03, 2013 04:52pm

@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 03, 2013 04:54pm

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

Divya May 03, 2013 04:59pm

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 03, 2013 05:05pm

@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 03, 2013 05:05pm

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 03, 2013 05:08pm

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

Ray May 03, 2013 05:12pm

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

iftikhar May 03, 2013 05:13pm

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

Ray May 03, 2013 05:14pm

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

K. Nandakumar May 03, 2013 05:17pm

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 03, 2013 05:24pm

@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 03, 2013 05:26pm

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

adi May 03, 2013 05:27pm

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

Jeewan May 03, 2013 05:28pm

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 03, 2013 05:30pm

@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 03, 2013 05:34pm

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 03, 2013 05:34pm

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

harsh May 03, 2013 05:37pm

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 03, 2013 05:44pm

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 03, 2013 05:45pm

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

Dinesh Pahwa May 03, 2013 05:48pm

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 03, 2013 05:50pm

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

Ayman May 03, 2013 05:54pm

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

Getalong May 03, 2013 05:56pm

Can't we just get along?

pakistan May 03, 2013 06:00pm

Pakistan and India act like kids....

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

Aslam May 03, 2013 06:03pm

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 03, 2013 06:04pm

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

concerned May 03, 2013 06:20pm

@rajesh: Well said Rajest.

...from Pakistan.

muhammad May 03, 2013 06:19pm

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

PAl May 03, 2013 06:21pm

@Maruti: Om Shanti

Neo May 03, 2013 06:20pm

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

concerned May 03, 2013 06:20pm

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

Indian May 03, 2013 06:23pm

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 03, 2013 06:22pm

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 03, 2013 06:26pm

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 03, 2013 06:27pm

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

khur May 03, 2013 06:27pm

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 03, 2013 06:27pm

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

raja hindustani May 03, 2013 06:29pm

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

hindustani May 03, 2013 06:35pm

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

Vanilla Creme May 03, 2013 06:36pm

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 03, 2013 06:36pm

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

niraj May 03, 2013 06:38pm

@Ayman: You asked the question, clown

Adwait May 03, 2013 06:41pm

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 03, 2013 06:43pm

@rajesh: You are not an Indian.

Astro May 03, 2013 06:45pm

@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 03, 2013 06:45pm

@Rakesh Kotti: You are not an Indian.

KKhan May 03, 2013 06:47pm

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

Astro May 03, 2013 06:49pm

@Satish: agree!

Khan May 03, 2013 06:51pm

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 03, 2013 06:51pm

@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 03, 2013 06:52pm

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

tsu May 03, 2013 06:55pm

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

tsu May 03, 2013 06:54pm

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

Sahil May 03, 2013 06:56pm

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 03, 2013 06:56pm

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 03, 2013 06:56pm

@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 03, 2013 07:01pm

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

raika45 May 03, 2013 07:01pm

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 03, 2013 07:04pm

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 03, 2013 07:06pm

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

Ammar May 03, 2013 07:10pm

@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 03, 2013 07:25pm

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 03, 2013 07:26pm

@Jyotishman: Not the whoel world but only the deserving

arvind May 03, 2013 07:27pm

@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 03, 2013 07:29pm

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

Mohammad Farooq May 03, 2013 07:29pm

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

JessiBhai May 03, 2013 07:29pm

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

Zack Khan May 03, 2013 07:32pm

@Meltar: I agree.

sushil verma May 03, 2013 07:34pm

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 03, 2013 07:35pm

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

Amit Jain May 03, 2013 07:36pm

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

Amit-Atlanta-USA May 03, 2013 07:38pm


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 03, 2013 07:38pm

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

gooch May 03, 2013 07:49pm

@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 03, 2013 07:59pm

@imtiaz: well said!!

vin May 03, 2013 07:58pm

@imtiaz: well said!!

AKG May 03, 2013 08:03pm

@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 03, 2013 08:22pm

Ok.. We are even now.

What's next?

Tariq Mehsud May 03, 2013 08:22pm

India a poverty laden hypocrisy.

Mahendra May 03, 2013 08:37pm

@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 03, 2013 08:39pm

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

Mahendra May 03, 2013 08:49pm

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 03, 2013 08:50pm

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 03, 2013 08:53pm

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

Deepak May 03, 2013 09:02pm

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 03, 2013 09:04pm

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 03, 2013 09:06pm

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 03, 2013 09:11pm

@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 03, 2013 09:16pm

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

viren May 03, 2013 09:22pm

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 03, 2013 09:24pm

Perfect retaliation !!!

s krish May 03, 2013 09:37pm

@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 03, 2013 09:38pm

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 03, 2013 09:41pm

@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 03, 2013 09:41pm

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

Zarrar May 03, 2013 09:56pm

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 03, 2013 10:03pm

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 03, 2013 10:09pm

@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 03, 2013 10:22pm

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 03, 2013 10:32pm

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 03, 2013 10:35pm

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 03, 2013 10:35pm

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 03, 2013 11:05pm

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 03, 2013 11:28pm

Would Jinnah have been able to tell us apart?

Kamal May 03, 2013 11:28pm

@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 03, 2013 11:29pm

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 03, 2013 11:52pm

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

sameer May 04, 2013 12:01am

@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 04, 2013 12:01am

@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 04, 2013 12:19am

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

Piyush Upadhyay May 04, 2013 12:21am

@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 04, 2013 12:30am

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 04, 2013 12:40am

What goes around comes around. Karma.

Harsh Vardhan May 04, 2013 12:56am

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

farhad May 04, 2013 01:11am

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

Ram Mittal May 04, 2013 01:35am

Does it heart Pakistan?

surin mohan May 04, 2013 01:38am

@Kulpreet Singh: they killed my brother

Ram Mittal May 04, 2013 01:41am

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

vijay May 04, 2013 02:08am

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

Marvin Shukla May 04, 2013 02:35am

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 04, 2013 02:43am

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

Suki May 04, 2013 03:48am

@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 04, 2013 04:38am

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 04, 2013 04:39am

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 04, 2013 05:15am

@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 04, 2013 05:29am

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 04, 2013 05:47am

@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 04, 2013 05:47am

@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 04, 2013 05:53am

@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 04, 2013 05:54am

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

sam May 04, 2013 05:55am

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

dave May 04, 2013 08:33am

@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 04, 2013 09:35am

@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 04, 2013 11:03am

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

johny May 04, 2013 12:42pm

@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 04, 2013 01:25pm

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

DareDevil May 04, 2013 04:52pm

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

ram May 04, 2013 10:46pm

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

atis May 03, 2013 05:50am
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 03, 2013 06:02am
Tit for Tat.
The Hindu May 03, 2013 06:03am
A Shameful act started in pakistan followed by shameful revenge....
Partha May 03, 2013 05:54am
err...nowhere it is written as hindu extremists in indian media... some indian criminals... by the way is better to swap indians and pakistanis as we are not decent enuff to protect...
Jeeves May 03, 2013 05:51am
Very Sad. This tit-for-tat has to stop. The culprits should be punished.
Kulu May 03, 2013 05:51am
Its Very Good Step taken by Indian people
Ahmed May 03, 2013 05:51am
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 03, 2013 05:58am
a blunt indian response
Indian May 03, 2013 05:59am
I think its Shame on Indian government.Moron Indian government didn't prevent this from happening.
Sanjay May 03, 2013 05:57am
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 03, 2013 05:57am
why call them hindu extremists? when even Indian media not said this
Zahid May 03, 2013 05:56am
Still want "Aman Ki Asha" with these animals?
Shyam May 03, 2013 05:56am
This is most unfortunate; in the name of "tit for tat" the barbaric culture of Pakistan is now spreading to Indian prisons too!