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London Borough mayor to get Blair's help for Sarabjit
September 30, 2005 17:26 IST
Mayor of London Borough of Hounslow Darshan Grewal said on Friday that he will seek British Prime Minister Tony Blair's intervention for the release of Sarabjit Singh sentenced to death on charges of engineering bomb blasts in Pakistan.
"I have talked to Sarabjit's elder sister Dalbir Kaur and decided to apprise Prime Minister Tony Blair about it. I'll request his intervention by asking him to talk to the Pakistan government on the issue," the London Councilor told reporters in Jalandhar on Friday.
He has also "personally" requested the authorities in Pakistan to take the Sarabjit Singh case sympathetically as it "is a clear-cut case of mistaken identity." "I will also write to every Punjabi publication in Britain, Canada and other countries to apprise the governments about the issue and seek their intervention," Grewal, who was elected to the mayoral office in May 2005, said.
He hailed the Indian government's efforts for the release of Sarabjit issue, but lamented that the results were not very encouraging. "The Indian government should discuss the Sarabjit issue seriously with Pakistan to help him" he added.
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