KASHMIR SINGH

  • Pak minister's order may save Sarabjit Singh's life January 2, 2009

    Islamabad: Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan, might escape the gallows with the countrys law and justice ministry asking the interior ministry to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment. Law and Justice Minister Farooq H. Naek said on Friday his ministry has sent a note on...
  • Burney wrongly mentioned port of embarkation: Sources May 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Ansar Burney, the leading Pakistani human rights activist who fought for the release of Indian death row prisoners Kashmir Singh and Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, was on Friday night deported from Delhi back to Dubai, sources said. Burney, who was the Human Rights Minister in the interim government in...
  • ExPak minister Ansar Burney deported on arrival in India May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney was deported on arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. According to sources, Burney who was flying in to Delhi from Dubai was put on a flight back to Dubai upon instructions from the Union Home Ministry....
  • Burney to collect evidence for saving Sarabjit April 3, 2008

    Attari, Punjab: Pakistan's former minister Ansar Burney crossed over into India from Pakistan at the Wagah border Wednesday to collect "evidence of innocence" of Sarabjit Singh an Indian sentenced to death in Pakistan on terrorism charges. But that is not the only focus of his mission in India. Burney suggested...
  • Sri Prakash Jaiswal rules out prisoner swap with Pak March 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Sri Prakash Jaiswal said on Thursday that no Pakistani prisoner would be released in exchange for Sarabjit Singh. India had made an appeal to Pakistan to spare the life of Sarabjit Singh, who has been convicted for four bomb blasts in Lahore...
  • Kashmir Singh's saviour gives up on Sarabjit March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Minister for Human Rights Ansar Burney has drawn a clear distinction between Sarabjit Singh's case and that of Kashmir Singh who he recently helped return home after 35 years in a Pakistan jail. Burney said that Sarabjit has been convicted for bomb blasts and he (Burney) had...
  • Sarabjit may get reprieve if India releases prisoners March 17, 2008

    New Delhi: In less than two weeks Sarabjit Singh will hang, unless he wins a reprieve. Media reports quoting legal experts suggest that a reprieve even at this late stage is possible but it would require an appeal from the Indian Government if it is to have any effect on...
  • Dead Pak cricket fan had sensitive documents: India March 13, 2008

    Islamabad: A Pakistani who went to India to watch a cricket match in 2005 but was later arrested and died in an Indian prison was found with "sensitive documents" and was not tortured, Indian Government said on Thursday. Pakistan said on Wednesday that it had asked India to explain why...
  • Pak claims India tortured cricket fan, wants answer March 12, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan has asked India to explain why one of its nationals, who went to India to watch a cricket match in 2005, was arrested and later died in an Indian prison, a Foreign Office spokesman said on Wednesday. Khalid Mahmood, 30, died on February 12 but his family in...
  • Pakistan buries 'cricket fan' held in India March 12, 2008

    Islamabad: A Pakistani man, who had lost his passport in India while there to watch cricket in 2005, was buried on Tuesday a day after his body was sent home from India where he had been imprisoned as a spy, his brother said. Khalid Mahmood died in an Indian prison...
  • Kashmir Singh takes a uturn on spy issue March 9, 2008

    Chandigarh: When Kashmir Singh finally came to India on Monday after spending 35 years in a Pakistani jail, he probably thought he was leaving his past behind. But the man, who was arrested and sent to the death row for being an Indian spy, now has to answer a difficult question....
  • I spy, I spy not: Kashmir flipflops, Pak sees red March 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Kashmir Singh hit headlines for making a historic homecoming. But Singh who spent 35 years in a Pakistani jail on charges of espionage and was released by Pakistan on Monday has put the man responsible for his release in a tight spot. Pakistans Minister for Human Rights Ansar...
  • Yes, I was an Indian spy in Pak: Kashmir Singh March 7, 2008

    Chandigarh: Kashmir Singh, who was freed from Pakistani jail after 35 years, on Friday, has admitted that he was indeed an Indian spy and did his best to serve the country. He, however, deplored that successive governments at the Centre did nothing for his family. "After my arrest in 1974,...
  • Day of open skies and freedom for Kashmir Singh March 5, 2008

    Hoshiarpur: For the first time in 35 years, Kashmir Singh awoke a free man on Wednesday, free to live a life outside captivity and free to walk the streets of his hometown in Hoshiarpur. Since he left his village, the mud houses are now cement structures, the village road has...
  • Musharraf rejects Sarabjit Singh's mercy plea March 5, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly rejected the mercy plea of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh alias Manjit Singh, who was awarded death sentence by the Pakistan Supreme Court in 2006. Sarabjit was arrested in 1990 on the charges of espionage and terrorism and was first awarded death sentence by the...
  • Kashmir Singh arrives home, gets a hero's welcome March 5, 2008

    New Delhi: After spending 35 years in a Pakistani jail, Kashmir Singh is back with his family. Kashmir Singh reached his village to the sound of drumbeats. After a heros welcome, within hours of crossing the Wagah border, he decided to drive through his village where he lived to refresh his...
  • PoW families hopeful after Kashmir Singh's release March 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The release of Kashmir Singh has given a glimmer of hope to families of other Prisoners of War who had been captured in the 1971 IndoPak War. Not once in 37 years did Jasbir Singh believe that her husband, Major Kanwaljeet Singh, could be dead. Singh was captured by Pakistani...
  • Home at last, Kashmir speaks for Pak PoWs March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Freed Indian national Kashmir Singh who had spent 35 years on death row in Pakistani jails after being convicted of espionage on Tuesday crossed over from Wagah border into Indian soil. Kashmir will be questioned by Indian intelligence agencies now. A large media contingent gathered on the...
  • Call us home, Indian 'spy' in Pak jail tells Govt March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: As Kashmir Singh prepares to return home after 35 years in a Pakistani jail, another Indian national has written to the Chief Justice with an impassioned appeal that India must own up to "spies" like him who have been languishing in prisons across the border for decades. Gopal Dass,...
  • Pak releases Kashmir Singh, arrives today March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Kashmir Singh, a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab is a free man after 35 years in a Pakistani prison. Cameras jostled for space, waiting for a glimpse of the man who was on death row for 35 years. They had stationed outside Lahores Kot Lakhpat jail in anticipation...
  • Pak returns Kashmir to India, raises hopes March 4, 2008

    Jammu: Kashmir Singhs homecoming after languishing in a Pakistan jail for nearly 30 years has given hope to families of several Prisoners of War, believed to lodged in jails across Pakistan. Nirmal Kaur is one of them. Kaur is once again writing a petition to Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, demanding...
  • I'm grateful to Mr Burney: Kashmir Singh's wife March 4, 2008

    Amritsar: Indeed it has been a long wait of 35 years for Kashmir Singh to be finally freed. His family has seen the visuals of him being freed from the Lahore's Central Jail, the wait is now for the 11 a.m. meeting on Tuesday when he'll actually cross over from...
  • Wait ends: Freedom at night for Kashmir Singh March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: He languished in a jail in Pakistan for 35 years, forsaken by his country, almost forgotten by his family. However, on Monday evening, Kashmir Singh got a new lease of life after he was freed from Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. He will be reunited with his family at...
  • Kashmir will reach India on Tuesday: Pak minister March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: CNNIBN spoke to the caretaker Minister for Human Rights in Pakistan, Ansar Burni, who helped secure Kashmir Singh's freedom. He says Singh will be back home soon. ...
  • After 35 yrs, Pak prisoner free to return home March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: He has languished in a jail in Pakistan for 35 years, forsaken by his country, almost forgotten by his family. However on Monday evening, Kashmir Singh has a new lease of life and is a free man. Pakistani authorities finally released him from prison. Ever since the news broke...
  • Kashmir Singh to return to India on Tuesday March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Kashmir Singh, who has been languishing in a Pakistani jail for 35 years, is expected to be released on Monday but will be back to India only on Tuesday. Kashmir will be going to Nankana Saheb near Lahore after being released from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore where...
  • Pak frees one Indian, many still locked up March 1, 2008

    Chandigarh: Nangal Chouran village is preparing to welcome Kashmir Singh, the Indian prisoner who will come back home soon after spending 35 years in a jail in Pakistan. However, for every Kashmir Singh who manages to make the journey home, there are many like Harkishan Singh, whose families are still...
  • Hero's welcome awaits Kashmir Singh back home March 1, 2008

    Hoshiarpur (Punjab): After languishing in a Pakistan jail for over three decades, pardoned Indian national Kashmir Singh will return home in two days. The people of Nangal Chouran village are preparing to receive one of their own in true Punjabi style. It's no ordinary homecoming. On Thursday, Pakistan's President Pervez...
  • After 35 yrs in death cell, Indian man pardoned by Pak February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has pardoned Indian national Kashmir Singh over 35 years after he had been sent to death row after being charged with espionage by a military court in Lahore. President Musharraf signed the petition for the release of Kashmir Singh on Thursday. The Interior Ministry...