Sarabjit’s sister fumes at Sharif invitation

Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in Pakistan last year after he was assaulted in a Lahore jail, has taken strong exception to the invitation given to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

Kaur, who had canvassed for the SAD-BJP combine in Punjab in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls said she now finds “no difference between a Dr Manmohan Singh-led government and Narendra Modi-led government”.

Kaur said she had been “disillusioned” with the new government after Nawaz Sharif was invited. “Has everything been avenged?… What is the guarantee that Pakistan will not backstab us again?” she asked.

Kaur said Modi should have addressed the concerns of the families of Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails before showing “bonhomie” to Pakistan. “The moment I heard the news about Sharif … I was shocked. My heart beat increased with anger,” she said.