Over one Lakh Indians Sign Clemency Plea for Sarabhjit

For seeking clemency for Indian prisioner Sarabhjit Singh, over one lakh Indians, former test cricketers and chief justices of them, have signed a mercy petition addressed to President Asif Ali Zardari. Singh is on death row in a Pakistani prision.

Awais Sheikh, counsel for Sarabjit, said after returning from a recent visit to India that he had brought back the mercy petition with more than 1,00,000 signatures.

“The signatories include former test cricketer Kapil Dev, Delhi’s Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Syed Amin Hashmi of the Ajmer Sharif dargah, former Chief Justices RS Mongia and Rajindar Sachar, members of Indian human rights groups, Christian and Muslim bodies, doctors, engineers, lawyers, farmers and students,” Sheikh said.

He said that he would submit the petition to the Pakistani President and apprise him of the sentiments of the Indians in this regard.

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