Six years on, no clue about 17 ‘mentally unsound’ Indians languishing in Pak. jails
The group contains 4 ladies.
Six years after Pakistan conveyed to India about 17 “mentally unsound” Indians languishing in jails in that nation, efforts to verify their identification haven’t yielded any end result regardless of the Ministry of Home Affairs placing up their pictures on its official web site and in search of help from most people in addition to States and UTs.
They have accomplished their sentences however as a consequence of non-confirmation of their nationality they may not be repatriated to India, an official stated.
Among the 17 prisoners in Pakistan who’re believed to be Indians, 4 are ladies and have been named Gullu Jan, Ajmeera, Naqaya and Hasina by Pakistani authorities.
The others are Sonu Singh, Surinder Mahto, Prahalad Singh, Silrof Salim, Birju, Raju, Bipla, Rupi Pal, Panwasi Lal, Raju Mahouli, Shyam Sunder, Ramesh and Raju Rai.
The MHA has stated anybody who can determine these 17 individuals ought to give info to the Under (*17*) (Foreigners) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Home Department of State Governments or Union Territory (UT) administration involved or respective Director General of Police or Inspector General of Police or Commissioner of Police.
“Photographs of 17 mentally unsound persons, believed to be Indian nationals, who are lodged in jails in Pakistan, are attached. These persons have not been able to disclose any other particulars about them including the names of their parents or relatives, address in India, etc. due to their mentally unsound condition,” the MHA notification stated.
In 2015, Pakistan had conveyed to India about these 17 Indians lodged in their jails and stated they’ve accomplished their jail phrases in that nation however they can’t be despatched again house as they’re unable to recall their whereabouts since they’re “mentally unsound”.
As Pakistan didn’t get particulars of their background, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was then given particular consular entry to those prisoners hoping to make breakthroughs.
The Indian High Commission in Islamabad had despatched the images of all these 17 prisoners to the Ministry of External Affairs to hint their members of the family.
The MEA subsequently forwarded the images to the MHA to assist determine their households and houses in India.
“Since then we have put their photos on the MHA website but so far no clue has been received from anyone. We have shared their photos with the States and UTs but no information has been received from them,” a Home Ministry official stated.
Many of them appear to be previous in the images offered by Pakistan. The prisoners couldn’t disclose some other particulars through the consular entry in 2015.
There are Indian and Pakistani prisoners in one another’s jails and the 2 nations share the checklist of their inmates twice yearly.
Despite tensions in bilateral relations, the 2 nations have been exchanging the lists of prisoners with none break over the years.
India-Pakistan relations deteriorated after Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad focused a CRPF bus on February 14, 2019 at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir killing 40 jawans.
Days later, Indian Air Force fighter jets bombed a terrorist prepare camp deep inside Pakistan.
Relations additional nose-dived after Pakistan objected to India abrogating Article 370, which gave particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.