Activist writes to PM over POW issue
Rajkot: A city-based human rights activist has dashed a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of 54 Indian Prisoners of War (POW) languishing
in Pakistani jails having not figured in the recently held talks between the two foreign ministers.
Concerned over the issue not figuring in the domain of talks, MK Paul, who has been working more than last three decades for the release of POWs, fishermen and citizens of India lodged in Pakistani jails, has written a letter to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh expressing displeasure.
"Keeping Indian soldiers illegally in Pakistani Jails is the biggest violation of human rights committed by the Pakistan government," Paul said in his letter.
Terming it "shameful", the activist said not a single word over the release of POWs was not discussed in the meeting between SM Krishna and Heena Rabbani Khar.
He also urged Dr Singh that kin of the POWs be given full salary according to their posts as they were neither retired nor died.