Fazilka (Punjab): Sarabjit Singh sister Dalbir Kaur, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, today joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Punjab BJP Kisan Morcha general secretary Gurwinder Singh said, “She joined the party in the presence of BJP MLA and Punjab Minister Surjit Jyani at a conference organised by the party’s Kisan Morcha here.”
Interestingly, during her struggle to get her brother out of jail, Kaur had grown close to the BJP even in 2005.
In April 2013, Sarabjit died following an attack on him by inmates of a Lahore prison.
He was convicted for terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court and sentenced to death in 1991. However, the government stayed his execution for an indefinite period in 2008.
On other hand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh could not attend the Kisan Morcha’s conference because of inclement weather.