Reactions to Sarabjit Singh's death

Thu May 2, 2013 3:05pm IST

1 of 2. Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of spying for India and sentenced to death in Pakistan, speaks with the media in New Delhi May 2, 2013.

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REUTERS - Sarabjit Singh, a prisoner convicted of spying for India, has died after being wounded by fellow inmates in a Pakistani jail. Here are some reactions from Twitter:

MANMOHAN SINGH, India's prime minister - May his soul be granted the peace that he could not enjoy in life. The nation shares his family's profound grief with them.

NARENDRA MODI, Gujarat chief minister - Centre is unable to give a strong answer to Pakistan's inhuman acts. Beheading of our soldiers & now Sarabjit's death are 2 recent examples.

KIRAN BEDI, former top woman police officer - Human Rights Council must b approached by us to investigate d fatal assault on Sarabjit Singh.Case of serious HRights violation

SYED AKBARUDDIN, official spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs - #India: Sarabjit's death is, put simply, the killing of our citizen while in the custody of #Pakistan jail authorities.

ARVIND KEJRIWAL, activist-turned-politician - Sarabjit dies. Leaves behind many questions.

SUSHMA SWARAJ, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha - It is a cold blooded murder. This is not the way civilized nations behave. #Sarabjit Singh

SHAHNAWAZ HUSSAIN, BJP spokesperson - Now is the time to show that we stand behind our citizens. As a first step #Sarabjit should be declared a Martyr.

SUHEL SETH, media personality - Deeply saddened by the news of Sarabjit Singh's passing on. Yet another sign of our Government's impotence and detatchment from citizens!

DILIP CHERIAN, image consultant and columnist - Govt fiddles ! Pak patients in droves saved daily in India's hospitals ! Sad inequity

(Compiled by David Lalmalsawma)

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