Three Pakistani minor boys were caught by BSF jawans on June 10 when they accidentally crossed over into India at Ajnala in Amritsar, Punjab.
The boys – Aamir (15), Nomin Ali (14) and Arshad (12) – were on a motorcycle and were actually heading to their relative’s place but not knowing the “area from which India began”, they mistakenly crossed over.
The three boys who accidentally crossed over into India. ANI
CP Meena, Commander of 70 BSF Battalion told ANI, “The three boys had come to meet their relatives and accidentally crossed over to our side as they did not know the area from which India began. Our guards caught them around 12:30 in the afternoon.”
BSF jawans taking the boys to hand them over to Pakistani authorities. ANI
What did the BSF do with the boys? They sent them back to Pakistan but loaded with gifts and chocolates.
“The soldiers, who caught us for crossing over, fed us well and took care of us,” Aamir said. Commander Meena said that the BSF had a meeting with Pakistani Wing Commander and handed the boys over. “They were children and clearly did not have any untoward intention. We gave them gifts and since it was Ramzan, they hadn’t eaten all day, so we gave them some chocolates as well.
“We wanted them to take back good memories of India,” Meena said.
It should be noted here that ever since the Pathankot terror attack, relations between India and Pakistan are not particularly good.
Yet BSF was instructed by the authorities to send the boys back. One wonders what Pakistan would have done if the boys were Indians and had mistakenly crossed over to that side.