Sushma Swaraj Assures Help To The Youth Locked In Pak Jail For Four Years

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2:43 pm 12 Aug, 2016

External affairs ministry on August 11 said that they would look into the case of Indian prisoner Hamid Nehal Ansari, who is locked in Pakistan prison for past four years.



External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj with prisoner Hamid Ansari’s family. Indian Express

Ansari was jailed back in 2012 when he allegedly crossed into Pakistan illegally from Afghanistan.

Since his arrest, Ansari has been attacked at least thrice by inmates in Peshawar jail and his family had been pleading the government to take some action.



Hamid Nehal Ansari. NDTV

Looking into the case, External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met the Ansari’s family on August 11 and assured them of all possible help that India can provide.


Meanwhile, Vikas Swarup is said to have taken up the matter with the Pakistani authorities and requested for Ansari’s release:



After meeting Swaraj, Ansari’s family expressed hope that the government will find some ways to bring their son back home safely.



Swaraj last week had also directed the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access for Ansari.


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