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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ashok Kumar a Pakistani Hindu of Samjhauta blast victims await relief, India

By PHP Staff
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
(Photo : 2007 A police officer looks at a burnt compartment of Samjhauta Express at Dewana,India)

NEW DELHI : The families of 16 people who could not be identified, even four years after the Samjhauta Express blast on February 18, 2007, have now asked the Indian and the Pakistani governments to rise above politics and compensate them.

"We have filed RTIs with the Northern Railway, which said 16 bodies are still unidentified. The Haryana police say relatives of these 16 people cannot make a claim before the railway tribunal until the DNA tests prove their identity. A separate RTI query to the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, reveals that all 63 bone and tissue samples sent by cops have been examined. Will these poor people never receive the Rs 10-lakh compensation," asks Ashok Randhwa, president of the South Asian Forum For People Against Terror.

It was this 23-year-old web designer's maiden visit to the country he had heard so much about from his uncle Ramesh Kumar (43), a dry-fruits merchant at Sialkot in Pakistan. Two years since that first visit, Ashok Kumar regularly comes to India with the hope that the innumerable surgeries by doctors here can finally fix his fingers again.

The duo is presently putting up at a relative's house in Tughlaqabad. "Neighbours here have been asking me how it feels to be a Hindu staying in Pakistan. I tell them that there are more than 120 Hindu families at Sialkot," Ramesh said

NOTE : If anyone has contact information of Ramesh Kumar a Tughlaqabad (Delhi/India) based who is relative of Ashok Kumar a Hindu resident of Sialkot (Punjab) in Pakistan. Please write us at

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