Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In the month of September a 15 year boy named Nasir Sultan was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) of India.Nasir's crime was that he was from Pakistan and had crossed the Indian border illegally.
Subsequently he was put up in the juvenile jail at the Faridkot town in Punjab.The reason that propelled him to do the daring act was just a burning desire to see his favourite actor Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and also participate in a TV reality singing contest.
Saying that he will come back in the evening, he had left his house on the morning of Auguest 14. Only after he landed up in the Jail, he called his parents to inform them of his condition.
Soon Ansar Burney, a human rights activist of Pakistan came to India to seek the release of the teenager who got into a quagmire due to his obsession with the Indian film star and not because he committed any unforgivable offence.A petition was also filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh in November requesting to let Nasir return to his home.The young guy is a student of class 10 and is an inhabitant of a place named Dir in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.
After the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gave their clearance to release Nasir, he has been handed over to the concerned officials of Pakistan today morning at 11 a.m.
Posted by jhunkar at 11:42 AM