1971 POW’s wife observing “Karwa Chauth” for 45 years
It has been 45 years, Angrej Kaur is observing “ Karwa Chauth” even after the fact she has not seen her husband Surjit Singh who went missing during the Indo- Pak wae in 1971. Angrez Kaur believes that her husband will return one day. Surjit Singh was sepoy who is lodged in a Pakistan jail as a prisoner of war since 1971.
For all these days, Angrej Kaur and her son Amrik Singh continues to waffle between hope and despair. They always pray for better relations between India and Pakistan, hoping that it will help to release Surjit Singh.
The bitter relations between the two nations especially after the surgical strikes across the LOC have worsen the relations and has ruined the hopes of the family. They met Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj a few days ago.
“Sushma Swaraj has assured us all help in tracing my father. But we all have got after meeting the authorities is assurances that never bore any fruit in the last 45 years ,” said Amrik Singh.
“ My son was barely one year old when my husband was captured by Pakistan rangers during the 1971 war,” said Angrej Singh adding that they had also sought former Pakistan Minister Ansar Burney’s help in tracing Surjit Singh and his repatriation.