Aaghaz-e-Dosti wrote to Pakistan High Commission to request for photograph of mentally-ill Indian Fisherman
The High Commissioner of Pakistan,
Pakistan High Commission,
New Delhi 110021
29th September 2015
Subject: Request to arrange for the photograph of mentally ill fisherman
We are writing this letter to you as an appeal to request you to kindly intervene and arrange details of an Indian fisherman who is mentally ill and in a jail in Pakistan.
With reference to the news published (as per official statements of local administration of Porbandar district) in Gujrat Samachar (Gujrati language newspaper) dated 24th Sep 2015 (News cutting attached), that as per information received by Indian High Commission, Islamabad regarding mentally ill fishermen, one of the persons whose name is Ramesh and who belongs from Porbandar was also in list.
As, this information could reach to Porbandar administration, this news was published in the hope that his family may contact him. But as you know, there will be difficulties in identifying of family.
As, we have been approached by local fishermen of Porbandar in this regard, to make efforts to get more details including photograph of this fishermen and as we are already involved in fishermen issues, we think it right to approach you in this regard.
This fisherman has been identified as Ramesh and was caught in Pakistan in the year 2013. We at Aaghaz-e-Dosti, request you to kindly help this fisherman by providing his photograph and other available details. These details and photograph can be provided to Porbandar administration directly or through Indian High Commission, Islamabad or through us.
Fishermen are one of the most vulnerable communities affected in Indo-Pak conflict. We hope that our request will be considered on humane ground and your action may help in unifying a family that is separated since last two years.
(Founder of Mission Bhartiyam, Aaghaz-e-Dosti)
On behalf of Aaghaz-e-Dosti Team (India & Pakistan):
Devika Mittal (Convener from India), Madhulika Narasimhan (Delhi), Madhuri (Delhi), Arvind Kumar Lodhi (Delhi), Madhavi Bansal (Bangalore), Amrita Middey (Kolkata), Shruti Arora (Meerut), Ali Abbas (Hyderabad, India), Ilma Iqbal (Lucknow), Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere (Gujarat), Prashant Nautiyal (Dehradun), Aliya Harir (Convener from Pakistan), Imrana Qasim (Islamabad), Shakeel Ahmed Shah (Islamabad), Syed Zeeshan Ali Shah (Islamabad), Saba Khalid (Islamabad), Suraiya Islam (Karachi) and Abdur Rauf Yousafzai (Peshawar)
Copy to: Indian High Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan