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Jalandhar15 minutes agoAuthor: Naman Tiwari

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The picture in the frame is of Mangal Singh. It was pulled in 1971. His wife Satya Devi beholding the same photo.

The story of 75-year-old Satya Devi’s struggle is an example for ordinary women. Her husband Mangal Singh was arrested by the Pakistani Army in 1971. At that time, Mars was just 27 years old. Satya had two sons in her lap. One was 3 and the other was 2 years old. Since then, Sathya has spent many decades waiting for her husband.

With children raised, the husband did not give up hope of waiting. Nearly eight years after sending dozens of letters to the Government of India, their efforts paid off. Now after 49 years, by sending a letter from the President’s Office, Satya has been informed about her husband’s being alive. It states that Mangal is lodged in Kot Lakhpat Jail in Pakistan. Efforts will be made to speed up his release by talking to the Pak government.

Son’s eyes filled with memories of father

Satya and his two sons have been looking for Mars for the past 49 years. Recalling his father, retired army trooper Daljit Singh, who lives in Darauli Khurd, spoke to Bhaskar when tears spilled from his eyes.

He told, ‘The thing is of 1971, when his father was transferred to Kolkata for the post of Lance Naik in Ranchi. Suddenly, duty started on the Bangladesh front. One day in 1971 a telegram came from the army that a boat carrying soldiers in Bangladesh sank and all the soldiers including Mangal Singh were killed. Then in 1972, Mangal Singh on Rawalpindi radio gave a message that he is fine. He was looking forward to his return from then onwards. At that time we pressed for release but could not get any help.

But the determination of Satya Devi showed the light of Mangal Singh coming back to India. Satyadevi told that before this many governments went and many came, but there was no help. It is said now that there is hope that the husband will be released.

Daljit told that father Mangal Singh Kot is lodged in Lakhpat Jail, when I was only three years old. In September 2012, there was a news in Bhaskar that 83 soldiers are lodged in Pakistan jail and Mangal Singh is also one of them. After this Satya Devi started the process of writing letters and now in December 2020, these efforts have got the answer.

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