Last week, Pakistan released Surjeet Singh, after having held him captive for 22 years. It was a great day of rejoicing in India. Surjeet Singh, whose photographs were being shown in the media, appeared a young man. When people met the man who was released, held on allegations of being a spy for India, they found a white-bearded man in a turban, who said that whilst he was held captive in Pakistan, he was treated with respect, given food and water regularly, allowed to exercise and walk around within the prison grounds. In fact, and this gives a very good impression of the Pakistani authorities observing conventions, according to Surjeet Singh, as India now awaits the release of another famous captive, Sarabjeet Singh, is that all foreign prisoners receive good treatment.
Indians were pleased to hear that, and Pakistanis should be justly proud of that fact.