Pak army tortured me, damaged my eye: Hamid tells Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi : Hamid Nehal Ansari, who returned India on Tuesday from Pakistan, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and explained his traumas he had to go through while his stay inside the Pakistan jail.
According to a report by The Indian Express, he said that Pakistan's intelligence agencies tortured him brutally and even damaged his left eye.
Hamid met Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday with his family by his side; he claimed that he was given medical treatment for his eye in Pakistan before sending him back in India.
Regretting his decision to leave his aged parents, Ansari told Swaraj that he wanted to rebuild his life, get a job and possibly get married. “The meeting was very emotional, and the mother was very thankful to the Minister,” sources said.
In a video clip of the meeting released by the Ministry of External Affairs, Ansari’s mother Fauzia is heard telling Swaraj: “Mera Bharat mahan, meri madam mahan, sab madam ne hi kiya hai (My India is great, my madam is great. Madam did everything).”
Mumbai-based Hamid Ansari had allegedly entered Pakistan on November 12, 2012, from Afghanistan to meet a woman whom he had befriended on social media.
Ansari’s jail term ended on December 15, and he was repatriated after the Peshawar High Court Thursday gave the Pakistan government a month’s deadline to complete the process.