Call for Action** Reopen the file of. Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee (SS 54) and release him

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Sushmita Banerjee states this petition to the Government of India On 20thApril1997,Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee of 7/8 GR was taken prisoner by Pakistani forces in Bhuj Gujarat on 20thApril,1997, while on a routine patrolling mission.

Witness accounts and intelligence evidence indicates that on the 28th of April 1997 Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee was taken to an interrogation Cell based on the skirts of Hyderabad/Karachi.  

The Indian Government formally contacted the Government of Pakistan in relation to the capture of Captain Sanjeet Bhattacharjee. The Pakistani authorities failed to acknowledge the capture of  Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee and thereafter failed to take any action whatsoever.

In 2002, the Indian Government was quick to declare Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee dead though no efforts were made to locate the missing officer. The Indian Government then proceeded to close the file of Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee. The failure by the successive Indian Governments to confront the Pakistani authorities and forcing them to account for illegal detention of Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee  is a gross dereliction of duty which allows the Pakistani authorities to continue to breach international laws and human rights without impunity.

Please sign this petition so that with your support the Govenment is forced to reopen the file and secure immediate release of Capt Sanjeet Bhattacharjee.

Sushmita Banerjee