- Held in Pakistan
- Denied access to Indian Consular Services
- Unlawfully held for further 11 years..
NyayaUK secured release – October 2012
Mr Bhavesh Parmar was released by the Pakistani authorities on Thursday 25th of October 2012. Mr Bhavesh Parmar united with his mother Mrs Hansa Parmar after 7 years of being unlawfully detained in Kot Lakphat Prison Lahore in Pakistan.
Facts of case:
Mr Bhavesh Kantilal Parmar and Indian national aged 32 from Mumbai is an architect by profession.
In 2005 Mr Parmar’s father passed away following. Mr Parmar who is prone to depression and had difficulties in coming to terms with his father’s death. It is my understanding that shortly after his father’s death, Mr Bhavesh Parmar boarded a train to Amritsar in the north of India. It is unclear how Mr Parmar then managed to board the high security ‘Samjhauta Express’ train to Pakistan where he was detained for failing to provide documents and then ended up in Kot Lakphat Prison, Lahore in Pakistan where he continues to remain to date.
The Pakistani authorities have repeatedly failed to clarify the reason for Mr Parmar’s arrest and or explain their failure to release to him. Accordingly Mr Parmar’sdetentionis unlawful. Further there are concerns about the state of Mr Parmar’s mental health which remains undiagonised and untreated in prison. Under international law, this amounts to torture.
Mr Parmar’s mother Mrs Hansa Parmar was formally informed that her son was in Kot Lakphat Prison in 2009 – some 4 years after hisdisappearanceand without knowledge of what had happened to her son in the intervening period.
Mr Parmar’s case has been reported the matter to the international human rights agencies, and invited both the Indian and Pakistan authorities have asked to secure the release and return of Mr Parmar to his mother in India. There is no valid or justifiable grounds for his detention.
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