With the ever increasing tension at the border and both the government and the Army keeping, a strict watch on every movement, this story of sending a Pakistani boy back home is like a cool breeze in a hot summer afternoon.
On Monday, the BSF handed a 12-year-old boy back to Pakistan authorities after he accidentally crossed to the Indian side to quench his thirst for water. Authorities have recognised him as Mohammad Tanveer, and he was caught by the Force on Sunday evening at the Dona Tely Mal border post in Punjab. They said he “inadvertently” crossed the International Border (IB) and came over to the Indian side looking for a tube well to drink water from. Officials said that the BSF took care of the boy and kept him overnight at the camp before handing him back on Monday morning so that he could return to his village Dhari in the Kasur district of Pakistan.