New Delhi: The 11-day protest demanding release of death sentence awardee-prisoner Sarabjit Singh who has been in the Pakistan jail for over 21 years, entered the third day on Sunday.

All India Youth Foundation, which is supporting the protest, has launched a signature campaign to highlight the issue and raise public support. It will be later submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the protest is over on November 21.

Meanwhile, Sarabjit’s family is leaving no stone unturned to achieve success in their over 21-years-old fight.  His sister Dalveer Kaur has been knocking on doors of politicians from across parties to gain their support for her brother’s release.

On Saturday, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supremo Ram Vilas Paswan visited Jantar Mantar to express his solidarity to the cause.

Moreover, he also urged the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to take concrete steps in this regard.

Demanding support from anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and his team, Kaur expressed hope that the protest will gain momentum if the Gandhian highlighted the issue.

“We have been fighting for my brother’s release for over 21 years. But nothing happened from the part of the government, I requested the Prime Minister and the government to kindly take some concrete step for his release,” she urged.

“All the volunteers will hold demonstrations to generate public support for Sarabjit’s release. Now this movement has gained support of youths of India,” said Virender Singh, president of the All India Youth Foundation.

However, the government has not established any form of negotiation with Sarabjit’s family but the movement is gaining momentum as it is likely to muster support from more political parties in the coming days.

The protest has already caught the attention of singer Shamsher Mehndi and Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Prakash Javedkar.

JPN/Bureau