Jan 5, 2017

Pakistan releases 219 more Indian fishermen from jail as ‘goodwill gesture’



An Indian fisherman stands in a prison van on his arrival at the railway station in Karachi, after his release from prison. (AFP Photo)

Pakistan on Thursday released 219 Indian fishermen who had allegedly strayed into its waters. Despite a thaw in bilateral ties, Pakistan has now released 439 Indian fishermen as a “goodwill gesture” in the last 10 days.  
The 219 fishermen were freed from Malir jail on instructions from the interior ministry as a goodwill gesture, jail superintendent Hasan Sehto said.
Indian fisherman display their travel documents at the railway station in Karachi. (AFP Photo)
This is the second batch of Indian fishermen released from Pakistan jails since relations between the two countries became tense after the September terror attack on an Indian Army base in Uri for which India has blamed Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed organisation.

On December 25, the Pakistan government had freed 220 Indian fishermen who were in jail for more than a year as goodwill gesture after Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday.

Sehto said the Indian fishermen who were released on Thursday will be handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border.

A Pakistani policeman takes a ‘selfie’ with Indian fishermen at the railway station in Karachi. (AFP Photo)

He said that around 110 more Indian fishermen remain in Landhi jail in Karachi.

Last March, the Pakistan government had released 87 Indian fishermen who had been languishing in jail in Karachi for the last two and half years.

Pakistan and India frequently arrest each others’ fishermen for violating the territorial boundary.

Poor fishermen from both countries routinely find themselves arrested for illegal fishing as there is no clear demarcation of the boundaries between the two countries in the Arabian sea near Sir Creek and lack of technology has made life difficult for the fishermen of both countries.

Last Friday, Pakistan maritime security agency arrested 66 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters.

Indian fishermen wave from the train at the railway station in Karachi after their release from prison. (AFP Photo)

Fishermen from both countries end up languishing in jails for years even after serving their sentences and their only hope of getting released is through ‘goodwill’ steps.
Source - Hindustan Times

 

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