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Pakistan frees 55 Indian fishermen arrested for illegally fishing

08-15-2012 21:46 BJT

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Pakistan has released 55 Indian fishermen being held at a Karachi prison. The fishermen were arrested for allegedly fishing in the Pakistani waters. The release was a symbolic gesture made on India’s Independence Day.

The released prisoners boarded a bus to take them to the border, where they will be handed over to Indian authorities. Hundreds of fishermen are arrested by the Coast Guards of both India and Pakistan for violating the disputed maritime border.

In June, Pakistani authorities released 311 Indian fishermen who’d been detained for reportedly fishing illegally in Pakistan’s territorial waters.


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