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Over 160 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan

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Over 160 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan
Over 160 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan

NEW DELHI, August 4, 2015: A senior official said more than 160 fishermen reached India in the little hours of Tuesday after being released by Pakistan as part of a goodwill sign.
On condition of anonymity he said,”The fishermen crossed over to India through land border at Wagah near Amritsar town in the northern state of Punjab. They were lodged in two different jails across Pakistan and Pakistan released them during the weekend.”
The official said,”three minors were part of the group of fishermen, who had been taken into custody by Pakistan for roving into its territorial waters while on fishing trip. .
As part of an understanding reached between the two countries during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia recently,the Indian fishermen were freed.
Fishermen who entered into each other’s territorial waters during fishing trips in high seas are often released by India and Pakistan from jails.

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