Fifty-Nine Indian Fishermen Arrested in Pakistan

At least 59 Indian fishermen were arrested in Pakistan for poaching in the country’s waters.

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“Most of the arrested fishermen belonged to  Gujarat.” <i>Image used for representational purpose</i>. (Photo: Reuters)

At least 59 Indian fishermen were arrested in Pakistan for poaching in the country’s waters, the media reported on Friday.

The Indian fishermen were arrested by the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Thursday while they were fishing in the Pakistani limits of the Arabian Sea.
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Most of the arrested fishermen, he said, belonged to the Indian state of Gujarat.

The fresh arrest of Indian fishermen came days after the two countries released imprisoned fishermen.

On 6 March, Pakistan released 87 Indian fishermen and then only after two weeks, on 20 March, it freed 86 more, who left for Lahore by train in the afternoon, where they were handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border.

On 17 March, nine Pakistani fishermen were freed by India after they had spent 17 months in the Jamnagar jail in Gujarat.

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