associate sponsors


India-Pakistan relations: Islamabad court orders release of 350 Indian fishermen

Islamabad: A court in Islamabad on Wednesday ordered the release of 350 Indian fishermen, who were jailed for illegal fishing, IANS said.

PPakistan has ordered the release of 350 Indian fishermen. PTI

Pakistan has ordered the release of 350 Indian fishermen. PTI

According to the news agency, Judicial Magistrate Malir Salman Amjid Siddiqui in his order told the Interior Ministry to release the fishermen at the earliest.

The judge in his order said the eight months spent in a Pakistani jail by the fishermen has been considered their punishment.

The fishermen from both the countries routinely find themselves arrested for illegal fishing as there is no clear boundary between India and Pakistan in the Arabian sea.

The decision has come as a surprise especially since fishermen from both countries often have to face the brunt of animosity between the neighbouring countries.

India-Pakistan relations have hit a rather tumultuous road after militants led a series of co-ordinated attacks inside Indian borders, and with the Indian Army taking a retaliatory stand with cross-border strikes.

The latest thorn between the two neighbouring countries has been the death sentence awarded to former Indian naval soldier Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court. While Pakistan claimed that it arrested Jadhav while operating inside Pakistan, India has maintained the Jadhav was kidnapped and brought inside Pakistan.

India recently moved the International Court of Justice against the death sentence and managed to convince the world court to tell Pakistan to put on hold Jadhav's execution until the matter is being discussed at the court.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: May 24, 2017 19:14 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See

{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}