Repatriate 100 Indian fishermen whose sentence is over: Pakistan's Court

As per reports from civil society groups, Supreme Court of Pakistan has agreed to release 100 Indian fisher-people whose sentence is over. It is indeed a landmark judgment from Pakistan and Indian judiciary is encouraged to reciprocate this gesture of at least, releasing those Pakistani fisher-people and other citizens whose sentence is over. Earlier there were reports that the Pakistan's Supreme Court had informed 454 Indian fishermen (out of total 582 currently detained) have completed their sentences in Pakistani jails, should be repatriated. Read more


Pakistani ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier told Supreme Court that four hundred and fifty four (454) Indian fishermen (out of total 582 currently detained) have completed their sentences and that they have been verified to be Indian nationals by the Indian high commission in Pakistan. Foreign Affairs has recommended to the Interior ministry to expedite their repatriation to India. Thankfully the milestone was set when the Supreme Court allowed 100 Indian people who have finished their jail term to be repatriated and released.

India should reciprocate this gesture, which is long over-due for those Pakistani people in Indian jails whose jail-term is over - we must release them and repatriate them, said Indian activists.

Bobby Ramakant - CNS

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