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India, Pakistan prisoners released, repatriated ahead of Independence Day

India, Pakistan prisoners released, repatriated ahead of Independence Day

On Tuesday, August 7, India released 14 Pakistani fishermen who had been captured in India’s territorial waters around three years ago. On Sunday, Pakistan released 30 Indian prisoners, including...
South Asians in Canada turn out for Afridi and a good cause

South Asians in Canada turn out for Afridi and a good cause

“For me there’s no greater religion than humanity,” stated cricket hero Shahid Afridi, speaking at a fundraising dinner gala in Canada to support the Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital in...
Pakistan hands over two fishermen to India

Pakistan hands over two fishermen to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday handed over two Indian prisoners to Indian authorities at Wagha Border. The prisoners who are fishermen have been handed over to India as a good will gesture, said press...
India, Pakistan to revive joint judicial panel on prisoners, fishermen

India, Pakistan to revive joint judicial panel on prisoners, fishermen

Pakistan has responded positively to India’s proposal to revive a mechanism of a joint judicial panel which looks into humanitarian issues of fishermen and prisoners in each other’s...
A Dastango who left the stage too soon

A Dastango who left the stage too soon

Ankit Chadha (1987-2018) The young man with smiling eyes who I had met in Lahore in October 2013 has left everyone who knew him teary-eyed. When I read on the social media about the death of the...
Pakistan-returned Jitendra gets a hero’s welcome

Pakistan-returned Jitendra gets a hero’s welcome

BHIOPAL: Jitendra Arjunwar got a hero’s welcome in Seoni district after his return from a Karachi jail. He reached Seoni on Sunday where he was given a warm welcome by residents who had...
5 yrs on, MP’s runaway lad to return from Pakistan this week

5 yrs on, MP’s runaway lad to return from Pakistan this week

BHOPAL: Almost five years after a minor from Madhya Pradesh was arrested and convicted for crossing over to Pakistan, Islamabad has decided to repatriate him on May 4. Jitendra Arjunwar, now 22, a...
Indian theatre activists term Pakistan’s Madeeha Gauhar’s passing an irreparable loss

Indian theatre activists term Pakistan’s Madeeha Gauhar’s passing an irreparable loss

By Neel Kamal BATHINDA: Renowned Pakistani playwright and peace activist Madeeha Gauhar died after a prolonged battle with cancer in Lahore on April. She was 62. Known for her commitment to theatre...
Prisoner repatriation: Include forgotten POWs​

Prisoner repatriation: Include forgotten POWs​

It is good news that India and Pakistan plan to repatriate prisoners from each other’s countries. Those being considered for this leniency are civilians — minors, women,...
Invisible casualties of tensions and red tape

Invisible casualties of tensions and red tape

Jitendra Arjunwara case update April 2, 1018: Superintendent of Police in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday told Indian journalist and peace activist Jatin Desai that police have now verified Jitendra...