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Prisoners of Poor Policies: India, Pakistan – Fishermen… Arrest, release, repeat

Prisoners of Poor Policies: India, Pakistan – Fishermen… Arrest, release, repeat

Pakistan’s repatriation of hundreds of arrested Indian fishermen raises hopes that India will reciprocate. But unless the two governments change their policies, the vicious cycle will continue...
Indian citizens demand release of Pakistani prisoners in Indian prisons

Indian citizens demand release of Pakistani prisoners in Indian prisons

News Desk Adds: Prominent Indian citizens on Aug 30 sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, copied to Home Minister P Chidambaram and Minister for External Affairs Mr. S M Krishna, urging a...
100 Indian fishermen freed from Malir jail

100 Indian fishermen freed from Malir jail

By Jan Khaskheli Karachi: A hundred Indian fishermen, including two minor children, were released from Malir Jail, Karachi, on Monday. The released fishermen will travel to Lahore on two buses...
Hope for detained fishermen

Hope for detained fishermen

The eve of the anniversary of Pakistan and India’s Independence Day that citizens of both countries jointly celebrate each year brought hope for detained Indian fishermen in Pakistan. On Aug...
Fishermen’s arrests: A story of pain and hunger

Fishermen’s arrests: A story of pain and hunger

By Sheher Bano Three months ago, Pakistan and India agreed that their border forces would release within 24 hours all fishermen from the other country arrested while fishing on the wrong side of the...
Joint Indo-Pak moot calls for addressing held fishermen’s issue

Joint Indo-Pak moot calls for addressing held fishermen’s issue

Karachi: Fisherfolk activists from both India and Pakistan along with members of India-Pakistan Joint Judicial Committee on Prisoners and members of various civil society organizations met in New...
Indian lawyers campaign for Pak boy release Sunday, 28 March 2010

Indian lawyers campaign for Pak boy release Sunday, 28 March 2010

By Asit Jolly CHANDIGARH, March 28: Protesting the “innocence” of a 16-year-old Pakistani boy who was labelled a fidayeen and jailed in Amritsar in January, a Chandigarh-based...
A real life Ramchand Pakistani?

A real life Ramchand Pakistani?

The involvement of activists and sympathetic journalists may help save a 13-year old runaway from Lahore from spending years in an Indian prison There are echoes of Mehreen Jabbar’s...