India releases eight Pakistani prisoners at Wagah check postMarch 8th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin
Wagah, Mar 8 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday handed over eight Pakistani prisoners to the Pakistani Rangers at the Wagah joint check post.
Seven of the Pakistani prisoners were fishermen and were arrested by the Indian maritime force on charges on inadvertent crossing into Indian territory. One prisoner named Sikender Khan was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir.The prisoners were released after completion of their jail term.
Before crossing into their home country, the prisoners appealed to the governments of India and Pakistan to release those who have been languishing in various jails of both countries.Three years ago India and Pakistan constituted a joint judicial committee to look into the issue of prisoners from two countries.
However a considerable number of Indian and Pakistani prisoners are waiting for their release even after the completion of their jail terms. (ANI)
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