101 Indian fishermen return home from Pak through Wagah land routeBy ANI
Sunday, September 5, 2010
WAGAH - One hundred one Indian fishermen crossed into India through the Wagah- Attari land route on Sunday after being released by the Pakistan maritime force and rangers.
The Pakistani Rangers handed the fishermen over to Border Security Force (BSF) officials.
Pakistan has already released about 200 Indian fishermen in two batches. A Pakistan court has ordered the release of over 450 Indian fishermen from various Pakistani jails as they have completed their jail terms. Most of these fishermen belong to Gujarat.
The fishermen said that sometimes a delay in verification caused postponement of their release from Pakistani jails.
The fishermen urged the Inidan and Pakistan governments to release their collogues who had unintentionally crossed the border on either side.
The fourth batch of Indian fishermen is expected to reach India on September 7. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)