India releases four Pakistani prisoners

Indian authorities released four Pakistani prisoners following an announcement by Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram.


Express June 30, 2010

LAHORE: Indian authorities released four Pakistani prisoners as a good will gesture following an announcement by Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The prisoners were handed over to Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday (today) at the Wahga Border.

All four belong to a Hindu community in interior Sindh. They were arrested for crossing into India through the Sindh border without documents. One of them was arrested in 2001 while the other three were arrested in 2008.

Chidambaram had announced the release of these prisoners during his visit to Pakistan at the Saarc ministerial conference.

Pakistan had already released 25 Indians jailed in Pakistan as a good will gesture.

COMMENTS (1)

M. Salim | 11 years ago | Reply good move but it would be magnanimous gesture by both countries to release all "prisoners" unconditionally - the trauma and sufferings are uncalled for
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