Twenty fishermen from Gujarat, who were captured by means of Pakistan up to now within the prime seas, have been reunited with their households as they reached the coastal the town of Veraval in Gir Somnath district on Thursday following their free up by means of the neighbouring nation, officers mentioned. Whilst 19 fishermen belonged to other portions of Gir Somnath district, one is from neighbouring Porbandar district, mentioned Superintendent of Fisheries, Veraval, Ok M Sikotaria.
It was once an emotional reunion for the fishermen as they met their family members after spending a number of years at the back of bars in Pakistan. “Following their free up from Pakistan, fisheries officers from the state gained 20 fishermen at Attari border on November 15 and taken them to Vadodara by means of educate. Thereafter, they have been introduced right here by means of highway. The fishermen have been then passed over to their members of the family after verification,” Sikotaria informed journalists.
However just about 580 fishermen from Gujarat and 1,148 fishing boats are nonetheless within the custody of Pakistani government, he added. Fisherman Babu Karshan of Nava Bandar, who spent 5 years within the prison within the neighbouring nation, mentioned, “I used to be some of the seven fishermen captured in 2017 by means of Pakistan. Whilst six others have been launched some years again, I were given caught on account of some technical factor associated with my passport. After relentless efforts by means of my relations, I’m after all a unfastened guy as of late.” Some other fishermen, Ravi Vadher, mentioned Indian fishermen got anti-coronavirus vaccine doses within the prison and the vaccination certificate have been additionally given by means of Pakistani government. “I spent nearly 4 years there. I gained two vaccine photographs within the prison. Even supposing we’re out, just about 580 fishermen are nonetheless languishing in jails in that nation. A few of them are very vulnerable or even at the verge of demise. I encourage the federal government to expedite their free up, as it takes 5 to 6 months to deliver a useless frame right here,” Vadher mentioned.
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