Kopar Khairane
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The Indian government reports that Pakistan has returned 508 Indian captives during the last three years

<p>The number of Indian inmates who have been returned to India from Pakistan in the three years between 2020 and 2023 is as high as 508, whereas the number of Pakistani prisoners that have been returned to India during same time span is 143.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-125305″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-the-indian-government-reports-that-pakistan-has-returned-508-indian-captives-during-the-last-three-years-download-2023-08-13t181419.807-11zon.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com the indian government reports that pakistan has returned 508 indian captives during the last three years download 2023 08 13t181419.807 11zon” width=”1131″ height=”769″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-the-indian-government-reports-that-pakistan-has-returned-508-indian-captives-during-the-last-three-years-download-2023-08-13t181419.807-11zon.jpg 272w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-the-indian-government-reports-that-pakistan-has-returned-508-indian-captives-during-the-last-three-years-download-2023-08-13t181419.807-11zon-220×150.jpg 220w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-the-indian-government-reports-that-pakistan-has-returned-508-indian-captives-during-the-last-three-years-download-2023-08-13t181419.807-11zon-150×102.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1131px) 100vw, 1131px” title=”The Indian government reports that Pakistan has returned 508 Indian captives during the last three years 3″></p>
<p>In accordance with the list of detainees that was swapped between the two nations on July 1st, 266 Indian fisherman and 42 civilian inmates are now being held in Pakistani custody, as stated by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Despite the fact that there are now 343 Pakistani citizens and 74 fishermen being held in Indian custody.</p>
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<p>The ‘Agreement on Consular Access’ between India and Pakistan was signed on May 21, 2008, and as part of that agreement, on January 1 and July 1 of each year, names of prisoners from each nation who are being held in the prisons of the other country are exchanged.</p>
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<p>According to the information provided by sources, the administration has made a request for the immediate release of civilian detainees as well as the return of fishermen and their boats from Pakistan’s custody.</p>
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<p>The sources from the ministry of foreign affairs further told that the ministry places the utmost importance on the welfare, safety, and security of Indian detainees who are being held in Pakistani custody.</p>
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<p>As soon as it is discovered that Pakistan has detained Indian citizens, the Indian Mission in Islamabad immediately begins the process of requesting consular access from the government of Pakistan, according to the sources.</p>
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<p>During the course of Consular Access, representatives from the Indian high commission go to the prisons in Pakistan where Indian nationals are being held in order to check on their health and provide them with basic welfare supplies. They went on to say that the Indian detainees are being offered any and all support that is available to them, including legal assistance, in the hopes of facilitating their early release and repatriation.</p>
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