The Indian prisoners were arrested for illegally crossing the
border. Ansar Burney, the Pakistani rights
activist has instructed to immediately free Bambhaniya.
Burney told reporters that "I had taken up Bambhaniya's case with the President and Prime Minister and would like to see that he gets home as quickly as possible."
"Fishermen of both countries are frequently arrested because some times while fishing, they unintentionally enter each other's territory and get caught," he said.
"These fishermen have to suffer for so many years in the jails of Pakistan or India. They are illiterate and innocent," Burney added.