• search

1,250 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan in last two years

Written by: Staff
|

Gandhinagar, Mar 2: Gujarat Fisheries Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama today informed the Legislative Assembly that Pakistani Coast Guards have arrested at least 1,250 Indian fishermen, in the last two years while they were fishing on high seas.

Of these 1,250 fishermen, 925 have been released by the Pakistani authorities. However, 324 Indian fishermen are still in different jails of Pakistan, Mr Chudasama said.

The minister was replying to a query raised by BJP MLA Dhirubhai Gajera during the question hour session of the House.

In response to a supplementary question, the Minister said the Pakistani authorities have not returned the boats, nets and other equipment of the fishermen.

He further said the State government has asked the Union Government to take up the matter with Pakistani High Commission through External Affairs Ministry, for the early release of the remaining fishermen.

In reply to another question, Mr Chudasama informed the House that the State government is giving a compensation of Rs 50,000 each to the families of the fishermen who had died during cyclone.

UNI

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X

Loksabha Results

PartyLWT
BJP+165186351
CONG+493988
OTH958103

Arunachal Pradesh

PartyLWT
BJP24024
CONG404
OTH606

Sikkim

PartyLWT
SDF12012
SKM11011
OTH000

Odisha

PartyLWT
BJD1080108
BJP24024
OTH14014

Andhra Pradesh

PartyLWT
YSRCP10346149
TDP18725
OTH101

TRAILING

Ram Kripal Yadav - BJP
Pataliputra
TRAILING
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more