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India Releases 39 Pakistani Prisoners In Goodwill Gesture

The prisoners included 21 civilians and 18 fishermen.

02/03/2017 12:44 PM IST | Updated 02/03/2017 12:56 PM IST
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AMRITSAR -- India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday. The prisoners included 21 civilians and 18 fishermen.

The move comes in response to Pakistan's peace overtures, when on Muhammad Ali Jinnah's birthday, Pakistan freed a batch of 220 Indian fishermen.

Earlier, a batch of 218 fishermen was released on 5 January.

Pakistan also handed over an Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, to Indian authorities at the Wagah border on 21 January.

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