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India detains four Pakistani fishermen, seizes boat

THATTA: The Indian maritime security forces arrested at least four fishermen along with their fishing vessel and huge catch on Wednesday, ARY News reported. The arrests came to light after two fishermen, who somehow managed to swim ashore, informed Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum officials that the Indian security personnel penetrated into Kajhar Creek in Arabian Sea along Keti Bandar coast violating Pakistan territorial waters and not only took away the fishermen, their boat and catch but also tortured them ruthlessly. They…

22 Indian fishermen arrested for violating maritime boundaries

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities on Friday arrested 22 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing in territorial waters of the country and seized their three boats, ARY News reported. The arrests were made by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. The PMSA spokesman said the fishermen were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters. He said that they were handed over to Docks Police for legal inquiry. In August, at least nine Pakistani fishermen were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard after they…

12 Indian fishermen arrested for violating Pakistan’s territorial waters

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing in territorial waters of the country and seized their two boats. The arrests were made by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. The PMSA spokesman said the fishermen were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan's territorial waters. He said that they were handed over to Docks Police for further legal action. In August, at least nine Pakistani fishermen were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard after they allegedly crossed over…

18 Indian fishermen arrested for violating territorial waters

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency on Wednesday carried out an operation in the open sea and arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized two shipping boats. According to a PMSA spokesman, the arrested Indian fishermen were fishing in Pakistan territorial waters near the coast of Sujawal. He said the arrested Indian fishermen were handed over to Docks police after initial investigation. The National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) in India also confirmed that that fisherman were apprhended off the coast off the state of…

India apprehend nine Pakistani fishermen

KARACHI: At least nine Pakistani fishermen on board a fishing boat were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard (ICG) after they allegedly crossed over to the Indian side of International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea. The arrests come a week after Pakistan released 26 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture before formation of new government in that country. The Indian Coast Guard said that the Pakistani boat was named Al Aisha and had nine fishermen on board. “All the crew and boat were escorted to…

Stranded Rohingya rescued by Indonesian fishermen

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Five Rohingya stranded at sea for almost three weeks have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen but several others died during the harrowing ordeal, officials said Friday, with the UN refugee agency saying it was “alarmed” at the deaths. News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar. The group of two men, aged 28 and 33, a 20-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and an eight-year old boy…

UK fishermen fear Brexit betrayal with one year to go

BRIXHAM, United Kingdom: On the dockside in Brixham, a bustling fishing port in southwest England, the fear is that Britain’s departure from the European Union may prove a false dawn for hopes of taking back control. The area voted 63 percent in favour of leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum — a sign of the anger over its fishing quotas and equal access rights blamed for a long-term decline of the industry. But with exactly one year to go from Thursday before Britain’s scheduled departure date, fishermen see signs…

Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

KARACHI: As many as 147 Indian fishermen who were caught for violating Pakistan's maritime border were released from the city's Malir prison on Sunday. The fishermen will board a Lahore-bound train at the Cantonment Station at 2:00pm for their repatriation via Wagah border. On January 1, with the start of the new year, Pakistan and India exchanged lists of their nationals, including fishermen, languishing in each other’s prisons. The Foreign Office said that a list containing the names of 457 Indian inmates…