INDIAN PRISONERS

  • 40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail November 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Friday released 40 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail here, officials said. The release of the prisoners from Karachi's district jail Malir comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif warmly shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • SC fiat to government on POWs in Pakistan jails September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a...
  • Indian prisoner found dead in Pakistan jail February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: An Indian prisoner was found dead in a jail in Pakistan's Karachi on Tuesday morning. The prisoner identified as Kishore Bhagwan was lodged in Landhi Jail in Karachi. The body of the deceased has been sent for post mortem. According to Pakistan's media, Kishore, was arrested by the Pakistan's maritime...
  • Bring back Indian prisoners dying in Pakistani jails, says BJP MP August 23, 2013

    Raising concerns over the plight of Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails who are dying there, BJP on Friday made a strong plea to the government for making efforts to bring them back soon. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Avinash Rai Khanna (BJP) also demanded that India should...
  • 'Mentally unsound' Indian prisoner set free by Pakistan May 31, 2013

    Attari (Amritsar): Pakistan Government repatriated Indian prisoner Kuldip Singh in a goodwill gesture on Friday. Singh had crossed over to Pakistan inadvertently around a month ago, and today he was handed over to BSF at joint check post on Attari border land route by the Pakistani Rangers. Pakistan authorities, during the...
  • Pakistan releases 45 Indian fishermen May 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday released 45 Indian prisoners as a gesture of goodwill though confusion surrounded the move as Indian authorities in Islamabad were not informed about it. "We have freed 45 Indian prisoners and they will be repatriated via Wagah tomorrow," Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani told a news briefing...
  • Sarabjit death: Pakistan judge may visit India May 19, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistani judge Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi probing the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh may also visit India to complete the judicial inquiry. Justice Naqvi of the Lahore High Court is investigating the death of Sarabjit who died on May 2 following a brutal assault by...
  • Pak: Judge probing Sarabjit's murder asks Indians for help May 18, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani judge investigating the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh has appealed to Indian nationals having information about the matter to file written submissions with relevant documents within seven days. Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court is investigating the death of Sarabjit...
  • Pakistan: Judge appointed to probe Sarabjit's murder May 17, 2013

    Lahore: A serving judge has been named by a Pakistani court to probe the murder of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died earlier this month after being assaulted within the Kot Lakhpat Jail here. Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial appointed Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar...
  • Meet India's forgotten spies who've spent decades in Pakistani jails May 13, 2013

    Gurdaspur: India's forgotten spies are back in focus after the tragic death of Indian prisoner Sarbajit Singh, but Delhi never accepted that he was a spy. Recruited from India's border villages by intelligence agencies, spies often spend decades in Pakistani jails, but are hardly ever acknowledged. Former spy Surjit Singh,...
  • Indian reaches home after spending nine years in a Pak prison May 12, 2013

    Sasaram: After spending nine years in a prison in Pakistan, Indian prisoner Khushbu Paswan has reached his native village in Bihar's Rohtas district, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Paswan, 40, alias Tuntun arrived in Baghaila village on Saturday and was given a hero's welcome by his family, the Rohtas...
  • India seeks enhanced safety for its nationals in Pak jails May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said there was an urgent need to examine the recommendations of a judicial panel that visited Pakistani jails, in view of the deaths of two Indian prisoners, including Sarabjit Singh, following murderous attacks on them. The IndiaPakistan Joint Judicial Committee visited Pakistani jails from April 26...
  • J&K: Pak prisoners protest against Sanaullah's death May 9, 2013

    Jammu: Pakistani prisoners in high security Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu have gone on 'fast' protesting the death of Sanaullah Haq at a hospital in Chandigarh on Thursday. "Pakistani prisoners here (in the jail) have not taken food in afternoon...we are pursuing them," an officer of the state Prisons department...
  • Gujarat: Families of Indian fishermen in Pak jails worried May 7, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The attack on Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq happened just after Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh succumbed to his injuries from an attack in a Lahore prison. Human rights activists fear these prisoners are caught in a no man's land. Sixtyyear old Ukardiben is struggling to make ends meet. Her son...
  • '20 Indian prisoners in Lahore jail mentally challenged' May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Twenty out of 36 Indian prisoners lodged in Lahore's infamous Kot Lakhpat Jail, where Sarabjit Singh was fatally attacked, have lost their mental balance and not been taken to any hospital for proper medical care, an IndiaPakistan judicial panel has found. The IndiaPakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners, which visited...
  • J&K: Hurriyat demands strengthening of security in jails May 4, 2013

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday demanded strengthening of security apparatus inside Indian and Pakistani jails to stop murderous assaults on inmates. "It is the responsibility of both countries to ensure safety of prisoners in their jails. We appeal for strengthening of security in the jails across the border...
  • 6569 Indians lodged in foreign prisons: RTI May 3, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 6,569 Indian nationals are currently lodged in prisons of 67 foreign countries, including 254 in Pakistan, according to information accessed by a Keralabased RTI activist from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The Arab countries topped the list with Saudi Arabia (1691), Kuwait (1161) and UAE...
  • Sarabjit's body handed over to family after postmortem May 3, 2013

    Bikhiwind: The body of Sarabjit Singh, who died after a brutal attack by inmates in a Pakistani jail, was on Wednesday night handed over to his family after the postmortem. A contingent of Punjab Police led by SSP TarnTaran Raj Jeet Singh handed over Sarabjit's body to his family at...
  • Sarabjit murder: Indian prisoners in Pak fear for their lives May 2, 2013

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • Sarabjit killed: Has the Pakistani state got blood on its hands? May 2, 2013

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • FTN: Has the Indian government abandoned poor Indians languishing in Pakistani jails? May 2, 2013

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 2, 2013

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  • Protests over Sarabjit's death, IndoPak buses diverted May 2, 2013

    Phagwara: A series of protest demonstrations were held here over the death of Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani hospital, leading to diversion of international buses running between Delhi and Lahore in the neighbouring country. Activists of Shiv Sena, led by its state unit vicepresident Inderjit Karwal, took out a protest march...
  • India was planning to send doctors to treat Sarabjit May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India was considering sending a team of doctors to Lahore to assess the medical condition of Sarabjit Singh after its suggestion for shifting him here was not accepted but he died before the plan could fructify. The proposal came up as Sarabjit's condition worsened and India was not...
  • Pak prisoners safe in India: MoS External Affairs May 2, 2013

    Amritsar: Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails were safe, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday said. Answering reporters' questions here this evening on ensuring the safety of Indian and Pakistan prisoners in each other's territories, Kaur said "Pakistani prisoners are safe in Indian jails. We are...
  • Pak gets into damage control mode after Sarabjit's death May 2, 2013

    Lahore: In a damage control exercise shortly after Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital, Pakistani authorities on Thursday slapped murder charges against two jail inmates for his brutal killing and ordered a judicial probe. The decisions came after stinging criticism from India as also Sarabjit's family on Pakistan's...
  • Take up Sarabjit's case at an international level: Suhasini Haidar May 2, 2013

    The death of Indian national Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani hospital after a brutal attack on him inside jail premises has angered a substantial section of the Indian society. How should India respond to this? Does this have the potential to ruin IndiaPakistan relations? Suhasini Haidar, senior editor, CNNIBN, joined...
  • Pak medical board completes Sarabjit's autopsy May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani medical board completed autopsy on the body of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who died early on Thursday after being comatose for almost a week following an attack by other prisoners at a Lahore jail. A sixmember medical board performed the autopsy of Sarabjit at the...
  • Sarabjit's death not a foreign policy failure: Khurshid May 2, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's death was not a foreign policy failure. Speaking to CNNIBN, Khurshid also said he hopes this comes as a lesson for Pakistan. "We hope that this comes as a lesson to Pakistan. This is not the time for the BJP...
  • Shocked to hear nonsense accusations by Sarabjit's sister: Burney May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Human rights activist Ansar Burney on Thursday refuted the claims made by Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur. Dalbir Kaur had claimed that Burney demanded Rs 25 crore from her to ensure Sarabjit's release from Pakistan. Rubbishing Dalbir Kaur's claims, Burney tweeted, "I was shocked to hear...