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518 Indians languishing in jails in Pakistan


NEW DELHI: A total of 518 Indians including 55 civilian prisoners are languishing in various jails in Pakistan, the Government informed the Rajya Sabha today.

Replying to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the total prisoners included 463 fishermen.

“As per the list exchanged between the Governments of and Pakistan on July 1, there are 518 prisoners who are Indian or believed to be Indian in Pakistani jails,” he said.

About incidents of attacks on members of the minority community in Bangladesh, Singh said India was closely monitoring the situation, adding Bangladeshi authorities have conveyed that their investigations into past attacks suggest that these are the handiwork of local radical and terrorists outfits.

To a question on 39 Indians abducted by ISIS in June 2014, Singh said Government was actively following up the case and taking all necessary steps to secure their release.

The Minister, to a separate question, said a total of 22,286 Indians died in 110 countries from 2013-2015.

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