The Supreme Court 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.
As many as 57 defence personnel, who are listed as having gone missing during the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971, are believed to be languishing in Pakistani jails, the defence ministry has stated.
Delhi HC has dismissed a PIL seeking direction to Centre to take steps for setting free more than 50 Indians lodged in Pakistan jails.
The court also dismissed the petitioner`s plea for compensation to the prisoners who have been released from Pakistan jail but not financially compensated by the Indian government.
As many as 351 fishermen
from Gujarat are languishing in Pakistan jails, Minister for
Fisheries Dilip Sanghani said.
SM Krishna said New Delhi has been consistently taking up with Islamabad the issue concerning all Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails.
The Haripur jail came under the spotlight after the 9/11 attacks in the US.
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