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Pakistan apprehended 1,373 fishermen during 2015-18: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

apprehended 1,373 fishermen during 2015-18, the government today informed the

In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, V K Singh, ministry, said held 252 Indian fishermen during 2015-18, mostly from Tamil Nadu, and

apprehended 744 Indian fishermen and and released 708 fishermen during 2015-16.

Bangaladesh too apprehended 350 Indian fishemen in 2015 and 2016.

The Indian fishermen were apprehended, primarily, for allegedly fishing in the waters of these countries.

apprehended 108 Indian fishermen during 2015-18, but all were released.

In 2015 and 2016, the apprehended 42 Indian fishermen, but they were later released.

In response to another question on re-starting the dialogue process between and Pakistan, said the onus to restart the talks with lies on it.

"Any meaningful dialogue can be held only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence. Onus is on to create such a conducive atmosphere," he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 17:30 IST