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Eight fishermen from Andhra among 22 detained by Pak

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At least eight fishermen from Pradesh were among 22 Indian fishermen apprehended by Marine Security Agency off coast on Thursday, officials said.

The fishermen were detained near the International Maritime Boundary Line in the on charges of entering Pakistan's territorial waters.

The fishermen from Srikakulam and Vizianagarm districts of north coastal had migrated to and they were among a group of 22 who had ventured into the sea on three boats. The fishermen were reportedly taken to

Pradesh's resident in New Delhi, Arja Srikanth, through officials in foreign ministry contacted the to seek the help for the fishermen's release. The officials in Indian High Commission have contacted officials.

Every year, fishermen from go to in September and return in March.

The families of fishermen apprehended by Pakistan were worried over their safety. They appealed to the to take steps to ensure their immediate return.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 23:02 IST
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