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Geelani hails release of prisoners by India, Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Shah Geelani Wednesday hailed the goodwill gesture by and to release prisoners from their respective jails and called for use of such measures as permanent feature of relations between the two countries.

Thirteen Pakistani nationals, including four fishermen, were repatriated to on Tuesday through the Attari-Wagah border.

Last month, released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians as a "goodwill gesture".

"The mutual well-wishing (steps) in the month of holy Ramadhan should be a permanent feature of the bilateral relations of the two countries," Geelani said in a statement.

The separatist leader hoped that as important parties to the dispute, "and Pakistan should use these gestures to release all the prisoners belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, languishing in Indian jails".

The reiterated his stand that is "purely political and humanitarian problem" which is in dire need of an early resolution for a prosperous

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 16:45 IST
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