Indian and Pakistani fishermen are constantly being arrested for straying in each other's territorial waters. They tend to be released and repatriated months and sometimes even years later.
Having spent eight months in Pakistan's Landhi jail, 163 Indian fishermen, mostly from Gujarat, released by Pakistan on August 7, share their stories of arrest and imprisonment.
> The jail provided them adequate food and water
> Their fellow prisoners, mostly Pakistani, treated them well, often sharing clothes and shoes with the inadequately supplied Indian fishermen
> Indian prisoners are not paid for the work they do in jail
> While the jail authorities are usually kind, the Pakistani marine agencies, when catching Indian fishermen in their waters, thrash the men