GIR SOMNATH: Indian fishermen, released from Pakistani prisons, returned to their homes in Gujarat on Tuesday and expressed jubilance on being united with their families.
Out of the 113 men who were released, 92 came back to Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. Families waited with excitement as their loved ones were finally reunited with them.
"I am delighted to have returned and met my family," said Jeetu Kuhada, a fisherman.
"The fishermen who have returned have lost their source of livelihood there. A large number of fishing boats have been lost. We request the government to bring back those boats or pay compensation to the fishermen," said M.K. Makwana, Deputy Director of Fisheries.
Pakistan released the fishermen as a 'goodwill gesture' after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up his Pakistani counterpart.
The fishermen had been arrested for fishing in Pakistani waters.