India released five Pakistani prisoners, who were lodged in various Indian jails, including those in Amritsar, Jammu and Alwar in Rajasthan on Friday.
The repatriated Pakistani prisoners are Mohammed Shakir, Mohammed Anwar, Yaseen, Sigar Ali and Ramzan. They urged the Indian and Pakistani governments to be more sympathetic in their approach towards people, who cross the border inadvertently. They said such prisoners should be repatriated at the earliest to spare them the agony of a prolonged separation from their kin.
The prisoners said they were happy to return home. Mohammed Shakir and Mohammed Anwar said they had crossed the border by mistake and were happy to return home after completing their jail term. "I had mistakenly crossed the border from Jammu and was in prison in Jammu for eight years," said Mohammed Anwar, a retired army man, as he prepared to return home.