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Pakistan held 73 Indian boats, 430 fishermen in 2014

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New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) apprehended 73 Indian boats and 430 fishermen between 2014 and January 2015, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told the Lok Sabha that one fisherman from Gujarat was shot dead by the PMSA.

"There are non-intelligence reports to suggest that the captured Indian fishing boats of fishermen are used for terrorist activities," he said.

The government has raised the issue of the fishermen with Pakistan at the interior minister level and foreign secretary level talks, and a number of them were subsequently release by Pakistan, he added.

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