The borders between India and Pakistan at some places are blurred – and it is for this reason that people at times, on both sides miss it. We all know that to enter another country, we need a visa but what happens when someone accidentally crosses the border? The border patrol will take you in custody and a legal proceeding will then be followed. And this applies to everyone. After a certain period – once all the legal work has been done, and if the accused are proven to be innocent – they are released and sent back to their country. This seems to be the case on open waters in the Indian ocean, where there are no boundaries marked. And while trying to make a living these innocent people cross the open boundary without even knowing.
Hum ney tou bhej diya hai un Fisherman ko unkay mulk jinhoun nay kiya tha border paar but India humaray logon ko kab bhejay ga wapis ghar?
“The government of Pakistan has released 20 Indian prisoners (fishermen) who have been repatriated via Wagah Border to India on 24 January,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. This is a common practice – for fishermen to accidentally cross the border. The prisons on both sides of the borders are filled with people who have done this and waiting for their verdict.
A few years ago – India created a web series on this as well. The fact that so many people have been away from their homes and loved ones merely because they crossed the border accidentally. We understand the importance of security and national threat. Thus, if anyone enters the border like this – an investigation must be conducted, and once their innocence has been proven; they must be sent back home.
Unki maa’ien, biwian, aur bachay unki raah dekhtay hain. Border kay donoun taraf. Kyun kay kuch bhi ho akhir mein tou hum sab hi insaan hain.
As a leap of good faith – the Pakistani government officials released the Indian fishermen in their custody and sent them back to their country via the Wagah Border. Now we are waiting to hear about the Pakistani Fishermen that Indians have in their custody.
We can’t do much but urge our government to ask about those men and do everything that they can to bring them home. While they are there – their families are here; waiting anxiously for them. We hope that this situation gets solved and that both the countries can learn to live with peace, if not for anything else than for the sake of their people.