Indian authorities release two kids who crossed border unintentionally

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Indian authorities have handed over two kids who unintentionally crossed the border before Pakistan High Commission in the neighbouring state raised the issue.

10-year-old Babar and 12-year-old Ali Raza were arrested last year for crossing the border and entering India from the Narowal border. Indian authorities had illegally detained the two innocent kids for their error. The detained kids belong from Narowal and Sheikhupura.

The two kids are now in safe custody of the Pakistani authorities in the High Commission of New Delhi. Indian law enforcers refused to release these kids despite court orders on August 30, 2016. They were provided counselor access on November 29, 2016.

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit raised the matter to Indian Foreign Affairs Secretary four times. The kids were supposed to be released on April 10, however, the Indian authorities refused to do so because of the death sentence verdict given to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav a by military court in Pakistan.

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