Indian fisherman dead body awaits return to home

Indian fisherman dead body awaits return to home. Unfortunate pawns in the tense relations between the two sides.

Vaaga Chauhan, an Indian fisherman in Pakistani authorities’ custody, died of illness  at a hospital in Karachi.

But his body is still at the Edhi Foundation’s morgue, prompting.

Pakistan and Indian civil society groups to demand that the governments of the two countries, on humanitarian grounds.

Should come up with a strategy so that in such cases, the bodies returned to their families as soon as possible.

Indian fisherman dead body awaits return to home.

Indian fisherman dead body awaits return to home.

Edhi Foundation confirmed that Chauhan’s body was at their morgue in Karachi.

The officials concerned and jail authorities to take steps to send the body back to his family in India but nothing done so far.

The civil groups of both countries say Pakistani and Indian fishermen have become unfortunate pawns in the tense relations between the two sides.

The Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy, a civil society initiative to promote peace among the two countries.

Appealed to both the governments to ensure that Chauhan’s body reaches his family as early as possible.

“We strongly feel that this practice should changed immediately and a decision made on humanitarian grounds.

The bodies of fishermen who die in custody dispatched to their country in the next available flight.

The delay is an existing practice and whenever an Indian or Pakistani fisherman dies in prison of the other country, it takes over a month to return the body.

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, a Karachi-based fisherfolk rights group, said the bodies of arrested fishermen of both countries.

Indian fisherman dead body awaits return to home.

The authorities of both countries kept bodies for several days, and in some cases, over three months, to confirm their nationalities and preparing paperwork.

“Both governments should devise a strategy that after arresting fishermen, their nationalities are confirmed.

“If both the governments have already confirmed their nationalities, there would be no delay in sending back the bodies.