35 Hindu pilgrims from Pak detained in India

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Karachi, Mar. 27 (ANI): A group of 35 Hindu pilgrims from southern Sindh have been detained from southern Sindh state of Rajasthan in Pakistan over ‘incomplete travel documents’.

The group left for a 20-day yatra (pilgrimage) to India on March 18 through the Thar Express via the Munabao rail link, the Express Tribune quoted Laxman, the family member of one of the arrested individuals as saying.

The Indian media said the Rajasthan Police arrested the Pakistani Hindus for allegedly violating their visa restrictions.

The pilgrims had visas for Mathura and Haridwar cities but they instead visited Ramdevra.

Laxman’s wife Saroopi, 12-year-old daughter Savita, seven-year-old son Sahil, five-year-old daughter Shardha and brother-in-law Vinod Goswami are among those detained in India.

The arrests came a day after Pakistan protested with India after capturing a man suspected of being an Indian spy, sparking a new diplomatic tiff between the two Asian neighbours. (ANI)

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