3 Pakistani women released from Amritsar jail after 10 years

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Amritsar (Punjab), Nov 2 (ANI): Two Pakistani sisters, along with daughter of one of them, were released from Amristar Jail after 10 years on Thursday. The sisters, Fatima and Mumtaz with their mother Rashida Bibi were arrested at Attari on the charges of carrying drugs in 2006. The three women were sentenced to 10 years of prison and were told to pay Rs 4 lakh in fine. Rashida Bibi, however, died in prison while serving the punishment. Mumtaz, who was pregnant during the time when she was arrested, gave birth to Heena in prison. Local lawyer Navjot Kaur helped the sisters to fight the legal battle and she also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for response from the Prime Minister Office, after she sent a letter in the matter. Lawyer Kaur also thanked Batala-based NGO, Sarbat Da Bhala Humanity Club, for arranging the money which helped in releasing the sisters. Meanwhile, nine fishermen from Pakistan were also released earlier today via Attari-Wagah border.

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