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Return of jailed Indian fishermen offers hope of thaw in relations with Pakistan

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A released Indian prisoner watches from a railway compartment as he arrives at the railway station in Ahmedabad, India on April 20. Some 89 Indian prisoners, mainly fishermen recently released by Pakistani authorities, were welcomed by Gujarat state agriculture minister, Dilip Sanghani at Ahmedabad railway station on their way to the Saurashtra region.

This man was among a group of 89 Indian fishermen who were released from a Pakistani jail on April 14, as we reported on PhotoBlog. Their release, described as a goodwill gesture by Pakistani prisons chief Ghulam Qadir Thebo, follows a high profile meeting between the two countries' leaders at the cricket World Cup final last month.