In Pakistan, a fisherman was murdered while firing off the coast of Gujarat.
A Maharashtra fisherman was murdered after the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) opened fire on an Indian fishing boat off the coast of Gujarat. Six other fishermen on the boat are said to have been kidnapped.
The boat that was attacked was from the Gujarati town of Okha.
A boat travelling from Gujarat, India, entered Pakistani territorial seas without permission. Following that, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency ships attempted to intercept the invading boat, which "did not reply or reverse course despite numerous warnings," according to the PMSA.Reacting to the incident, sources in the Ministry of External affairs said: “We have taken serious note of this incident. On October 25, Chamre and six other crew members, five from Gujarat and one from Maharashtra, set off from Okha.
Several incidences of fishermen being apprehended by the PMSA for violating the International Maritime Boundary Line have occurred along the Gujarat coast (IMBL). More than 350 Gujarati fisherman are being held in Pakistani jails after being apprehended by the agency along the IMBL. The PMSA sank an Indian boat with seven fishermen on board in 2019. Six of them were rescued, while one remained unaccounted for. An Indian fisherman was killed in 2015 when the PMSA opened fire near the IMBL, killing him.
We will raise this issue with Pakistani officials on a diplomatic level.