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Punjab and Haryana high court’s intervention unites two Pak juveniles with families

Amritsar, June 8: At a time of heightened tension between India and Pakistan, two Pak juveniles , who had strayed into Indian territory in July 2016, were quietly sent back to their homes on Monday after the Centre’s directive to the Punjab government.
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But the ordeal of the two boys from Narowal town in Pakistan did not end so easily. It has now emerged that the Pakistan high commission had petitioned the Punjab and Haryana high court on June 1, seeking release of the two children and a compensation of Rs 20 lakh.

The court had asked Punjab to produce both the children before it on June 7 and also sought a response from the Centre. However, the children were released by Indian authorities in Amritsar on Monday, just two days prior to the hearing.

Pakistan’s move, which lawyers said was unprecedented since embassies rarely approach court themselves in such matters and rather use diplomatic channels, came nearly a month after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national who was declared as a spy by Pakistan.

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