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Bahrain pardons 250 Indian prisoners

The Bahrain government on Sunday pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in the Gulf nation during the maiden visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the oil-rich country.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the Bahrain leadership for the Royal pardon.

According to an official data, 8,189 Indians are lodged in various prisons in foreign countries, with Saudi Arabia having the highest number at 1,811 followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 1,392.

It was not clear how many Indians are lodged in jails in the Gulf kingdom.

“In a kind and humanitarian gesture, the Government ...

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