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The Pakistani man stranded in India for 13 years

20 December 2012 Last updated at 09:53 GMT

As India and Pakistan take steps to mend their sometimes fractious relationship, the plight of 40-year-old Mohammad Idrees is a reminder of how animosity between nations can tear people and their families apart.

Thirteen years after overstaying his visa in India by just three days, he is still struggling to get back home to his family.

BBC Hindi's Rupa Jha reports.