Secure freedom of fishermen, ensure lasting solution: CM to PM

  • | Friday | 15th October, 2021

Chennai, Oct 15 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in securing the release of 23 fishermen of the State, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, and demanded a lasting solution to the issue concerning them. In a letter to the Prime Minister a copy of which was released to the press, Stalin said the fishermen set out to sea from Nagapattinam on October 11, got arrested by the Navy near the traditional fishing base of Point Pedro on October 13 and taken to Karainagar naval base where they were detained. “This is highly reprehensible,” Stalin said. He urged the Prime Minister to immediately intervene and take steps to permanently end the long-standing dispute between the Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen, an official press release from the Tamil Nadu government said. The Chief Minister asked Modi to take up the issue with the Sri Lankan authorities at the diplomats-level and ensure the freedom of the 23 fishermen. “The continued attacks on innocent fishermen of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan navy are a matter of grave concern,” he said. PTI JSP NVG NVG

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