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Tamil Nadu fishermen on strike seeking release of detainees from Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 49 fishermen from Tamil Nadu yesterday

ANI  |  Pudukottai (Tamil Nadu) 

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Tamil Nadu fishermen say that they should be allowed to fish in traditional waters of Palk Straits

In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced strike from Wednesday urging the immediate release of fishermen and their boats by

apprehended 49 fishermen from yesterday and detained their twelve fishing boats.

Fishermen from Pudukottai Ramanathapuram districts of Tami Nadu were apprehended by when they were fishing in Lankan waters.

fishermen say that they should be allowed to fish in traditional waters of Palk Straits.

Chief Minister Edapady K Palanisamy in a letter urged Prime Minister to intervene and secure the release of 64 fishermen from lodged in Lankan jail and 125 mechanised boats detained by Lanka.

He pointed out that subsidy scheme to buy long liners for deep sea fishing was launched by the Prime Minister at Rameswaram.

First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 13:55 IST
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