Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite strike from today
In March, 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen in each other's custody were repatriated following the diplomatic tension triggered by the killing of a fisherman. (Representative image) (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)
Tamil Nadu fishermen announced indefinite strike from today (Wednesday) urging the immediate the release of 49 Indian fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka, news agency ANI reported.
The fishermen belong to Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai district.
The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested forty-nine Indian fishermen and their twelve fishing boats in Palk Strait.
They were reportedly fishing in Lankan waters when they were arrested.
Last month, the Sri Lankan navy had arrested seven Indian fishermen after they were reportedly fishing in Neduntheevu, close to Sri Lanka.
On July 9, three fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district were detained off Karainagar in northern Sri Lanka, for allegedly entering Lankan waters.
In March, 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen in each other's custody were repatriated following the diplomatic tension triggered by the killing of a fisherman.