Twelve fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the cost of fishing in the territorial waters of the island country.
The fishermen, who experienced place to out to sea from Jegadapattinam in Pudukottai district, have been arrested near Neduntheevu late on Saturday night time, a Fisheries official mentioned on Sunday.
The fishermen together with their two mechanised boats experienced been taken to Kankesanthurai Port in northern Sri Lanka, Assistant Director of Fisheries Alexander mentioned.
Besides, all over 2,000 fishermen from Rameswaram who have been fishing near Neduntheevu in 500 boats have been chased away by the Lankan Naval staff and they returned to the shores of Rameswaram on Saturday night time, officers in Rameswaram mentioned.
The hottest incident of arrest is the fifth these kinds of detention of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy this month.
Though Sri Lanka released seventy seven fishermen on March 14, as a lot of as 38 fishermen, which include individuals arrested on Sunday, are in the custody of the neighbouring country.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami experienced on March 23 created to Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying to get his intervention to ensure the launch of the fishermen and 131 boats in the custody of Sri Lanka.
Voicing problem over the recurring detentions of fishermen, he experienced appealed to the key minister to direct the exterior affairs ministry to consider up subject with Sri Lankan authorities in a ‘concrete and decisive manner’.
Fishermen in the state have also staged protests, which include over the the latest killing of a colleague allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval staff, and demanded steps to solve the difficulty of fishing legal rights in the Palk Straits and ensure that their livelihood was secured.
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