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In the wake of the fresh arrest of 10 fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy in two separate incidents on alleged charge of trespassing into the island nation’s waters, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to secure the release of the fishermen and the boats.

Even as he thanked Mr. Modi for recently securing the release of Tamil Nadu fishermen, Mr. Panneerselvam said the Sri Lankan Navy had again resorted to its “harsh and unjust tactic” of apprehending Indian fishermen.

Six fishermen from the Jegathapattinam fishing base of Pudukottai district and four from the Rameswaram fishing base of Ramanathapuram district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of January 8.

“The government of Tamil Nadu is extremely concerned about the continuing frequent apprehension and detention of our fishermen,” he said, and pointed out that 290 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were taken into custody and 53 boats seized the whole of last year on 39 occasions.(The Hindu)

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  • Kadiya Monday, 09 January 2017 08:12 PM

    Every time TN poachers cross into SL waters this guy keeps Modi informed. Good for Modi to know this!!!

    Fish Monday, 09 January 2017 12:20 PM

    HillariousOne of the main job of CM of Tamilnadu is to write to PM about illegal fishing in SL waters. May be more effective to write to fishes not to be caught when they cross SL maritime since uneducated fishermen cannot be disciplined not to proach in SL waters. via DM Android App

    Nathan Monday, 09 January 2017 02:17 PM

    Instead of arresting them just shoot them and burn the boats!

    Modi Monday, 09 January 2017 04:55 PM

    oh really !!!..do it if you have the guts...


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