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A day after India lodged a strong protest against detention of its fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, a court in the island nation on Friday ordered the release of 34 fishermen, officials of a fishermen association in Rameswaram said.

Quoting information received by them, Innocent Fishermen Association president Arulanandam said the 34 fishermen, captured on Thursday near islet of Delft in the northern Jaffna district, were produced before a court in Oorkavalturai which ordered their release.

He said the fishermen would return home either tonight or tomorrow.

The fishermen from Thangachimadam, part of a group which had ventured into the sea, were arrested on the charge of trespassing and poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the second batch to be detained after 19 others were taken into custody on March 14.

The 19 fishermen were on Thursday remanded to judicial custody till March 28 by a court in Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka.

Under attack from political parties including DMK and AIADMK, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told Rajya Sabha on Thursday that India summoned Lankan Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest over such incidents and pressed for restraint besides release of all those held.

The arrest of the 53 fishermen has triggered tension in Rameswaram region besides prompting the Mechanised Boat Fishermen’s Association to announce indefinite fishing boycott from Friday demanding the release of their colleagues.

A meeting of the association also decided to picket Central government offices if the fishermen were not released by Thursday next, its President N J Bose said.

Slamming the Centre for its ‘silence’ over the attacks on fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa yesterday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying it should not be construed as weakness and embolden Colombo. (The Hindu)
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  • Mangala Saturday, 16 March 2013 02:18 AM

    Is it a last minute try for the Indian vote?

    Ranjit Saturday, 16 March 2013 02:20 AM

    This will keep TN happy and TN will stop shouting now!!


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