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Tamil Naidu Chief Minister writes to Prime Minister on Indian Fishermen arrest


June 1, 2014 - New Delhi

Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 33 Indian fishermen on charges of poaching. According to sources said that the fishermen were arrested off Thalaimannar and sever trawlers used by them were seized. The Indian fishermen are charged with crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and engaging in illegal fishing activity- any longer would further endanger marine resources causing permanent damage.

Jayalalithaa writes to Prime Minister

The Tamil Naidu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take firm steps to end the problem plaguing the State's fishermen. In her letter on Sunday, urged Modi to initiate 'appropriate and calibrated set of actions' to being about a permanent solution to the perennial problem plaguing the livelihood of the fishermen community of the State. She sought the personal intervention of Narendra Modi in a concrete and decisive manner to secure the immediate release of the arrested fishermen.

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