A recent report says Sri Lanka is set to release 34 fishermen along with 86 fishermen in their custody. While 86 fishermen release was already agreed by that government, again 34 fishermen were arrested when fishing in Palk Bay on 26 and 27th of October.
On Wednesday, spokesman of Ministry of External Affairs Mahishini Colonne said 'within 2 days all the Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody will be released and also Sri Lankan fishermen from Indian custody should be released'.
While asked about the release of 46 boats and fishing equipment to her, there is a negative response.
Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha penned to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding this issue yesterday. She requested Modi to take necessary steps to safe guard the poor fishermen livelihood. She also pointed out the 46 boats that were seized during their arrest. She seeks PM for the permanent solution on this issue that should not happen it again which troubles the poor fishermen livelihood and loss of their fishing equipment.
Releasing these fishermen makes happy to every citizen of India and particularly Tamilnadu people and to the family members of the fishermen. This should not be continued in the future and hope PM takes all needed step to avoid these incidents in future.