No Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan jails

94 fishermen released on Saturday by Sri Lanka

PTI
First Published17 Aug 2014, 06:52 PM IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has been repeatedly pressing the centre to take up the fishermen&#8217;s issue with the Sri Lankan leadership. Photo: Mint<br />
Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has been repeatedly pressing the centre to take up the fishermen&#8217;s issue with the Sri Lankan leadership. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: For the first time this year, no Indian fisherman is in any Sri Lankan jail, following the release of 94 fishermen on Saturday by the island nation. Officials said hundreds of Indian fishermen had been apprehended by the Sri Lanka navy while fishing in their waters and with the release of the latest batch, none of them is now in Lankan custody.

The fishermen issue is a very emotive one for both the countries. While Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has been repeatedly pressing the centre to take it up with the Sri Lankan leadership, there was tremendous pressure on the Sri Lankan government to initiate a judicial process against the apprehended Indian fishermen, resulting in their prolonged detention. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had announced the release of all Indian fishermen ahead of his visit to New Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on 26 May. Sri Lanka has released 225 Indian fishermen since the Modi government took over. The 94 fishermen belonging to Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam and Pudukottai districts. They were released by the island nation on Saturday, after having been taken into custody by the Sri Lanka navy last month. India has been maintaining that it is a humanitarian issue and has always recommended talks between fishermen associations from both the sides.

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First Published:17 Aug 2014, 06:52 PM IST
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