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Moves MEA for repatriation of the men who hail from 3 Tamil Nadu districts.
The State government should take steps to rescue the fishermen of Tamil Nadu, who have been stranded in Iran, as their employer allegedly forced them into smuggling activities instead of fishing.
These fishermen were struggling to make their ends meet as well as unable to send money to their families back home because the Iranian employers did not pay them their share.
The Regional Meteorological Centre on Thursday issued a warning to fishermen not to venture into sea along and off the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts for next 24 hours.
The fishermen, who had gone to Iran to take up fishing activity on a share in income arrangement with a firm, are in dire straits.
As many as 21 fishermen from Kanniyakumari, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli are stranded without salary, food and accommodation, and with their boats, passports.
Eight fishermen from Nagapattinam district were allegedly harassed and chased fmid-sea sea by Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday.
As per media reports, the Sri Lankan government had, on June 13 sent a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stating that they are ready to release ten boats.
Although the fishermen from Rameswaram have started sailing on Saturday, they are disappointed because of the less diesel supply at state-run petrol pumps.
Fishermen have alleged that their boat was hit by a foreign vessel, police said adding the Navy and Coast Guard have been informed about the incident.
Coast Guard Karnataka coordinated safe beaching of 33 fishermen including ten member crew of a Tamil Nadu fishing boat Angel - 2 while the search and rescue operations are underway to find two missing
The two-day long protest in the Chellanam coastal area was withdrawn on Tuesday evening after the District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla promised to rebuild the geotube seawall.
The IMD has warned fishermen again from venturing into the sea till May 30 owing to the presence of a strengthened low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.
A meeting between the two maritime security agencies was scheduled for October last year, but was called off amid tension between India and Pakistan following the Kulbhushan Jadhav episode.
The Regional Meteorological Centre on Monday warned fishermen not to venture into the sea as a low pressure area has formed over the southwest Arabian Sea.