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EPS appeals Centre to rescue fishermen trapped in Iran

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday urged the Centre to take steps to rescue Indian fishermen stranded in Iran due to coronavirus outbreak.

Published: 29th February 2020 05:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th February 2020 05:56 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami chaired a review meeting with PWD authorities at the secretariat on Friday. He also announced solatium of `2 lakh for the family of a minor girl from Nagapattinam district, who died after she was sexually abused

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday urged the Centre to take steps to rescue Indian fishermen stranded in Iran due to coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Palaniswami said, “I bring to your kind attention the plight of around 450 fishermen from India, including 300 from Tamil Nadu, who are working in various fishing vessels berthed and operating in various Iranian ports.  

They are reportedly stranded in Port Kish, Cheeru and other places in Iran, due to cancellation of flights after COVID-19 outbreak. The fishermen are requesting to be evacuated immediately.” The Chief Minister further urged the Union minister to direct the Embassy of India in Iran to provide necessary support to the fishermen and also make arrangements for their safe and immediate return to India.



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