The law minister’s present demand implies that the fault lies entirely with the Sri Lankan government. The truth lies elsewhere.
Around 7 pm, the Sri Lankan Navy in a fast-attack craft vessel confronted the fishermen off Point Calimere and arrested them for alleged poaching.
The Sri Lanka Navy arrested seven Tamil fishermen near Neduntheevu on Wednesday late at night, for allegedly crossing the maritime boundary.
A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking orders to remove scenes and dialogues that depict fishermen in poor light in Arun Vijay's Yaanai movie.
They went fishing about a dozen nautical miles away from Vedaranyam and the sea gradually turned rough, and, around five in the evening, the boat capsized in a turbulence.
With the judicial custody period coming to an end, the fishermen were produced before the magistrate in Point Pedro, who ordered their release.
Over 1,000 mechanised boats set to hit sea as fishing ban ends in Tamil Nadu's coastal delta districts
Mechanised fishing boats such as trawlers and gillnetters keep off the sea during the period to facilitate breeding of fishes in the Bay of Bengal.
Our men have spotted Sri Lankan vessels moving on the other side of IMBL,” M Murugan, a fishermen representative from Arukatuthurai, said.
The fishermen who were arrested over the past two months for allegedly crossing the IMBL and fishing in Sri Lankan waters were under detention in the island country’s prisons.
The arrests were made late on Wednesday, when the three fishermen, hailing from Pudukottai district, were fishing near Katchatheevu, a state Fisheries official said. One boat was also seized.
In November 2009, Jimmy Kuttan (19) along with seven others from Thoothoor in Kanniyakumari district left for the sea hoping to return home with a sizeable catch.
The crew was fully aware that it was poaching in Indian waters and the automatic identification system on-board the vessel was deliberately turned off, the release said.
Writing to Jaishankar, Stalin said 5 fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu and 3 others from Kerala were apprehended by Indonesian air and sea police for allegedly entering into their territorial waters.
A Sri Lankan court, on Tuesday, ordered release of 11 fishermen from Rameswaram who were arrested last month.
Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to prevent arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan navy.
Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visits cyclone-hit areas in Kanyakumari district
The governor, who undertook a visit of the affected areas here, said a census of missing fishermen and affected families was being taken by the officials who were accompanying him.