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EPS requests centre to repatriate State’s 40 fishermen from Iran

  • The Indian Navy has repatriated about 600 Indians from Iran as a part of ‘Samudra Sethu’ mission, that evacuates stranded citizens from abroad

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has now urged the External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to make arrangements for bringing back the 40 fishermen from the state who were left behind in Iran.
These 40 men were left behind from the batch of fisherman who departed from Iran on July 1, due to the lack of space in the ship.

In the letter released to the media on Saturday said that 681 fishermen have been repatriated safely to Tamil Nadu via INS Jalashwa on 1st July 2020. He thanked them for the same.
With this, he said that around 40 of them from Tamil Nadu were left behind because of the lack of space in the ship. He requested the centre to arrange for the repartition at the earliest to Tamil Nadu in a special flight.

As a part of the ‘Samudra Sethu’ project, the Indian Navy had repatriated around 600 Indians from Iran. The mission is intended to evacuate the stranded citizens from abroad.
The Indian Navy had repatriated around 687 Indian nationals, out of which most of them were fishermen, from Iran. They arrived at the VOC Port in Tuticorin on July 1.

The Tamil Nadu CPI (M) secretary K Balakrishnan had written to Palaniswami, the chief minister recently asking him to intervene in the rescue mission of these fishermen who are currently stranded in Iran without job and income.

With this, he said these fishermen should be provided proper food and other basic amenities they may need in the period.