TN: Rameswaram fishermen call off strike, resume work

New Delhi [India], Oct. 15 : In Tamil Nadu, fishermen from Rameswaram resumed fishing from early today after calling off their week- long strike.

The fishermen had resorted to strike urging immediate release of fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka. The fishermen urged the government to secure 115 fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka and have asserted that their livelihood is badly affected as they are unable to continue fishing without their fishing boats.

Moreover, the boats are getting damaged as they are kept unused for long time. However, the fishermen from Rameswaram decided to call off their strike as they are unable to sustain it.

The fishermen also demanded that Sri Lanka release five fishermen from Pudukottai Jagadapattinam lodged in Lankan jail.

They further seek to secure their rights to fish in traditional waters near Katchatheevu and Palk straits.

Source: ANI