TN CM urges Jaishankar to arrange basic needs for Indian fishermen in Iran

Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today urged Minister of External Affairs Dr Jaishankar to arrange, food and other basic needs for 1,000 fishermen, including 650 from Tamilnadu, stranded in Iran and arrange for their early return through Indian Embassy.

In a letter to Jaishankar, copies of which were released to the press here, he said he requested him to make arrangements for food, water and other basic needs of around 1,000 fishermen from India (around 650 fishermen  are from Tamilnadu), who were stranded in Chiruyeh, Kish, Lavan, Bandar-eMogham, Asaluyeh and other places in Iran.

Recalling his earlier letter dated 28 February seeking to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to provide the required support to the fishermen and also to make arrangements for their safe and immediate return to India, the Chief Minister said the State govrenment was receiving repeated requests from the stranded fishermen and their families to provide food, water and other basic needs.

“It is also reported to me that they are suffering in foreign soil without adequate food and other basic needs”, he said and requested his good office to direct the Embassy of India in Iran again to arrange food, water and other basic needs immediately to the stranded fishermen and also to arrange for their early return to India.


NT Bureau