38 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who have been jailed in the Jaffna prison, are on a hunger strike demanding their release since Tuesday, news sources in Jaffna said. The occupying Sri Lanka Navy arrested the Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameasvaram and Puthuk-koaddai in the seas off Jaffna alleging them for illegal poaching.
The Tamil Nadu fishermen have sent an urgent appeal to the Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu through the office of the Indian Consulate General in Jaffna, the sources further said.
The fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were arrested by the Sri Lankan military have been released earlier. But, for the last 2 months, there have been no action from the Indian government, the fishermen on hunger strike have complained.