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AIADMK to protest central, Puducherry 'inaction' on fishermen

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First published: September 24, 2013, 11:36 PM IST | Updated: September 24, 2013
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AIADMK to protest central, Puducherry 'inaction' on fishermen
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced protests by cadres of her AIADMK will be held at Karaikal on Thursday to condemn inaction of the central and Puducherry governments in securing release of local fishermen and their boats from Sri Lanka.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced protests by cadres of her AIADMK will be held at Karaikal on Thursday to condemn inaction of the central and Puducherry governments in securing release of local fishermen and their boats from Sri Lanka.

In a statement here, Jayalalithaa, also the AIADMK chief, demanded necessary action by the central and the union territory government to get the fishermen and their boats released from Sri Lanka jails.

She said 16 fishermen from Karaikal are languishing in Sri Lankan jails for more than 50 days and Sri Lanka has detained 13 Indian fishing boats even after the fishermen sailing in the boats were released.

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