Save our fishermen
Scores of fishermen have been arrested on foreign waters. Even travelers aren’t spared sometimes. Some of them have been even sentenced to death with false charges slapped on them. If these atrocities against innocent fishermen stop it will prevent straining the diplomatic equation and save countless families that perish once the sole breadwinner is convicted for a crime unknown in foreign shores.
I have consistently corresponded with the Government of India and Pakistan for felicitating the release of fishermen from these countries; arrested on alien waters. I am delighted that my persuasion has not been a futile exercise.
On November 28, 2014, 40 Indian prisoners were released from a Pakistan Jail-36 were from Gujarat. It happened a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif exchanged pleasantries at the SAARC Summit in Nepal.
I continue to voice my concern for these poor fishermen. Join me in my endeavor in restoring a mother her son, a wife her husband and children their father.