Stranded Uttar Kannada fishermen in Iran send new video clip seeking help from MEA

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 13th November 2018, 8:56 PM | Coastal News | Gulf News | Don't Miss |

Bhatkal: The 18 fishermen from Uttar Kannada district working in Dubai, who have been arrested by Iran security police allegedly of entering Iran borders from Dubai coast around four months ago, sent a new video clip on Monday seeking External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to interfere into the matter and help them in getting released. They belongs to coastal towns Bhatkal, Honnavar and Kumta.

Six persons among them who were sent to jail were released about a month ago and have been kept under boat arrest along with other 12 men. For almost more than three-and-half month they have been kept under boat arrest and are hoping Indian government will come for their help. However, no developments in the case from Indian authority was observed since then. 

In a fresh video, it can be seen that all the 18 fishermen are staying in two boats anchored at Kish island. One among them, Usman Bombaikar says that they are hoping that Indian government will soon come for their rescue. Minister Sushma Swaraj has taken initiatives to rescue many Indians who were stranded abroad. Likewise, she should help us get rescued from Iran. Various NGOs including Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem of Bhatkal and Karnataka forum are putting efforts to get us released.

The arrested fishermen include 9 from Bhatkal, 7 from Kumta, and 1 from Honnavar and Shirur each.

Watch video here:


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