Fishermen in Tamil Nadu threatened massive protests demanding immediate release of their peers arrested by Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
The Sri Lankan navy had detained 21 Indian fishermen on charges of poaching and impounded three of their trawlers when they had gone fishing in the Gulf of Mannar.
At a meeting on Thursday, scores of fishermen decided to launch protests on a big scale if their peers were not released immediately. The island nation frequently arrests each other’s fishermen on charges of encroachment. ( ANI)