Letter to the Union Minister for External Affairs

Dear Smt. Sushma Swarajji,

On 28th February 2017 two mechanized boats went for deep sea fishing and 32 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Navy of England since they crossed the British Territory on 2nd March. The fishing vessels are Al Ameen and Mermaid. Of 32 fishermen 15 are from Tamil Nadu and 17 are from Kerala. It is learnt that the fishermen are kept under the custody of the British Navy in Diego Garcia Island.

It is requested that your good office may kindly intervene in the matter and assistance of Central Government to release the fishermen may please be provided.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,


Smt. Sushama Swaraj,
Hon’ble Union Minister of External Affairs,
Government of India,
South Block, New Delhi-110011.