TN fishermen to call off protest after talks with Nirmala Sitaraman

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 13 (ANI): The fishermen in Thankachimadom Rameswaram have decided to call off their protest after talks with Union Ministers Nirmala Seetharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan.

The fishermen were protesting for six days condemning the killing of Rameswaram fisherman Britjo by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman told the fishermen that she had come on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and promised action through diplomatic means.

After talks with Union Ministers the fishermen said they will perform the last rites of Britjo tomorrow evening and call off their strike.

Thousands of fishermen and relatives of killed fisherman Britjo had been protesting for six days in Thankachimadom seeking Centre's intervention in finding lasting solution to fishermen issue.

Indian fishermen also boycotted the annual Kachatheevu St. Antony's Church festival today condemning the incident.(ANI)