December 20, 2014
Within a week after TMC`s intervention in RS, Indian fishermen to be released by Bangladesh
Sixty five Indian fishermen who are residents of South 24 Parganas will be released on 21 December from Bangladesh jail.
These fishermen, residents of Kakdwip, Kultali, Patharpratima and other parts of South 24 Parganas, were held by Bangladesh Border Guard about three months before from Bangoduyani Island near Kendua Island on the Bay of Bengal.
On December 15, 2014, Trinamool MP in Rajya Sabha Sukhendu Sekhar Ray had raised the issue of their arrest in the House. He had said that the fishermen were unaware of the new re-alignment of the maritime border between the two countries. He had urged the Ministry of External Affairs to have a dialogue with the Bangladesh Government for the release of fishermen and trawlers.