The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court docket on Friday ordered perceive to the Centre and the Disclose governments in a habeas corpus petition that sought a course to the governments to rescue eight Tamil fishermen stranded in Somalia.
A Division Bench of Justices Okay. Kalyanasundaram and T. Krishnavalli ordered notices to the Centre and the Disclose and sought a response within the case in two weeks’ time. The petition was filed by G. Theeran Thirumurugan.
The petitioner said that the fishermen Chitiravel, Seran, Viswanathan, Muthukrishnan, Manimaran and Prabu from Ramanathapuram district, Suresh from Nagapattinam district and Subbu from Sivaganga district were stranded in Somalia for the previous one 365 days.
He said that they were being engaged in fishing in Somalia for a extraordinarily puny pay and handled badly by their employers. The Centre and the Disclose must fetch steps to bring motivate the stranded fishermen to India, the petitioner said.