New Delhi: 62 families of the ‘stranded’ Indian fishermen in Saudi Arabia held a meeting with the Tamil Nadu fishery Minister D Jayakumar on Saturday and stressed that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should take this issue in meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The families complained that even after the fishermen in Saudi approached the Indian Consulate there, Indian officials had hesitated to act against fishing corporations.

63 Indian fishermen, including one from Kerala, have been kept captive by Saudi Arabia fishermen corporations. The fishing company is allegedly denying their passport and also has not paid any dues for past six months.

Earlier this year in April, Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his intervention in the repatriation of the ‘stranded’ fishermen in Saudi Arabia.

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