Problem of fishermen from West Bengal

New Delhi,From time to time, there are reports of apprehension of Indian fishermen inside Bangladesh waters. 

As soon as reports of apprehension of Indian fishermen are received, Government takes up the matter with the Government of Bangladesh through diplomatic channels. As a result of these consistent efforts and with the active cooperation and legal assistance of local authorities, expeditious release of all Indian fishermen from the custody of Bangladesh has been secured. As of date, there are no Indian fishermen in Bangladesh custody. 

Government attaches the highest priority to the safety, security and welfare of Indian fishermen. In this context, the Government is actively engaged in bilateral dialogue process with the concerned countries at all levels.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs Gen. Retd. V. K. Singh in Rajya Sabha.
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