49 fishermen return from Iran
Forty-nine Indian fishermen, who were detained three months ago in Iran, have been freed and returned to India, External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. “On December 1, 2015, 49 Indian fishermen, who are employees of M/s. Al ShamsiAn Ajman (UAE based company) were detained while they were unknowingly fishing between UAE and Iranian water in the Kish island....These 49 fishermen have been released by the Iranian authorities,” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. They left Iran on Wednesday for Chennai via Dubai and have arrived in India on Thursday morning, he said. Of these, 44 are from Tamil Nadu and five from Gujarat, he said.