Wives of fishermen, who are locked inside Pakistan’s jail, have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting for the visa to visit them.
In the letter signed by three wives– Gangaben, wife of Bhagwan Solanki from Tad village; Amritaben, wife of Amritlal Vaishya from Union Territory of Diu, and Vanitaben, wife of Dipakbhai Bamania from Kotda village–they have pleaded with the PM Modi to take up the issue with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and request him to grant visas to them.
The women alleged that the Pakistani authorities were not providing proper medical treatment to their spouses because of which their health condition was deteriorating.
Gangaben mentioned in the letter that her husband Bhagvanbhai Solanki was severely ill for more than a year which she learnt from other fishermen released from Pakistani jail in March this year. Also, the two other women alleged they had been dispatching medicines in registered covers to their ailing husbands which were never delivered to them.
Further, the wives have asked Gujarat Fishermen Association’s senior vice president Veljibhai Masani to facilitate a meeting with the PM when he comes to Jamnagar on August 30.
Masani told PTI that 70 women, including the three who have written the letter, met him in Magrol town of Gir Somnath today, requesting him to take up their issue with the Prime Minister. In the past three years, nearly four fishermen had died in Pakistani jails due to alleged negligence by the authorities.