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.
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.
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.