No sign of freedom for Indians

Indian hostages remain in hands of Somali pirates.

4 years on, no freedom in sight for Tamil Nadu man in pirates’ custody

CHENNAI: They have spent close to four years in captivity now, and there is still no hope of release for the seven seafarers of MV Asphalt Venture, held hostage by the Somali pirates. The pirates have demanded ransom and release of their compatriots from Indian jails. The seafarers belong to TN, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala.

It has been a long struggle for parents of L Daniston of Tuticorin district, one of those in custody of pirates. They have held several agitations and staged fasts along with villagers of Punnakkayal, but in vain.

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