Wives of three Indian fishermen, whose spouses are languishing in Pakistani jails, have requested visa under humanitarian grounds to visit their husbands.
The women have written to PM Narendra Modi requesting him to discuss the issue with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
They have alleged in the letter that their husbands’ health is deteriorating as Pakistani authorities are not providing proper medical care.
In last three years, around four fishermen have died in Pakistani jails due to alleged negligence by authorities.
Gangaben, wife of Bhagvanbhai Solanki, has said in the letter that her husband is severely ill for more than a year now, a fact she learnt from fishermen who were released recently.
She alleged that there was no communication about her husband’s ill-health from Pakistani authorities.
The two other women - Amritaben, wife of Amritlal Vaishya and Vanitaben, wife of Dipakbhai Bamania - alleged that they had been sending medicines to their husbands but the authorities failed to deliver them .
Meanwhile, Gujarat Fishermen Association’s senior vice-president Veljibhai Masani told PTI that 70 women, including the three who have written the letter, met him in Magrol town of Gir Somnath on Sunday, requesting him to take up their issue with the Prime Minister.
The women also requested Masani to facilitate their meeting with the PM when he comes to Jamnagar on August 30.