DMK asks Prime Minister to speak on anglers deaths

It’s inadequate for External Affairs Ministry to send out a demarche to the Sri Lankan High Commissioner, states DMK’sTiruchi Siva

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK MP Tiruchi Siva advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send out a strong message to the Sri Lankan federal government on the death of 4 anglers from Tamil Nadu whose bodies were discovered on January 23.

Raising the concern in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday,Mr Siva stated that this is not the very first such event. “We have been raising such issues in the House every now and then and fishermen in Tamil Nadu are compelled to quit their profession because of harassment by the Sri Lankan Navy,” he stated.

On January 19, 4 anglers from Tamil Nadu were reported missing out on. Four days later on, on January 23, the Sri Lankan Navy declared to have actually discovered their bodies in thePalk Strait The Sri Lankan Navy declared that the anglers’s boat rammed into its vessel.Mr Siva competed that this was not the case and, in reality, the anglers had actually been completely assaulted and eliminated. He stated that it was inadequate for the External Affairs Ministry to send out a strong demarche to theSri Lankan High Commissioner Mr. Siva stated that the households of anglers did not understand whether they would return with their catch or if it was their bodies that would be sent out house.

“The Prime Minister should condemn, as our leader has requested, this incident. This should not happen again. I hope you will take this issue very seriously and give hope and confidence to the fishermen that nothing would happen henceforth when they go fishing,” Mr Siva included.

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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai likewise spoke on the concern. He stated that, up until now, 245 anglers from Tamil Nadu had actually been eliminated. “The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, has written a letter to the Prime Minister requesting him to take necessary action against the Sri Lankan authorities. Sir, on behalf of the AIADMK party, the Tamil Nadu government and also the Tamil Nadu fishermen, I condemn the Sri Lankan Navy for doing these kinds of atrocities and killing our fishermen. This is going to affect the relationship between India and Sri Lanka,” he stated.

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DMK asks Prime Minister to speak on anglers deaths