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Tamil Nadu Fishermen killed by Lankan Navy, govt promises probe

 2017-03-07 08:16:20.0

Tamil Nadu Fishermen killed by Lankan Navy, govt promises probe

Tahlka News Desk
Chennai: After a huge anger in tamil nadu 22 year old fisherman shot dead by Sri Lankan Navy on Monday. More than thousands of people have gathered in the home of Bridgo in Rameswaram, and his family has refused to accept his body without assurance that action will be taken.

Fishermen are on protest demanded that assurance from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and also the Lankan government.

The shooting sent shock waves among the fishermen community, as it came close on the heels of a string of detentions 59 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were taken into custody by the Lankan Navy in just the last five days.

Bridgo was shot in the neck and died instantly. Another fisherman, Saravanan, was shot in his leg. The fishermen returned to the shore after midnight. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had referred to the arrest of 32 Indian fishermen by Lanka in the last few days and said the incidents had caused hardship and mental agony to the fishermen community.

Tamil Nadu says 85 fishermen and 128 fishing boats are currently in Lankan custody and has urged the centre to take action through diplomatic channels.


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