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Protests in Tamil Nadu over fisherman’s death, Lankan Navy denies role

Protests in Tamil Nadu over fisherman’s death, Lankan Navy denies role

Protests in Tamil Nadu over fisherman’s death, Lankan Navy denies role
March 08
11:07 2017

Dissents ejected in Tamil Nadu after an angler from the state was shot dead close Palk Strait, supposedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, on Monday night. The Indian High Commission in Colombo raised the matter with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday. The Indian government was informed that the Sri Lankan Navy would test the matter.

“The Government of India is profoundly worried at the murdering of an Indian angler. Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has brought up the matter with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Britso (22) was shot dead while angling off Katchatheevu island alongside four others. Another angler, Saron (22), was harmed in the terminating.

“There were five anglers on the watercraft. The occurrence happened while they were angling in Palk Bay around 9.30 pm on Monday. As per their announcements, an armada of four Sri Lankan Navy vessels encompassed the angling pontoon and opened ridiculous and aimless fire on them,” said a senior officer from Tamil Nadu Police. Britso was shot in the neck and passed on in transit back to shore, he said.

Three shots found on the vessel are being sent for criminological examination, he included.

Many anglers from Thangachimadam close Rameswaram challenged the slaughtering. Rameswaram Fishermen Association president S Emiret said they would proceed with a huge fomentation until there is activity from the Center to end assaults on Tamil anglers, purportedly by the Lankan Navy.

The Lankan Navy denied that it let go at the Indian anglers, battling that its command was just to seize vessels and capture Indian anglers. Nonetheless, it guaranteed an exhaustive test into the matter.

Boss Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami denounced the assault and reported remuneration of Rs 5 lakh for the casualty’s family. He additionally requested prompt intercession of PM Narendra Modi and activity from the MEA through discretionary channels to secure the arrival of 85 anglers and 128 angling pontoons as of now in care of the Sri Lankan government.

While different political gatherings have taken up the issue, police have fixed security at all Sri Lankan foundations in the state and appointee high commission in Chennai taking after knowledge inputs that there might be assaults against them on Tuesday night.

Ties between the two nations have been strained as there have been a few affirmed episodes of Sri Lankan Navy work force terminating at Indian anglers angling in Palk Strait and grabbing their vessels. Palk Strait is a rich angling ground for anglers.

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