Attack on TN fishermen by Sri Lankan navy: We can’t be silent spectators, Stalin tells external affairs minister
TRICHY: Condemning the alleged firing on Nagapattinam fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy at mid sea on August 1, Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin wre to the external affairs minister C Jaishankar to pressurise the go nment of the neighbouring country not to unleash violence on Indian fishermen.
泰米尔纳德邦首席部长M K Stalin谴责斯里兰卡海军8月1日在海上向Nagapattinam渔民开火，致信外交部长苏杰生，要求其向邻国施压，让他们不要对印度渔民发动。
“It is highly condemnable that they launched violence ag inst our fishermen with disregard to the international laws. We cannot be silent spectators to the issue that affects the livelihood of the thousands of Indian fishermen. We should bring in a longstanding po itical resolution to the issue,” he stated.
E Kiselvan, 33, a boat driver from Akkaraipettai, had been injured in the in dent, said the chief minister, adding that nine others had escaped unhurt. The injured fisherman was undergoing treatment in Go nment General Hospital in Nagapattinam.
The fishermen alleged that the Sri Lankan armed forced launched the attack on them when they were fishing around 40 nautical miles southeast off Kodiyakarai. The fishermen fled the scene and reached the shore in the early hours of Monday.
The chief minister also said that the in dent triggered agitation among the people in Tamil Nadu particularly among people living in coastal areas “It will be our duty to prect the lives and belongings of our people. We should also ensure that the Sri Lankan navy complies with international laws besides giving pressure to the Sri Lankan go nment that they should not to dge the boats and nets and attack the Indian fishermen,” he said.
Don't expect anything from Union Go nment. They have not even bothered to prest, atleast.
Any ions in TN in near future ? Only then central go nment will act.
Why should the Central govt help you people. You people never ve for BJP. And on top of that you people keep badmouthing the Central govt everyday while shamelessly taking advantage of schemes of the same govt.
This is ridiculous. Those fisherman were INDIANS. How can the go nment of India sit quietly? Learn from Congo. One citizen has died in police custody in Bangalore and on the very next day they have sent two embassy offi als to India. PM too needs to care for his countrymen. High time to give a stern message to Sri Lanka.
They think that TN fishermen are not Indians.
Yes, there is sufficient doubt about the Indian ness of all Tamils, not only Tamil fishermen.
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TN DECLARE WAR ON SRILANKA HHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Union go nment has been hijacked by North Indians and Gujaratis.
TAMIL CHRISTIAN FISHERMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO STEAL..
Stalin does not need India for this...they are a country within themselves and can do a lot for themselves, like in all other cases, they act as per their wishes and not bothered about India.
Yes, TN should start sending its police force to Sri Lanka like what is happening between Assam and Mizoram.
send armed to teeth police commandos and hit them hard....central go nment won't do anything
Yes, the 56 inch will only talk and will not take any action.
time to punish the chi se vassal state Sri lanka or sri beggar nation no 2
undoubtedly behaviour by Ceylon men are atrocious. it must be taken up at highest level so that amicable solution can be found. by the way , this is long standing issue and you had full decade to solve it . unfortunately you did nothing.
Indian fishermen in their hurry to catch fish cross the international line . They should also be careful. Srilankan fishermen who are also Tamils need to fish also !
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TN CAN AVENGE DEATH,, MAKE PLAN TO SETTLE SCORES
Indian govts have all these 74 years made Indians demoralised where pigmy countries kill our brothers and go Scot free.
Sri Lanka's navy has been indulging in atrocitites ag inst Tamilnadu fishermen for a long time and strong action is needed ag inst such in dents - everyone has the to fish in international waters!!
It is unfortunate that a TN fisherman has been attacked.Under the present Go nment at the centre such in dents are very rare .