One after another incidents have taken place consecutively within just a time period of two days. The second instance caused due to the agitated relations between Sri Lanka and India resulted in the alleged attack on six Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. All of the six Indian fishermen are injured. As this was not enough, the Sri Lankan Navy in addition to this captured and detained 13 other Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu at the Palk Strait.
Government Authorized sources reported that the Sri Lankan Navy attacked the Indian fishermen and caught them with ropes and rods and once they were captured they took their three boats along with them.
Gnanasekaran, an Indian fisherman, had a head injury, is under supervision in a Government hospital along with five others. The other five also had minor injuries. The fishermen reported that as they reached near the Katchatheevu, an isle given away to Sri Lanka by the Indian Government underneath a treaty made at the meeting of 1974. The imprisoned fishermen were then taken to the Mannar district within Sri Lanka. The fishermen were then remanded. This Sunday, the Sri Lankan Navy ostensibly seized away the catch netted by a group of fishermen by pointing gun at them. At one more incident in Nagapattinam, 8 fishermen belonging to the Vedaranyam village were battered by an attack supposedly done by the Sri Lankan naval workforces in sea of Arukattuthurai.
Sri Lankan Navy Again Attacks Indian Fishermen: Indian Govt Ignores
At the present day the occurrence emanates after the Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa officially held the Honorable PM Manmohan Singh in her report, by accusing the administration for “soft handling” the matter of the S L Navy’s supposed attacks on fishermen.
She said that the “soft handling” of the matter by the Government had encouraged the S L Navy to impose violence and hassle the poor fishermen with immunity. She has requested the government to confirm that the S L navy abstains from doing anything like this in future. DMK C M Karunanidhi had similarly criticized the frequent occurrences of violence on the poor T N fishermen.
Our Government is sitting dumb folded on this issue pretending as if nothing has happened. The voices of the poor fishermen are going unheard. As when the states CM seem to be awakened on the issue the central administration seems to be sleeping.