Chennai: Lashing out at the Congress-led UPA
government for the recurring attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen
allegedly by Sri Lankan navy, MDMK leader Vaiko Sunday said the
Centre will be "held responsible" if no firm action was taken.
"Unless you take very effective steps condemning the Sri
Lankan Navy by giving stern warning to the government, the
people of Tamil Nadu will be forced to conclude that the
Indian Navy and government have deliberately failed in their
duty to protect our fishermen," he said in a letter to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh.
CPI(M) state secretary G Ramakrishnan said that the latest
incident, where a Tamil Nadu fisherman was tied to a rope and
thrown into the sea allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, had
created unrest and fear among people of Tamil Nadu.
He said the Centre should take all efforts to prevent the
"excesses" of the Sri Lankan Navy and uphold the fishing
rights of the state`s fishermen.