Centre to be responsible if no action taken on attacks: Vaiko
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 18:46
  
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.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 18:46


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