DMK opposes Coast Guard proposal

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 17:00

Chennai: The DMK on Saturday opposed the
Coast Guard`s proposal to declare a portion in the Indo-Sri
Lanka Maritime border as a no fishing zone.

DMK Parliamentary party leader T R Baalu, in a statement
here, termed the proposal as `anti-fishermen` and said it
would seriously affect their livelihood.

He said DMK MPs would call on Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Nov 28 to discuss it, besides raising the issue in
the Parliament.

The Coast Guard, which had filed its counter affidavit in
response to a PIL seeking coast guard protection for fishermen
from attacks allegedly by Lankan Navy, had also said the local
fishermen used nets banned in Sri Lanka.


First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 17:00

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