Vaiko begins one-day hunger strike against fishermen attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 13:50

Nagapattinam: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Sunday began a one-day hunger strike here condemning the
"indiscriminate attack" on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan
Navy.

CPI state secretary D Pandian inaugurated the strike,
in which a large number of MDMK cadre are also taking part.

According to a statement, MDMK has organised the
strike to condemn the Tamil Nadu and Union governments for not
taking effective steps to prevent attacks on the fishermen.

Two Indian fishermen were allegedly killed within 10
days by the Lankan Navy last month, which led to widespread
condemnation and protest.

On January 31, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, during
a meeting with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo,
had expressed India`s serious concern over the issue.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 13:50

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