Tiro al pescatore indiano: tamil attaccati e feriti dai guardacoste dello Sri Lanka

martedì, marzo 13th, 2012

Dura la vita dei pescatori tamil e Malayalam: nelle stesse acque in cui i marò italiani hanno sparato a morte colpendo due pescatori tamil, non passa giorno che non si verifichino incidenti. Il settore navale più pericoloso è quello tra India e Sri Lanka, ed è lì che ieri si è verificato un grave incidente con 16 pescatori feriti. Ad attaccarli i guardacoste cingalesi. Dall’agenzia Dna (Daily News and Analysis) queste notizie sullo scontro con Sri Lanka.

Tamil Nadu fishermen attacked, India takes up issue with Sri Lanka

Published: Sunday, Mar 11, 2012, 12:03 IST | Updated: Sunday, Mar 11, 2012, 20:43 IST
Place: Rameshwaram, New Delhi | Agency: PTI

16 Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured in an alleged mid-sea attack by Sri Lankan naval personnel, prompting India to take up the issue with Colombo, which said it is investigating the incident.

The 16 fishermen from Rameswaram were attacked on Saturday while they fishing near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in Palk Straits.

“Indian Mission in Colombo has taken up the issue of attack on Indian fishermen with Sri Lankan authorities. They have informed that they are investigating the case,” an MEA spokesperson said in New Delhi today.

Police in Rameshwaram said the Lankan naval personnel had attacked the fishermen with wooden logs, stones and bottles, resulting in serious injuries.

A 25-year-old youth, who suffered a fracture, said it was a “brutal” attack by the Lankan navymen who surrounded 25 boats of the fishermen.

“They damaged the boats, snapped the fishing nets and attacked us with logs and stones,” he alleged.

A Fisheries Department official described the attack as a violation of human rights.

Earlier today, Ministry of External Affairs has asked its mission in Colombo to take it up the issue with Sri Lankan authorities.

The Sri Lankan authorities have informed India that they are investigating the incident.

However, a Sri Lankan Navy spokesperson in Colombo refuted the allegations of attack on Indian fishermen.

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