Fishermen stay at home to protest arrests by Lanka

[ Times of India ] - [ Jun 22, 2012 9:55:48 GMT ]

Fishermen of Akkaraipettail village in Nagapattinam district did not venture into the sea for the third day in succession in protest against the arrest of their counterparts by the Sri Lankan coast guard. Though the state government has ensured the release of the nine Tamil fishermen, about 12,000 fisherfolk went ahead with the strike.The fishermen remained at home from Tuesday morning as soon as they came to know about the incident that took place on Monday midnight when the nine fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan coast guard in the mid-sea, a few nautical miles away from Kodiyakarai in the district for allegedly crossing the international maritime boundary line. [ full story ]

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