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Took up killing of Tamil fishermen with Lanka in strongest phrases: Jaishankar

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India has taken up with Sri Lanka within the strongest phrases the killing of Tamil Nadu fishermen, and has made it very clear that such incidents are unacceptable, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar advised Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The assertion got here after Tamil events raised the difficulty of 4 fishermen from the state being allegedly killed by the Sri Lankan Navy whereas fishing mid-sea.

“We have taken it up in strongest terms with the Sri Lankan government and this particular incident I think was particularly unacceptable and that has been made very very clear to them,” Jaishankar stated.

Raising the difficulty by way of a Zero Hour point out, Tiruchi Siva of the DMK stated 4 fishermen of Tamil Nadu had been reported lacking on January 19 and the Sri Lankan Navy knowledgeable that their our bodies had been discovered within the Palk Strait 4 days later. Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have constantly confronted harassment by the hands of the Sri Lankan Navy and have been compelled to give up the occupation, Siva stated. He sought condemnation of the incident by the Prime Minister and a fast response to make sure such incidents don’t happen.

M Thambidurai of the AIADMK joined Siva in condemning the incident. He alleged that the Sri Lankan Navy has attacked and killed 245 fishermen from Tamil Nadu to date.

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