Tamil Diplomat

‘Centre must protect fishermen’:Indian National Fish Workers Forum

Indian National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) has urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swraj to ensure that Tamil Nadu fishermen were not attacked while fishing by the Sri Lankan naval personnel.

Chairman of the NFF M Ilango said in a release here that fishermen from Rameswaram were attackd by Sri Lankan naval personnel recently when they were fishing in their territorial waters.

Boats were damaged, fish nets were torn and fishermen were also assaulted, he said. The External Affairs Minister should intervene and ensure that fishermen from the State did not face any hardships while fishing in the future, he said.