Sushma Swaraj says India is taking up fishermen issue with Sri Lankan government
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India is taking up the issue of fishermen with the Sri Lankan government through diplomatic channels.
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India is taking up the issue of fishermen with the Sri Lankan government through diplomatic channels.
She also added that the Sri Lankan government has assured probe into the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan Navy.
Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, the External Affairs Minister said Sri Lanka has, however, denied the role of its navy in the killing.
"We have taken up the issue of our fishermen with Sri Lankan government to ensure that our fishermen are treated in a humane manner," the minister said.
"A fishing vessel from Tamil Nadu was fired upon allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, leading to the death of an Indian fisherman. The government took up the matter... and expressed our strong concern over the incident," she said.
"Our High Commissioner personally spoke to Sri Lankan Prime Minister and Navy commander on this matter. They maintained their patrol boats are not authorised to fire at Indian fishermen," Swaraj said.
Six fishermen from Thangachimadam in Ramanathapuram district were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet in the narrow sea dividing the two countries when they were fired at on the night of 6 March, Indian officials said.
One fisherman, K Britjo, was killed while another was injured. The others escaped without injuries.
The resolution moved by Chief Minister MK Stalin said the CAA passed by the Parliament in 2019 'is not in tune with the secular principles laid down in our Constitution and also not conducive to the communal harmony that prevails in India'
In the video, the woman can be seen coaxing the snake to leave the front yard of her home.
Tamil Nadu set to make 'right to sit' a workplace law; a look at how Kerala women won battle three years ago
The Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2018, was passed in December 2018, guaranteeing improved working conditions in commercial shops