Tamil actor Vijay condemns attack on fishermen

February 23rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), Feb.23 (ANI): In a public meeting organized here, Tamil actor and playback singer Vijay has slammed the state and central governments for remaining mute spectators to attacks on fishermen.

Addressing a 20000- strong gathering, Vijay asked the people to send telegrams to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, asking them to take concrete action to end the attacks.

He also gave a sum of Rupees 2 lakh to the family of a fisherman killed in a naval attack.

The harassment of Indian fishermen by Lankan naval authorities has been a longstanding issue between both two countries.

India shares an expansive oceanic border with Sri Lanka without any perceptible demarcation. Fishermen on both sides tend to ignore rules while fishing, due to which fishermen from both nations stray into each other’s territory and end up spending years in jail for trespassing the invisible border. (ANI)

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