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«‘Need to protect interest in Exclusive Economic Zone’»

Maritime might:Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami at an event to dedicateINS Chennaito the State capital.R. Ragu  

CM also appeals for steps to safeguard fishermen from attack by Sri Lankan Navy

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday urged that the Indian fishermen must be protected from attacks (by Sri Lankan Navy) and called for safeguarding the maritime interests of the country.

Speaking at an event on board INS Chennai , which was dedicated to the city of Chennai on Monday, Mr. Palaniswami said, “Our fishermen must be protected against attacks so that they are peacefully engaged in the traditional occupation. The interest in the Exclusive Economic Zone must be protected.” However, the Chief Minister didn’t elaborate further.

Observing that the Navy personnel have always assisted the State during natural disasters, the Chief Minister stated that the State would continue to provide necessary support.

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Last month, a 21-year old Indian fisherman from Tamil Nadu was shot dead allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy while fishing in Palk Bay. The Tamil Nadu government had then urged the Centre to take up the issue with Colombo.

Earlier, the Navy’s Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai was dedicated to the city of Chennai in a ceremony presided over by the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister was received by Vice Admiral H.C.S. Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command. Ministers D. Jayakumar, S.P. Velumani, M.C. Sampath, K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji, R. Kamaraj, K.C. Veeramani, K.C. Karuppannan and M. Manikandan were present. Lieutenant General R.K. Anand, General Officer Commanding of Dakshin Bharat Area, Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval area, and Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Regional Commander of Coast Guard’s Eastern Region witnessed the dedication.

Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan, DGP T.K. Rajendran, ADGP Coastal Security Group C. Sylendra Babu, Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner D. Karthikeyan and Chennai Police Commissioner Karan Singha were also present during the ceremony.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/protect-fisherfolk-from-attacks/article18090002.ece

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