Indian Government Defends Sri Lankan Navy in Court (Attacks on Tamil Nadu Fishermen)
TAMIL TRIBUNE, September 2012 (ID. 2012-09-02); Updated 2017-03-01
Petitions seeking protection to
Tamil Nadu fishermen from the Sri Lankan Navy were filed in Tamil Nadu courts in 2011.
There was a court hearing in August 2012. Indian Government Additional Solicitor General told the court on August 17, 2013 that there was no chance of the Sri Lankan Navy entering the Indian waters and attacking Tamil Nadu fishermen as such movement by Sri Lankan warships would amount to waging a war against India.
We suggest that instead of making "ridiculous arguments" defending the
Sri Lankan Navy, Indian government take the attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen
seriously and take firm action against Sri Lanka. Tamil
Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram was right on target when she said, "The Sri Lankan Navy, emboldened by the
soft handling of the issue by the Government of India, is attacking/harassing fishermen of Tamil Nadu with
impunity" (her letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in August
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