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Jaya slams Karuna, Centre for attacks on fishermen

india Updated: Jan 23, 2011 20:45 IST

Taking on the Central and state governments over continued attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said India's lack of stern warning to Colombo has resulted in such recurring incidents.

She also slammed her arch rival and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, when she said that he was just "watching" the killing of the fishermen and "not acting".

"Such attacks have become routine and this is mainly due to the fact that Indian Government had failed to issue a stern warning to Sri Lanka," she said in a statement here.

She said Centre should tell Colombo that it would have to "face serious consequences" if such "inhuman attacks" continued against the local fishermen.

Charging Karunanidhi with "enacting the drama" of writing letters and sending telegrams to the Centre, she said he did little to stop the attacks.