53 fishermen held, India summons Sri Lankan envoy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Mar 15, 2013 07:47 IST

India on Thursday summoned Sri Lanka's deputy high commissioner and told him that his government should treat the 53 fishermen arrested in the island nation in a humane manner and that there should be no violence against them.

The external affairs ministry said that Sri Lankan authorities arrested 19 fishermen on Wednesday and another 34 on Thursday for allegedly fishing in Lankan waters.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon as AIADMK members sought an immediate reply from the government on the alleged harassment of the fishermen.

 

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