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Forums seek probe into fishermen issue

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Stir:Members of human rights organisations staging a protest in the city on Thursday.

MADURAI: Demanding a Judicial probe into the alleged killings of four Tamil Nadu Fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, members of the Joint Action Committee against Violation of Rights of Fishermen, Citizens for Human Rights Movement (CHRM) and Peoples Watch organised a protest near the Thiruvalluvar statue in the city on Thursday.

The protestors led by C.J. Rajan of CHRM, raised slogans against the State Government and Central Government for their failure to protect the lives of innocent Tamil Nadu fishermen. They said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister should stop writing letters to the Centre but should act upon immediately.

Marumalarchi Labour Front leader Mahaboob John condemned the killings and questioned why the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is restraining from calling the Sri Lankan President as ‘war criminal.'

Nallathambi, brother of one of the deceased called Victus alleged that the killing of the fishermen was a result of Indian cricket team's victory over Sri Lankan in the World Cup.

The four fishermen Victus, Anthony Raj, John Paul, and Maarimuthu, who were based in Ramanathapuram reportedly went missing since April 2, 2011, and were found dead ashore one by one after the World Cup final.

Nallathambi had already filed a case in Madras High court, Madurai Bench.

He in his petition reported that, “Indian cricket team defeated Sri Lankan team on April 2, 2011. Due to the anger spearheaded by this, Sri Lankan Navy might have killed the Tamil Nadu fishermen. So I request the court should ordered the Central and State government to search and find out the fishermen who went missing and their boat.”

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