(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 29, 2012
‘Indian Fisherman’s Killing Was Premeditated’
THROUGH a press statement on July 18, the All India Fishers and Fisheries Workers’ Federation has strongly condemned the premeditated killing of an Indian fisherman by a US naval ship in the Persian Gulf, within the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates. Three more fishermen were grievously injured in this reprehensible act. The fisherman who was killed and those injured were from Tamilnadu and working for a UAE company.
The federation said this
killing, which took place only
a few months after two fishermen from Kerala were killed by
naval personnel of
an Italian ship off the coast of
The federation also
pointed out that instead of strongly
condemning the killing, the Indian government, which has
This cold blooded
killing of fishermen is a reflection
of increasing tensions in the Gulf region amidst expanding
The federation’s statement, issued by its general secretary K Hemalata, said that instead of being satisfied with the pronouncements of ‘regrets’ by the US, the Indian government should take necessary measures to ensure that the US naval personnel responsible for this murder were arrested and punished.