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Vaiko urges Centre to stop Sri Lanka from amending maritime law

In case the 1979 law gets amended, Indian fishermen could be asked to pay fines up to Rs 7 cr

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

MDMK chief Vaiko on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use diplomatic channels to ensure the Sri Lankan government does not add tough penal provisions to a 1979 law that could affect the lives of Tamil fishermen crossing maritime borders. In a meeting with Modi, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (MDMK) chief informed him how the amendment to the law- that regulates foreign fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters- could affect the lives of Tamil fishermen from India. "Lives of fishermen would be destroyed if the Sri Lankan legislation is enacted. They will have to ...

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First Published: Thu, December 15 2016. 17:25 IST
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