Indian fisherman attempts to self-immolate in protest against Lanka

ngp_2An Indian fisherman attempted to self-immolate during a protest against Sri Lanka staged in Puducherry today.

Several Indian fishermen surrounded the Karaikal port in Puducherry and staged a protest during which one fishermen attempted to set himself on fire.

The Indian fishermen were protesting against the failure by the Sri Lankan government to release boats seized from Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Fishermen from six districts took part in the protest. (Colombo Gazette)


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