Protect Tamil fishermen from Sri Lankan Navy: DMK urges PM

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New Delhi, Jul 21 (UNI) A delegation of MPs belonging to the DMK and the Congress from Tamil Nadu has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to stop the attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy in the high seas.

The delegation, led by Union Shipping Minister and DMK Parliamentary Party leader T R Baalu and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K V Thankgabalu, met Dr Singh here last evening.

The Prime Minister gave a patient hearing to the delegation and said steps were being taken to sort out the issue through diplomatic channel. Dr Singh assured the delegation that he would take up the issue with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse during his visit to Colombo to attend the SAARC summit, Mr Baalu told reporters.

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