Human rights

Acting against Lanka for human rights violation: Anbumani

Chennai:

To prove his claim, Anbumani shared a photo of a pesticide sprayed on a fisherman in Tamil Nadu and the photo created an uproar. Anbumani said that in the name of COVID-19 preventive measures, pesticides were sprayed on arrested fishermen in Tamil Nadu, which is a violation of human rights.

“The World Health Organization (WHO) has made it clear that using pesticides on humans will cause side effects and illness in humans. The WHO has also said that spraying pesticides is against human rights and would amount to insulting the man, ”said Anbumani, who also called for action against Sri Lanka for violating the instructions of the WHO. Anbumani added that after the arrest Micheal, a 53-year-old fisherman, is critical and was admitted to a hospital. The Center should not postpone talks with the Sri Lankan government any further and should take immediate action to rescue Tamil Nadu fishermen.

CPM tears up the center for inaction

Meanwhile, CPM Secretary of State K Balakrishnan has denounced the Union government for failing to end the Sri Lankan Navy’s continued attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen in Palk Bay and the arrest of 69 fishermen in recent days.

“The CPM vehemently condemns the transgression of the Lankan navy. Claiming that Tamil Nadu fishermen have crossed the border, the navy continues to damage their boats and harass them by arresting them, ”he said.

Stressing that the inaction of the BJP government on the issue shows its indifference to the state’s fishermen, he said: “It is highly reprehensible that the BJP Union government has not taken action despite the persistent insistence from the Tamil Nadu government and political parties that a solution be found for the safety of Tamil Nadu fishermen.

He also urged the state government to put pressure on the Union government to secure the release of 69 fishermen and their fishing boats and nets and also guarantee the fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen.