India lodges strong protest with Pakistan over killing of Indian fisherman
On November 6, Pakistani agency fired upon an Indian fishing boat ‘Jalpari’, resulting in death of an Indian fisherman and serious injury to other
India on Monday summoned a senior diplomat from the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest on the incident of unprovoked firing at Indian fishermen by Pakistani Maritime Security Agency personnel off the coast of Gujarat.
“A senior diplomat from the High Commission of Pakistan was summoned by MEA today and a strong protest was lodged on the incident of unprovoked firing at Indian fishermen by Pakistan side,” sources said.
The incident took place near the international maritime boundary line in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujarat, the Indian Coast Guard and the Gujarat Police said in separate statements.
The deceased has been identified as Shridhar Chamare, 32, from Maharashtra’s Palaghar district. The injured fisherman is being treated at a hospital in Okha in Gujarat.
The Government of India condemned this deplorable action by Pakistani agency of firing at an Indian fishing boat and causing loss of life which is in contravention to all established international practices and bilateral understandings.
It was reiterated that the authorities in Pakistan consider the issue of fishermen as a humanitarian and livelihood matter.
The Government of Pakistan was also called upon to conduct an inquiry into the incident and to instruct its forces to refrain from such acts of unprovoked firing, sources said.