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* Six Indian fishermen try to self-immolate demanding Sri Lanka release their boats
Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 11:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Nagapattinam: Six Indian fishermen have poured kerosene over them and tried to self-immolate before the police and public intervened to prevent the attempt.

According to Indian media reports the fishermen from Akkraipettai in Tamil Nadu state were demanding the Indian government to take steps to get their trawlers released from Sri Lankan custody.

The fishermen and their families have staged a protest to demand the central government to get the 15 trawlers still detained by the Sri Lankan authorities.

Representatives of Akarraipettai fishermen have convened on Friday and have decided to launch an indefinite strike to press their demand for release of boats along with the fishermen, Indian media reported.

During the protest on Saturday at the collectorate six fishermen have doused themselves with kerosene and attempted to and attempted self-immolation.

However, the police present at the protest had prevented the attempt averting a tragedy.

The fishermen later have suspended the protests after the state Fisheries Minister has promised to make efforts to get their boats released from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka and India had begun releasing fishermen detained in each other's custody in accordance with an agreement reached between the two governments as a prelude to holding talks on resolving fisheries disputes.

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