THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Fishworker’s Forum on Wednesday asked the Government to take seriously the issue of the Indian fishermen reportedly killed in Yemen and also requested the United Nations to raise the issue at an international level.
“I heard news, which said that 20 Indian fishermen died in the Saudi Arabia air attack. We condemn the killing of innocent fishermen.I request the Indian Government to take this issue seriously and also the UN(United Nations) should raise this issue at the international level. We request the government to take this issue seriously or the national fishworker’s forum will go for an agitation,” said T. Peter, President, National Fishworker’s Forum.
The Vicar-General of Trivandrum, Archdiocese Eugene H Pereira also condemned the killing of 20 Indians in Yemen.
“I just heard the news that the Saudi Arabian air force has attacked in Yemen and killed 20 Indians.Today, in the commercialized world the extremist activities are growing and on the pretext of security, lots of innocent lives are taken away. It’s shocking and painful,” Pereira told ANI.
Around 20 Indians were killed in airstrikes on fuel smugglers by Saudi Arabia-led forces at Hodeidah Port in Yemen on Tuesday.
The incident took place at al-Khokha near Hodeidah Port when two boats were hit in airstrikes.