UN urged to help stop pirate attacks on fishermen in Gulf

DOHA: Three Gulf-based Indian fishermen have died while on expeditions in the Gulf waters in a little over a year, says an official from an India-based fishermen’s welfare organisation.

They were killed by pirates, says P Justin Antony, Founder-President, Tamil Nadu Fisherman Development Trust (TN-FIDET), a UN-recognised voluntary body.

Thomas Cletus was killed in May 2014 while fishing in Bahrain, and this May Mathivalan was put to death when he was fishing in Saudi Arabia.

And this month Antony Arul Anish was shot dead while he was on an expedition in Gulf waters.

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Source: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/

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