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Udupi: 'Suvarna Tribhuja' tragedy - Fishermen families refuse to accept compensation


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 12: The families of seven fishermen who perished along with their fishing boat, 'Suvarna Tribhuja' off Malvan coast, have refused to accept the compensation of Rs 10 lac each released by the state government. The state government had released Rs 10 lac to them by releasing Rs 6 lac from Karnataka State Fishermen's Calamity Relief Fund and Rs 4 lac from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund on May 9. This was announced by minister Dr Jayamala, here on Friday.

One of the reasons for not accepting the compensation is said to be the notion that the families would be required to execute an indemnity bond. The said compensation is paid only in cases of death. None of the departments have so far announced that the said fishermen have died. They have been treating them as missing. The fishermen families from Malpe and Bhatkal feel that if they accept the compensation, it would tantamount to accepting the fact that the fishermen are no more.

The other reason is that the amount will have to be returned to the government if the fishermen return alive. Normally, indemnity bonds are obtained in cases where death certificates cannot be issued on account of legal hurdles. The families are not ready to sign this bond also because of this condition, it is learnt.

The stand taken by the families has irked the fisheries department officials who have already faced lot of problems because of political one-upmanship indulged in by leaders during election, and also pressures brought on them from different quarters.

 

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  • Valerian Menezes, Kota

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Suvarna Tribuja accident is a very sad tragic story. First of all the bereaved families were fooled, rubbing salt to their wounds, by not disclosing the real cause of the tragedy until now though the accident happened in December 2018. Secondly the govt is not capable of coming to a definite conclusion as to what should they do next. The central govt must be in the know how. They should use all the technical tools and expertise in their command to investigate and decide as to how to proceed without hurting the feelings of bereaved families further.

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  • sandesh, mangalore

    Sun, May 12 2019

    kashmiri terrorist BURHAN WANI killed by our security forces...at that time bjp-pdp govt ruling kashmeer ....at that time bjp-pdp govt announced lakhs of rupees compensation to pakistan supported terrorist ...and announced a govt job for his family member ...if bjp-pdp govt can give compensation to a terrorist ..why bjp govt not giving compensation to our fishermens family ...?

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  • Mohith, Mangalore

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Have you lost it. There should be limit to tell lies. Show me the proof where BJP government had given compensation to Burhan Wani or family. And by the way you mist have forgotten that it is Congress-JDS government in Karnataka.

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  • sandesh, mangalore

    Sun, May 12 2019

    dont belive his promises.....we belived and we lost ...please take 10 lakh ...dont wait for 15 .....

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  • prasad, mangalore

    Sun, May 12 2019

    they are asking for 1 cr per head

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Who told you ...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Their reasonable demand depending upon the earlier precedents if any may be considered favourably.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Suvarna Tribhuja Trajedy is extremely sad.
    However, it's important for the community and everyone to know what caused the tragedy, fate of the missing fishermen and why the information took so long.
    In search of truth alone people have become scientists for Truth is God.
    For God almighty, truth alone matters, which uncovers everything.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Nothing less than Rs. 25 Lacks & 1 Job per family in our Defense Services ...

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  • Lakshman Rao, Urwa

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Your comments are generic...you need to be practical based on the situation I feel. No offense but just reading through your comments.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Lakshman Rao, Urwa
    Ashamed to call you a Mangalorean ...

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Sir, how much would you be donating?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle
    I didn't Hit & Run ...

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Sun, May 12 2019

    How can a wheelchair hit and run?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle
    Get Well Soon ...

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  • Wilson, UDUPI

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Why should he pay? We pay tax to the government and government pay from that tax.

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  • Lancer, Mudarangadi

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Value of your family members is 25 lakh and one job.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Lancer, Mudarangadi
    If you feel your amount is less, you can demand more ...

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