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Udupi: Disappearance 'Suvarna Tribhuja' fishermen - NHRC serves notice


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 14: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is learnt to have served notices on the state and central government relating to the disappearance of 'Suvarna Tribhuja' fishing boat along with seven fishermen.

The commission has registered suo motu case based on media reports.

All contacts with the boat which had left from Malpe port on December 13, 2008, were lost since 1.30 am on December 16. The wreckage of the boat was found recently at the bottom of the sea off Malvan port in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra. There is no clarification about the fate of the fishermen, and reports say that the Indian Navy has abandoned the search operation for the fishermen after recovering the wreckage.

Through the notice, Karnataka government has been asked to take steps to mitigate problems faced by the fishermen families due to the disappearance of the fishermen. The union defence secretary has been asked to provide latest report on search operation for the missing fishermen. Both the central and state governments have been instructed to file their reports within a week.

The commission notes that the disappearance of the fishermen without a trace at sea is a matter of grave concern and the fishermen families are distressed by the way the government officials and institutions conducted themselves relating to the tragedy.   The families of fishermen expect the government to find out the missing fishermen but the government, going by the newspaper reports, does not seem to have taken suitable steps to find out the whereabouts of the fishermen, NHRC has noted.

Boat owner, Chandrashekhar Kotian, fishermen, Damodar, Laxman,Satish, Ravi, Harish and Ramesh had gone missing along with the boat. In the midst of allegation of I N S Kochi of the Indian Navy having collided with the boat on the fateful day, former minister, Pramod Madhwaraj, had written to the President and Prime Minister seeking judicial probe into the incident.

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  • Lancer, Mudarangadi

    Wed, May 15 2019

    NHRC dont have any other job. Why they woken up after 4 months and that too after recovery of boat.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Please return the Bodies ...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Good step by NHRC to get justice to the aggrieved families of those not yet traceable of Suvarna Tribhuja.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Finally our Fishermen will get Justice ...

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    If boat is belongs to AM bani / Ad ani …
    The search would have been taken place same day of missing boat and would have given result within o time… !!!

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  • GD, Udupi

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Shame on the people relating the deaths of our fishermen to election results. Require election results to find their bodies. Can target satellites in space, but can't find bodies in the destroyed boat of the fishermen.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Very sad.
    Only common people can understand the family members ordeal
    When the matter is of common people, Govt's are concerned only about forthcoming elections, tight lipped about their fate and not even bothered to tell the truth!

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Thanks to NHRC and Madhwaraj for exposing the whole matter.

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  • kp, udupi

    Tue, May 14 2019

    who is going to expose and dispose will come to know only on may 23.

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