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India: Stop arresting fishermen, says NFF May 09,2016   |  Source: NFF

The World forum of Fisher Peoples, Co- ordination Committee meeting held at Bangkok, the Capital of Thailand during 22nd – 29th April 2016. The meeting was presided over by shri. Muhammad Ali shah (Pakistan), Mrs. Nadine orchid Nembhard (Belise) both Co –Chairpersons of WFFP in the Presence of Mr. Mogamad Naseegh Jaffer (South Africa) Secretary General of WFFP. The meeting was attended by Continental representatives including M.Ilango (India), Mr. Herman Kumara wijethunge (Srilanka), Mrs. Christiana Saiti Louwa (Kenya), Mr. Jorge Adalberto Varela Marquez (Honduras),Mr. Moises osorto Caceres (Honduras), Mr. Sid’ Ahmed Abeid (Mauritanie), Mrs. Natalia Laino Lojo (Spain), Mr. Edmund Arthur Bull (Canada),Mr. Alessandro Matino Carlo Fossi (France) and other.

Among various decisions and resolutions the resolution proposed by the delegates of South Asian countries also resolved unanimously. The resolution follows : -

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples’ Coordinating Committee[WFFP CC] urge Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lankan national governments to give up the practice of arresting, harassing, killing and continuing arrest of innocent fishermen when they are crossing the IMBL, during their fishing activities for their livelihood, taking in to consideration the

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