The Communist Party of India (CPI) has urged the State government to mount pressure on the Centre to take efforts to stop attacking Tamil fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy in mid-sea to ensure the welfare as well as the livelihood of the fisherfolk, an Indian media reports.

Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, its State secretary T. Pandian said that the Centre must take immediate steps to provide citizenship to migrant Sri Lankan Tamils in the State, and also ensure the welfare of 4.50 lakh Sri Lankan Tamils living within iron fencing in the northern province of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government must be urged to expedite rehabilitation measures to ensure the welfare of the innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Sexual assault against women was increasing day by day in the country and it was very shameful to note that politicians as well as religious leaders were involved in such scandals, he said.

CPI district secretary Chandra Babu, town secretary Esakkimuthu and other district office-bearers were present.

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