Cowardly act, Pak Navy officers shoot two Boats, Indian Fisherman injured near Gujarat coast

The long term dissension between India and Pakistan is not an oblivious story to the people of this country. Time and again, an Indian fisherman was injured on Sunday evening after Pakistani personnel attacked two boats near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Okha in Gujarat, police said.

Eight crew members are said to be on the boat when the incident took place. One crew member has been identified as Rambauri Raamdhani, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, sustained injuries in the firing.

This long term rivalry between India and Pakistan is getting a lot more intensifying which is completely of no use to the diplomatic relation between the neighbors.

“The two fishing boats from Okha in Devbhumi Dwarka district might have crossed the IMBL on Sunday evening, after which Pakistan Marines personnel fired at them, injuring one fisherman,” Devbhumi Dwarka Superintendent of Police of Rohan Anand said.

“The two boats might have crossed the IMBL, and they had an interface with Pakistan Marines, which fired upon them. From whatever information we have received, a fisherman got injured in the firing,” Anand said.

“The fishermen made a distress call to the Indian Coast Guard on their radio sets. The ICG contacted their Pakistani counterparts through their normal channel of communication. Pakistan Marines confirmed they had apprehended the two boats. Following this, the ICG sent its ship ‘Arinjay’ to escort the two boats back,” he said.

The Gujarat government on Saturday gave its permission to the fishing industry to operate amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

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