Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
July 23, Monday 2018 1:15 PM       

       HEADLINES: Dileep interrupting trial, government for special court                                              Five dead in fire at suburban building in Himachal Pradesh                                              Gunman dead after shooting nine, including girl, in Toronto: Canadian police                                              Trump warns Iran to never threaten U.S.                                              Key to Root's ODI success was picking Kuldeep from his hand: Tendulkar                                              Bumrah's surgery in England ‘not a great success’, fitness before Tests in doubt                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       CITYNEWS Next Article: Will continue search till last fisherman is found, says govt  
       Fishers continue protest
 
         Posted on :09:35:25 Dec 4, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:09:35:25 Dec 4, 2017
         Tags: fishers, protest
 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The alleged delay of the state government in responding to the Ockhi cyclone threat and initiating rescue operations sparked off protests of the fisher folk too.

Fishers and their families in the affected areas across the State raised a banner of protest against the alleged tardy response to the disaster and also in conceding to their demand to include them in the Coast Guard teams that ventured into the sea in search of the missing boats.

This was despite the government bid to convince them that the best efforts had been made to expedite the rescue operations and save those who were caught in the sea.

The protests were largely initiated at the behest of the church and was aimed at bringing into sharp focus the alleged failure of the State’s disaster management mechanism to alert the fishermen and take precautionary steps.

The heads of local churches in the coastal area in the capital as well as other affected areas vociferously insisted that the fishermen should also be made part of the Coast Guard search teams and in the face of protests, accepted the demand.

The state also witnessed a political blame game in the wake of the havoc wreaked by the cyclone.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president Kummanam Rajasekharan said here on Sunday that the Central agencies had dutifully alerted the state.

The MeT Centre as well as the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services had alerted the State on November 28 and 29.

On seeking a clarification in this regard, INCOIS director Sathish Shenoy had furnished documents to prove that the alert was issued in time.

It had on November 28 itself warned of very heavy winds between 8.30 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. on the Kerala coast between Vizhinjam and Kasaragod on November 30 and said that the sea would be rough.

The central agencies had issued a joint bulletin on November 29.

This was passed on to the state government.

The state government argument that the warning was issued only on November 30 was baseless, he said in a statement here.

A A
       CITYNEWS
Next Article: Will continue search till last fisherman is found, says govt
 
 
CITYNEWS HEADLINES
One held for alleged abduction attempt  
Bus tyres catch fire  
Court orders Rs 2.46 cr as accident claim  
Children stuck in lift rescued  
Principal gets letter abusing Abhimanyu  
Cameraman assaulted  
Woman held on extortion charge  
Youth killed in accident  
Plus One improvement exams postponed  
Pinarayi bats for Coast Guard Academy  
Lethal weapons seized  
Doctors defer strike  
Lethal weapons seized  
Three held for brewing spurious liquor  
One held on charge of raping minor  
All-party delegation led by Pinarayi to meet Modi  
IMA to lay siege to Secretariat on July 25  
Student drowns  
Ayyappa temple opens for monthly rituals  
Youth held for theft of bike  
Water level in Idukki dams rising  
Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur till July 19  
Elephant found dead  
Couple injured in attack  
One killed as tree falls on auto  
 
Do you support women's entry in Sabarimala?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't Know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy