Pakistan Navy killed a fisherman in an unprovoked firing and left another fisherman injured.
New Delhi: A senior diplomat from the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday, November 8, 2021, and a "strong protest was lodged" on the incident of unprovoked firing at Indian fishermen by the Pakistan side.
Sources said the "Pakistani agency" fired upon an Indian fishing boat 'Jalpari' on November 6, 2021, resulting in the death of an Indian fisherman and serious injury to another fisherman in Maharashtra.
"The Government of India condemned this deplorable action by the Pakistani agency of firing at an Indian fishing boat and causing loss of life which is in contravention to all established international practices
and bilateral understandings," the source said.
It was reiterated that the authorities in Pakistan consider the issue of fishermen as a humanitarian and livelihood matter.
"The Government of Pakistan was also called upon to conduct an inquiry into the incident and to instruct its forces to refrain from such acts of unprovoked firing".
Reports from Maharashtra said a 32-year-old fisherman from Maharashtra was killed. The incident occurred around 4 pm on Saturday.
A fisherman from Thane near Mumbai, who was on a fishing boat, 'Jalpari,' was killed after the Pakistani Maritime personnel opened fire on him and other crew members.