Kin of missing TN fishermen demand intensified search Dec 08, 2017 0 61 12345 IANSChennaiSeveral thousands of people belonging to fishermen's families in Kanyakumari protested at the district's Kuzhithurai railway station on Thursday, demanding prompt action in tracing the fishermen caught in sea due to cyclone Ockhi, said an activist. "Members of nine fishing villages in Kanyakumari district are protesting on the Kuzhiturai railway station tracks,"John Leonard, President, Neithal Ezhuchi Peravai, told IANS over phone from Nagercoil. "The people are steadfast and want to continue to protest till there is some concrete information about the missing fishermen."He said even children are protesting."Though the government has been saying the missing fishermen are in Maharashtra, Kerala and Lakshadweep, but they are not allowed to call their homes,"Leonard said."The officials in those states could at least send a list of fishermen with their names and the villages they hail from in Tamil Nadu here so that the family members are put at ease,"Leonard said. The protesters are demanding that their villages be merged with Kerala, saying the government there has done a lot in locating the fishermen missing from their state, Leonard said. An angry woman told a television channel:"It is eight days since the fishermen went missing. There is no action from the Tamil Nadu government."Leonard dismisses the Tamil Nadu government figures of 2,604 fishermen being rescued out of 2,864 caught in cyclone Ockhi. "Over 4,000 fishermen from Kanyakumari district are missing. It may be true that some of them may be in Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujarat. But we don't have any information,"Leonard said. He said the people will continue their protest throughout the night which in turn would affect the rail traffic on that route. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused held Dec 08, 2017 0 103 Kerala cyclone death toll hits 36 as 96 fishermen are still missing Dec 08, 2017 0 126 Congress suspends Aiyar from party over Modi 'neech' remark Dec 08, 2017 0 63 Govt stand over Jerusalem shows servility, says CPI-M IANS New Delhi The Indian government's refusal to denounce the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital"shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime"to Washington, the CPI-M said on .. Muslim bodies slam US policy shift on Jerusalem IANS New Delhi A number of prominent Muslim organisations, including the Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), on Thursday condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital .. RJD accepts Rahul's leadership to dislodge Modi govt, says Lalu IANS New Delhi RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said his party has"certainly"accepted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and will try to get all non-NDA parties together under the Congress banner to defeat Modi government ..