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March 13, 2019

Udupi: Missing fishermen families to boycott election LS polls

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Udupi, Mar 13: Families of missing 7 fishermen have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for April 18 election to Udupi-Chikkamagaluru seat in protest against the Government agencies failing to find out whereabouts of their family heads though it is already 88 days since they missing.

The tragedy struck as the fishermen ventured into the deep sea by trawler Suvarna Tribhuja from Malpe port in December last year. 

Expressing their anguish the family members have announced that when the government has failed in finding them then how can we vote when we are in deep sorrow.

Though a search operation was conducted by several agencies including the Coast Guard, Navy and the police, the whereabouts of the fishermen is unclear.

Udupi: Missing fishermen families to boycott election LS polls

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