New Delhi, Aug. 8 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders staged a protest inside Parliament on Thursday demanding that India boycott the forthcoming Commonwealth meet in Sri Lanka on the Indian fishermen arrest issue.
The DMK leaders staged a demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament complex.
DMK MP Kanimozhi said Sri Lanka has not released Indian fishermen whom its navy had arrested recently, and added that New Delhi should prevail on Colombo to implement the Rajiv-Jayawardene agreement.
Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and former Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayawardene inked the agreement on July 29, 1987, attaching utmost importance to nurturing, intensifying and strengthening the traditional friendship between the two countries. (ANI)