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Shinde asks Coast Guard to protect fishermen, maintain maritime security

Mumbai, Dec.1 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday said that the country’s coast guard had been briefed to maintain maritime security, whilst making sure that fishermen were not targeted.
Shinde said that concerned states have been given funds and equipment to modernise the coast guard, but added that the fishermen community should not be seen as an easy target.

“We have had a meeting on Coast Guard and have asked to separate them. We have allocated funds for the coast guard to all the concerned states, we have provided steamers and that work is going on smoothly,” he told media here today.
“The fishermen should not face any problems and the maritime security is maintained, both these issues should be taken care of,” he added. (ANI)