Chennai (Agencies): Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj blamed the Indian government for its casual attitude on the killing of fishermen issue by the Sri Lankan Navy.

She said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would raise the issue in the Parliament.

"The attacks on the Indian fishermen have been going on for long and the centre has failed to prevent it. Had only the government taken stern action, the recent killing of two fishermen could have been prevented," the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha told reporters here.

Also, Sushma Swaraj had visited the families of two fishermen killed last month and gave them Rs.200,000 each as a token of assistance on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

She said she was shocked to hear from External Affairs Minister SM Krishna that the Indo-Sri-Lankan Joint Working group is non functional and will be soon activated.

Declaring the BJP's core group would discuss the issue of demanding retrieval of Katchatheevu Island ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, Sushma Swaraj said the issue of attacks on Indian fishermen will be raised by her party in the Parliament.

Demanding constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the 2G spectrum allotment issue even after the arrest of former communications minister A. Raja by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) she said, "Our demand for JPC stands as it involves governance and other larger issues like the role of corporate.”

"Parliament will function if the government concedes to the demand of JPC," she added.