With deep concern we report that Dr Chandrika Sharma, the Executive Secretary of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, is one of the passengers on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that went missing on early Saturday morning. Chandrika and ICSF are great stalwarts of the struggle for fishworkers rights including the rights of women throughout the sector.
Chandrika was on her way to represent ICSF at an FAO meeting in Mongolia.
To pass on your support to her family, her colleague, Ramya Rajagopalan, has kindly offered to pass on messages of support to her family [firstname.lastname@example.org].
I am so very sorry to hear that Chandrika was on the missing airplane. Her presence in the world was has been a source of comfort and hope for many years, and her work has had lasting impact and importance. My heart is with her family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. much love from Canada. Irene Novaczek
Indeed very sad news and prayers with her family friends and colleagues and strength in these very difficult times.
I just learnt through the Linkedin pages that Dr Chandrika Sharma was an occupant in that ill-fated jet. I am deeply saddened to hear about this. I can only imagine what a shock it must be to her family and next of kin and dear ones. The plane mystery that prevails still, leaves a void in our thoughts and it will torture all of us in our hearts and give excruciating pain in our minds for all those who knew her. Many thoughts and prayers be with her family at this time of pain and anguish on the missing plane. My sincere sympathies with her family. May God comfort the dear ones during these miserable hours and always. I remain with sorrow. Dr.M.Rufus Kitto, Faculty of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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