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Fisherman return without good catch after seeing Lankan Naval

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram 

Fishermen returned to the shore here today without getting a good catch after they spotted seven Sri Lankan Navy ships patrolling in mid-sea, a local fisherman leader said.

Indian Coast Guard ships were present to warn the fishermen from crossing the International Maritime Boundary line, according to fishermen.

Fishermen leader P Sesu Raja said had taken up regular patrolling in the sea after Rameswaram fisherman Bridgo was shot dead allegedly by Lankan Navy on March 6.

The 22-year-old fisherman was shot dead while fishing in a mechanised boat off islet.

Local fishermen had resumed fishing yesterday ending their 10-day protest against the Lankan Navy.

Fishermen had already said a delegation would leave for on March 20 to hold talks with the Centre on the issue of attacks.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 15:28 IST