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Lankan navy 'cuts' fishing nets of TN fishermen

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

Fishing nets of a group of fishermen from here were allegedly cut by Sri Lankan navy personnel while fishing near

The fishermen were fishing on seven boats when the incident occurred last night, Rameswaram Fishermen Organisation president Sagayam told reporters here today.

He said the Lankan naval personnel threatened the fishermen not to fish in the area.

He urged the central and state governments to intervene and allow the fishermen to fish in their traditional areas in the Palk Bay.

On December 21, four fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by Sri Lankan navy while fishing near in the third instance of such action this month.

First Published: Thu, December 24 2015. 17:57 IST