Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters

Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet. A fisheries official in Rameswaram told PTI that the nets of 35 mechanized boats were snapped after rounding them up allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel near Katchatheevu islet and over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were forced to return without their catch. The fishermen from Rameswaram had put out to sea in more than 500 mechanized boats and were fishing near Katchatheevu last night when Sri Lankan Naval men came in 20 boats and allegedly snapped the fishing nets and chased away the fishermen, the fisheries official said.................

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