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Indian fishing boats damaged in stone-pelting by Sri Lankan Navy: Official | India News – Times of India


RAMESWARAM: Around 60 Indian fishing boats from right here have been damaged in stone pelting, allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy, a Fisheries division official stated on Sunday.
The Lankan naval personnel additionally damaged fishing nets in 25 boats, whereas they have been concerned in fishing close to Katchatheevu late final evening, he stated.
Quoting fishermen, the official stated the naval personnel got here in about 5 vessels and pelted stones on the Indian boats, inflicting injury to about 60 of them. However, no fisherman was injured in the incident.
Fishermen’s affiliation consultant S Emerit stated about 556 boats had put out to sea on Saturday evening and alleged that some of them have been focused by the Sri Lankan navy.
Expressing concern over such ‘recurring’ incidents, he sought the intervention of the Central and state governments to work out an answer to the problem and guarantee their livelihood.
A grievance has been filed with senior Fisheries officers.



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