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* Sri Lanka Navy personnel accused of pelting stones at Indian fishermen
Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 10:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Rameswaram: Indian fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu have accused Sri Lanka navy personnel of attacking them when they were fishing near Katchatheevu Island.

Sri Lankan Navy men have allegedly pelted stones at about 2,700 fishermen and cut the fishing nets of some boats off the disputed island.

The fishermen who have sailed in 683 mechanized boats Wednesday night have returned without fishing after the assault, a PTI report said.

The fishermen have charged that the Sri Lankan Navy men came in boats, pelted stones at them and cut the nets on six boats.

The Navy personnel have also threatened them against fishing in the area, the fishermen said.

Sri Lankan Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen but says it conducts routine patrols and apprehends poachers detected illegally fishing in Sri Lankan Waters in order to protect the country's fisheries resources.

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