Lankan Navy abducts 16 fishermen

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Puducherry, Nov 18(UNI) As many as 16 fishermen of Karaikal region of the Union Territory, who ventured into the sea today, were abducted by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Reports reaching head-quarters here said, 16 fishermen of Karaikal and five others from Jagadambattinam, who ventured into the sea, were abducted.

The fishermen village panchayat in Karaikal submitted a memorandum to Karaikal District Collector Vasanthakumar, urging him to take steps for their release.

They threatened that they would observe 'World Fishermen Day' on November 21 as a black day, if the administration here failed to ensure the early release of fishermen.

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