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Sri Lankan Navy back to harass Tamil fishermen, pelts stones


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Chennai, Jan 5: The Sri Lankan Navy once again resumed their ugly tactics to harass the poor fishermen from Tamil Nadu. In a fresh incident, the Sri Lankan Navy harmed a group of fishermen by pelting stones on them on Wednesday, Jan 4 night.

Tamil Nadu officials informed about the incident on Thursday morning. Though reports are yet to come out about any official complaint, the anger were clear enough in their voices.

They were forced to leave the International Maritime Boundary Line Katchatheevu, a region which was ceded by India to Sri Lanka in 1974.

According to the victims, Sri Lankan navy surrounded them in five boats and started hurling stones. Fortunately, the fishermen managed to escape from the place without receiving any major injuries.

This was not the first time that Sri Lankan navy showed their rage against the Tamil fishermen. Recently, six fishermen were injured and 10 boats damaged when Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at them while they were fishing near the same place - Katchatheevu islet on Nov 6, 2011.

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